Ariana Grande Ex-Boyfriends From Big Sean & Mac Miller, To Pete Davidson Split

23 January 2020, 16:13

Ariana Grande's relationship history includes famous faces from Big Sean, the late Mac Miller and her most recent ex, Pete Davidson, so let's take a look back through her dating history.

At just 26-years-old, Ariana Grande is one of the biggest stars on the planet and with that territory comes a very public knowledge of who she is dating and has dated in the past.

Her relationship history features some pretty famous faces, some of whom she's collaborated with, and some whirlwind romances.

So, let's take a dive into the relationship past of Ariana Grande, from her two year romance with Mac Miller, to her called off engagement to Saturday Night Live comedian, Pete Davidson.

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Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks

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Back at the beginning of Ariana's singing career in 2012, she started a long distance relationship with Australian YouTuber Jai Brooks- who started a competition with his brother to see who could get her attention, which the singer's mum spotted and told Ariana to message him!

They dated for about a year, flying back and forth to surprise each other, but it all ended when he publicly accused the singer of cheating on him with The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes- who she had a song with, called 'Almost Is Never Enough', something she has strongly denied, claiming Jai simply wanted 'his fifteen minutes of fame'.

They also briefly broke up when Jai surprised Ariana on the set of her music video with Mac Miller (where they spent the entire video kissing), which is slightly awks as they continued on to have a two year relationship *side eyes*.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean

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Ariana started dating Big Sean, a rapper signed to Kanye West's music label, in 2014 and they made their public debut at the 2015 Grammy's, name dropping him in her infamous ex track, 'thank u, next' with the lyric "thought I'd end up with Sean/but he wasn't a match."
Their relationship lasted for about 8 months, and they were actually super cute together and performed their songs such as 'Best Mistake' and 'Right There' together on a number of occasions. 
We do wonder if those songs will ever get performed again or have joined the back catalogues forevermore. The pair supposedly ended because of their busy schedules and neither were upset because 'they remain such good friends'. Hmmm.

Big Sean is currently dating 'Post To Be' singer Jhene Aiko, who is pictured here at the 2015 Grammy's alongside Ariana. Awks. The pair were spotted leaving a studio in LA together in 2019 which got tongues wagging, but nothing came of their rendez-vous.

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Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez

Ariana Grande with boyfriend Ricky Alvarez
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Following the end of Ariana's relationship with Big Sean, she briefly dated one of her dancers named Ricky Alvarez. Ricky became one of Ariana's dancers in April 2014 before talk of a relationship between the two was sparked when they kissed on stage during a 2015 live show.
Ariana and Ricky dated for just over a year before she tweeted 'life is wild and change is f***ing fantastic' and hinted that the couple's relationship had come to an end. Neither Ariana nor Ricky has spoken out about the reasons behind their split.
The couple were caught up in an infamous scandal after they visited a doughnut shop and were filmed secretly licking doughnuts, quickly being slammed by both fans and the press, before issuing a public apology on Twitter.

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller

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Ariana's longest relationship was (publicly) two years long with the late rapper and singer Malcolm James McCormick AKA Mac Miller.
They first hooked up in 2013 when they collaborated on track 'The Way', but only went public in 2016 after being spotted cozying up in various places, with Ariana coyly confirming the relationship during an appearance on Ellen after posting an Instagram of them with the caption 'baby.'
Mac supported Ariana after the Manchester attacks in 2017 and the couple were still together when Ari released 'No Tears Left To Cry' and performed it at Coachella back in April 2018.
Fans were completely shocked when the pair ended in May 2018, but Ariana quickly explained how she couldn't date a man "who couldn't keep his sh*t together" and struggled with his sobriety- Mac was arrested after totalling his car whilst driving drunk days after their split was announced.
They were a couple for just under two years, but tragically Mac Miller passed away in September 2018 after a drug overdose at the age of 26.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

Ariana Grande and ex boyfriend Pete Davidson
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In what had been a total whirlwind romance, SNL comedian/actor Pete Davidson and Ariana got together after spending time together when she appeared on the comedy show in 2018, telling her tour manager, 'I'm going to marry that man' after working in the writers room with him.

The pair quickly became inseparable before confirming their engagement just weeks after getting together and she dropped a whole track titled 'pete davidson' on her album, Sweetener.

However, after a matter of months of being engaged, Ariana and Pete split and Pete has even deleted his Instagram account fuelling the rumours that it hadn't ended on good terms.

It's been suggested that the recent death of Mac Miller and its effect on Ariana played a big part in the couple's split, however that has remained unconfirmed as the pair remain silent on the reasons behind their split. 

She's touched heavily on the split in her album 'thank u, next' with tracks 'In My Head', 'ghostin', and of course, 'thank u, next', so if you want any more tea, have a big ol' listening party!