Ariana Grande and her Donutgate boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez, broke up

Ariana Grande and her boyfriend of one year, Ricky Alvarez, have broken up. Sorry, I probabaly should have started this post a little differently, let me try this: Ariana Grande was dating a guy named Ricky Alvarez for the last year. But they broke up.

Ricky, one of Ariana’s (former?) backup dancers, shot to fame as her co-star in the infamous surveillance footage from Donutgate. Even though Ariana really wanted us all to know she was dating him, as they kept making out in public and she liked to talk about him in interviews, it didn’t happen. We all forgot the minute after she confirmed the relationship and now they have broken up. Sad face, I guess?

Time to break free. Ariana Grande and her boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez, have called it quits on their relationship, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

The “Into You” singer, 23, and the backup dancer, 25, were first linked in July 2015 when she was spotted kissing him in the now infamous #Donutgate surveillance footage.

Last week, the “Dangerous Woman” songstress posted a couple of cryptic tweets, writing, “Life is wild … and change is f–king fantastic.”

Just two months ago, Grande appeared to be completely smitten with her beau when she gushed about him during an interview with Billboard magazine. “We’re happy. I’m a very happy girl,” she told the music publication of their relationship in May. “I have a healthy life right now, and I think that’s all anyone cares to know.”

Although the couple mostly stayed mum about their romance over the past year, they’ve been spotted displaying some major PDA on multiple occasions. In March, Grande and Alvarez were photographed making out at an afterparty in New York following her stint as the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

[From Us Weekly]

This news comes on the heels of Ariana catching up with her ex, Graham Phillips, earlier this month. In addition to the tweets mentioned above, Ariana scrubbed Ricky from her accounts (though he did not) and posted this, which makes me think Ricky stepped out of line:

I am sorry her relationship ended but Ariana has much bigger fish to fry currently – her tour is a mess. Last May, Ariana released this message:

I want you to be the first to know that I’m going on tour end of this year/early next year! Details are still being finalized but I want to give you the chance to get the tickets before anyone else! Order my album before Wed @ 3PM EDT (May 25) on my official store to receive a pre-sale code that gives you an opportunity to buy the tickets in advance of the general on-sale.

Two months after releasing her Dangerous Woman album, she still hasn’t sorted out the details for the tour. Perez Hilton suggests it’s because promoters don’t believe she can fill arenas so she has no backing. For three days now I have attempted to get somewhere on her website. I can get into the shop but when I click on her “Tea” option, which I assume is her news, it just says “brewing… “ Maybe that is my server being lazy or maybe Ariana doesn’t have anything going on. Perhaps her past antics are catching up with her? She should concentrate on rebuilding her image. Her feminist stances are admirable, I would like to see more of that Ariana. And I wish she would learn how coats work.

So the White House won’t have her, she has no backup dancer and no promoters – what’s a girl to do? Get a new ‘do, of course! Look at Ariana shaking up her signature ponytail – bangs! *runs away from Kaiser*

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  1. Snazzy says:

    ha ha ha you’re smart to running away from Kaiser … talk about bangs trauma!!
    Good lord do those ever look bad. Enough of that ponytail already!

    • Lynnie says:

      I read somewhere awhile ago that she had it an a ponytail due to hair damage, and that’s the only style that hid the extensions, but come on 😒. That was years ago, what’s the excuse now?

      • We Are All Made Of Stars says:

        Ponytails don’t hide extensions. A high ponytail is actually one of the hardest styles to pull off when you have extensions since pulling the hair back can reveal the roots.

      • Lynnie says:

        Oh I know. I never thought it made sense, but her fans ate it up and I didn’t really care one way or the other. I’m just curious as to why she never get a new do now.

    • Kaiser says:

      Ha! That looks like clip-in bangs trauma to me. This girl and her cheap-ass extensions

    • kimbers says:

      Maybe they’re one of those clip on bangs

    • elns says:

      LOL I’m here for the anti-ponytail brigade. Could care less about her bangs.

  2. PatriotsPower27 says:

    The pony looks fake. Is that fringe even real? Anyway, I feel like this girl has so much talent. If only she can figure out how get out of the way of herself.

  3. Squiggisbig says:

    I think promoters are right to doubt that she can fill a stadium. Her whole cycle of mild success and acting like an entitled diva is very Iggy Azaelia-esque and we all saw what happened to her tour.

    Also this dude and big Sean? Terrible taste.

  4. Kitkatk8 says:

    Does anyone know why she only ever poses with the left side of her face towards the camera? It’s bizarre. She like contorts her whole body just to achieve it

  5. Tania says:

    I’ve never heard anything she’s done but she strikes me as part spoiled brat, part a-hole. Perhaps I’m not the only one with this impression!

  6. Jen43 says:

    You forgot to mention that Donutgate kept her from performing at the Whitehouse. See, actions have consequences.

  7. Loopy says:

    Ohhh she got her comeuppance a lot quicker than Swifty,atleast TS had huge success before her terrible character was totally exposed.

    • Miss M says:

      Also, Swift is very appreciative of her fanbase. At least, she seems to be. Ariana doesn’t seem to be at all…

  8. Zuzus Girl says:

    ” And I wish she would learn how coats work.” Best line in the article.
    She’s a spoiled little brat with a highly annoying voice and personality. Good luck girl.

  9. Mindy_dopple says:

    Why not just work smaller venues? More intimacy with the fans and with her voice it would be amazing. Is that too simple of a solution for super stars?

    • We Are All Made Of Stars says:

      Why would she even announce a big tour though if she had no backers? She had trouble filling venues on her last tour, so I think her people would’ve pared back their expectations this time around. Something else must be happening.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      She can do what KimK does and just switch to smaller venues when tickets don’t sell out. It’s not a big deal.

  10. Miss M says:

    She can yake the time to work on her enunciation. I cannot understand a word she sings.

  11. eggy weggs says:

    Bangs maybe make her seem less ratchet.


  12. serena says:

    Well, she looks good with bangs , that’s all I can say.