We're Calling It Now, Drake And Jennifer Lopez's Romance Wasn't Real

After weeks of debating whether Drake and J.Lo are actually together, we're calling the whole thing a sham and we have the evidence to prove it.

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In the sweet sweet words of Drake, 'I can tell that love is fake, I don't trust a word you say.'

Well, Mr Drake, let's get one thing straight – you're not the only one who smells the slight whiff of a fake romance in the air.

We smell it Champagne Papi, and we are not impressed, Sir.

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According to US Weekly, Drake and Jennifer Lopez have reportedly called their 'relationship' quits, after two months of 'dating'.

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Yes, because no one saw that coming.

Last week, Lopez signaled an end to their 'romance' when she posted an Instagram that appeared to suggest the reason they broke up.

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The news comes weeks after Drake and Jennifer Lopez appeared to confirm their new 'romance' on social media.

The musical pair posted a picture of themselves cosying up to each other in matching outfits, with the 'One Dance' singer nuzzling into J.Lo's neck, definitively trespassing over the boundaries of friendship forever.

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There was even more news that the pair might have spent NYE together at Drake's performance at Hakkasan.

Apparently as a direct result of all of this, Drake's former 'girlfriend' Rihanna was then spotted to have unfollowed 'Jenny From The Block' on Instagram, which made it seem to many – including us – that there was bad blood between the pair as a result of Drake's swift rebound.

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We mean, we get it, RiRi. It hurts when an ex moves on, especially if it's for a Benjamin Button-esque, ever youthful 'Love Don't Cost A Thing' singer.

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On Thursday, we then we saw videos of Drake and J.Lo canoodling on the dance floor at what turned out to be a 'Winter Wonderland' themed prom, whipping out the salsa moves, singing sweet nothings to each other under the glitter ball, and at one point smooching – yes, smooching – in front of onlookers.

To make matters worse, People just reported the rapper recently gifted his rumored new girlfriend a £80,000 Tiffany Victoria necklace, featuring 'over 15 carats worth of round, pear and marquise-shaped diamonds set in platinum' and spotted on the singer's neck after the holidays.

Well, let's just say the jig is up.

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Firstly, on closer inspection of the videos from the prom, you can hear the pair singing along to an unreleased track sampling both of their vocals - Drake and J.Lo crooning 'You need to get your sh*t together'.

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Also, unless they took a wrong turning and ended up celebrating pre-New Year's at an American leaver's ball, we highly doubt the pair were attending a real-life prom.

Was it perhaps instead, the set of a music video?

However, these videos aren't the only evidence leading us to believe the pair's relationship is born of musical collaboration rather than the result of Cupid's bow.

Yesterday, J.Lo appeared on Renee Bargh's show Extra to promote her hit NBC series Shades of Blue and confirmed the pair had been working on some tunes together.

She said: 'We are – well, we did! We did one song together! I don't know if we will do more – we will see!'

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So, could the pairs outings be a way of promoting their new music together? Well, it wouldn't be the first time.

Cast your mind back to last year when Drake and Rihanna's single 'Work' became one of 2016's biggest hits.

Given it's catchy tune and genius production, the single dominated the charts, picking up momentum at various points throughout the year thanks to the pair's public shows of affection.

Whether it was loved-up dancing at the BRIT Awards in February or when Drake announced at the VMAs, 'she is someone I have been in love with since I was 22 years old' - these showmance moments helped catapult their musical collaboration to the top of the charts.

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The cynical among us might never have been fooled, but the rest of us certainly won't have the wool pulled over our eyes twice.

Riri and Drake's 'romance' was always a little fishy, but DraLo is a barrel of carp.

Even more outrageous, many fans believe the pair's public announcement of their romance via Instagram on 27 December was a dig at Sean 'Diddy' Combs aka P.Diddy's infamous 1999 shooting on the same date.

Given that Diddy and Drake are reportedly enemies following their bust-up at a club in Las Vegas in 2014 and also the fact that Lopez was previously engaged to the rapper, the pair's relationship could be a way to annoy Puff – although this would be a rather petty way to go about it.

Let's not forget that Drake is something of a serial showmancer.

He's reportedly dated (deep breathe), Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks, Zoe Kravitz, Serena Williams, Amber Rose and Taylor Swift, so news of a romance with J.Lo might just be a working relationship blown out of all proportion, as is most often the case with the Canadian star.

For the record, we'd date Champagne Pappi too if we had the chance – not only does he sound like a genuinely nice chap but his emotional lyrics cut deeper than an Adele song on a hangover.

'I miss the feeling of you missing me', 'I had to let go of us to show myself what I could do', 'All of my 'let's just be friends' are friends I don't have anymore'.

The struggle in those songs is seriously real.

And look at the Views album cover, if you want some existentialism.

But sadly, we have to officially call the romance between Drake and Jennifer Lopez a sham, a pretence, a work of fiction all – most likely – to stir up talk ahead of the pair's rumored (most likely) collaboration.

For someone who doesn't like to have his emotions played with, Drake certainly knows how to mess with ours.

Stop it Drake, stop.

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