Serena Williams was more focused than ever in her semi-final match of the U.S. Open on Sept. 11, but it was probably hard for her to ignore the special guy cheering her on in the crowd! The tennis star’s rumored boyfriend, Drake, was caught smiling from ear-to-ear while watching his lady. So sweet!
Serena Williams is just two matches away from making history by winning a Grand Slam, and Drake just couldn’t stay away from watching her run in person. The rapper supported his reported ladylove during her U.S. Open semi-final match on Sept. 11, and couldn’t stop grinning in the audience.
We’ve been waiting and waiting to catch a glimpse of Drake at the Open, but he’s consistently stayed away for the whole tournament — until now. The 28-year-old looked so proud while watching his rumored girlfriend take on Roberta Vinci, and he couldn’t wipe the smile off his face any time the TV cameras panned to him.
Although these two have been friends for quite some time, they’ve taken things to the next level — and were spotted kissing right in the middle of a restaurant on Aug. 23! Before their dinner date, Drake cheered Serena on at the WTA tournament in Cincinnati, which she won, and we’ve been obsessed with their relationship since. Looks like he was hoping to be her good luck charm once again!
Actually, HollywoodLife.com has learned that Drake has been after the tennis star for quite some time, but it’s taken her awhile to give in. “They’ve known each other for years and there has always been a spark but the timing was off,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Drake was always saying to her, ‘When are we going out?’ Serena never thought Drake was seriously interested in her like that, though. He’s such a player and a flirt, she thought he was just playing games. But when he really started pursuing her, she thought, ‘Why not?'”
Unfortunately, the 33-year-old’s family and friends are pretty worried that Drake will break her heart — they really don’t trust him at all! And another person who’s not too happy about this? Nicki Minaj! In fact, she wants Serena to know that Drake is only with her for one reason — he can’t have Nicki. YIIIKES!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think if Serena and Drake as a couple?
— Alyssa Norwin