After Drake and Serena Williams were spotted on a dinner date in Cincinnati on Sunday, where they appeared to be nibbling on each other for dessert, rumors went into overdrive that the couple are back on. The rapper and tennis icon briefly dated in 2011, but it ended in "heartbreak" for Serena after Drizzy reportedly couldn't stay away from other women.
Now, sources close to Williams are shutting down talk that she's giving him a second chance. An insider tells Page Six, “Serena briefly dated Drake around 2011 and even though it didn’t end that well, they have remained friends since. He has been at her side at a lot of tournaments recently, including Wimbledon in July, where he sat in her box next to her sister Venus."
The source adds, “Serena is single at the moment and is focused on winning the US Open and making history.”
On the contrary, TMZ reports that Serena is falling for Drake again in spite of herself, but is keeping her guard up because of his well-publicized love for strippers and Instagram models. The gossip site says Williams is giving her ex another chance because they have a "good vibe" and that, this time around, Drake is treating her much better.
Serena has got a lot going on right now, so hopefully the rumors won't distract her from her game. On the other hand, she did manage to crush Wimbledon while breaking things off romantically with her trainer Patrick Mouratoglou, so clearly the girl knows how to multitask.
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