Is Ariana Grande Friends With Jungkook From BTS?

We have no tears left to cry. After years of mentioning each other, Jungkook and Ariana Grande finally met and took a picture together, at one of Ariana’s concerts. Are Ariana Grande and Jungkook from BTS friends? Here’s what we know about their friendship.

Jungkook of BTS
Jungkook of BTS | Photo by Steve Ferdman/Getty Images for Elvis Duran

Jungkook of BTS mentions Ariana Grande during interviews

It’s no secret that Jungkook is a huge Ariana Grande fan. In a few different interviews, Jungkook mentioned the artist and her music. That includes a Buzzfeed video, where Jungkook chose “No Tears Left To Cry” by Ariana Grande as his karaoke song.

Jungkook loved Ariana Grande for a while. In 2018, a fan posted a YouTube video of BTS reacting to Ariana Grande’s Billboard Music Awards performance of “No Tears Left to Cry.” It earned thousands of views and hundreds of comments, most of them noticing how much Jungkook danced during the performance.

Ariana Grande and Jungkook finally met in May 2019

After years of touring, Jungkook finally attended Ariana Grande concert in Los Angeles. During the artist’s Sweetener World Tour, Jungkook sat with Scooter Braun, where he bopped along all night to songs like “Bloodline” and “Goodnight N Go.” Later, he took to Twitter, commending Grande on her performance.

“I felt and learned a lot after seeing her stage. I am really challenged by her stage and will try harder!” tweeted Jungkook.

Afterward, the two pop stars met up and took a picture, Ariana Grande even posting the picture on her Instagram. Naturally, fans of both artists went crazy online.

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande | Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG

BTS fans were happy that the two finally met

Not only did Jungkook attend Ariana’s concert, but he saw her following his performance with BTS at Rose Bowl. Most BTS and Ariana Grande fans were happy for the singer, who finally met one of his favorite artists.

“YES, Jungkook went to Ariana’s concert right next day when he had his own in Rose Bowl,” tweeted one fan. “YES, he dropped a whole tweet dedicated to the fact how much this experience meant to him. YES, Ariana blessed everyone with her post on her [Instagram] and the fact her lock screen is a whole perfection.”

“And all this makes me happy, just [because] I know how much this means to Jungkookie, how much he loves and adores Ari as a performer and singer & how much he wanted to see her performing and meet in person. His dream came true, he’s the happiest and that’s all that truly matters,” said another Twitter user.

Others stated that Jungkook has a chance to meet some of his other favorite celebrities, including Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

“Jungkook has met Ariana Grande and Charlie Puth both of which are some of his favs. Maybe fate will have it that now that Tom Holland is in Korea he’ll meet with Jungkook, the Korean Spider-Man himself,” said one Twitter user.

What’s next for Jungkook and Ariana Grande? While some fans hope for a collaboration between the two singers, Ariana Grande will be on her Sweetener Tour until the end of 2019.