Here are ten things we know about the shoe designer behind the false A$AP Rocky cheating allegations.

Amid the pandemonium of Rihanna and A$AP Rocky break up rumors that alleged A$AP Rocky cheating on Rihanna with the well-known shoe designer, Amina Muaddi, are a wide range of facts you may have not known about the 34-year-old fashion arbiter. From designing custom Fenty Footwear to building her multi-million shoe empire- Here’s everything we know about the woman behind one of the most cult-followed brands to date. 


Rihanna was among Muaddi’s first celebrity fans.


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From traveling to Europe to learn the concept of fashion design, Muaddi followed the footsteps of legendary fashion arbiters like Manolo Blahnik, a strong fashion powerhouse for designer shoes and luxury silhouettes. She believed strongly in the art of making shoes more comfortable and more appealing to a woman’s wardrobe, and eventually caught the eye of the Rihanna as her personal shopper and close friend.


She attended the European Institute of Design.

Muaddi’s fashion expertise followed her education in fashion at the European Institute of Design. After going to school to learn more about her trade, she later served as a stylist for legendary publications such as L’Umomo, Vogue, and GQ, to name a few.


After receiving her education, she moved to Paris to collaborate with a French shoe designer.


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After receiving her education in one of Italy’s most prominent shoemaking districts, Muaddi co-founded her first brand, Oscar Tiye, and later moved to Paris to collaborate with a French couturier, Alexander Vauthier, on the launch of his shoe line.


She partnered with an Austrian accessories brand to make stockings with built-in heels.


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If there’s one thing we know about the shoe designer, it’s the ability to create innovative styles and cult-like trends. She partnered with the Austrian accessories brand, Wolford, for an exclusive 17 piece capsule collection that features stockings and built-in heels.


She was asked by A$AP Rocky to do a party shoe collab.


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Rihanna wasn’t the only celebrity to enlist the shoe designer for her timeless designs. According to Grazia, “A$AP Rocky was the next to ask Muaddi to jump on making a killer collab together, and if we may say this is the ultimate party shoe. With their mutual admiration for style, you can see the two creatives kept their own identity strongly embedded within the collection.”


Rihanna’s stylist introduced Rihanna to Amina Muaddi.


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Rihanna was introduced to Muaddi through her stylist Jahleel Weaver. Soon after the fashion mogul fell in love with Muaddi’s designs and decided to enlist her to design shoes for Fenty’s drop in 2020. “Fenty reached out to me because Ri liked what I did and she was wearing my shoes and rocking them flawlessly.” Said Amina Muaddi to Harper’s Bazaar.


She’s half Romanian and half Jordan.

Amina was raised in Italy, where she later found a love for fashion and design. She’s been focusing on her career since 2012 and has since grown her multi-million dollar empire. 


Rihanna fans believe that if it weren’t for her status, Muaddi wouldn’t have received the skyrocketing amount of visibility she has today.

Rihanna fans believe that if it weren’t for Rihanna’s status as a mogul and leading influencer, Muaddi would not have in fact received the same amount of attention her brand is currently receiving today, as well as arguing that Rihanna created a platform for Muaddi to rise as a celebrity shoe designer. “The way Rihanna has leveraged Amina Muaddi’s visibility, as a brand and as a designer. The loyalty she has towards the brand, every time she steps out she is in some Amina’s. If this is true I don’t know what to say. This is bad for business, bad for friendship, just bad.” A fan wrote on Twitter.


Her parents divorced when she was six and learned that money is not the root of happiness.

After her parents divorced when the designer was six years old, Muaddi recalls her childhood to be a blur. She recently talked to Vogue about her upbringing in Jordan and how her life changed upon moving to her mother’s home country, Romania.

“My childhood is a blur,” she says. “I wasn’t aware of what my mom did to help me as a child and it took me years to understand. The opportunities I have today are mostly because she took me out of Jordan. Not because it’s not a good place to live, but because my dad is very conservative and probably would not have liked for me to have a career.” she adds to Vogue in an exclusive interview. “That’s why it’s hard for me to talk about my life – it’s not as easy as it looks. I’ve been through everything; situations when I had a lot, and when I had nothing. When you experience both these worlds, you know what is really important. Money offers security, safety and comfort but definitely never happiness.”


She recently responded to rumors alleging that she and A$AP Rocky had an affair.


When a rumor releases, it’s never easy to testify to the world the truth surrounding gossip, though Muaddi recently decided to take matters into her own hands by responding to the uprise of false rumors that claim an affair between her and Rihanna’s boyfriend, A$AP Rocky.

She disclosed, “I’ve always believed that an unfounded lie spread on social media doesn’t deserve any response or clarification, especially one that is so vile. She continues. “I initially assumed that this fake gossip – fabricated with such malicious intent – would not be taken seriously. ‘However, in the last 24h, I’ve been reminded that we live in a society that is so quick to speak on topics regardless of factual basis and that nothing is off-limits. Not even during what should be one of the most beautiful and celebrated times in one’s life. Therefore I have to speak up as this is not only directed towards me but it is related to people I have a great amount of respect and affection for,” said Muaddi on her Instagram Friday morning.