Rihanna and Drake met on the sets of Rihanna’s debut single Pon De Reply in 2005. The video was shot in Toronto and it all started there. There have been so numerous rumours about both Rihanna and Drake dating till date. From 2009 to 2016 all the fans and media companies stayed confused about their relationship, whether they are dating or just good friends. There have been complications in their relationship but not for them, but for other people.
In 2009 Rihanna and Drake went bowling together and right after few days New York Post’s Page six reported that they were spotted making out at an N.Y.C. bowling alley. But after another few days, in an interview, Rihanna crushed the rumours by saying they are just friends. From that time of 2009 to October 2016 fans and everyone else stayed in confusion. Weather Rihanna and Drake are dating or not. But according to a source of people.com they both made their relationship an open thing and the couple was officially together.
And the couple didn’t stay in the relationship for long. According to a website that tracks the relationships of celebrities, the relationship of Rihanna and Drake went for 6 years and 5 months. In this time period, they hooked up once in May 2010 and broke up seven times and got back together every time they broke up for a short period of time. However, they didn’t make their relationship official publicly till October 2016. There were some public hints of Rihanna and Drake dating each other. For example, in August 2016 Drake hired a Billboard space and location to congratulate Rihanna upon winning MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Usually, this kind of thing is not done for just friends. So it’s obvious that Rihanna and Drake were dating even at that moment. What makes this sure is the caption that Rihanna posted with the billboard image on her Instagram account. Keeping relationship status secret for like a month to 6 months for celebrities is viable. But Rihanna and Drake did that for almost seven years. There must be a strong reason behind keeping it secret for this long.
Even at this time, we are not sure if Rihanna is single or not. She is probably single because Drake is single and Chris Brown is dating the model Vanessa Vargas.