Jennifer Lopez canceled her NYE performance to spend time with Drake

Look who rolled up to my show tonight to say hi!! @champagnepapi #lovehim #jlovegas #ALLIHAVE

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As I said last week, I’m all for this Drake-Jennifer Lopez romance. Drake and J.Lo have seemingly been spending more time together in the past few weeks, although the official explanation is that they’re working together, probably recording something for Jennifer’s new album. Which is incidentally the excuse that was given for Drake and Taylor Swift. Hm. Anyway, I do think the Drake-J.Lo rumors have legs, moreso than Drake and Taylor Swift. Now there are two more pieces of evidence to support the theory. One, The Sun’s gossip guy claims that they’re happening, for sure:

Jennifer Lopez and Drake are making more than just sweet music. I can reveal the music superstars are officially dating — making them pop’s latest power couple. With Drake having recently turned 30 and J-Lo aged 47, it puts a 17-year age gap between the pair. But as word of their romance spreads across Hollywood there is one person who is not best pleased — Drake’s ex RIHANNA. RiRi and Drake only recently ended the latest leg of their long, drawn-out love affair and the news that he has already moved on — let alone with one of her fellow stars — has not gone down well.

A source revealed: “Jen and Drake have tried to keep their romance under wraps by suggesting they are just working together, but the truth is they are an item. They have been seeing each other for a number of weeks and her friends are saying she is already smitten. The age gap doesn’t bother them. They have fun together and that’s all that matters. People in Rihanna’s circle are saying she is very unhappy about the whole thing. Only a few months ago she and Drake were still together. Jen is one of her friends in the industry which made her all the more surprised.”

[From The Sun]

Are Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez close at all though? I don’t have any memory of Rihanna and J.Lo ever having any kind of serious friendship at all. It’s more likely that they’re industry-friendly. Besides, Rihanna made it pretty clear that she was done with Drake. What is he supposed to do, never date anyone else again? As for the second piece of evidence supporting this “J.Lo and Drake are totally together” theory, Page Six had this:

Jennifer Lopez bailed on her New Year’s Eve gig at Miami nightclub E11even because she wants to spend time with Drake.

“He will be in Vegas and she wants to hang out with him,” a source told Page Six. On Monday, J.Lo’s rep said that she canceled for “personal and family time” after a grueling year. But the singer’s been seen getting cozy with Drake in LA, canoodling at a dinner at Delilah dinner and sharing lunch at the Hotel Bel-Air. Her rep told us, “They are spending time together, working on a new music project.”

[From Page Six]

Apparently, Jennifer was going to collect $1 million for that Miami performance, which is a pretty big deal. I mean, she has crazy money anyway so it’s not like she needs that $1 million. But it’s surprising that she would choose Drake over getting paid. Then again, that’s Jenny – in love with love. Considering she never married Casper Smart, I do think she’s learning though. Maybe this Drake thing will just be something fun for both of them.

Also – apparently they were hanging out with a magician a few days ago?

#Drake and #JenniferLopez doing the trust fall #WSHH

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  1. Alleycat says:

    Can we stop pretending the Drake/Taylor thing was anything more than publicity for Apple? That was literally it. Both Drake and JLo hate being alone, so this may actually be a good match.

    • detritus says:

      He’s so extra in love, and she needs someone who spoils her. He’s all in, she loves falling in love.
      Don’t know about the longevity on this one, but I ship it.

      • JFresh says:

        It also fits with her pattern. She breaks up with some guy who’s on her level– in the big leagues– then runs into the arms of a man of lower ‘status’ and achievement. Gets her narcissistic supply replenished (look up this term if you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a specific thing and it’s really interesting) and then has the confidence to go back out into the big leagues. I disagree with Kaiser, I don’t think she’s in love with love. She’s in love with attention.

  2. Squiggisbig says:

    Drake would be a great upgrade from Casper Smart. And is just terrible and messy enough to almost be a believable pick for J.Lo. But my money is on Showmance.

