Entertainment Sports Naomi Osaka Gushes over Boyfriend Cordae's New Album: 'You're a Star and a Light' Cordae released his sophomore album, Bird’s Eye View, on Friday By Stephanie Wenger Stephanie Wenger Instagram Twitter Stephanie Wenger is a TV Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She joined the brand in 2021 as digital news writer, spanning across the site's verticals. She previously contributed to E! Online, HollywoodLife, Discover Los Angeles, Oscar.com and Hollywood.com. She appeared on air at AfterBuzz TV. She began her journalism career as an intern at Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in communications and received a Master's in journalism from the University of Southern California. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 14, 2022 02:27 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: naomi osaka/ instagram Naomi Osaka can't help but praise her boyfriend Cordae's new album, Bird's Eye View. The tennis star, 24, posted a sweet tribute to her boyfriend of three years on social media on Friday alongside a photo of the pair snuggling together. "Getting closer to someone and seeing how much love and dedication they put into their craft is truly inspiring," Osaka wrote in the caption of her Instagram post. "Makes you feel like some people are born to do certain things." She added, "@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 ❤️." The Grammy-nominated artist, 24, returned the love to Osaka in the comment section of her post, writing, "I LOVE U 2 DEATH !! U TRULY MY RIDE OR DIE BONNIE AND CLYDE JUST WAY MORE FLY." Naomi Osaka's Boyfriend Cordae Didn't Know About Her Tennis Dominance Before Meeting: 'Not My Sport' The rapper previously showed his support for Osaka when he dropped everything to join her for the 2020 U.S. Open Women's Singles final. "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," she wrote in a since deleted Instagram post. "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 added. Allen Berezovsky/Getty The Cutest Photos of Naomi Osaka and Boyfriend Cordae Prior to meeting the Osaka, Cordae admitted that tennis was is "not my sport" in GQ's Modern Love issue in February. "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," he explained.