UPDATED 5:55 p.m. ET: TMZ says sources close to Drake deny the rapper had a dinner date with Harris, and furthermore claim she was not in the same town as Drake on the day it reportedly happened.
Harris, who said she was in NYC for New York Fashion Week, took to Instagram to address the rumor. "I feel I need to set the record straight... I did not dine in DC recently," she wrote. "I was happily working & dining in NYC everyday."
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Drake reportedly closed down a Washington, D.C. restaurant to have dinner with 18-year-old model Bella Harris on Monday, E! News reports. According to a source, Drake took Harris to RPM Italian, where he waited for everyone to “clear out” before dining with Harris.
After eating, the two left together, per E! News’ insider. Drake was in D.C. between tour stops, and again visited the restaurant the next night with Harris and some friends. Harris has modeled for Calvin Klein, Guess, and Forever 21, and graduated high school in June.
Neither have confirmed the status of their relationship, according to E! News—but they have known each other for two years, at least. Harris shared photos online of her and Drake at the 2016 American Music Awards and during his Summer Sixteen Tour with Future. In August, Harris posted a photo of her and Drake hugging on Instagram with the caption, “No place I’d rather be.” She also grew up in the entertainment industry: her father is the well-known R&B music producer Jimmy Jam.
Still, Drake hasn’t been so lucky in the past. It was recently revealed that he had decided to shoot his shot at Heidi Klum, but he was a bit late: he texted a week after Klum began dating her now-boyfriend Tom Kaulitz. Klum ended up ignoring Drake.