I think YOLO culture has taken Tyra over ya’ll. I know it’s a little early to freak out this rumor, and some of my aversion has to do with the fact that I would probably sacrifice a future child to not hear Drake whine on another track again, but I am genuinely concerned about reports that these two might be chillin,’ kickin’ it, spending time together, and dare I say it, dating.
A random observer snapped a few pics of the media mogul model and the Canadian rapper spending the day together in the Magical Kingdom of Walt Disney World and they definitely appeared to be on a casual date as they stopped in a churro shop to grab a snack. The sighting doesn’t have to mean anything but it very well could, and so I don’t come off as a total hater, let me start with the potential positives. Both could do worse. In fact, for Drake, dating Tyra is a huge come up from the video chicks he dated and the time he spent chasing around Nicki Minaj and Rihanna hoping they would give his sing-songy behind the time of day. For Tyra, this could be a boost to the ego. At 38, snagging a 25-year-old has her knocking right on that cougar door, but whether that’s good or not depends on if you look at cougardom as a positive or an act of desperation. Number three, no, nevermind, I think that’s about all I have for pluses.
My main concern in this whole situation is Tyra. Number one, she just broke up with well-established investment banker John Utendahl some months ago after a pretty long relationship and then she was rumored to have found her a Bali boo while on her “eat, pray, love” excursion following the breakup. The second tale could easily have just been tabloid talk but going from John to Drake is like night and day. He’s got the money but maturity? Not so much. This is the man who said he just got over sleeping with a different woman every night and we all know he is a serial crusher, which brings me to my next point.
I do not want to see Tyra Banks end up in a lyric. She could quite possibly already be in one because it seems all you have to do is look at Drake the right way and that boy is in love. That type of affection can be tempting but the thing is, it doesn’t really last long for the Young Money label mate living by the motto, you only live once. Someone should put him on the remix to Jay-Z’s “On to the Next One” because that man wastes no time doing just that. He may have literally shed tears over Rihanna back when she dissed him when he first came out, a few weeks later he said he loved Nicki, after that he loved Serena, then there were a couple of miscellaneous video girls he was loving up on until one had a problem with him and his colored contacts (I can’t explain it). All I’m saying is he’s young and living life and probably not about to slow down for a nearly-40 Harvard grad with a hugely successful empire behind her.
Now it’s very possible Tyra is just living too. She has clearly stated that she doesn’t feel two people in love necessarily have to get married but when she was with John she did mention that they wanted to have kids. I’m not trying to be all in her ovaries or anything but the clock is definitely ticking and I just can’t see her ringing up Drake as her baby daddy.
A zillion more pictures and rumors will probably come out before these two deny this relationship up and down so we’ll just have to listen out for that next Drake track and any reference to a top model, Harvard grad, Cali native, etc. who he fell in love with over night. As long as nobody’s tattooing anything on one another so we know it’s real, I guess I can deal with this union.
What do you think about Drake and Tyra dating? Can you see it?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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