Ariana Grande: A Look Back at the Pop Star’s Love Life

Ariana Grande is an award-winning singer and actress who has starred on Broadway and in the Nickelodeon series Victorious and its spin-off Sam & Cat. But the “Dangerous Woman” songstress often makes headlines for more than just her work.

Grande’s name has been in the news for her love life as well, given some of her high-profile relationships. In June 2018, she and Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson got engaged, however, they split a few months later. From actors to rappers, here are all the famous men the pop star has dated over the years.

Pete Davidson

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live

She likely first met Davidson when she hosted the show back in March 2016. | NBC

  • Started dating in 2018

In May 2018, Grande began dating Davidson and less than a month later they got engaged. News of their romance came a few weeks after the “No Tears Left to Cry” artist confirmed that she and rapper Mac Miller had split after two years. However, their engagement was short-lived and the two called things off in October.

Davidson was also in a two-year relationship with Larry David’s daughter, Cazzie, before he and Grande started seeing each another.

Next: They were friends first. 

Mac Miller

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller

The rapper is one of the few boyfriends who appeared in her social media posts. | Ariana Grande via Instagram

  • Dated for two years

Grande and rapper Mac Miller became friends in 2012 and worked together on the songbird’s hit single “The Way” the following year. The two pals then started a romantic relationship in 2016.

However, by early May 2018, reports swirled that they were over. A source later confirmed the news to TMZ and said that they broke up following Grande’s performance at Coachella in April.

Miller died of a drug overdose on Sept. 7, 2018.

Next: This ex inspired one of her songs. 

Ricky Alvarez

Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez

Alvarez shared this photo for her June 26, 2016 birthday shortly before they split. | Ricky Alvarez via Instagram

  • Dated for about a year

Back in 2015, right around the time Grande caused a firestorm with her doughnut-licking scandal, she started dating a backup dancer from her Honeymoon tour named Ricky Alvarez.

He was the inspiration behind her song “Moonlight,” but the relationship didn’t last as Grande reportedly ended things in July 2016.

Next: She dated another hip-hop artist before Miller. 

Big Sean

Ariana Grande and Big Sean

Their relationship was short-lived but highly publicized. | Ariana Grande via Instagram

  • Dated for eight months

Mac Miller wasn’t the only rapper Grande was involved with. She began dating Big Sean in August 2014 ,but they called it quits in April 2015.  Reps for the musicians said the split was mutual and blamed it on their hectic work schedules.

In a joint statement, the pair said that they still cared for one another and would remain friends.

Next: A duet with this pop star led to a brief relationship. 

Nathan Sykes

Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes

Sykes shared this cute photo of the couple in November 2013. | Nathan Sykes via Instagram

  • Dated for four months

Following their collaboration on “Almost Is Never Enough” in 2013, Grande had a short-lived relationship with The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes. Fans were all in and even gave them the nickname “Nariana.”

The pair broke up after just a few months, but reunited in 2016 for another duet titled “Over and Over Again.”

Next: She may have cheated on this prankster. 

Jai Brooks

Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks

Their relationship was her most scandalous to date. | Jai Brooks via Instagram

  • Dated on and off for two years

The “Love Me Harder” artist and Australian YouTube prankster Jai Brooks started dating in 2012. The couple’s on-again, off-again relationship lasted until 2014 when they split following rumors that Grande had cheated on him with Sykes.

Brooks even took to Twitter to publicly call out the songstress and accused her of being unfaithful.

Next: Grande had a long-term relationship with her 13 co-star. 

Graham Phillips

Ariana Grande and Graham Phillips

There’s clearly no ill will between Grande and Phillips (left). | Graham Phillips via Instagram

  • Dated for around three years

Grande met actor Graham Phillips in 2008 during a production of the Broadway musical 13. The duo started dating until 2011 when they reportedly had a friendly breakup.

To the delight of their fans, they met up years later at a restaurant in Los Angeles for a surprise 13 reunion, which Phillips posted about on Instagram.

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