Since shooting to music stardom in 2013 with her highly successful platinum-certified debut album Yours Truly, Ariana Grande has established herself as an international music diva with one chart-topping hit after another. Just like her flourishing music career, the Dangerous Woman singer equally has a highly interesting private life. Let’s take a look into Ariana Grande’s relationship history; the fairy-tale romances, major breakups, her list of famous ex-lovers and lots more. For more on her background and career rise, click here.
Who is Ariana Grande Dating?
Ariana Grande’s most serious relationship yet is her whirlwind romance with comedian and actor Pete Davidson, a member of the main cast of the late-night comedy showcase Saturday Night Live. The two are said to have known each other as far back as 2014 when Grande performed on SNL and when Davidson joined the show. However, there was no initial connection between the two even though the singer had made several more appearances on the show.
It still remains unknown when they officially became an item, however, rumors about a possible romance between them first surfaced in May 2018. The couple eventually made their relationship public on May 30, 2018, via a social media post.
After going public with their romance, things went pretty fast between Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson as they got engaged a few weeks after they were confirmed to be dating. On June 11, 2018, Davidson proposed to Grande with a massive 3-carat diamond ring. The couple equally moved into a super deluxe apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York.
Ariana Grande’s Ex-Boyfriends
Actor and singer Graham Philips was Ariana Grande’s very first boyfriend, at least according to media records. The duo co-starred in the 2008 Broadway musical 13, which marked Grande’s professional acting debut. Their teenage love endured for a relatively long time as they remained together until 2011.
Ariana Grande had an on-again-off-again relationship with Australian-born comedy star Jai Brooks, a member of the Youtube comedy group The Janoskians. Interestingly, Brooks and his twin brother Luke had challenged each other to know which one of them would get the singer’s attention first. After several weeks of social media stalking, Jai Brooks eventually got lucky with Ariana Grande.
Their romance began in August 2012, however, after one year, the split up in July 2013. After a relatively long hiatus during which Ariana Grande had a fleeting romance with another celeb, the duo rekindled their flame in May 2014. This second stint equally did not endure as they eventually called it quits in August 2014.
Ariana Grande also had a brief romance with English-born music star Nathan Sykes, a former member of the now-defunct boy band The Wanted. It is widely reported that the then-teenagers initially bonded through their mutual interest in penguins and Disney films, so not surprising. The two collaborated on Grande’s 2013 single “Almost Is Never Enough” and their relationship was made official in September 2013 via a social media post by Sykes.
As cute as they appeared, the flames soon died and the couple parted ways in early 2014. It is widely alleged that distance put a major strain on their relationship and was the major cause of their split. However, the now-ex-lovers have remained amicable as evidenced by their collaboration on Sykes’ 2016 single “Over and Over Again”.
Also on the list of Ariana Grande’s past relationships is her 8-month involvement with superstar rapper Big Sean. This hip-hop power couple made sweet music together as they collaborated on Grande’s 2013 hit “Right There” as well as her 2014 single “Best Mistake”. Rumors about a possible romance between the two music stars started brewing in the summer of 2014.
Fortunately, the picture-perfect couple did not keep fans guessing for too long as they made their public debut at the 2014 MTV VMAs. Unfortunately, as beautiful as they seemed, their love story came to an end in April 2015 as stated in a joint statement from their reps. It’s been widely reported that the split was as a result of their conflicting work schedules.
Ariana Grande’s list of ex-boyfriends got more interesting with the addition of professional dancer Ricky Alvarez who worked as the singer’s backup dancer for a while. The duo first stirred up romance rumors after they shared a kiss during Ariana’s New York City Pride Parade Concert in June 2015. However, that was easily dismissed as a part of the stage performance. Their relationship eventually became public knowledge in July 2015 after they were captured locking lips in a doughnut shop. Their romance lasted for just one year as they parted ways in July 2016.
Among Ariana Grande’s celebrity exes is American rapper and music producer Mac Miller. The duo collaborated on Grande’s 2013 hit single “The Way” as well as the remix of her 2016 “Into You”. They equally featured together on Miller’s 2016 hit “My Favorite Part”. Their perfect working relationship and friendship eventually culminated in a romantic involvement. It remains unclear when their relationship became exclusive, however, Ariana Grande gave her public confirmation in September 2016 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Once the lid got off, there was no taming this lovestruck couple as they dished out as much PDAs as possible. However, their whirlwind romance came to an abrupt end in May 2018 as announced by Ariana Grande via an Instagram. Following their split, it’s been revealed that their relationship was not as rosy as it appeared as Grande has described it as ‘toxic’.