What's Really Going On With J.Lo And Drake

Jennifer Lopez and Drake's relationship is heating up, but it's hard to tell whether it's from their chemistry or from the spotlight they keep throwing on themselves. From their Instagram PDA, to insiders running their mouths to every media outlet imaginable, here's what's really going on between J.Lo and the artist formerly known as Aubrey Graham.

They're collaborating...

"They're making beautiful music together," a source told People in early December — and the source was being literal. "They are spending a lot of time together and really enjoying each other," the insider added, "but right now it's about the music." Still, the source noted, "They seem to really like and respect each other, but it's early. Where it goes, we shall see. Friends of them both are hoping it becomes something, but it's too early to say more than that." Lopez's rep told Page Six, "They are spending time together, working on a new music project."

...But she may be suffering professionally as a result of their hookup

Lopez was scheduled to perform on New Year's Eve in Miami, but bailed on the show with only a week's notice. The singer's rep initially told Page Six she needed "personal and family time," but insiders say there was more to her cancellation than just sipping tea and spending time with her kids. "He will be in Vegas and she wants to hang out with him," another source told Page Six.

They're both rebounding

Lopez split from beau Casper Smart in August 2016 after nearly five years together, with insiders saying the breakup was amicable and not dramatic. Smart himself was a rebound from her divorce from Marc Anthony in 2011.

After years of being on-again-off again with Rihanna and never confirming or denying a relationship, Drake and the Bajan beauty went public in August 2016, only to split again by October. Chances are both J. Lo and Drizzy could use some time alone, but that's neither of their styles...so they may be perfect together.

They're both smitten already

In addition to working together in the studio, TMZ reports Drake has attended Lopez's Las Vegas show twice. He also rented out an entire West Hollywood restaurant to have dinner with her, which is pretty serious.

Indeed, a source told People that Drake and Lopez are looking forward to spending 2017 together. "Jen is looking forward with excitement to the new year. She keeps hanging out with Drake, and he has visited her house," a source said. "She has nothing but nice things to say about Drake....[They] do work on music together [but] clearly enjoy each other on another level, too." The source added, "Jen loves the attention and she seems very happy to be spending time with him. Drake is very charming. He treats Jen with lots of respect. She seems very smitten."

A source told E! Online that Drake and Lopez are "seeing each other," but they haven't defined the relationship as exclusive just yet. Still, the insider noted, "[Drake] is really into her. They have great chemistry."

The age difference doesn't bother them

Lopez is 47 to Drake's 30, but it's not like either of them care — especially not Lopez, whose last boyfriend, Smart, was even younger at 29 when they split. A source told The Sun that despite being a mom of two, Lopez has no issue with being 17 years her new man's senior. "They have been seeing each other for a number of weeks and her friends are saying she is already smitten," the source said. "The age gap doesn't bother them. They have fun together and that's all that matters."

Drake's taking it really seriously

A source told Hollywood Life that Drake is so smitten with Lopez that he even told his mom about her already. "She must have put her spell on Drake because like the momma's boy he his, he told Sandy he feels she could be the one," a source said. "Drake said he gets giddy and has this warm feeling in his stomach every time he's with her. He told mom he's never smiled as much in his life as he does when he's with Jennifer." The source added, "The best part — he told his mother he respects her so much and wants more than just a sexual relationship with her. Drake ain't never said nothing [sic] like this about any woman and his mom has certainly given J.Lo her stamp of approval." Is it me or are Drake's conversations with his mom kind of creepy?

They're both milking it

Lopez and Drake love sharing photos together on Instagram, often without captions, which just leads to more speculation. Their latest pic that nearly broke the internet wasn't their first — on December 11, 2016, Lopez shared a snap with a caption that included the hashtag "#lovehim," while Drake posted the same photo captioned with a heart-eyes emoji.) A source told The Sun that it's pretty deliberate, noting, "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." Insiders at TMZ, The Daily Beast, and Page Six all speculated that the pair are purposefully fueling romance rumors with their over-the-top social media presences.

Rihanna is ticked off...

Eagle-eyed fans noticed that Rihanna unfollowed Lopez on Instagram shortly after the "On the Floor" singer started sharing snaps with Drake. "People in Rihanna's circle are saying she is very unhappy about the whole thing," a source told The Sun. "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."

Indeed, in March, Rihanna sent Lopez some heels with a sweet note, so this pairing may have taken her by surprise — and not in a good way.

"She thinks of Jennifer as a mentor, so the fact that they're now Eskimo sisters is pretty overwhelming," a source told Hollywood Life. "Rihanna knows Drake will always love her, but she does get jealous. She can't stand the thought of him being with another woman."

...and so is Diddy

Lopez's ex, Diddy, reportedly isn't thrilled at her fledgling romance with Drizzy. A source told Hollywood Life, "Diddy can't see it. [He thinks] J.Lo's an international superstar, an icon and one of the most beautiful women he knows. And Drake's a downgrade for her and will only use her to get to the next level." The source added, "Diddy's been in the game a long time and has seen dudes like Drake come and go. His only hope for J.Lo is that she recognizes Drake's games, gets what she wants out of him, and then drops him like a bad habit before he ends up hurting her."

What's more, some insiders — including Funkmaster Flex — think Drake is using Lopez to get back at Diddy for a beef going all the way back to 2014 over a misunderstanding over a track (and a rumored punch in the face, which Diddy denied). We can't repeat what Flex said verbatim, because, well, it's pretty vulgar, but you can see it here for yourself.

