On Friday, Jhené Aiko shared to Instagram a maternity photograph in which the singer poses in the buff, cradling her baby bump, while semi-opaque ethereal shapes conjuring galactic formations swirl around her.
Simply putting the orbiting stars “💫” emoji as the caption, Aiko also tagged the photographer as up-and-comer Renee Rodriguez, who simultaneously posted the astral portrait to her professional ‘gram.
It was confirmed earlier this month that Aiko, 34, was expecting a child with longtime beau Big Sean, 34, who commented “Thank you ✨🥰,” on the heavenly image.
“Can’t wait! 💙💫,” he followed up in a second comment moments later.
Aiko and Big Sean reconciled after breaking up around March 2019. Prior to that, they had been together since roughly 2016, indulging in PDA as Aiko finalized her divorce with Dot Da Genius.
Notably, a rumored harbinger of their 2019 split was Aiko’s decision to cover up a tattoo of the “Moves” rapper’s face with one depicting a stylized outerspace-scape by tattoo artist Miryam Lumpini.
All things considered, however, the “Magic Hour” singer has long been interested in astrology, at least from an aesthetic perspective, with celestial imagery frequently incorporated into the visual aspects of her brand — as seen in the photo series she posted earlier in the week, as well as in her just-released music video for “Water Sign.”
She previously had a tattoo across her back showing the moon in different phases of its cycle before superimposing a dragon and phoenix over that illustration.
Aiko has a 13-year-old daughter, Namiko Love Browner, whose father is her ex-boyfriend O’Ryan. This will be Big Sean’s first child.