Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Rihanna nearly drops her phone when she sees 'Honey B'

(L-R) Rihanna and Ala

(L-R) Rihanna and Ala

Rihanna looks like she has another doppelgänger.

But this time, because of her age, she could more pass for the spitting image of what Rihanna's future daughter may look like as a preteen.

The Barbadian songstress posted a photo of Ala'a Sky on her badgalriri Instagram page and in just four hours, it amassed over four million likes.

One follower wrote the caption, "Y’all think this about to be the most liked pic on insta?"

Meanwhile, many others were just expressing their surprise at the uncanny similarities in appearance.

And one follower creatively posited, "Somebody stole your eggs".

The little girl in the photo seems to be named Ala but her mum Bria calls her 'Honey B'. She appears to be seven years old and her birthday was last month - June.

In a tear-jerking birthday post on June 20, 2019, when Bria posted photos of Ala in her sunflower two-piece suit at their photoshoot, she wrote:

"Today my heart is so full of love and gratitude. My mind feels enlightened and my love feels strengthened. I smile at the little things and cherish each moment of happiness. You broke my barrier into motherhood. You were the light I never knew I needed. You were my first introduction into the true meaning of selfless, unconditional love. You unknowingly challenged me to be better, encouraged me to fight harder and at times annoyingly forced me to become a more patient. Your life has given me breath in so many ways. You have taught me the importance of self reflection and reminded me that how I see myself will influence how you see yourself. 
"The thought of you influences every decision I make. The moment you were born as we made our first introduction face to face, I vowed to give you all of me.

"I vow to show you the strength of womanhood. I vow to expose you to the power you innately possess. I vow to endlessly encourage you to seek knowledge and empower your mind. I vow to remind you always that true beauty is measured from within. I vow to always remind you to love yourself first. I vow to share with you all of the lessons I have learned but also allow you to make your own mistakes. I vow to be the place you can come to feel uplifted and protected. I vow to be there for you always, through it all.

"Thank you for always loving me so unconditionally, even when I am not in the best of moods. Thank you for those unexpected kisses and hugs from behind. Thank you for exceeding every expectation I’ve ever had of having a child. Thank you for just being you. Thank you for gifting me as your mother. 
Happy Birthday Honeyy B"

And it's not the first time on social media that Bria has poured out her love and thoughts for her daughter - the one who made her into a mother and the woman that she is now.

Bria said in the past that as she loves and teaches Ala, she loves to watch and see her grow and recognise that her teachings are not falling on deaf ears.

"The best test is when your child isn’t with you and you hear the stories of how kind, nurturing, and well mannered your child is. Yesterday when Ala’a got home the first thing that I heard was how she was the only child saying Yes Ma’am and No Ma’am. I try my hardest to teach her respect. I correct her when she’s wrong, and reward her when she’s right. It means so much more when they practice those lesson when your not present. Children are a product of their environment. Teach them, guide them, love them, and have GOOD vibes only. I Love my Honeyy in moments like these I know I’m doing right by her! The most beautiful thing that I ever laid eyes on ! 😍 Thanks for making me a Mom."

Since Rihanna posted the photo on her Instagram, people have been spamming Bria's and Ala's Instagram pages tagging @badgalriri and @tyrabanks but on some posts, Bria has turned off comments.

But this is not the first time that the face of a young girl has caused many to pause and wonder, 'Does Rihanna have a long lost daughter?' In fact it happened with two young girls before - a twin. 

Not only did their blue eyes spark interest in the Boyd twins - Megan and Morgan, it was also their resemblance to Rihanna.

Having caught the eyes of many since their discovery back in 2017 when they were four years old. Now six or seven years old and also born in the month June like Ala, the twingirls, with the help of their mother Stephanie Boyd, are modelling and landing some high-paying gigs in the fashion industry and they've even walked Fashion Week runways. 

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