Ariana Grande’s ex cheated on her with a guy, but she says she was ‘relieved’


You probably knew this was coming. I knew this was coming as soon as I started to put together the overlapping timelines two days ago, when outlets began reporting that Ariana Grande was hooking up with/dating Big Sean. Big Sean who cheated on Naya Rivera and ended their engagement a few months ago. Ariana who had a serious boyfriend less than a month ago. The overlap makes sense for why Ariana’s boyfriend was jettisoned and why Naya has been acting so crazy. But hooking up with Big Sean hurts Ariana’s wholesome princess image, especially if it involves hurting other people. So Ariana has to reposition herself to look like the victim. Hey you guys… some dude cheated on her. WITH A DUDE.

Ariana Grande has revealed that she is “99.9 per cent positive” that her ex-boyfriend cheated on her with another man.

The experienced inspired a “cheeky song” on her new album My Everything, titled Break Your Heart Right Back, which samples Diana Ross’s gay anthem I’m Coming Out.

Speaking to Attitude about the track recently, Ariana said: “It’s about a boy who cheats on a girl with another boy. That’s a very fun concept. Well, originally it was going to be about a boy who cheats with a girl, but then I was like, ‘No, I want it to be about a boy who cheats on a girl with another boy’.”

She added to Metro: “It’s one of my favorites on the album and it’s really funny because I believe it has happened to me. I’m not 100 per cent positive, but I’m 99.9 per cent positive. I would rather he cheats on me with a guy than with a girl any day! If I found out my boyfriend was gay, I would be like ‘OK!’ I’d be so relieved.”

[From Attitude]

Would you be “relieved”? If you’re older than, say, 25, there’s a pretty good chance that you have dated a gay guy at some point. I know I have. I did it in high school and I knew that he was gay before he was ready to admit it. So, there was a lot of angst there and little relief. But then it happened to me again in college and that time it hurt my pride. I thought he was hot for me and we started to make out and it was just…nothing. It was awkward and weird and I seriously thought there was something wrong with me. It took me a while to get to the “Oh, crap. It happened again. How did I not see it?” moment. So, there you go, Ariana. We are the same. Or something. (And look, she made me forget about her infidelity too.)


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  1. Nessa says:

    This girl is being shoved down our throats, much like Beiber was. Decent talent… But over-produced, over-hyped, over-exposed try-hard is all I see.

    Also, she is so pretty… Why the weird hair and awful clothes?!? Get it together, gurl!!!!

    • Erinn says:

      I think the logic on the hair was that she was dying it so much for Victorious that it fried it. Why she needs SO MUCH I have no idea.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I think she said that she hides her real hair underneath to protect it. the outer hair is all fake.

    • QQ says:

      Yeah! Sad puppy eyes girl is like, on our plate and the industry is the parent telling us that that is what’s for dinner and we have to eat it like it or not!

    • Grant says:

      She’s more than just a decent talent and her first album was really, really great. A very nice retro 1950’s feel. She may be what she is in her personal life but her music is really throroughly enjoyable, especially in comparison to her peers.

  2. Abbott says:

    Nothing distracts from your Big Grande scandal and terrible rocket bewbs video like implying your ex is a closet freak.

  3. Buckwild says:

    “I would be so relieved”… What does that even mean? She not only looks like a 14 year old, she speaks like it too.

    This is not just her but I’ve noticed how even people claiming to be supportive of gay rights often speak about gay people as if they’re all one and the same “gay men are like this” “I love gay men!” Which makes no sense to me. It makes it sound like there is only one type of gay man and it commoditizes them into something for their own comment and gain.

    • Erinn says:

      I guess, if I found out my boyfriend was gay and he had cheated on me with a man, I’d at least know it wasn’t because of ME that he cheated. So I suppose there could be some form of relief.

      That said, I think it’s incredibly tacky that she needs to use such an anecdote to promote herself.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I think she means she would be relieved because the rejection wasn’t “personal” – the cheater just wasn’t into women, so he had to have a man. So it not only insults gay men – they have no integrity or self control and just can’t help themselves – but insults all women who have been cheated on with other women – implying that it must be their fault, that they were so inadequate or whatever that the guy had to look elsewhere. This is her idea of “fun.” Immature. Stupid. Shallow.

