Where did Drake and Johanna Leia meet? He’s been mentoring her son Amari Bailey for months
Although they have not gone Instagram official yet or made their relationship public, Drake's private dinner with UCLA hopeful Amari Bailey's mother Johanna Leia made headlines on Friday, July 9. And now it's being reported that it was not the first date that the rapper had been on with Leia.
According to TMZ's sources, the pair has been dating for months now and Drake is also close to Leia's son, Amari, mentoring her basketball prodigy for a while now. So it should come as no surprise that Drake sat down for a romantic dinner with Leia along the third-base line at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, in the early hours of July 9.
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Johanna Leia is a television personality and a former model whose work was managed by Ford and Wilhelmina Models. The statuesque model is uber glamorous and if there was a show for 'Basketball Moms' instead of 'Basketball Wives' - Leia would be the first person they'd cast.
Where did they meet?
The outlet reported that Drake and Leia met months ago through high school basketball and their relationship took off from there. Drake has since offered Bailey advice on how to handle fame and finances. Being a celebrity, Drake was able to impart his wisdom on how to successfully manage all the attention and pressure that comes with being a star player. Bailey and Drake have had quite some one-on-one time with each other and the two, along with Leia have also hung out at Drake's home.
As it turns out, it wasn't Drake who organized the whole romantic dinner. Instead, the whole thing was a thank you gesture for a sizeable donation Drake made to the Dodgers' charitable foundation. The whole setup was noticed by an ABC7 chopper when it was flying above the stadium and they managed to click a picture of a grinning Drake and Leia, who was trying to shield her face from view.
Rumors of the pair dating began last month when Drake pulled up to a Sierra Canyon High School game along with Michael B. Jordan and sat courtside alongside Leia to watch Bailey play. The Internet had exploded with jokes that it's the stunner that Leia is that got Drake and Jordan to the games
Was Drake dating Kim Kardashian?
Drake has been linked to an array of celebrities in the past, including reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, who filed for a divorce from her estranged husband, Kanye West, this year. The 34-year-old Grammy-winning rapper’s song ‘Wants and Needs’ fueled the issue as people online took the song as a jab at West.
In the song ‘Needs and Wants’, Drake raps, “Yeah, I probably go link to Yeezy/ I need me some Jesus/ But as soon as I start confessin' my sins, he wouldn't believe us.” Though the track has no direct mention of Kardashian, social media users took the above-mentioned lines as the clue to connect the dots. However, the rumors were never confirmed.