Bella Hadid & Drake. Picture: Instagram

Drake and Bella Hadid are reportedly "no longer talking" following a brief romance after he was said to have "ghosted her".

The 31-year-old rapper and the 21-year-old model were said to have started "casually dating" in October - around a year after she split from The Weeknd - but he has reportedly called time on their short fling by ceasing communication with her. 

WATCH: Drake slams fan for groping female concert-goers

A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Things ended over text when he basically ghosted her."

Drake and Bella's short-lived romance was recently said to have caused friction between the 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker and fellow musician The Weeknd. 

An insider said: "They both hang in the same Toronto crew and now they're having to pick sides. The Weeknd performed and people on Drake's side were like, 'I can't show up to that ... Got to have allegiance.'

"They aren't getting along right now ... The groups are beefing because [Drake] broke the bro code. They 100 per cent hooked up."

Speculation the pair had hooked up increased in October when Drake attended Bella's 21st birthday in New York City. 

The Weeknd - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - dated Bella for nearly two years until their split and then got together with Selena Gomez, but the pair recently went their separate ways, too, after she was romantically linked with her ex Justin Bieber. 

Justin's ex Yovanna Ventura and The Weeknd have now sparked speculation they are an item after they were spotted holding hands at French Montana's birthday party. 

A source recently said: "The Weeknd was there hand in hand with Yovanna Ventura all night.

"They arrived together. They were holding hands. He was there for a solid two hours with her and everywhere they went they held hands."