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Rihanna is completely smitten by Drake. The pair have apparently become closer to each other than ever before.

A source told HollywoodLife: "They're stronger than ever and they are really are in love. For the first time since they started hooking up, RiRi now feels confident and secure with Drake. She feels like the stage at the VMAs was better than any post Drake could have put up on social media. She is happy now that they whole world knows, from Drake's own mouth, how he really feels about her."

Drake confessed that he is in love with Rihanna at the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 held at Madison Square Garden on 28 August in New York City. The Canadian rapper presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to her at the event and talked how he first met the Barbadian beauty.

"The first time I met Robyn Fenty [Rihanna's real name] was in 2005," the 29-year-old said. "She was shooting a music video at a restaurant called Avocado in Toronto. The song was 'Pon de Replay' and the director was Little X. I was introduced to her... It's hard to believe that 11 years later we'd come together to create the visual for a song called 'Work.' Today the world knows X as Director X... 11 years later, they still know Rihanna as the one and only Rihanna."

"She succeeds by doing something which no one in this industry does, which is be herself. She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22 years old," he said. "She's one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life I've looked up to her even though she's younger than me."