6 Awkward Details About Drake And Millie Bobby Brown's Close Friendship

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6 Awkward Details About Drake And Millie Bobby Brown’s Friendship

Drake and Millie Bobby Brown’s friendship, as sweet as it may seem on the surface, has raised some eyebrows as of late.

At first glance, it would appear that Canadian rapper Drake and Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown have nothing in common other than they’ve both walked red carpets. However, their budding friendship became apparent in 2017 when Brown posted a photo of her and Drake on Instagram with the caption, “This guy,” complete with heart emoji.


this guy... 

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As people on the internet are wont to do with celebrities of the opposite gender hanging out together, commenters immediately assumed the two were dating. “Bang bang bang, FBI OPEN UP!!” one person wrote, with another simply saying, “...so weird.”

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So, is Brown and Drake’s friendship cute or just plain creepy? Here are the details surrounding the debate.

1. Drake and Brown first met in 2017

Brown and Drake first met in 2017 before one of Drake’s shows in Australia. The unlikely duo both posted photos of each other from the meet. “This guy,” Brown captioned hers, with Drake writing, “Hawkins Very Own.”

At first, fans of the two reveled in their relationship, with some calling it “iconic” and others tweeting that it was “the collab” everyone needs.

2. They’re big fans of each other

According to Elle, Drake is a huge Stranger Things fan. The rapper reportedly used some of his time at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards to seek out and take photos with a few of the show’s actors.  

It seems the feelings are reciprocated, as Brown and Stranger Things costar Noah Schnapp posted an Instagram video showing them doing the ‘In My Feelings’ challenge. Their rendition of the viral dance did not go unnoticed by Drake, who added their video to his final video for the song.

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3. They reportedly text each other

All of this seems innocent enough. However, at the 2018 Emmy Awards, Brown revealed that her friendship with Drake goes far beyond silly Instagram posts. “I love him,” she said. “We just texted each other the other day and he was like ‘I miss you so much,’ I was like ‘I miss you more!’” She also revealed that the rapper gives her boy advice.

4. They have a 17-year age difference

While it’s totally normal for even the most unexpected celebrities to form friendships, what makes this particular friendship so odd is their age difference. After Brown’s Emmy's statement, fans were quick to point out that it’s pretty weird for a 31-year-old to text a 14-year-old that he misses her.

"The whole thing with Millie Bobby Brown and Drake texting is weird. It's weird. Out here in the real world, would you be okay to find out a 31-year-old is regularly texting your 14-year-old daughter/son/brother/sister/etc? It's just not okay,” one fan wrote, while another made a very relatable reference to The Office to address the situation.

5. Brown defended her friendship with Drake

While Drake has steered clear of the conversation so far, Brown took to Instagram to address their friendship. “I’m lucky to have people in the business extend their time to help me further my career and offer their wisdom guidance,” Brown wrote in a story posted to her account. “It’s nice to have people understand what I do. Now get back to talking about real problems in this world other than my friendships.”

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6. Does Drake like young women?

This isn’t the first time Drake has been connected to a teenager. In August 2018, rumors surfaced that Drake was dating 18-year-old model Bella Harris after she posted an Instagram photo of the two of them.

Oddly, gossip site Crazy Days & Nights purported that it was Drake’s PR team that was “doing everything they can to show him dating someone barely legal.”

However, a source told Us Weekly in September 2018 that the two are not dating. “There is no way at all they are dating,” the source said. “He’s never dated her, isn’t dating her.” Harris even denied the dating rumors herself, posting on Instagram that she wasn’t on a date with the rapper after media outlets published that the two were out for dinner in Washington D.C.

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Micki Spollen is a YourTango editor and entertainment news writer. She also runs the travel blog Where In The World Is My Drink.