Rihanna and Drake have been famously on and off for years, reportedly splitting most recently in October.‘People in Rihanna’s circle are saying she is very unhappy about the whole thing,’ the source added.Meanwhile, Rihanna met this guy in 2009 and, though they certainly liked each other, the timing couldn't have been more wrong."I definitely was attracted to Drake, but I think it is what it is, like, it was what it was," Rihanna told Hot 97's Angie Martinez in November 2009. It was at a really fragile time in my life, so I just didn't want to get too serious with anything or anyone at that time." Drake further complicated their status, or lack thereof, saying, "People thought I was dating Rihanna, and that was semi-true."If this were a romantic comedy, Rihanna would have realized that the answer has been staring her in the face (and gushing about her, ranting about her, fighting for her honor, declaring his love for her, distancing himself from her, and back again) for the past eight years, but...It's only real life, and they remain cordoned off in the friend-collaborator-and-tour-mate zone.Not that that's stopped the guys from veritably lining up to take their chances with the perennially unattainable artist."While we're on the topic of Instagram, I just wanna say it's a bit of an awkward vibe tonight.I gotta say, I've never been in the same room as so many guys who have DM'd my ex girl," Drake, who has publicly pledged allegiance to Ri Ri over the years, joked during his monologue while hosting the 2017 NBA Awards this week.
"He was definitely my first big love," Rihanna told Diane Sawyer in November 2009, her first time speaking publicly about what happened.
"The more in love we became, the more dangerous we became for each other."That was hardly the end for them, as a 50-yard restraining order (Rihanna wanted it quashed entirely, but the judge insisted on at least 50 yards, 10 at industry events) didn't keep the two apart for the long haul.
They would reunite off and on, including in 2012 when Brown guested on a remix Rihanna's racy track "Birthday Cake" and she joined him for "Turn Up the Music."Confirming that they were dating once again, Rihanna told at the beginning of 2013, "I decided it was more important for me to be happy and I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that.
Rumours have been rife that the pair are getting close ever since JLo posted a cosy snap of them both cuddled up after one of her Las Vegas shows last week.
In fact, Drake went to not one, but TWO of her Vegas shows at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where she has residency, last week.