The more public they are, the less insiders believe them

Music industry insiders told Page Six that Lopez and Drake are just trying to sell a single. When the pair was photographed and caught on video kissing at a prom-themed party to a song they recorded together, it wasn't a coincidence. The prom "party" was likely just a set for their music video, sources alleged. One insider dished, "This relationship is fake, it is just a publicity stunt to publicize their record together. If Jennifer and Drake were really dating, they'd be way more private about it...Doesn't Drake realize that it looks weird to declare his love for RiRi at the MTV awards, then start flaunting his chemistry with J.Lo a few months later?"

In a "doth protest too much" statement, an insider told E! Online that DraLo are "100 percent legit, and not a professional ploy to promote any type of business like many are assuming."

She may be using Drake to hide her real romance

Some sources told Page Six Lopez may be using her Drake "fling" to throw press off of her actual relationship status: a rekindled romance with ex-husband Marc Anthony. Remember, the two shared a kiss onstage at the Latin Grammys in November 2016, and then Anthony promptly split from his wife, model Shannon De Lima. Rumor has it the Latin crooner is still in love with Lopez.

Or is she shacking up with another ex? A source insisted to E! Online that Lopez could still reunite with dancer Casper Smart, whom she broke up with in August 2016 after nearly five years together. The insider claimed, "She's having fun...[but] I think she and Casper will get back together. He's a great guy and she knows it. They just need a break right now." However, another source swore to

Another source swore to People, "Jennifer and Drake seem really happy. Friends have no idea where the relationship is going. But the one thing that's certain—is that there is no way she is going back to [Smart]. She moved on months ago. He keeps trying to convince her he should have another chance but that door closed months ago. That door is not only closed, it's sealed."

He's already buying her diamonds

A source told E! News Drake plunked down a cool $100,000 on a necklace for Lopez after less than a month of casually dating. Us Weekly (via the Daily Mail) reported that the Tiffany Victoria design is to die for: a 16-carat piece comprised of pear-shaped and round diamonds and platinum. Lopez reportedly wore the hot bling to Drake's performance on New Year's Eve, though it was unclear at the time that he'd allegedly purchased the jewelry for her.

As for why he's already comfortable spending big bucks on her, a source told E! News, "[Drake is] completely falling for J. Lo. He has always had a crush on her growing up, so the fact that this is all coming to life is pretty cool for him. He really likes her though. They laugh and get along perfectly."

He's met her kids

One sign the couple may be getting serious: Drake has met J.Lo's twins, Max and Emme, from her marriage to Marc Anthony. A source told People, "Drake spends time at Jennifer's house and of course the kids are around."

Another insider noted to Us Weekly, "Drake has been hanging out at Jennifer's new house in Bel Air. He has been there several times and is getting to know her kids. They all have a lot of fun together. Her kids really like him and they know all of his songs," the insider added. "They like having him around. [Drake] loves seeing Jennifer in 'mom mode.' When he goes to her house, they get away from work and just chill on the couch, make dinner and watch movies."

He's still playing the field

The Sun reported that even though Drizzy is still connected to Lopez, he's also been linked with other women, including former porn star Rosee Divine (pictured on the right).

On Jan. 23, 2017, Drake was spotted in Amsterdam with Divine at an intimate dinner, though sources close to the rapper insisted to Hollywood Life that there's nothing going on romantically. "Drake wants everyone to kill that noise that he's being nefarious behind J. Lo's back," a source said. "He doesn't see Rosee like that only met up with her to talk about some business. Drake FaceTimed J. Lo from the restaurant right in front of Rosee...Drake's very open and upfront with J. Lo, plus, there were photographers at the dinner capturing their every move. The last thing he wants is to ruin that beautiful connection they share."

That probably comes as a relief to Lopez. An insider told Entertainment Tonight, "She's head over heels for Drake. It's a new relationship, but she really likes him. She's really into him."

They may already be over

It looks like Lopez and Drizzy are already cooling off. On Feb. 9, 2017, a source told Us Weekly the relationship "died down a bit," and the pair are "done for now." What happened? Their schedules: Drake is on tour in Europe, and Lopez has a ton of business to handle Stateside. On Feb. 4, Lopez alluded to the split, posting a quote on Instagram reading, "Timing is everything. If it's meant to happen, it will, and for the right reasons."

A source confirmed to Entertainment Tonight, "She likes Drake. They're just busy, so it has fizzled. She's a mom with an insanely busy career. He's touring in Europe. Who knows what will happen in the future when they're more able to be in the same place?"

Another insider echoed that sentiment to E! News, but with more optimism for the romance. "[They] have taken some time apart, not because they don't want to be with each other, just because their schedules started getting insane," the source said. "J. Lo and Drake are still talking, so people should know they are not in any means angry or that some incident happened. It mainly had to do with timing...They have just cooled things off a bit and it's not as fast as it was in the beginning. They very well may go to dinner tomorrow or in a month. They are in each others' lives, just doing their own thing now."

He may be moving on already

Drizzy may be moving on from J. Lo or at least keeping his options very open during their "break." A source told The Sun that he was partying with model Winnie Harlow in London on Feb. 19, 2017. "Jourdan Dunn and Adriana Lima were also at the bash, but Drake only had eyes for Winnie," the witness said. "The pair were spotted chatting and dancing together at the party that went on until the early hours. Winnie's night started at Cirque but she quickly left fellow model Kendall Jenner in the club to meet up with Drake at the nearby venue."

The source added, "Drake regularly parties at Libertine and had only extended the invite to his closest pals. Winnie and Drake have always had a close friendship, with him even rapping about her on track 'Know Yourself,' but they looked particularly intimate on Saturday."

Winnie even posted a video of Drake dancing on Snapchat, captioning the short clip "Lol Drake love fi step inna mi video light." Whatever that means.