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Serena Williams and Drake Are Not Engaged: Rep

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Sorry, DrakeSerena Williams shippers – contrary to rumors and reports, the rapper and the tennis superstar are not headed for the altar.

A rep for Williams says in a statement to PEOPLE that the pair are not engaged, adding, “They are simply longtime friends.”

And yes, they are just friends and nothing more. They’ve never dated, a source tells PEOPLE.

Drake and Williams were rumored to be romantically involved after they were spotted dining together at a Cincinnati restaurant in August. Williams was in town to play at the Western & Southern Open, where Drake was seen cheering her on from the stands.

Drake and Serena Williams leaving the U.S. Open
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Speculation that the two were dating heated up after the rapper was spotted supporting Williams in the stands once again at the U.S. Open, and sitting front row at her Fashion Week show.

When asked at a July press conference whether Drake was her “lucky charm,” Williams replied, “We’ve been friends for, like, so many years Just like family.”