Rihanna surprises mother with mansion
Tue, August 21, 2012 - 4:44 PM
Rihanna, during the one-hour special on Oprah's New Chapter, shocked her mother Monica Braithwaite when she gifted her with a brand new five-bedroom home in Barbados.
To make the big reveal, in true Oprah fashion, the talk show host invited Brathwaite to the home under the false pretense that she would be doing an interview alongside her daughter for the show.
As she arrived at the lavish mansion with her son and Rihanna's brother Rajad and the singer's aunt, she immediately was taken with the gorgeous abode.
As the group went outside to look at the pool, Oprah told Brathwaite that her 'good daughter' had a surprise.
Hugging her mother, Rihanna nearly broke down in tears as she said: 'Oh mommy you are so cute'.
Looking at her daughter, Brathwaite was both confused and concerned.
'No I am not pregnant! Stop that. "She is like. Oh what is it,"' Rihanna laughed.
Before composing herself once more, it was then that the pop star made the big reveal, turning to her mother and in a serious tone told her: 'I wanted to do this for you for a very long time. You have been such an amazing mother, example, soldier, and you get to walk away with the key to this house tonight.'
"Oh my goodness, Ohhh... Are you serious? Oh my goodness,'" she shrieked, throwing up her hands to her face.
'Yes. This is all you girl. Look around. Look at the pool,' Rihanna said beaming with pride.
Monica then realised that the queen of day time television was her very first guest in the home.
'I have to have a picture of you hanging on the wall. My first guest is Oprah it is amazing!' she gushed.
Oprah revealed that Rihanna used her grandmother's fine china as inspiration in decorating the living room in the stunning five bedroom house.
After taking her mother for a tour through the abode, the family and Oprah sat down and enjoyed a glass of champagne.
Brathwaite told Oprah what made her so proud of her daughter.
"Because she has remained so humble and so close to her family. She is the same Robyn to us. That is what I am very very proud of," she said.
"I want to toast to one, your first trip to my home. Now to her home, to her house. And to family man, to good vibes, to love to happiness, to everybody. Cheers!' she said.
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