Stephanie Hallett
August 29, 2016 11:28 am
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You guys. How cute were Drake and RiRi at the VMAs last night?

Drake, suited up in the sharpest tux ever, presented Rihanna with the Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards—and the whole thing was 100% rom-com-a-licious.

He started off by sharing the sweet story of how they first met, in 2005: He was singing background music at a Toronto restaurant, and she came in to film the video for “Pon De Replay,” her breakout hit.

Drake then went on to praise Rihanna’s talents and her sense of style, saying she “makes it seem so effortless, until you try and do it yourself.” At which point, this happened:

Them, after listing her accomplishments and all the reasons she deserves this award, Drake said,

“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.”

And that’s when the internet exploded.

Everyone thought Drake was going to propose to Rihanna.

Literally everyone. Even MTV!

And why shouldn’t they? It was the perfect moment to pop the question: Both were dressed up in their black-tie best, they were standing before their fans and friends and Drake is so clearly smitten with RiRi (he got her a congratulations billboard, for heaven’s sake).

But no proposal was forthcoming 🙁

Instead, we got this couple-y IG post from Drizzy.

*Sigh*

Until it really happens—and it better—we’ll just be watching the video from last night over and over.

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