Over the course of only a few years, Rihanna went from being an athletic, happy-go-lucky child to one who was withdrawn and anxiety-ridden. Finally, things had come to a head. Because Rihanna’s parents were beginning to fear that she might do something drastic. However, at the last minute her two aunts stepped in, and pretty much saved the day.
Happy, healthy and full of life, Rihanna was not just a warm and loving child, but a keen athlete too. Indeed, as a kid she even competed on a national level with her gymnastics team. However, things were about to take a dramatic turn for the worse.
Because in sixth grade, Rihanna started to change. She suffered crippling bouts of anxiety, began to develop tics and couldn’t bear to be away from her mom. It was a radical change in her usual behavior and it seemed to come out of nowhere.