By Noelle Downey

It’s possible there’s a new celebrity couple in Hollywood, and Cupid is here with all the hot gossip on this celebrity news. According to UsMagazine.com, Nicki Minaj played it cool when speaking to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on whether or not she and rapper Nas were dating or not. When pressed, Minaj admitted, “He’s so dope.” Upon further discussion it was revealed that while Minaj thought Nas was “kind of cute” and she admitted they had had some sleepovers, she also asserted, “I’m just chilling right now. I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating men. I might make an exception to the rule for him ’cause he’s so dope.” The Hollywood relationship was first noted when Minaj shared an Instagram post of the two cuddling at a restaurant. A source claims, “They were laughing a lot. They looked very cute together. No PDA, but they looked like a couple.”

There may be a new celebrity couple, but Nicki Minaj is being coy about it. What are some benefits to waiting to tell your friends and family about your new relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

When it comes to keeping a relationship private, Cupid is here with three benefits to not telling your friends and family when you enter a new relationship:

1. You can enjoy the honeymoon phase in peace: When you first start dating someone there’s a period where it’s all just total bliss and discovery. You’re newly together and getting to know all the things that you love about the person in a new and more intimate way. You probably have stars in your eyes and your heart is constantly fluttering. There’s something to be said for riding that high as long as possible and staying in your fantasy world where it’s just you and your partner at the beginning. It can be nice to feel like your secret romance is just between you two, and remember, you can always reveal your relationship, but you’ll never be able to get this sweet private time back.

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2. You can avoid family drama: It’s an unfortunate but true fact, many families pass judgment on the people that their family members bring home. If you’re sure there’s some silly reason that your parents and/or siblings will find fault with your significant other, then there’s no need to draw your partner into that mess before you’re ready. It’s important to note that every one has a different relationship with their family, and if yours is tumultuous, there’s no contract that says you have to reveal the details of your personal life to them. If your relationship is healthier without them meddling in it or casting judgment, then take refuge in privacy and avoid any unnecessary family drama.

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3. You can sneak around: Many couples find it romantic or even sexy when they’re keeping a relationship a secret, even if it’s for no real, high-stakes reason. Meeting up at hotels, sneaking kisses behind your friend’s backs, holding hands under the table, there’s something exciting about turning your newfound relationship into a covert operation. While most likely eventually this magic will fade and you’ll start wanting the more traditional openness of a relationship, if it’s still fun or you and your partner to sneak around, then by all means, indulge yourselves!

Have you ever decided to keep a relationship secret? How did it go? Let us know in the comments!