Does Ariana Grande Have a New Boyfriend and Is She Making the Same Mistake?

It’s been 10 months since Ariana Grande split from her former fiancé, Pete Davidson, and she may be ready to start dating again. Rumors surfaced recently that she has a new man in her life — someone with similar talents and interests. But she may be repeating the same mistakes that drove her and Davidson apart. Is there any truth to these rumors? Has Grande finally moved on? Here’s what we know. 

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Is Ariana Grande dating Mikey Foster?

Fans started to whisper about a possible love match as soon as Grande’s new video was released. Boyfriend, a collaboration with music duo Social House, features Grande and one half of the duo, Mikey Foster, in some heavy make-out scenes. The steamy scenes had fans remarking on their sexy chemistry. 

But that alone is enough to spark romance rumors, after all, lots of artists kiss for videos. However, shortly after the song dropped, Foster left a very sweet birthday message for Grande on Instagram. He posted a childhood photo of Grande — where did he get that? — along with the caption: “Ur [sic] one of the most incredible people the universe has to offer. I hope this year offers u nothing but the joy u deserve. Love u. happy birthday.” He ended the message with a blue heart emoji. 

Grande responded to the birthday wish by commenting on the post, “love u sooooo much.”

Fans immediately had questions and started commenting about what a cute couple they would make. Unfortunately, Grande didn’t respond to any of the requests from fans on social media for more information on her relationship status. 

A source told the Blast: “The two stars have been seriously enjoying each other’s company, and have quietly been elevating their relationship. However, they are far from boyfriend/girlfriend… and are apparently just feeling things out.”

Is Ariana Grande repeating her mistakes?

When Grande called it quits with Davidson, many blamed their relationship troubles on the speed of their commitment. They became engaged after a little more than a month of dating. A source told People: “It was way too much too soon.” 

Is Grande history repeating itself? While she hasn’t been shy about posting photos with Foster, Grande hasn’t officially confirmed their relationship. She may be sharing too much with the public, which isn’t good for an early relationship, but as far as we know, she hasn’t made any commitments to Foster. 

Grande seems like a woman who wears her heart on her sleeve. When she falls in love, she wants to share it with the world. And that’s only natural, lots of us non-famous people do the same thing. But the difference is, that we don’t then have millions of strangers commenting on our love life, and making unwelcome statements or judgments. 

Will Ariana Grande’s relationship with Mikey Foster last?

Everything is so new, so it’s hard to make a real judgment on their relationship. However, one issue that might be a deal-breaker: drug use. 

Grande recently dealt with the devastating loss of her ex, Mac Miller, from a drug overdose. It was very hard on her and made it difficult for her to deal with Davidson’s use of marijuana. In fact, that may have been one of the issues that pulled them apart, since Davidson is said to smoke a lot of weed, and it made Grande uncomfortable. Which is understandable, considering the way Miller died. 

We don’t have any information yet on whether Foster uses drugs at all, but this could be an issue that makes or breaks the relationship. They’ll need to be on the same page, or things could get really tough. 

Hopefully, Grande has learned her lesson from the past and won’t be jumping into this new relationship too fast. She needs to take time to learn about him — such as if Foster uses drugs — before she invests her heart.