New York Fashion Week has been one continuous date night for Kehlani and YG, who made their brand new relationship Instagram official this week.
The new couple was seen leaving the KITH runway show holding hands. When asked by reporters if their appearance together meant they were officially in a relationship, Kehlani confirmed the news with an “mmmhmm” captured by TMZ cameras. Shortly afterward, Kehlani posted a photo of the two cuddling at dinner with the caption “cats out the bag.” We see you sis!
YG returned the love with a photo of the two with the nickname “Baelani.”
Little is known about how exactly Kehlani, 24, and YG, 29, first met. However, the singer revealed on Twitter that their relationship had been five years in the making.
Kehlani also told WWD that she and her new bae hadn’t planned to debut their relationship right when cameras first spotted them. “We were very frustrated,” she explained. “But we had planned to pop out anyway. We’re not trying to hide — it’s love. The paparazzi just caught us. It happens.”
The couple has more in common than just their obvious love of tattoos. Both artists are from the West Coast (Kelhani is from Oakland while YG hails from Compton), and they’re also parents. YG has two daughters from a prior relationship: Harmony, 4, and Vibe, 2 months. Kehlani gave birth to her daughter Adeya in March with ex-boyfriend and guitarist Javaughn White.
Scroll through the gallery of Kehlani and YG taking love by storm at New York Fashion Week.
West Coast Love Story
According to TMZ, these two have actually been dating for months. YG and his ex-girlfriend, Catelyn Sparks, were apparently already broken up by the time they welcomed their daughter Vibe in July.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: YG and Kehlani attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebrates "ICONS By Carine Roitfeld" Presented By Cartier at The Plaza Hotel on September 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
You can't fake this kind of happy.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: YG and Kehlani attend as Harper's BAZAAR celebrates "ICONS By Carine Roitfeld" at The Plaza Hotel presented by Cartier - Arrivals on September 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAAR )
Famous Run Ins
The couple snaps a flick with Joseph Sikora (aka Tommy) of Power.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Kehlani, Joseph Sikora, and YG attends as Harper's BAZAAR celebrates "ICONS By Carine Roitfeld" at The Plaza Hotel presented by Cartier - Inside on September 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAAR )
The two went cozy yet stylish for the DKNY show.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: YG (L) and Kehlani attends the DKNY 30th anniversary party at St. Ann's Warehouse on September 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/FilmMagic)
YG and Kehlani were giving us '90s flashbacks at the Phillip Lim show.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: YG and Kehlani are seen outside the Phillip Lim show during New York Fashion Week S/S20 on September 09, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
Right By My Side
They have that new relationship glow!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Artist Kehlani attends the 3.1 Phillip Lim front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images NYFW: The Shows)