• Amina Muaddi is a shoe and fashion designer from Romania, with a Jordanian father and Romanian mother
• She aspired to work in fashion from a young age and moved to Italy at age 18 to study design footwear
• She rose to prominence after launching her self-titled brand of shoes in 2018, and collaborating with Rihanna in 2020
• Rumors of an affair between her and Rihanna's boyfriend, rapper ASAP Rocky, circulated in 2022, however the couple denied them
• Amina is 35, 5ft 8ins tall, and has an estimated net worth of over $10 million
Who is Amina Muaddi?
Amina Muaddi has always been fascinated by fashion, particularly shoes, and aspired to work in the fashion industry and was determined to achieve her goal. Amina is now one of the most well-known shoe and fashion designers, whose heels, boots, and other fashion accessories are worn not only by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Bella Hadid, but also by other women all over the world.
Early life, family, and education
Born on 2 June 1987, Amina’s zodiac sign is Leo; she hails from Romania, and is the daughter of a Romanian mother and a Jordanian father. After her birth, the family lived in Jordan, but when she was six, her parents divorced, and Amina moved back to Romania with her mother.
By the age of nine, Amina knew that she wanted to work in the fashion industry – she used to wear her mother’s clothes and heels, imagining that she designed them. In one of her interviews, Amina said that her fashion icon is her mother, who has been very passionate about her style, and so very supportive of Amina’s wish to work as a designer.
Upon matriculating from high school in 2005, Amina moved to Milano, Italy, and enrolled at the European Institute of Design, where she studied for four years. After finishing her studies, Amina worked as an assistant stylist for popular magazines such as Vogue Italy, Conde Nast, and L’Uomo Vogue, before she moved to New York City, USA, and began working for GQ Magazine.
Rose to prominence
Subsequently, Amina moved back to Italy and went on studying design footwear at the Riviera del Brenta, an area of Venice, which is an historical shoe-making district. Then she went to Milan in 2013, and co-founded the label with Oscar Tiye, a renowned footwear designer. Their luxury label was featured during Milano Fashion Week.
In the following years, Amina moved to Paris, France, where she worked with Alexandre Vauthier, who is well-known for creating looks for stars such as Madonna and Beyoncé.
In 2018, Amina launched her self-titled brand of shoes, which has amassed great success. Amina launched her Instagram too, which is today followed by nearly 1.5 million people, using the platform to interact with her customers. Amina won the Award for Launch of the Year at Footwear News Achievement Awards.
— Amina Muaddi (@AminaMuaddi) September 14, 2021
After her shoes were seen by many celebrities, by the end of 2019, Amina was collaborating with Rihanna, and their footwear called Fenty was launched in July 2020.
In December of that same year, Amina collaborated with Rihanna’s boyfriend, famous rapper Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky; the two worked on a footwear capsule collection.
Some of Amina’s customers besides aforementioned are Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley, and many more.
Love life, affairs, and relationships
Amina has kept her private life under wraps, and there’s no record of her dating history, however, despite her wish to avoid media attention, she was at the center of an alleged affair with ASAP Rocky.
As mentioned, the two collaborated on a new footwear collection and thus spent a lot of time together. According to them, they were friends for years, since they were running in the same circles of artists, designers, and musicians.
In April 2022, rumors began about ASAP Rocky and Rihanna’s split, and many people commented that Amina was the reason for their break-up. Rumors about ASAP Rocky cheating on his pregnant girlfriend Rihanna with Amina flooded the internet and newspapers.
Rihanna has unfollowed ASAP Rocky on IG and deletes all images with him because he is cheating on her with that woman…
Allegedly, the rumors were swirled by fashion blogger Louis Pisano who wrote about this affair on his Twitter. Amina denied these assumptions through her Instagram post, among other things saying that this rumor affected not just her but also people whom she respects so much. Her statement was reported by numerous media and tabloids.
A couple of hours later, Louis Pisano apologized to all parties involved in a lengthy statement posted on his Twitter.
A person close to ASAP Rocky and Rihanna told TMZ, a tabloid website, that the rumors about their break-up were false, so neither one of them commented on this gossip. Soon after, the couple was seen together at an event.
When it comes to Amina, she’s in a relationship with stand-up comedian, Fary Lopes; he’s from France and was born on 7 July 1991, which makes him aged 31 as of 2022. Amina and Fary publicized their relationship soon after Amina denied having an affair with ASAP Rocky. They are living together in Paris.
Interesting facts about Amina
Amina never leaves the house without eyeliner.
She is a travel enthusiast, however, Amina’s favorite city is Paris, and although she lived in Italy for years, she feels that Paris is her hometown.
Amina considers shoes to be the most powerful piece of clothing – according to her, the right shoes can make a woman more feminine, sexier, and edgier. Besides her shoes, she achieved great success with her mini-handbags.
While she was studying, she spent all her money on buying shoes.
Amina is an animal lover, with dogs being her favorite; she has a pet French bulldog named Alfi.
Amina’s inspiration and fashion icons are women such as Michelle Obama, Oprah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Bianca Jagger.
When it comes to her presence on social media platforms, besides her Instagram account, Amina is also active on Facebook and Twitter – her official Facebook page has less than 1000 followers, but her Twitter is followed by over 30,000 people.
Age, appearance, and net worth
Amina is 35 years old, and has long, black hair and dark brown eyes; she stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.72m) and weighs around 130lbs (60kgs). Although she is a fashion and shoe designer, many people commented that with her looks, she could easily be a model.
If you have wondered about how rich is Amina, as of late 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $10 million, according to sources.