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Rihanna VEVO/YouTube

Have Drake and Rihanna been bitten by the love bug again?

The close friends and collaborators recently connected at Tape Nightclub in London for Nicole Scherzinger’s 38th birthday bash, partying into the wee hours of the night, reports E! News.

Although the duo were photographed leaving separately, the co-founder of Tape shared a photo of Drizzy in what appears to be the club’s basement studio, noting the he was glad to see the rapper “enjoy himself.” Meanwhile, a source tells E! while they “aren’t seriously dating,” they do occasionally hook up: “It’s just for fun right now.”

In fact, just last month, the duo’s chemistry was undeniable as they hit the stage at the Forum during the second night of Rih’s Anti World Tour in Los Angeles, on Wednesday, May 4. In the middle of performing their three-time multi-platinum song “Work,” the bad gal invited Drizy on stage, where they danced closely. After the concert, Drake, 29, and Ri Ri, 28, headed to The Nice Guy to celebrate. The pair were seen “dancing all night together,” an onlooker told People: “They were being very affectionate.”

“They have been keeping it a secret because this time around, they want to do it right and keep their relationship private,” the insider continued of the couple. “They hooked up that night they went to Nice Guy together and stayed until 5:30 a.m.,” a second source told E! News at the time.

Although the pair has never confirmed a relationship, they’ve been spotted together many times together over the last several years—especially lately. During a 2011 appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Drake even dubbed Rihanna as the first woman to both steal and break his heart. “At the time it hurt, but she didn’t mean to. I’ll never put that on her. I was hurt because I started to slowly realize what it was. I guess I thought it was more,” he responded when asked if the pop diva hurt him.

Rihanna was “the first girl with any fame that paid me any mind. You spend days reading about this person in the magazines. All of a sudden you have this number-one song and you’re at some birthday party and there she is. And you’re just some naive kid from Toronto staying in some s—y-ass hotel who got invited to this party on a whim. That’s just how it happened,” he continued. In other words, it appears Rih had whined her way into Drake’s heart from the moment they met.

What are your thoughts on Drake and Rihanna allegedly giving love (or lust) another shot? Sound off in the comment section below.

R. Hawkins

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  • DH

    They were magic on Drakes song Take Care…which hinted at Rihannas issues with Chris Brown. Hope it works.

  • i’m just saying….

    they were never on to begin with…… all these news stories recycling the same story over and over again only changing drake’s name to leo, lewis, karim, or whatever dude they decide to put her with that time…. literally read this same story… even down to her dancing close and taking her time this go around but only it was about leo after the last time they were seen in the same club….