By Jessica DeRubbo

Apparently we’re getting a glimpse into the rumored celebrity relationship of Nick Cannon and rumored girlfriend Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas. The Mariah Carey’s ex and TLC crooner have been spotted together quite a bit lately, and the word on the street is that they’re a celebrity couple. In fact, E! News obtained an exclusive photo of the two in a new music video for Cannon’s new music video for “If I Was Your Man,” according to EOnline.com.  In the photo, the pair are wearing matching sleepwear, and Cannon is rapping to the camera with his open silk pajamas, while Chilli is behind him wearing matching lingerie. About the potential couple, a source said, “Nick loves how chill Chilli is. Chilli is very family oriented and into God. She is also a very spiritual person with a kind soul. She is not drama and that’s important for him.”

This rumored celebrity couple is going public with their romance in a big way. What are some defining ways to show your friends and family you’re in a new relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Formally announcing your new relationship to family and friends seems a little bit too awkward and official. Cupid has some similarly defining ways to get them in the know without making an awkward announcement:

1. Ask to invite them to a family dinner:
If you have a standing day you meet up with your family for dinner, ask if you can bring your partner along. Unless you specifically tell your fam that this is a platonic invite, they’ll connect the dots all on their own. Plus, once you get there, make sure to do a little light PDA to bring things into focus for them. Even a pat on the leg or a hug of the shoulders will do the trick.

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2. Bring them up in daily conversation: If you bring up your partner in normal conversation on a consistent basis, your family and friends will get the picture. Eventually they might ask what the deal is, but even that is better than having to make a formal announcement out of the blue.

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3. Post a photo on social media: You don’t necessarily need to update your Facebook status to “in a relationship,” but simply posting a cute photo of the two of you on Instagram will put the message out there, especially if you’re somewhat cozy in the pic. At the very least, it’ll spark some conversations with your loved ones, which will make the announcement a lot more natural.

What are some other ways to let everyone know you’re in a relationship without making an official announcement? Share your thoughts below.