Entertainment Sports The Cutest Photos of Naomi Osaka and Boyfriend Cordae The four-time Grand Slam singles champion and the Grammy-nominated rapper — who've been dating for three years — are expecting their first baby! By Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School. People Editorial Guidelines and Andrea Wurzburger Updated on January 11, 2023 01:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 14 Young Love Cassy Athena/Getty Tennis pro Naomi Osaka and Grammy-nominated rapper Cordae announced they're expecting their first child on Jan. 11, 2023. Days after withdrawing from the Australian Open, Osaka shared an Instagram carousel featuring a photo of an ultrasound screen, captioning the shot, "Can't wait to get back on the court but here's a little life update for 2023." She added, "I realize that life is so short and I don't take any moments for granted, every day is a new blessing and adventure. I know that I have so much to look forward to in the future, one thing I'm looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, 'that's my mom,' haha." 02 of 14 Courtside Couple Allen Berezovsky/Getty The two began dating in 2019, with their first date being at an L.A. Clippers game. At the time, Cordae didn't know that his date was a tennis star, telling GQ, "If you asked me about tennis, before being immersed in it because of Naomi, I could only give you Venus and Serena Williams, you know? Because they're just a part of the culture." 03 of 14 Proud Girlfriend naomi osaka/ instagram Cordae released his second album From a Birds Eye View on Jan. 14, 2022, and girlfriend Osaka shared her support with a sweet Instagram shoutout. "Getting closer to someone and seeing how much love and dedication they put into their craft is truly inspiring," she wrote. "Makes you feel like some people are born to do certain things, @cordae you're a star and a light, quite literally brighten up every room you walk in (or maybe it's your hair lol). Congratulations on your 2nd album, proud of you ❤️" 04 of 14 Sports Fans London Entertainment/Shutterstock The two enjoyed watching the Phoenix Suns face off against the Los Angeles Lakers in L.A. in December 2021. 05 of 14 Met Gala Ready Theo Wargo/Getty Images The couple posed together on the carpet for the Met Gala in September 2021. Osaka was one of the night's co-chairs. 06 of 14 Mirror, Mirror Naomi Osaka Instagram In September 2021, Naomi shared a series of mirror selfies with Cordae, simply captioning them with emojis, "💃🏽🕺🏽." 07 of 14 Gym Buddies Naomi Osaka Instagram When you've got a world class tennis pro for a girlfriend, you know you're bound to be hitting the gym! Cordae commented on the series of photos, saying of this gym snap, "I'm lookin swole fr 😎." 08 of 14 Read Into It Naomi Osaka Instagram In one photo, Osaka posed in the mirror while her boyfriend read a book in the background. 09 of 14 Outfit, Check Naomi Osaka Instagram 2021 was a meh year ... but not for Osaka's outfits. The athlete continued to slay her pandemic style with Cordae by her side. 10 of 14 Legends in the Making Naomi Osaka Instagram A young tennis champion and a Grammy-nominated rapper getting together and supporting each other is the type of love we can all get behind. Here, the two at the 2021 ESPY Awards. 11 of 14 Young Love Naomi Osaka/Instagram Nothing can top this adorable selfie of two stars who are the next giants in their respective careers. The pair was dating for about a year before anyone knew that they were together. Cordae said of their reasoning for keeping their relationship private, "We were dating for almost a year before people knew about us. So we kind of move very reclusively. We don't really post intimate moments, because I feel as though they're sacred. A relationship is really a sacred thing. Once you let outside influences get into it, it becomes less sacred." 12 of 14 Cordae to the Rescue Naomi Osaka/instagram The tennis prodigy shouted out her boyfriend for dropping everything to support her at the 2020 U.S. Open. "Appreciation post for the mister because I feel like it today 😂🙏🏾," she began, alongside a photo of her cuddled up next to Cordae. "this pic was right after winning the US Open finals. He stopped everything he was doing because I FaceTimed him a couple days earlier and said I was feeling sad and lonely in the bubble." "I later found out that he hopped on a plane shortly after that call and then quarantined himself for a couple days in a hotel to see me and support," she continued. She noted that his gesture was even sweeter because she's "still convinced he doesn't understand the rules of tennis lol." Whether he does or not, he's putting all his support behind his girl, which is clear on slide two. 13 of 14 Winners' Circle Matthew Stockman/Getty Cordae stood by as Osaka won big at the 2020 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in N.Y.C. In February 2021, the rapper told GQ that his first time seeing a tennis match was when he attended the 2019 US Open to support Naomi. 14 of 14 He Stan(d)s Kobe Bryant at the 2019 US Open Tennis Championships. Rob Prange/Shutterstock You can find Cordae up in the stands and up on his feet to cheer for his girl at any of her matches.