Ariana Grande and Boyfriend Ricky Alvarez Split

Ricky Alvarez and Ariana Grande attend The Creators Party, Presented by Spotify, Cicada, Los Angeles at Cicada on February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Ricky Alvarez and Ariana Grande attend the Creators Party, presented by Spotify, Cicada, Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2016. John Shearer/Getty Images for Kitty Purry, Inc.

Time to break free. Ariana Grande and her boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez, have called it quits on their relationship, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

The “Into You” singer, 23, and the backup dancer, 25, were first linked in July 2015 when she was spotted kissing him in the now infamous #Donutgate surveillance footage.

Grande’s eagle-eyed fans also noticed that she recently deleted all of her photos with Alvarez from her Instagram account.

Last week, the “Dangerous Woman” songstress posted a couple of cryptic tweets, writing, “Life is wild … and change is f–king fantastic.” At the time, it appeared the tweets were in reference to her new hairdo.

Just two months ago, Grande appeared to be completely smitten with her beau when she gushed about him during an interview with Billboard magazine. “We’re happy. I’m a very happy girl,” she told the music publication of their relationship in May. “I have a healthy life right now, and I think that’s all anyone cares to know.”

Although the couple mostly stayed mum about their romance over the past year, they’ve been spotted displaying some major PDA on multiple occasions. In March, Grande and Alvarez were photographed making out at an afterparty in New York following her stint as the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

Grande previously dated rapper Big Sean for eight months before calling it quits in April 2015 due to conflicting schedules. She later told V magazine that the split “wasn’t that hard for me, because we were friends. So it’s chill.”

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