And she said her pregnancy has "unlocked new levels of love" for her mom.
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Rihanna is celebrating her mother's birthday with some wholesome nostalgia. The soon-to-be-mother herself expressed her admiration and love for her mom with an adorable throwback photo on what looks to be her mom's wedding day.

In the image, Rih's mom, Monica Braithwaite, wore a white wedding dress with '80s-esque lacy puff sleeves, which she accessorized with a tulle headpiece and peep-toe heels. The little bad-gal-in-the-making matched her mom in a lace dress with a tulle hair bow and Mary Jane shoes.

"Today is my Queen's birthday!!!" Rihanna wrote alongside the old picture before adding that her pregnancy has deepened her respect and love for her mother. "Being on the verge of motherhood, unlocked new levels of love and respect I have for my mommy in a way that I could never explain! She's the true MVP and I wanna give her her flowers every second I can! Love you mumzzzz!!! Happy Birthday! We gon celebrate on da link up!"

Rihanna recently opened up to Elle about being in the third trimester of her pregnancy, saying that although she has experienced the glow, even Rih has days when she doesn't feel her best. "Especially in the third trimester where you wake up and you're like, 'Oh, do I have to get dressed?' Makeup for sure helps you feel like a real person," she said.