Ariana Grande Is Back With Ex Jai Brooks, Confirms Duet With Justin Bieber
Ariana Grande has had quite the week.
First, she performed on Thursday, May 1, at the iHeart Radio Music Awards in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium, where she had Luke Bryan less-than-impressed. Then, the "Problem" singer was caught making out with ex boyfriend, Jai Brooks, after her performance. The next day, Grande confirmed on Ryan Seacrest's morning show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest, she's collaborating with none other than Justin Bieber.
Multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly the 20-year-old recently got back together with Brooks. After performing her new single "Problem,” the songstress embraced her boyfriend with a kiss as caught by X17 Online outside the Shrine Auditorium.
Brooks, a member of the Australian YouTube comedy and prank group, The Janoskians, embraced his girlfriend while wearing a backwards hat and button down. Grande still had on her white go-go boots and sweater she wore at the iHeart Radio event.
As for the Bieber duet, both Grande and the "Boyfriend" singer had been hinting about a possible collaboration earlier this week.
Bieber posted on May 1: "Congrats @arianagrande on your number 1 song," along with the cryptic hashtag: "#arianabieberduet ??" Then, the duo's manager Scooter Braun added fuel to the fire, posting the same pic of Bieber and Grande in the studio, with the caption: "Always expect the unexpected. Home team. @justinbieber @arianagrande wow!!!!"
Grande finally confirmed the duet rumors during her Seacrest chat.
“I’m excited about it,” she said. "Justin wrote it and he brought the idea to me. And I was really excited to hear it and I’m excited to work with him."
"I’ve wanted to work with him for a while. And I know it’s something our fans have been begging for for years now," she said.