Rumors of a romance between Drake and 18-year-old model Bella Harris went rampant this week.
New reports surfaced claiming the two were spotted eating dinner together in Washington, D.C. between stops on Drake’s Aubrey & The Three Migos tour. E! News cited anonymous sources saying Drake closed down upscale eatery RPM Italian on Monday night for a private meal with Harris, and then returned the next evening with Harris and a group of friends.
But while the question was floated on social media, the answer is no: Drake and Harris did not go on the date.
Harris herself took to social media to clear the frenzied air on Friday. Under a post-New York Fashion Week selfie on Instagram, she wrote, “Coming off an amazing New York fashion week, I feel I need to set the record straight... I did not dine in DC recently. I was happily working & dining in NYC everyday.”
But while Drake’s PR team works fast, the internet is faster — even if the information is speculatory at best. Fans quickly linked to an Instagram photo Harris posted just a few weeks ago of the two hugging, captioned, “No place I’d rather be.” Online sleuths also dug up a two-year-old Insta of Drake and Harris backstage during his Summer Sixteen tour...definitively proving nothing other than the fact that they’ve known each other for at least a few years.
And it makes sense that the pair has met before, considering Harris’ father is longtime R&B producer Jimmy Jam — or the fact that Harris has her own professional ties to the entertainment industry, after modeling for big names like Calvin Klein, Guess, and Forever 21.