Fans of "Hotline Bling" rapper Drake are constantly wondering who he is dating — and with a closet full of Hermès bags for his future wife, it's not a huge surprise. However, the better question may be: Who hasn't Drake dated?
The child actor-turned-hip-hop-icon has been rumored to be with several women in the music industry when he is not busy feuding (Pusha-T and Meek Mill, we’re looking at you).
One of the biggest rumors regarding Drake’s relationship history involves his Young Money collaborator Nicki Minaj. However, Nicki quickly shot down those rumors in their song, "Only," claiming that she has never been involved with Drake. Ouch!
While Drake and Nicki Minaj shippers are out of luck, Drake dating rumors have spanned headlines for years and have included Rashida Jones in 2012, Zoë Kravitz in 2013, India Westbrook in 2016, Bria Vinaite in 2017, Lesanik in 2018, and Kylie Jenner in 2019. However, it seems as though he has a new boo now!
Don't worry, we'll break it all down for you below.
Drake's ex-girlfriend list is pretty extensive.
First, let's go all the way back to 2005 when a then 19-year-old Drake (real name: Aubrey Graham) was linked to actress Tika Sumpter, and then to Jade Lee the following year.
Fast forward to 2009, and Drake was apparently very busy, with romance rumors connecting him to Tammy Torres, Blac Chyna, Teyana Taylor, and Vanessa Veasley.
The list goes on with Shanell Woodgett in 2010, DJ Duffey in 2011, and Kyra Chaos, Tyra Banks, Rita Ora, Sophia Marie, and Courtney Janell all in 2012!
In 2013, he supposedly hooked up with actress Kat Dennings, Miracle Watts, Cyn Santana, and Tatyana Ali. Whew, we are out of breath.
Drake's most serious (public) relationship was with Rihanna.
The former Degrassi actor has never hidden his love for Rihanna. Following her split from Chris Brown, Drake and the "Pon De Replay" singer were spotted on a date in 2009. However, the love was not reciprocated at first, with Drake releasing his track "Fireworks" about his heartbreak.
That did not stop the duo from continuing to collaborate musically, releasing the hit "What's My Name" in 2010, "Take Care" in 2011, and "Work" in 2016.
Their on-again, off-again relationship culminated at the 2016 MTV VMAs, where Drake professed his love for Rihanna very publicly while presenting her with the MTV Video Vanguard Award.
Unfortunately, it was once again short-lived and by 2017, Drake had moved on with another famous beauty: The one and only Jennifer Lopez. Since then, Drake has continued with his playboy ways, reportedly dating Brittany Renner, Bella Harris, and model Imaan Hammam in the past few years.
In 2020, it appeared that Drake was single and ready to mingle. Rumors of him and 19-year-old model Bella Harris, who is the daughter of music producer Jimmy Jam Harris, swirled for a bit, but things with the young beauty eventually fizzled out.
Bella was hardly Drake’s biggest concern, however, as he also revealed that he was the father of a 2-year-old son around that same time!
Drake secretly welcomed his first-born Adonis with baby mama Sophie Brussaux in 2018 — and has been focused on co-parenting with the former adult film star ever since.
"You have the biggest heart and that is your greatest gift. It’s impossible to always control your surroundings, but when you shift the focus to how you want to feel, everything will conspire to assist you," he wrote about Adonis on Instagram back in 2020.
"I love and miss my beautiful family and friends and I can’t wait for the joyful day when we are all able to reunite," the caption continued.
He and Sophie never publicly came out as an item, leading many to believe that their son's birth resulted from a simple fling at the time. However, that doesn't mean Drake hasn't been busy in the love department elsewhere!
So, who is Drake dating in 2021? New details have just emerged.
It seems as though the list of Drake's alleged lovers is ever-growing, as he was spotted in 2021 on a low-key dinner date with high school basketball star and NBA prospect Amari Bailey's mother, Johanna Leia. Indeed, it seems as though Drake really balled out for the event, renting the entire Los Angeles Dodgers stadium for himself and Johanna. The couple sat near the dugout at a fancy dinner table complete with flowers, a personal bartender, and custom Dodgers jerseys.
A helicopter passing over the stadium happened to spot the duo enjoying their meal through a high-powered zoom lens, something that the couple also took notice of, getting somewhat shy in the paparazzi footage as the camera zoomed in.
For those who aren't basketball fans, Drake was recently photographed sitting between Johanna and Michael B. Jordan at a Sierra Canyon High School basketball game. Johanna's son, Amari, is a highly-followed high school basketball star with NBA prospects. He also just so happens to be teammates with Lebron James' son, Bronny James.
It's clear only time will tell now if Drake and Johanna's date was a one-night thing or part of something more serious. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge!