Looks like Drake's long game has paid off. After years of teasing fans about their close relationship , Drake and Rihanna are "definitely a couple," a source close to Rihanna tells ET. They're happy. Drake, 29, and Rihanna, 28, have definitely been spending plenty of quality time together recently. On Monday night, prior to their flight, the superstars stepped out for a dinner date at Nobu in New York City. The "Hotline Bling" rapper boldly declared his love for Rihanna onstage at the VMAs on Sunday, when he showed up at the end of the show to present her with the big award.
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November : Rihanna tells radio personality Angie Martinez during a Hot 97 interview that she and Drake are strictly friends. The song he wrote for her, however, never got released and he spoke in less than glowing terms about their relationship. I was like, wow, this feels terrible. February : Drake and Rihanna perform together at the Grammy Awards, which gave us truly epic photo opportunities, such as this, despite not giving us definitive proof of any kind of relationship. June : FDrizzy and Chris Brown allegedly get into a physical altercation in NYC that ends with Chris having a gash on his chin which he thoughtfully documented for us all in a now-deleted Instagram. No hard evidence exists that this occurred because of one Robyn Fenty.
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However, the better question is, who hasn't Drake dated. However, Nicki quickly shot down those rumors in their song, "Only," claiming that she has never been involved with Drake. First, let's go all the way back to when a then year-old Drake real name: Aubrey Graham was linked to actress Tika Sumpter and Jade Lee the following year. Whew, we are out of breath. The former Degrassi actor has never hidden his love for Rihanna.
So, are they or aren't they an item? Sounds like a harmless way to pass the time with friends, right? And it seems as if their onstage chemistry carried on to real life, as they were spotted showing PDA at a Canadian nightclub a few months later that July. From the looks of their chemistry on and off the stage, Rihanna and Drake had to be dating — which is exactly what sources confirmed to PEOPLE after the rapper stopped hanging out with budding model Hailey Baldwin. Can you say relationship goals?