Following Drake’s sweet gush over Rihanna at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, things are now starting to get serious.
According to reports, despite recent rumors claiming that Rihanna was reluctant to settle down with the rapper, a source is now claiming that Drake’s sweet words on the VMAs stage left Rihanna feeling confident, secure, and happy with their relationship and ready to take their dating life public.
“Drake’s public proclamation for his love for Rihanna really changed things between them,” a source recently told Hollywood Life of how Rihanna really felt about Drake publicly gushing about her at the VMAs amid the dating rumors.
“Their relationship is stronger than ever and they really are in love. For the first time since they started hooking up, Rihanna now feels confident and secure with Drake,” the insider added.
And it sounds like, despite Rihanna looking just a little embarrassed while Drake was praising her at the music award show, his very public gush did the trick in convincing Rihanna that he’s ready to get serious.
“[Rihanna] feels like the stage at the VMAs was better than any post Drake could have put up on social media,” Hollywood Life confirmed, revealing that the “Needed Me” singer is happy the whole world now knows that they’re officially dating again.
“She is happy now that they whole world knows, from Drake’s own mouth, how he really feels about her,” the source said.
The latest report about Rihanna and Drake’s relationship status comes just days after the rapper appeared to confirm to the world that he and the popstar are officially dating again, professing his love for Rihanna on the VMAs stage before presenting her with the prestigious Vanguard award.
“We love the music, which could change styles from album to album,” Drake said of Rihanna on the VMAs stage on August 28, appearing to confirm that they are in fact dating again. “We love the videos, which change their artistic vision from year to year. But most of all, we love the woman who hasn’t changed since day one.”
“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22-years-old,” Drake then declared of Rihanna according to Us Weekly. “She’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I’ve looked up to her even though she’s younger than me.”
Drake’s VMA gush appears to have done the trick when it comes to convincing Rihanna he’s ready to get serious, as a number of sources claimed before the sweet moment that the “We Found Love” singer was dating the star and “had love” for him but wasn’t ready to call Drake her official boyfriend.
“[Rihanna’s] got love for Drake but he’s made his bed several times and has proven to her he’s not ready for anything serious,” a source told Hollywood Life last month before the couple appeared to confirm the dating rumors.
E! News also claimed that Rihanna was reluctant to get serious with Drake, revealing that, although the couple began casually dating a few months ago, she was dragging her feet and wasn’t ready to put a label on their relationship.
“Rihanna loves Drake, but is still not ready to put a title on them,” an insider told the site at the time. “Drake has expressed to Rihanna that he only wants to date her and only her, but she wants to take day by day this time around.”
But it looks like that’s now all in the past, as it was just two days after Drake and Rihanna got seriously sweet on the VMAs stage that fans caught the couple dancing and kissing in a club in Miami.
What do you think of reports claiming that Rihanna and Drake are getting serious in the wake of their sweet VMAs moment?
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