Mum, you are so embarrassing! Rihanna cringes over her mother's joke about Ashton Kutcher at TIME 100 gala
12:32 GMT, 25 April 2012
We've all had that red-faced moment when our mothers joke about our love lives in public.
Rihanna suffered the same fate last night when her own, Monica Braithwaite, chose the Time 100 Gala – an esteemed event honouring the 100 most influential people in the world – to discuss her daughter's headline-making alleged fling with Ashton Kutcher.
A cringing Rihanna told fans of her embarrassment by tweeting about the goings-on at the party: 'Well….2nt consisted of us singing Bob Marley, drinkin Vintage Scotch, and my mom thinkin a joke abt Kutcher was appropriate! #Thxtime100' (sic).
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Tied up in a bow: Rihanna arrives back at her hotel following the Time 100 Gala in New York
Red faced: Rihanna tweeted about her mother's joke afterwards
'Did you hear the one about Ashton Kutcher and my daughter' Rihanna and her mother Monica at the gala
Her daughter being named as in company with some of the world's finest, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Duchess of Cambridge, didn't stop Monica from poking fun at her bedroom business.
Her mother's faux pas didn't annoy her famous offspring for too long, and the singer tweeted a picture of the pair together in a cosy snap in the back of their car.
Rihanna, 23, performed at the event, held at the Lincoln Center in New York.
All is forgiven: Rihanna didn't stay annoyed for too long, and tweeted a cosy picture of the pair
Star power: The signer performed on stage inside the event at the Lincoln Center
She had earlier walked the red carpet wearing a very girly pink Vivienne Westwood gown.
Rihanna's dating life has been the source of much speculation of late, following her appearance at Kutcher's home one night in March.
The rumour mill went into overdrive after the singer was spotted arriving at the actor's LA house at midnight, staying until 4am.
Pretty in pink: Rihanna wore a very girly gown to the gala
However in more recent weeks Rihanna denied a romance, insisting that she is single.
She then tweeted that she was about to go on her 'first date in two years,' which turned out to be with her best friend Melissa Forde.
Likewise, Ashton has been linked to his old friend Mila Kunis, after the pair were spotted on a number of alleged dates in the past month.