Written by Melanie Burton, September 1, 2016

After years of speculation that Rihanna and Drake were/should be dating, a friend reveals that they’re now “definitely a couple.”

“They are fully dating. No one really knows how long they have been ‘official’ — they just decided to let it become a thing instead of hiding it from everyone. They’re happy,” a pal of Rihanna’s tells ET.

Of course, Drake declared his love for Rihanna onstage at the VMAs on Sunday, as he presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

“The first time I met Robyn Fenty was in 2005. I was introduced to her as the kid who played background music at the restaurant as people ate their dinner,” he said.

“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” he later gushed. “She’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I’ve looked up to her, even though she’s younger than me. She’s a living, breathing legend in our industry.” NAWW!

Later that night he shared a selfie of himself kissing Riri on the cheek…

Then they were then spotted together at a VMA after-party at Up & Down nightclub.

“They walked in together and never left each other’s side all night,” an onlooker said. “He was so attentive to her. His eyes were never off her. They were necking a lot. They would hug and he would kiss into her neck.”

Riri reportedly stayed at Drake’s hotel that night, and they’ve been pretty much inseparable since.

On Monday night they were spotted out to dinner at Nobu in NYC before hopping on a flight to Miami for one of Drake’s shows.

On Tuesday evening they headed out for a party, and packed on the PDA!

“Rihanna and Drake were happy, not hiding and totally affectionate in front of everyone. At one point they were kissing and holding each other. They seemed very comfortable with each other. Besides for when he was performing, they didn’t leave each other’s side,” another onlooker tells E! News!

“There were several kisses. He had his arm around her all night. They never left each other’s side. Even when she was sitting she was leaning on him,” adding, “They looked like they were having a great time.”

Drake and Riri pack on the PDA

CUTE! We’ve been wanting this to happen for years!

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