Are Rihanna and Drake Dating Again? This Might Convince You That Something Is Up

It’s been more than a year and a half since Rihanna gave the heartbreaking news that she and Drake were no longer friends. The singers had known each other since the mid-2000s and had a close relationship, so it was crushing to hear that they’d had a falling out. But things are looking up.

During the week of Oct. 20, Rihanna and Drake reportedly reunited not once, but twice. And if that’s not a sign that they’re back on good terms, we don’t know what is.

Drake and Rihanna performing at an event
Drake and Rihanna performing at an event | Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Why Rihanna and Drake fell out

Drake and Rihanna have had an on-off relationship since they met back in 2005. But things have really dried up in recent years.

In case you need a refresher, Rihanna suggested to Vogue in May of 2018 that things became awkward after Drake put her “on blast” at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. During the event, Drake presented her with the Vanguard Award, giving a three-minute speech where he professed his love for her.

Rihanna winced at the moment in the interview with Vogue.

“The VMAs is such a fan-focused awards show, so having that energy around me, and knowing the people who had received the award in the past, made it feel like a big deal. Waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like to be put on blast,” she told the publication.

When asked about her current relationship with Drake, Rihanna said, “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”

Reports say that Rihanna and Drake just reconnected

The blog, The Shade Room, reports that Rihanna attended a private party that Drake threw on Oct. 21, where the Care Package rapper “pulled a cute move.” He reportedly had McDonald’s delivered to the event for the Barbadian beauty and the rest of her crew.

Two days later, Drake threw another party in celebration of his 33rd birthday, which Rihanna reportedly also attended. A source told Hollywood Life that they talked about their shared interests, including basketball. 

Neither of them has commented on their apparent reconnection. However, Drake later posted a collection of Instagram photos from the party and opened up about the “unbreakable bonds” he shares with many of the guests.

“I’ve spent many nights over the last 4 or 5 years feeling like people did not like me or resented me for things beyond my control,” Drake wrote. “I would sometimes settle into this mindset for months at a time. Today I woke up and looked at my phone and realized how much positive energy and how many unbreakable bonds I have in my life from incredible people.”

Are Rihanna and Drake back together?

We highly doubt that anything romantic is happening here. As many of us know, Rihanna is in a relationship with Saudi businessman, Hassan Jameel. They’ve been together for more than two years, and Rihanna is admittedly in love with him.

“Rihanna is in such a great place with Hassan right now and she’s at a point in her life where she doesn’t want to hold on to any past grudges or negative feelings she may have had about any of her exes,” a source close to the singer told Hollywood Life on Oct. 25.

Drake, on the other hand, is reportedly single — for now, at least. He recently sparked dating rumors with Kylie Jenner after they reportedly got close at his birthday party.

It seems that he and RiRi are friends, and nothing more than that.