On Sunday night, Drake and Serena Williams were photographed having dinner – and “making out” – at a fancy Cincinnati restaurant, sending the Internet into an uproar and raising some serious questions (and not just, “Wait, there are fancy restaurants in Cincinnati?”)
Like, for starters, how long has this been going on? Well, because nothing ever truly goes away on the Internet, we now know that as far back as four years ago, Drake was flirting with Serena on Twitter, proclaiming “I cannot wait to put it on you and make you sweat…during our match this weekend.” He apparently did just that, because last year, Drizzy was at the center of a rumored rivalry between Williams and Rihanna, a feud that supposedly culminated backstage at a concert in Paris, when Serena and RiRi “had it out” (thankfully, “nothing physical happened”).
And just last month, Drake was at Wimbledon, where he turned into that Drake from four years ago (on more than one occasion) and even Instagrammed a photo of Williams after she claimed her sixth All England title:
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And as long as we’re sifting through social media detritus for clues, well, there’s this: After winning the Cincinnati tournament for the second straight year, Williams posted a triumphant photo that also included a #backtoback hashtag. And, yes, she could have just been referring to her actual athletic accomplishments – or, she might have been making reference to her new beau’s recent Meek Mill diss track of the same name.
There’s also this video taken at the Cincy tournament, where Williams and Drake exchange glances and smiles from across the court. Proof of a romantic relationship? Not exactly. Adorable? You bet.
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Of course, as of Tuesday, there’s been no official word from either about their relationship status, but Williams’ friends are reportedly already worried about her, so, y’know, take that for what it’s worth. And regardless of whether tennis has a new First Couple, it should make next week’s US Open all the more interesting – as if Serena’s shot at tennis immortality wasn’t already enough reason for you to tune in.