The couple didn’t shy away from attending events together and showing off PDA.Rihanna even opened up about the relationship during interviews.“I have a boyfriend. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy,” Rihanna told magazine in 2010.(Rihanna has always insisted they’re just friends, while Drake has spoken about a brief fling in the past that ended in heartbreak.) For those who are not well versed in the “it’s complicated” love story between Riri and Drake, here, a comprehensive timeline.
During an interview with then-Hot 97 host Angie Martinez, Rihanna reportedly opened up about her and Drake trying it out romantically, but the timing just wasn’t right.“I definitely was attracted to Drake, but I think it is what it is, like it was what it was,” Rihanna told Martinez. It was at a really fragile time in my life, so I just didn’t want to get too serious with anything or anyone at that time.” Drake also opened up about the brief relationship, telling he was a "pawn." “She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life," he said, "which is show them quality time, then disappear."We've been working on our friendship and we are very close.