Just hours after the singer teased her new song, “Lift Me Up”, her first single in six years, Rihanna hit the red carpet for the first time since the birth of their first child with her partner A$AP Rocky.
The singer-rapper duo chose the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere on Wednesday to make their return to the red carpet, and did so with a bang: in matching tonal outfits.
The star teased her upcoming single “Lift Me Up” – a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman – on Instagram, before hitting the red carpet for the film, which features the song on its soundtrack.
As if it wasn’t enough news that Rihanna is back, her and A$AP couple style on the red carpet had heads turning too.
The pair wore matching deep beige tonal looks, Rihanna in a sequinned Rick Owens gown, and A$AP in a double denim ensemble.
But they’re not the first celebrity couple to borrow inspiration from their other halves’ wardrobes in the public eye. Some celebrity couples have been dressing the same for years.
Sure, it’s nice to make a joint effort for big events, like the Met Gala for example, but these celebrities have taken to dressing alike off the red carpet, too.
For example, Brad Pitt and… well, almost all of his partners over the years. There seems to be a theory that the Ocean’s Eleven star adapts his hair to match his partner’s at the time, and it looks like his wardrobe hasn’t been far off, either.
From David and Victoria Beckham’s many, many, matching outfits from the early years of their relationship (including their wedding outfits), to some more subtle nods from Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, these famous faces have taken twinning to the next level.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky
New parents Rihanna and A$AP Rocky returned to the red carpet after the birth of their first child for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere, wearing matching tonal brown looks, with the singer in a sequinned Rick Owens gown.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
For the 2019 Met Gala red carpet, British actor Sophie Turner and her Jonas Brothers husband, Joe, stepped out in matching Louis Vuitton outfits for that year’s Notes on Camp theme.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
One of the most iconic celebrity couple looks of all time, the then Prince and Princess of Pop Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears took the ‘Canadian Tuxedo‘ to another level in head-to-toe denim looks for the American Music Awards red carpet in 2011.
Cara Delevingne and Annie Clark (St. Vincent)
British model Cara Delevingne and her then girlfriend St. Vincent (real name Annie Clark) took to wearing similar outfits with subtle individual twists during their time together, like these laser-cut looks by Burberry in 2016.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Whilst Angelina Jolie is partial to a strapless glamorous gown with a thigh-high slit perfect for posing, but when the event calls for it, a matching tuxedo with then husband Brad Pitt is the perfect call.
David and Victoria Beckham
It’s hard to pick just one of David and Victoria Beckham’s matching outfits (even their matching purple wedding outfits go down in the style history books), but these matching head-to-toe leather looks just about take the biscuit. “We didn’t know about fashion. We were just having fun with it,” shared the fashion designer during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen this week, adding that it ‘haunts’ her. “It was very well-documented and will just not leave me alone, let me tell you,” she added
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
British actor Emily Blunt took inspiration from her husband John Krasinski for her look at the Annual Writers Guild Awards in 2019, mirroring his tuxedo and bow-tie, but with an over-sized high fashion twist.
Jonah Hill and Sarah Brady
Actor Jonah Hill and his lawyer girlfriend Sarah Brady really made an impact for their red carpet debut as a couple, opting for matching baby blue two-piece suits and silk teal slippers.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt
You know when people say couple’s tend to start looking alike? That seems to be what happened when Brad Pitt was dating Gwyneth Paltrow in the 1990s. Not only did Pitt mirror Paltrow’s blonde pixie crop hair style, but the pair dressed in matching monochrome tailoring at the Golden Globes in 1996.
Ye and Julia Fox
Despite spending a short stint together, Ye (formally known as Kanye West) and then girlfriend Julia Fox matched outfits on a number of occasions but their take on the double denim look was definitely a standout moment.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
At an official appearance, Meghan Markle opted to match the colour of her Safiyaa caped gown to Prince Harry’s military uniform, which he wore to the 2020 Mountbatten Festival of Music in his capacity as Captain General of the Royal Marines.
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres regularly grace the red carpet in matching two-piece tailoring, but tend to use fabric and accessories to differentiate their looks in line with their personal style.
Kate Moss and Johnny Depp
The Rock’n’Roll couple of the ’90s, Kate Moss and Johnny Depp often ended up matching in their classic leather jackets.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Ye (formally known as Kanye West) pulled out all the stops in matching Balmain for the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Met Gala red carpet in 2016.
Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh often take to the red carpet in similar outfits, but chose to match exactly in leather ensembles for the Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion 2021 Met Gala red carpet.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt strikes again! This time, him and his then wife Jennifer Aniston opted for co-ordinating muted brown tones for The Mexican premiere red carpet in 2001.