The Cutest Photos of Naomi Osaka and Boyfriend Cordae

The four-time Grand Slam singles champion and the Grammy-nominated rapper โ€” who've been dating for three years โ€” are expecting their first baby!

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Young Love

Cordae and Tennis Player Naomi Osaka pose after the WBA World Lightweight Championship title bout between Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on May 28, 2022 in New York City.
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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."

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Courtside Couple

Naomi Osaka, Cordae
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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."

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Proud Girlfriend

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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 โค๏ธ"

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Sports Fans

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The two enjoyed watching the Phoenix Suns face off against the Los Angeles Lakers in L.A. in December 2021.

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Met Gala Ready

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The couple posed together on the carpet for the Met Gala in September 2021. Osaka was one of the night's co-chairs.

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Mirror, Mirror

Naomi Osaka, Cordae
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In September 2021, Naomi shared a series of mirror selfies with Cordae, simply captioning them with emojis, "๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ."

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Gym Buddies

Naomi Osaka, Cordae
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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 ๐Ÿ˜Ž."

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Read Into It

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Naomi Osaka Instagram

In one photo, Osaka posed in the mirror while her boyfriend read a book in the background.

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Outfit, Check

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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.

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Legends in the Making

Naomi Osaka, Cordae
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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.

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Young Love

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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."

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Cordae to the Rescue

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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.

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Winners' Circle

Naomi Osaka, Cordae
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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.

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He Stan(d)s

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You can find Cordae up in the stands and up on his feet to cheer for his girl at any of her matches.

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