Drake has been romantically linked to Barbadian singer Rihanna too many times over the last few years, but it’s looking like he has his eyes set on another girl now, as the rapper was spotted Tuesday hooking up with Hailey Baldwin at Ysabel in Los Angeles, California.
According to ET, the 19-year-old model was spotted waiting for the “Hot Line Bling” rapper at the venue. Baldwin reportedly was all smiles when Drake arrived.
After entering the restaurant, the two sat at a table all by themselves. According to ET‘s source, Drake and Baldwin were “totally engrossed in conversation” and were both “very smiley” throughout the entire dinner. Drake was accompanied by a three men who occupied a nearby table.
Drake and Hailey’s dinner date in Los Angeles wasn’t the only time the two were spotted hanging out together. A source for People confirmed that the two have been spotted “getting cozy” during Drake’s Memorial Day Party on Monday.
“They were having a lot of fun together and were very affectionate,” says the source.
The Memorial Day Party also had many other new celebrity couples as attendees, including Kylie Jenner and rapper PartyNextDoor, as well as Khloe Kardashian and NFL star Odell Beckham Jr.
Kylie, who has recently separated from Tyga, was spotted “making out” with her rumored new boyfriend. While rumors saying that Khloe and Beckham have been dating for months, an insider for People claimed that the two just recently met and that they “hit it off” before attending Drake’s Memorial Day Party.
One of the party’s attendees took to Twitter to write about how Hailey and Drake got cozy with each other during the event, as reported by Ace Showbiz.
“I had brief eye contact with Drake and he’s soooo cute in real life. Sadly he was with some white girl most of the night…He was all lovely dovey with her and even kissed her on the forehead…” said the Twitter user.
Not long after the event, Baldwin shared a Snapchat video showing herself, Drake, and singer Madison Beer while enjoying themselves at the party. Drake shared the Snapchat video via his Twitter account. And yep, hilarity ensues once you play the video courtesy of Snapchat’s puppy filter.
“Drake with Hailey Baldwin and Madison Beer last night at his house party,” Drake captioned.
As mentioned earlier, Drake and Rihanna recently became the subject of dating rumors, and it has been happening for years. The rumors intensified again earlier this year following the release of Rihanna’s music video for “Work,” which involved a lot of steamy scenes between the Barbadian singer and the “Jumpman” rapper.
In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Drake confirmed that he and Rihanna are just good friends and have an excellent professional relationship with each other.
“We do well together as a team,” Drake said. “I think we do great music together. It’s tough to do guy-girl collabs. I think [the chemistry] is what makes the records better though. It’s something genuine there.”
“We’re not forcing some story on people,” he continued. “A lot of the music that we make and the energy that we bring is genuine. We have a lot of genuine energy between us.”
Baldwin, on the other hand, was spotted getting intimate with Justin Bieber on many occasions a few months ago, including that time when the pair went on a tropical vacation for the New Year’s.
Bieber took to Instagram to share a short video of himself and Baldwin during the trip. The video sees Hailey looking away from the camera while Justin smiles and sticks a finger in his mouth.
Whatever may have caused Bieber and Baldwin to go their separate ways, the latter has definitely moved on if her Snapchat video with Drake is any indication.
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