There was more to the Drake and Rihanna lovefest at the 2016 VMAs than we saw on camera. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE details on what happened after the show, when the two went to dinner with RiRi’s family to celebrate and the pair just couldn’t be kept apart!
“Drake and Rihanna arrived together and were joined by Rihanna’s family,” an eyewitness at Carbone restaurant in New York City told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They both seemed really happy. Laughing a lot and drinking champagne. Drake had his arm around Rihanna for most of the night. A couple of times she put her head on his shoulder. They were very cozy with each other. It was sweet. Everyone was laughing and having a great time.” How absolutely perfect is that? We wish we were at the next table to watch the two cozy up to each other to unwind after the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, during which Rihanna received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
What a magical night for the the 28-year-old “Work” singer and Drizzy to share, as when she received that honor, he was the one to bestow it upon her. That is the very DEFINITION of a once in a lifetime moment! Drake made it all the more magical by confessing to having loved Rihanna since he was 22 years old and calling her a “living legend” as he presented her with the award.
Our hearts just melted and we were all hoping for an even bigger romantic gesture, though we settled for the little kiss the 29-year-old gave the gorgeous singer as he handed over the award. We guess they wanted to keep the PDA to a minimum until after the show, when they could make eyes at each other in a quiet restaurant alone.
HollywoodLifers, do you think RiRi’s night was more special because she spent it with her family and Drake? Let us know below!