It’s the question fans of Drihanna/Aubrih have been asking since Drake and Rihanna first sparked rumors of a potential love connection – which, let’s be honest, isn’t particularly hard to believe considering the pair’s undeniable chemistry, made apparent in their live performances, song collaborations and subsequent music video cameos. If this doesn’t serve as proof that the pair are totally made for each other, we don’t know what will.While we’ll never forget the rapper’s swoon-worthy profession of love for his on-again, off-again leading lady at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, we’re taking a look back at the pair’s history in an attempt to decode their relationship status, which may be difficult considering Drake and Rihanna’s years-long past – filled with breakup and reconciliation rumors that have left our hearts emotionally wounded. After wrapping filming on Rihanna’s sexy music video, Drake appeared alongside the singer on tour, often recreating their sultry moves for concertgoers.The musical pair had not parted ways, a source close to the couple confirms to PEOPLE, with one source adding “it’s an open thing.” The stars’ reps had not yet commented, however. “It’s somebody’s birthday today — somebody I have a lot of love for and a lot of respect for,” Drake said in fan-recorded videos.
Instead of singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ we’re going to set it off just like this…” he said before shifting into a performance of “Work,” his collaboration with the singer.Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran's relationship has been hard to keep track of over the last few years.While their history is pretty convoluted, we've attempted to map out a timeline of their very public on-and-off relationship.Check it out below.2011: Chris Brown and Karrueche meet on one of Tran's styling jobs, and the two begin dating.It was a challenge but I wanted nothing more than to give my fans a true representation of all the colors that I'm made of as an artist! #Ri Ri Vanguard A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on In a lengthy Instagram post, the “Work” singer spoke about the night she received the Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 VMAs.
My journey has been filled with growth and people who continue to inspire me! “#VMA2016 night was one that I would never forget!! ” she wrote, accompanying a clip of her acceptance speech.
“Hailey was a fling, but Drake has always wanted to make things work with Rihanna,” the insider revealed, adding: “They have been keeping it a secret because this time around, they want to do it right and keep their relationship private.” Can you say relationship goals?
(You know, if they actually are in a relationship …) Days before the VMAs, the rapper gifted the Barbadian beauty a larger-than-life sentiment in the form of a billboard, congratulating her on winning MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
The lyrics read: “And last night I think I lost my patience / Last night I got high as the expectations / Last night, I came to a realization / And I hope you can take it,” with Rihanna going on to insinuate that she’s placed the rapper in the friend zone.
From the looks of their chemistry on and off the stage, Rihanna and Drake had to be dating – which is exactly what sources confirmed to PEOPLE after the rapper stopped hanging out with budding model Hailey Baldwin.
"That’s why I haven’t been having sex or even really seeing anybody. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. This is my reality right now," the "American Oxygen" singer reflected, adding that she would "not [want a man] on a white horse. I’ve got too much on my plate, and I’m not even worried about it," she shared.