Drake And Rihanna Hold Hands: Relationship Confirmed After Public Display Of Affection?

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on March 28 2014 11:10 AM

If it was not clear that Drake and Rihanna are official, it is after the two were seen holding hands after a night of partying on Thursday evening. The rapper, who just finished the European leg of his Would You Like A Tour show, first wined and dined Rihanna at Mayfair restaurant Novikov.

The 26-year-old stunner showed off her chic style in over-the-knee black boots, a black fur coat, and while mini dress. They then headed to club Tramp and left at 4:30 a.m., holding hands. (View photo here.) Earlier this month, Drake opened up about his relationship status with Rihanna, after briefly dating back in 2011.

In recent weeks, the Barbadian bombshell has been spotted going out to dinner and various events with Drake, whom she briefly dated during one of her breaks with Chris Brown. During Drake's world tour, Rihanna has been spotted in the crowd at a number of his concerts in Europe. 

Initially, Drake denied the two are together, telling Rolling Stone in a recent interview, “I mean, I think about it,’ he said. ‘Like, ‘Man that would be good.’ We have fun together. She’s cool and s–t.  But we’re just friends. That’s my dog for life.” But it seems their friendship has moved on to a romantic phase.

Regardless of their status, Brown reportedly approves of Rihanna’s blossoming relationship with Drake, though the same could not have been said in June 2012. That month the two artists had a violent clash over mutual romantic interest at New York nightclub W.I.P.

But sources tell TMZ that Brown is now completely fine with Rihanna and Drake rekindling their romance, and is more focused on making his comeback, after spending time in rehab to deal with anger management. He is currently serving time in a Los Angeles jail in connection with his 2009 assault on Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time. 

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