Jennifer Lopez started off the new year with Drake.

The two have fueled romance rumors in recent weeks and have occasionally been spotted together. On New Year's Eve, J.Lo attended Drake's show at the Hakkasan Las Vegas nightclub. Lopez had recently canceled her own New Year's Eve show at Miami's E11even nightclub.

The duo, who are also said to be working on music together, arrived at Hakkasan at around 10 p.m, for dinner with a group of 40 that feasted on, among other things, the restaurant's crispy chicken with mango and plum sauce and egg and scallion fried rice.

After dinner and cocktails, J.Lo and Drizzy made their way to the nightclub at around 1 a.m., where Lopez—who changed out of her red dinner dress into a little ivory-colored number with sexy cutouts—sat as incognito as possible in a VIP booth with friends behind the stage and the DJ, E! News has learned exclusively.

Jennifer Lopez, Drake, Exclusive
Jennifer Lopez, Drake, Exclusive

Drake did not acknowledge her presence publicly during his 40-minute set, during which he performed tracks such as "Energy," "Hotline Bling" and "Fake Love."

He also performed his and ex Rihanna's duet "Work" before cutting the song short and saying, "Alright, that was the vibe for 2016...you've got to give it up to my new music."

Drake worked the crowd, even asking the audience for requests, and when he jumped on top of the DJ booth to wish the crowd a happy new year as confetti erupted throughout the room, he told everyone to get ready for some new music coming up this month.

Around 2:30 a.m, Drake and Lopez left the club together through a back door reserved for employees. She led the way as they walked while holding hands, with security officers prohibiting partygoers from taking photos of them, E! News has learned.

Lopez and Drake have not commented on the status of their relationship. Another source had told E! News exclusively last week J.Lo is enjoying her time with Drizzy but isn't considering him as a potential serious boyfriend, adding, "she's having fun."

The two sparked romance rumors in early December when he attended two of her Las Vegas concerts back-to-back and also left a West Hollywood restaurant with her.

They made headlines again last week after she posted on Instagram a photo of the two cuddling. Meanwhile, Rihanna unfollowed Lopez on Instagram.

They later fueled the romance rumors further on Thursday after they attended a fake winter wonderland-themed "prom," during which they were crowned king and queen, dancing up on each other and shared a kiss.

(Originally published Jan. 1, 2017, at 10:10 a.m. PT)

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