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A Deep Dive Into Ariana Grande’s Public Dating History

Mac Miller and Ariana Grande on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande at 'The Sweetner Sessions'Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images, Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for American Express

Pop icon Ariana Grande is definitely not lacking of colorful and chaotic experiences when it comes to romance. Throughout the years, the “Thank U, Next” hitmaker has dated a number of men, both low and high profile.

We delved into Ariana Grande’s full dating and relationship history. If you want to take a look back at her past love life, then keep scrolling.

Ariana Grande’s Dating History:

1. Graham Phillips

Starring alongside each other in 13: The Musical, Grande and the Evan Almighty the actors met and brewed their romance in 2008. They parted ways in December 2011 but nevertheless remained friends. It’s not clear if the two are strongly connected up to this day, but they hung out in 2016 for a 13 reunion.

2. Nathan Sykes

Grande and Nathan Sykes’ sparks began to fly back when they were shooting the music video for their duet “Almost Is Never Enough.” The two confirmed fans’ dating speculations on Twitter. However, their love relationship was short-lived, ending after five months, due to their distance.

3. Jai Brooks

Jai Brooks attempted to grab Grande’s attention by tweeting her and creating a video for her explaining why she should date him in July 2012. Failing to resist Brooks’ charm, Grande gave him a chance. The pair’s romance was on and off until they officially ended in 2014.

4. Big Sean

Grande and Big Sean first sparked romance rumors when fans witnessed them kissing at a movie theater. The two dated for almost nine months and decided to part ways because of their conflicting tour schedules. Despite their separation, they have remained friends, with Sean on On Air with Ryan Seacrest that the pop singer is “very, very special.”

5. Ricky Alvarez

In her May 2016 Billboard cover story, Grande shortly got real about her romance with Ricky Alvarez. It was later on announced that she and the former backup dancer broke up after a year of dating. While she didn’t address the split, she gave a glimpse of their romance through her song “Moonlight,” which was said to be about their first kiss.

6. Mac Miller

Grande went Instagram official with Mac Miller in 2016, posting a photo of her and the rapper hugging on the floor with the caption “baabyyy.” They called it quits in May 2018 after two years of dating. Four months later, Miller tragically died of an accidental drug overdose.

7. Pete Davidson

Following her breakup with Miller, Grande began dating the Saturday Night Live star, kicking off their whirlwind romance. Davidson went publicly official with Grande via Instagram, posting a photo of him and Grande posing in Harry Potter wizard robes. The duo, however, parted ways in October 2018 after their short-lived engagement.

8. Mikey Foster

The public noticed Grande and Foster’s sparks when the two made out in their collaborative “Boyfriend” music video. Their relationship, nonetheless, didn’t last long. They ended their romance in early 2020.

9. Dalton Gomez

In March 2020, a source revealed that Grande started dating luxury real estate agent Dalton Gomez two months prior. They got engaged in March 2020 and married each other in May 2021. Two years later, news broke stating the the two have already separated and “have been quietly and lovingly working on their friendship.”

10. Ethan Slater

Shortly after her split from Gomez, the public was surprised to know that Grande is dating her Wicked co-star Ethan Slater. According to a source, Grande and Slater sparked romance after he broke up with his wife Lilly and after she ended things with Gomez. Furthermore, the source explained that they are having “a lot of fun together and are enjoying each other’s company.”

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