Rihanna and Drake

Rihanna and Drake

Rihanna is planning a romantic getaway in Barbados for Drake's birthday.

The 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker will turn 30 on October 24, and his on/off girlfriend is reportedly planning a special holiday to her homeland just for the two of them.

A source told HollywoodLife.com: "She's planning a surprise trip for him to Barbados! It'll be just the two of them. She's really excited for this and wants her plan to go smoothly. She's even told her family about it and they're expecting to give Drake a huge birthday party."

But their trip isn't all about partying with the 28-year-old and her family, as the 'Work' musician reportedly has ulterior motives behind her birthday present.

The source added: "Honestly, the trip is more for her than it is for him. It's a test to see if he can give up the clubs, the after parties and the whole turn-up scene with his crew, and do something more low key and special with her."

While Rihanna and Drake have never officially confirmed their romance, they recently had matching shark tattoos as a permanent reminder of a date they went on to a Toronto aquarium, where the 'One Dance' singer bought his girlfriend a toy shark as a memento.

The 'We Found Love' singer's usual tattoo artist Keith 'Bang Bang' McCurdy etched the couple with their new inkings, and shared a picture of Rihanna's artwork on Instagram.

He wrote: "Camo shark for my dear friend @badgalriri. Also... I just found out you can zoom on IG- enjoy :).(sic)"

At the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) at Madison Square Garden in New York in August, Drake admitted he had been "in love" with Rihanna for years.

Presenting the 'S&M' hitmaker with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, he said of the brunette beauty: "She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22 years old. She's one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I've looked up to her, even though she's younger than me. She's a living, breathing legend in our industry, ladies and gentleman, the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for 2016, Rihanna."

tagged in