Since becoming a musical star 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 hit after another. Just like her flourishing music career, the singer Dangerous Woman has a highly interesting private life. Let’s take a look at Ariana Grande’s relationship history: the fairytale romances, the big breakups, her list of famous ex-lovers, and much more. You can find more information about her background and her professional career here.
Who is Ariana Grande Dating?
Ariana Grande’s most serious relationship to date is her whirlwind romance with comedian and actor Pete Davidson, a member of the main cast of the night comedy show Saturday Night Live. The two are said to have known each other since 2014 when Grande appeared in SNL and Davidson joined the show. However, there was no initial connection between the two, although the singer had made several other appearances in the show.
It is still unknown when they officially became the subject of discussion, but rumors of a possible romance between the two first surfaced in May 2018. The couple finally made their relationship public on May 30, 2018, through a post in social media.
After their romance came to light, the affair between Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson went pretty quickly when they got engaged a few weeks after their engagement was confirmed. On June 11, 2018, Davidson Grande proposed marriage with a massive 3-carat diamond ring. The couple also moved to a super deluxe apartment in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, New York.
Ariana Grande’s Ex-Boyfriends
The actor and singer Graham Philips was Ariana Grande’s very first friend, at least according to media reports. The duo played the leading role in the 2008 Broadway musical 13, with which Grande made his debut as a professional actor. Their teenage love lasted relatively long, as they stayed together until 2011.
Ariana Grande had a recurring relationship with the 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 of them would attract the singer’s attention first. After several weeks of stalking in social media, Jai Brooks finally had luck with Ariana Grande.
Their romance began in August 2012, but after a year they separated in July 2013. After a relatively long break, during which Ariana Grande had a fleeting romance with another celebrity, the duo rekindled a new flame in May 2014. This second phase did not last long either, as they finally ended in August 2014.
Ariana Grande also had a brief romance with England born music star Nathan Sykes, a former member of the now-disbanded boy band The Wanted. It is widely reported that the teenagers of the time first came together through their shared interest in penguins and Disney films, which is not surprising. The two collaborated on Grande’s single “Almost Is Never Enough” in 2013, and their relationship was made official in September 2013 through a social media post by Sykes.
As sweet as they looked, the flames soon went out and in early 2014 the couple parted ways. It is widely claimed that the distance was a great strain on their relationship and was the main reason for their separation. However, the now ex-lovers remained friendly, as their collaboration on Sykes’ single “Over and Over Again” from 2016 proves.
Also on Ariana Grande’s list of past relationships is her 8-month engagement with the superstar rapper Big Sean. This hip-hop power couple made sweet music together when they collaborated on Grande’s hit “Right There” in 2013 and their single “Best Mistake” in 2014. Rumors of a possible romance between the two music stars began to brew in the summer of 2014.
Fortunately, the beautiful couple didn’t leave fans in the dark for too long when they made their public debut at the 2014 MTV VMAs. Unfortunately, their love story, as beautiful as they seemed, ended in April 2015, according to a joint statement by their representatives. It was widely reported that the separation was a consequence of their conflicting working hours.
The list of Ariana Grande’s ex-boyfriends was made even more interesting by professional dancer Ricky Alvarez, who worked for a while as a background dancer for the singer. The duo first stirred up romantic rumors after sharing a kiss during Ariana’s New York City Pride parade concert in June 2015. However, this was easily dismissed as part of the stage performance. Their relationship finally became public in July 2015 after they were caught lip-contacting in a doughnut store. Their romance lasted only one year when their paths parted in July 2016.
Ariana Grande’s prominent ex-boyfriends include American rapper and music producer Mac Miller. The duo collaborated on Grande’s hit single “The Way” from 2013 and on the remix of “Into You” from 2016. They also appeared together on Miller’s hit “My Favorite Part” from 2016. Their perfect working relationship and friendship finally culminated in a romantic entanglement. It remains unclear when their relationship became exclusive, but Ariana Grande publicly confirmed it in September 2016 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
When the lid opened, this pair of lovers was untameable, as they handed out as many PDAs as possible. However, their stormy romance came to an abrupt end in May 2018, as Ariana Grande announced on Instagram. After their separation, it turned out that their relationship was not as rosy as Grande had described it as “toxic”.