September 8, 2016 11:47 AM EDT

Despite rumors, public affection, a long history of flirtation, and a certain shark tattoo that Rihanna recently got, Drake’s father contends that the pair are “just friends.”

Drake’s dad, Dennis Graham, told TMZ on Wednesday night that there’s “no relationship.”

“They’re friends, they’ve been friends for years,” he insisted, and went on to say that there was no relationship when pressed if they were “settling down.”

“I don’t know about settling down. No, they’re friends,” he said. “There’s no relationship, they’re friends.”

So there you have it, folks. Around the world, Aubrih fans’ hearts are breaking.

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