    • Artemis says:

      I don’t think Drake is a catch at all. People are easily fooled by his puppy eyes and emo personality but that’s just surface. When you dig deeper, you find a man who keeps a harem on rotation, cheats, not afraid to play the victim to make money, treats women like fantasies who are there to cater to his neediness instead of real people and is best friends with a human trafficker.

      No matter how offensive a freeloader like Casper Smart might be to gossip commenters, I’ll take a blatant freeloader over a sneaky 1 percenter every day. Men (and women) like Casper Smart are a dime in a dozen and it benefits both parties clearly. If Jlo is paying somebody to keep her company and provide other services, why not? Considering celeb relationships don’t work out usually it’s not like equal money relationships work.
      Even ‘normal’ looking relationships between a ‘common’ person that works and seems decent and kind and a celebrity have revealed that the celebrity is basically paying for company so you never truly know.

      • Commenter78 says:

        @Artemis: You’re comment is so shocking, so I did a bit more research and wow…. you’re right he IS best friends with a human trafficker. That’s something I never knew!

        I can’t be a fan of his anymore. f**k Drake!

  3. Right says:

    I’m waiting for his lyrics about her and rihanna, that shall be petty AF 😂

  4. Almondjoy says:

    Rih and Jlo worked together on the Disney movie Home. They also post pictures to ig of gifts they’ve received from each other.

    • Nemera34 says:

      The fact that they both worked on a Disney film doesn’t mean much. Most actors on animated films don’t “work together”. they do their voice work separately. Some never meet until the premier of the movie.

      They could be friends, I don’t know. And frankly Jennifer and Drake seem a snooze fest. Just like Drake and Rihanna. Drake is talented; but a bore.

      • Almondjoy says:

        Oh yes I don’t think they’re friends either. Was just pointing out that they’ve worked together before and they seem to have a respect for each other, just judging by the captions of the photos. Rih runs with a pretty tight circle of friends though, I don’t see her with a lot of industry people.

  5. L says:

    This would be a great pairing! Both Jlow and Drake Love love… we need a good romance parade for the New Year. I can already see the extream gift giving competition and the tabloid headlines. Plus Jenny from the block deserves a guy that treat her with his own money. After paying Caspers at for so long she is going to eat Drakes love pie up!

  6. Jenni says:

    It looks like midlife crisis hit JLo hard. All these skimpy outfits and boytoys. Have some self respect woman!

  7. Jessica says:

    It’d be amazing for gossip if it’s true, but who seriously would believe Rhiannon gives a flying F that Drake is seeing someone. That’s just pure stock storyline from a tabloid.

    Famous couple splits, and he’s on to a new partner? Ex *must* be pining away.

    As if she’d give it a second though. A good eye roll, maybe, but that’s about it.

  8. Tila says:

    At least Drake is accomplished in his field. Definite upgrade from Casper Smart.

  9. Mar says:

    They are probably making the corniest music together

  10. Jenn4037 says:

    17 y/o age difference creeps me out, regardless of which gender is older.

  11. Ashley says:

    Whose the human trafficking friend?

  12. Paisley says:

    Let’s see….he has a history of staying with women about five minutes, top.

  13. LadyGreen says:

    Oh JLo. Anything to stay young and relevant. The thirst is strong. I think this is just a PR stunt for the both of them. They’ll have fun for a minute and then they’ll both move on while releasing statements about being friends.

  14. Amelie says:

    Well good for them. Rihanna has no right to be mad if she is. I always got the feeling she was the one to end things whenever Drakde got too clingy which was probably a lot. She doesn’t want to settle down, she’s young and that’s fine. But Drake is allowed to move on from her and I wish he would. So tired of hearing of these two. They’re never going to work anyways.

  15. Kate says:

    I’m on board, and u know how they both are attention whores, if this is real, I can see jlo taking Drake to the golden globes or Grammy’s. That would be fun!

  16. what's inside says:

    Can’t stand either of them.