Ariana Grande Ex-Boyfriends From Pete Davidson & Mac Miller, To Big Sean
16 December 2020, 14:18
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 27-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, but these days she's happily loved up with real estate boyfriend Dalton Gomez.
So, let's take a dive into the very well known relationship past of Ariana Grande, from her two year romance with the late rapper, Mac Miller, to her highly publicised engagement to and subsequent split from Saturday Night Live comedian, Pete Davidson.
Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks
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'.
Ariana Grande and Big Sean
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.
He is one of the exes she name dropped 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.
Big Sean is now with Jhené Aikoo, who he's been dating since 2016 after becoming friends in 2012 and collaborating together on numerous occasions over the years.
Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez
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.
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.
Neither Ariana nor Ricky has spoken out about the reasons behind their split but they're on great terms now after he joked about being name checked in 'thank u, next' and it was laughs all around.
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller
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.
In both her 'thank u, next' and 'Positions' albums, Ariana drops subtle lyrics about missing Mac.
In 'just like magic' she sings, "Take my pen and write some love letters to Heaven."
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
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 even deleted his Instagram account fuelling the rumours that it hadn't ended on good terms.
It's been suggested that the 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 although she pointed out in a 2019 interview with Vogue it was 'never going to last'.
She 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!
Ariana Grande and Mikey Foster
After reportedly keeping their rumoured romance out of the spotlight since they 'started dating' in August 2019, Ariana and Social House star Mikey Foster ended their relationship in February this year.
The couple are thought to have grown close while filming their music video for 'Boyfriend' in summer last year.
However, in March, a source close to the pair told Us Weekly they ended it "around a month ago", despite being spotted in Disneyland together weeks prior.
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
Ariana has been dating real estate tycoon Dalton since February 2020, after the pair were pictured locking lips in a bar outside of LA.
They then went into quarantine together, quickly growing close as Ari took some well-deserved downtime at home and out of the spotlight, meaning she was able to keep their blossoming relationship private for months.
She has shared the occasional snap of Dalton on social media, proving she's seriously loved up.