After more than a year of dating — filled with plenty of dancing, booth-building, and the occasional doughnut-licking — Ariana Grande and her backup dancer boyfriend Ricky Alvarez have reportedly called it quits.
A source confirmed the split to Entertainment Tonight after Grande seemingly deleted all traces of Alvarez from her Instagram (he, on the other hand, hasn’t erased his pics of her ... at least not yet). Grande also cryptically tweeted about change earlier this week, writing, “life is wild” followed by “and change is fucking fantastic.”
Grande, 23, and Alvarez, 25, met when he became a backup dancer on her Honeymoon tour. They’ve been linked since last summer, when they were spotted kissing at a bakery in California, where surveillance cameras infamously caught her licking a doughnut she hadn’t purchased.
The pair kept their relationship mostly low-key, but when asked about Alvarez by Billboard magazine earlier this year, Grande said, “We’re happy. I’m a very happy girl. I have a healthy life right now, and I think that’s all anyone cares to know.”
In happier news for Arianators, your girl’s nominated for five Video Music Awards, and you can vote for her here!