      ETA: Erinn, I didn’t see your post until I posted mine. As a woman who was habitually cheated on by her first husband, I have learned that cheating is part of some people’s character. They need the validation or the thrill or whatever. It has nothing to do with the woman being cheated on – it’s not her “fault.” These men have a choice. They could break up with or divorce the woman, but they usually don’t want to. They could be honest, but that wouldn’t be any fun to them.

      • Erinn says:

        I’m sorry you had to deal with that GNAT! That’s an absolutely terrible situation.

        I don’t think it’s the woman’s fault… though I think that’s a common line of thinking when you’re cheated on for some people. I don’t want to imply that I think that’s the reason for cheating, at all. And I agree, the way she handled it did imply that it was a case of ‘well he couldn’t be honest, he just had to go find a man immediately’.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yeah, he was a loser for many reasons, but everything is good now that he’s out of the picture. Thanks.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Huh? She isn’t implying anything of the sort. Many people are left reeling after infidelity and they blame themselves for what went on. Were they not attentive enough, attractive enough, did they do something that caused them to lose the thread of their relationship? When the dude turns out to be gay, you don’t have to wonder because that’s all there is to it…he’s gay!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Most people are left reeling, and they blame themselves, yes. But that doesn’t make it true that it’s actually it’s their fault, which is exactly what she’s implying. She would be relieved to know the guy was cheating with a man, because that would mean it wasn’t her fault. It wasn’t that she was not attractive, it was that he was incapable of being attracted to her. I don’t see your point.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        She’s not implying anything. She doesn’t say a single word about other women who have been cheated on. How do you get all that out of one sentence saying she felt relieved that the other man was indeed a man? That’s called reading into things based on your own prior life experience. I don’t know how you can’t see my point when you basically just restated it yourself.

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        GNAT I am sorry you had to go through with something like that but I think you are reaching here. Ariana is 21 years old. Not even a mature one. I am only one year older than her and although I know it is not my fault if I get cheated, I would still look for my own mistakes. It is in human nature to be overly critical to yourself. Unfortunately you have been through that experince and learned from it. And I assume you are older and more mature too. Many women would be relieved if their partner cheated with a man ( me included). I don’t think she means any harm at all.

      • minime says:

        I agree with GoodNames. She is implying something and generalizing. How would she be relieved anyway that she lived a fake relationship the all time (in her words, because she make it sound so simple and that is way better than being cheated with a girl). Makes no sense and in my opinion it goes in that direction of implying that a cheater’s behavior might be responsibility of the partner. A cheater is a cheater is a cheater. No excuse in there. If a person is not happy in a relationship then they simply need to break that relationship and do whatever they want. To deceive someone is only a trace of a cheater’s lack of character.
        I dated a gay guy. He didn’t cheat on me but he broke up our relationship when he was not sure of his sexual orientation. He’s one of my best friends and I have a huge respect for him. I wouldn’t think the same if he would have cheated on me.
        Anyway, I think this girl just wants to clean her image and she’s really annoying already.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        We are all made of stars
        Well, I guess we will just disagree. I can’t imagine how you can see it any other way besides my own, and you can’t imagine how I can possibly be so dense. Lol, life is like that sometimes.

        Yes, I’m older, and have learned through my own experiences. I have stated my thoughts as well as I could several times, so I guess we will just disagree, too. I thank you for disagreeing politely and graciously.

        Exactly. Thanks.

      • Grant says:

        She’s not implying anything. She’s saying that SHE would feel relieved because the infidelity had nothing to do with HER but with her ex’s own issues. She’s not making any kind of blanket statement about the nature of all gay men or women who have been cheated on either for that matter.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I get what she’s saying. She’s relieved that his sexual orientation “explains” why he cheated, and his cheating wasn’t personal to her, not her fault. I’m just saying that one, nobody has to cheat and two, when they do, regardless of sexual orientation, it’s about THEM. It never about the victim of the cheating. It’s the cheater’s choice, and reflects the cheater’s lack of character. So, even if I agreed with you, which I don’t, that this doesn’t imply anything about anyone but her, I still disagree with her statement.

      • lunchcoma says:

        It also ignores the possibility that she’s dating a guy who’s bisexual and who just happens to be a cheater. Overall, a very immature take on sexuality and relationships.

  4. eliza says:

    Ahhh, besides the other go to insult, being bad in bed with a small wang, the next one is he was a gay cheater.

