It seems like if you weren't at Drake's Memorial Day bash at his Hidden Hills home this past Monday, you definitely missed a whole lot in the celebrity world. First, there were photos of Khloe Kardashian supposedly flirting with Odell Beckham, Jr., when she was very cozy and practically on his lap. Kylie Jenner was spotted at the party with her rumored new boo, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and now, Drake is rumored to be hanging out with Hailey Baldwin. Yeah, really. Baldwin was also at the party with her friends and TMZ has now posted photos of her and Drake out at L.A. hotspot The Nice Guy, so are Drake and Hailey Baldwin dating?
While the photos aren't too incriminating in themselves, one has to wonder why they would choose to go out together at one of the most photographed spots in Los Angeles? This only leads me to believe that they were looking for some extra attention. One thing to note is that these two have been running in the same circles for a while now, and have been spotted around each other before, but what does it all mean? My bets are on the ol' "summer fun" deal, but only time will tell.
People first reported that Drake was "getting cozy" with Baldwin during his party, with a source adding, "They were having a lot of fun together and were very affectionate." Well, well, well. It seems like this was the party to be at for some celeb gossip. Soon enough, someone who was at the party started posted on her Twitter about her sightings of Drake, and noted that he was with a girl for most of the night, who he "kissed on the forehead." You can see the screengrabs here.
Unfortunately, the tweets are no longer available, but this Twitter user also properly noted that Khloe was hanging out with Beckham, Jr. most of the night, so I am inclined to believe her other sightings. As the night went on, Baldwin posted some Snapchats of her, Drake, and Madison Beer having fun with the puppy filters.
Before you get very excited about this potential new couple, their reps are already denying that they are anything more than just friends hanging out. An insider source told E! News , "They have always had a close friendship and similar group of friends. They are very playful with each other, but nothing romantic is going in at this moment... Drake has a certain type and Hailey is not really his type. Hailey is single."
And it's true — their group of friends is very intertwined, but I will try to give you a brief crash course. Baldwin is of course very close to Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who have been family friends with Drake for years. Just last year, Kendall was rumored to be dating Drake (but that wasn't true) and honestly, that would be super awkward if they both had things with him. This actually wouldn't be the first time Kendall and Baldwin were linked to the same guy: Baldwin had a relationship with Justin Bieber late last year, who Kendall was linked to earlier that year. As it turns out, they were all friends, and Baldwin has hung out with Drake before, in two specific instances:
I do find it interesting that Drake would single out Hailey to spend a whole night with after the holiday, especially when it seems like he had tons of friends in town for his Memorial Day bash and they didn't seem to be that close before. But who knows? Sometimes friends don't stay just friends forever, after all.