Why Drake and Rihanna Are Dedicated to Making Their Relationship Work This Time Around

Couple hasn't been shy about their affections in recent weeks

By Lily Harrison Sep 03, 2016 1:17 AMTags

Rihanna and Drake's on-again romance appears to be steamier than ever, and for good reason.

While the two have dated in the past, it seems as though they're both finally on the same page about their relationship.

A source tells E! News that the inseparable duo, who was most recently seen at a club in Miami after one of his concerts earlier this week, "want to make this work this time with each other."

"Drake is very committed to Rihanna," our insider dished to us. "They are both mature and ready to commit now. Drake loves Rihanna so much and if it was up to him, he would marry her tomorrow."

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It looks like this is a classic case of that old adage: absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Our source added, "Things are different this time between them for the better."

And after a whirlwind week for what fans are now dubbing Aubrih—which included a special MTV VMA's shout-out, nights partying side-by-side and even a very special tattoo—there's no denying that things are as serious as they've ever been for the musicians.

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But it was at last Sunday night's awards show when Drake professed his love for the Video Vanguard Award recipient for the world to see that really sealed the deal.

"We love the music, which can change styles from album to album," he said. "We love the videos which change their artistic vision from year to year. But most of all, we love the woman who hasn't changed from day one. She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22-years-old. 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. She's a living, breathing legend in our industry."

Only time will tell if Drake ever gets to fulfill that wedding wish of his…