    No, there is nothing wrong with being gay, but there is something wrong with blabbing about an ex to the media, about his sexuality post break-up and making statements like that, whether he is gay or not.

    I am older than 25 and I cannot say I have dated a gay man. I have seen most of my ex’s since high school at reunions or parties or kept in touch and they are either married, divorced, or rounders.

  5. Dani2 says:

    I just can’t with her facial expression and her hair, the girl has talent but she really needs to sort those two things out.

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      Her hair is a mess and if she continues to abuse both her hair and scalp by wearing extensions (she talked about how many extensions she’s got in an interview), she can kiss her own natural hair good-bye in a few years.
      Her facial expression – imo it’s the eyebrows she could work on, extend the lenghts, make them a bit fuller, and dye them brown. And learn how to focus her eyes when she’s in the front of the camera.
      That said, she is a beautiful young woman.

  6. serena says:

    She always look like a 14 years old to me, so reading of cheating and such kind of makes me feel weird.

    • Brin says:

      Must be her schtick…that and the same boring pose.

    • Rice says:

      I know!! She’s like a doll or something. I keep expecting her to say, “I’m Ariana and I love you!” And then she flutters her eyes and giggles. *shudders*

  7. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    Well, I once dated a really hot muscular guy whom we all later decided was gay. My best friend thought maybe we would go nicely together because we were both atheists. Last year on a whim I accompanied my aunt to a bachelor auction in a small town about 45 minutes from where we all went to college. At intermission, after the MC informed everyone that the next entertainers were Christians who voted, a pair of strippers walked out onto the stage. After glancing for a long while at one of them, I thought to myself, “that sorta muscular guy with short hair and a smaller nose looks like…..OHDEARGOD!” Guess two Master’s degrees and law school gets expensive.

  8. Anna says:

    I don’t really see this whole “princess image”. I think it was more chosen for her, I don’t think that’s how she wants to be portrayed because if you follow her on social media that’s not how she seems, she even spoke about it a few days ago on the red carpet about shedding this image she never even wanted.

    Her description of the song rubs me the wrong way and feels kind of weird to me. Maybe it’s just the way she explained it but it sounds a bit problematic

  9. K says:

    Wow, way to throw your ex under the bus while he’s still down. I don’t believe her.

  10. Mika says:

    She has a big talent, but even THAT can’t cover up the fact that she’s a hot mess..

  11. JessSaysNo says:

    I agree that over 25 year olds have probably dated a gay guy in HS. The first boy I kissed (in HS) ended up being gay and I think its a uniting experience for the now 26 year old confident women. In college, my roommate told us her first sexual partner ended up being gay. It’s funny how it happens to so many girls. Nowadays, I’d hope teenage boys can be more open with themselves and not have to live “fake straight” in the first few years of HS.

    • Maria says:

      but shouldnt that be almost impossible statistically? i read about 5 to 10% men being gay, so most women wouldnt date a gay men. maybe because in college people are way more shallow than after it lots of women are drawn to the gay pretty boys,

  12. pnichols says:

    SHE has a boyfriend?? isn’t she eleven? What she needs is a different hairstylist. Good gravy.

  13. janeFR says:

    Funny, long time ago a friend of mine did that. He came in, and, litterally, came out the next morning.
    While he still says that, he’s having sex with me was proof of his affection and trust, since he could not imagine doing it with any other girl, well I still say it is a BIG blow to my ego. And yes, I did question myself, like a lot.

  14. T. Fanty Fan says:

    Why are her eyebrows grey and her eyes and hair brown? That bothers me…

  15. Mixtape says:

    Hmmm… Nickelodeon cancels its biggest hit for “business” reasons, and this girl is suddenly in the mainstream news, with each random story portraying her as a little bit more of a grown up than the last. Am I the only one that thinks there is something scandalous brewing and her PR team is working overtime to steel our nerves so that we view it as the behavior of an adult rather than a child star?

  16. paranormalgirl says:

    I can’t with her. I don’t know why, but I have irrational dislike for her and her twee ways.

  17. ol cranky says:

    who is this girl and why does she think it’s OK to out her ex (whose name, I guess, is public if she’s some sort of celebrity) without his permission or even having her suspicions 100% confirmed?

    I think she may be a proctologist’s dream. I’m not 100 per cent positive, but I’m 99.9 per cent positive.

  18. Zooyork says:

    Now getting to see the other side if her face… Ariana likes like jodi arias!