After more than one flirty exchange between Drake and Vanessa Hudgens at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, fans were confused about what exactly is going on between them. So are Vanessa Hudgens and Drake dating, or is this just a little friendly appreciation? Despite the fact that the Views rapper made sure to acknowledge how awesome Hudgens looked, these two are just friends — not that it matters to those tweeting along with the show. Twitter is already 'shipping them as a pair. That didn't take long at all!
Although I definitely think that Hudgens and Drake would make an adorable couple, it's just not in the cards... at least, not now. Hudgens is still dating Austin Butler, and they've reportedly been in a relationship for more than six years. That's some serious staying power between the two of them, and with that kind of track record, it doesn't sound like they're going to split anytime soon. Sorry, Drake — if you're looking for a window to slide into her DMs, you're going to be waiting for a very long time.
But fans can still dream, and that's exactly what happened on social media on Sunday night. Twitter exploded with love for this nonexistent couple.
Some are simply providing commentary on what's bound to happen after the show:
Vanessa hudgens looking for drake after the awards show over pic.twitter.com/OfQMeHHOKL— dew (@tatexsteve) May 22, 2017
Others are giving Hudgens serious advice:
And still others just want to show their support:
I ship drake and vanessa hudgens lets gooo— jas (@harrybeeps) May 22, 2017
Since Hudgens is obviously in a longtime committed relationship, she and Drake are probably not going to happen in real life — not now, anyway — so this is all in good fun. Butler is definitely a lucky man to have had her by his side for such a long time, so hopefully, he's laughing at this, too.
For some reason, I have a feeling Drake will be OK. Unrequited love is rough, but something tells me he won't have trouble finding another date.