Anyone who has listened to Thank U, Next knows that our girl Ari has entered into an era of focusing on herself and her friendships instead of dating right now. But people still can’t help but speculate that Ariana Grande is back together with Ricky Alvarez.
Rumors that the singer and her ex and former backup dancer had rekindled their love fired up when Ricky posted a very handsome photo of himself featuring a new buzzed and bleached hairdo. Ariana appeared to approve of the makeover as she wrote “these colors are sick,” which sent fans into a frenzy.
“Whats about you and Ariana? We all want to know” one particularly excited fan asked. But the Grammy nominee quickly shot down any speculation on the comments section. “We’re friends everyone take a big ol breather,” she replied.
Grande and Alvarez were first romantically linked in the summer of 2015. And though they called it quits one year later, the pair are still pals. In fact, the singer literally wrote “friends forever” on Ricky’s Burn Book page during the video’s Mean Girls homage. Ariana even jokingly apologized to the dancer for giving him “the worst line.” “It was meant v lovingly,” she wrote on Instagram about the single’s first verse, where she sings “Wrote some songs about Ricky/ Now I listen and laugh.”
So thank you, next, but the rumors that Ariana Grande is back together with Ricky Alvarez are false. Plus, let’s not forget she’s now in a relationship with a girl named Ari, and we’re so good with that!