Thank u, next. Ariana Grande is no stranger to relationships and breakups. Whether it was falling head over heels for Mac Miller or being briefly engaged to Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, Grande has opened up her heart to love — and loss.
Grande grew close to Big Sean in 2014, but they broke up eight months later due to conflicting tour schedules. The Finally Famous rapper tweeted at the time of the split “Just know I love u and I care for ya.”
Grande followed up with her own tweet, “Love u babes the most,” and Big Sean wrote back, “You just can’t imagine.”
The “Love Me Harder” singer then dated her backup dancer Ricky Alvarez from 2015 to 2016.
The “God Is a Woman” singer later was linked to Mac Miller for two years, until their breakup in May 2018. Grande started dating Pete Davidson shortly after the split.
A source exclusively told Us that the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer is “absolutely heartbroken” over the death of her ex. She paid tribute to Miller a week later with a glimpse at her memories with the rapper.
“i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it,” the pop star captioned an Instagram video of Miller at the time. “we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do.”
She concluded: “you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.”
A month later Grande and Davidson decided to call off their engagement.
“She was not ready to be a in a relationship and she saw that,” a source told Us in October. “Ariana pulled the plug, and then they decided to cool things off for a while.”
Another source told Us that same month that Miller’s death “put a tremendous amount of strain” on the duo’s relationship.
After working together on the song “Boyfriend,” Grande started dating Mikey Foster in August 2019. After their short-lived fling, the Florida native met Gomez in February 2020 and everything changed.
“He is the type of guy she has been looking for,” a source told Us in August 2020. “He’s very protective of her, will go out of his way for her and does little things that are chivalrous. Dalton will go above and beyond to meet her needs.”
“Ariana sees something different in Dalton that she has never seen before in guys she has previously dated,” the insider added.
The twosome announced their engagement in December 2020.
“Forever n then some,” Grande captioned the announcement via Instagram with a series of photos of her cuddling with the real estate agent and of her engagement ring.
Us confirmed in May 2021 that the happy couple officially tied the knot in a small ceremony.
“They got married,” Grande’s rep confirmed to Us. “It was tiny and intimate — less than 20 people. The room was so happy and full of love. The couple and both families couldn’t be happier.”
Scroll down to relive all the Scream Queens star’s romances over the years.