Rihanna and Drake have taken their romance to the Sunshine State!
After a whirlwind post-MTV Video Music Awards celebration in New York City, the hip hop artists flew to Florida ahead of Drake's two-night concert stop in Miami. Joined by a group of pals, Drake and Rih hit E11even Miami on Tuesday evening for an after-party that went the whole nine yards when it came to swoon-worthy PDA.
From the looks of it, the "Work" duo never strayed far from each other as Rihanna whispered something into her man's ear. And let's put it this way, the expression on the rapper's face really speaks for itself. Later on, the "One Dance" artist returned the favor, placing his hand on Rihanna's cheek and pulling her in close.
Even surrounded by dozens of clubgoers, an insider remarks Drake and Rihanna "had plenty of one-on-one intimate conversations and there was plenty of PDA."
A source tells E! News exclusively of their undeniable chemistry throughout the evening, "Rihanna and Drake were happy, not hiding and totally affectionate in front of everyone. At one point they were kissing and holding each other. They seemed very comfortable with each other. Besides for when he was performing, they didn't leave each other's side."
Another eyewitness confirms the couple's loved-up behavior, telling us that in between the pair "dancing and drinking" the night away, "There were several kisses. He had his arm around her all night. They never left each other's side. Even when she was sitting she was leaning on him," adding, "They looked like they were having a great time."
As their latest evening together came to a close, the couple departed from the club holding hands around 4:30 a.m. The Barbadian beauty, 28, has continued to rock a business chic-inspired look over the last few days, as she was previously spotted headed to dinner with Drake on Monday sporting the same tuxedo shirt he wore to the VMAs.
Rihanna took home the prestigious Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs Sunday night, but it was the speech Drake gave while presenting the award to her that set hearts a flutter. "She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22-years-old," the chart-topper gushed, adding, "She's one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I've looked up to her, even though she's younger than me."
After the show ended, Drake posted an Instagram picture of himself giving Rihanna a kiss on the cheek. "This is a night for us all to be thankful for what you have done for us!" he wrote. "You have affected so many of our lives in the best way possible. Tonight we celebrate you!"
For the next few hours following the awards show, Rihanna and Drake slipped away before they reappeared at Up&Down nightclub around 3:15 a.m. "They were holding hands when they walked in," an insider dished to E! News exclusively. "Many people left at that point in the night, but they seemed like all they cared about was each other anyway."
The couple was first rumored to be dating after they were spotted making out at a Big Apple bowling alley and lounge in 2009. In the several years that followed, the on-again, off-again lovebirds have taken the stage together on numerous occasions and released multiple musical collaborations, but it wasn't until very recently that their mutual admiration took a turn for the serious.
At the time of their reconciliation in early July, a source told us, "[Drake] still loves her and never stopped. Rihanna is the one that's been not wanting to settle down in the past. They are having fun spending time with each other. Their music together got them close again."
Since then, music's hottest couple has shared quite a summer together, and they're not showing any signs of slowing down.
—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua