Is Ariana Grande Dating Ricky Alvarez Again? New Details On Their Rumored Secret Reunion

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Is Ariana Grande Dating Ricky Alvarez Again? New Details On Their Rumored Secret Reunion
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Ever since Mac Miller died and she broke off her engagement to Pete Davidson (not to mention the bombing at her concert in Manchester, England in May 2017), Ariana Grande has made it quite clear that she's taking some time for herself, to focus on her friendships and work on herself. She is not interested in a relationship right now. Of course, her fans don't care and just want to see her hooked up with a new (or old) man. As a result, the internet gossip mill went into a frenzy recently when Ariana's ex, Ricky Alvarez, posted a photo of himself to Instagram and Ariana commented, "these colors are sick." Is Ariana Grande dating Ricky Alvarez again?


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1. The fans

First, let's take a look at the very amusing way fans reacted to Ariana's comment on Ricky's photo. Fans were being super-hyped about it. Here is an example of the typical fan reaction.: "we're so ready for Rickianaaa."


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2. The past

As you may remember, Ricky Alvarez was one of Ariana Grande's backup dancers.The two started dating in 2015. They broke up in 2016 after a year of dating. The two have rarely talked about their relationship publicly, however in Ariana's May 2016 Billboard cover story, she did talk about her relationship with Alvarez, saying: “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. The end."


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3. The song about him

Ariana's hit song Moonlight off the 'Dangerous Woman' album was written about Alvarez. Grande's friend and writing partner Victoria Monet told Billboard that Ariana wrote the track after their first kiss. “He waited to kiss her for a long time, and she was really impressed. He’s such a gentleman, and the song is a great little bookmark of the start of their relationship.” 

4. After Alvarez

After Ariana and Ricky broke up, she started dating rapper Mac Miller. The two collaborated on her 2014 single The Way and his 2016 single My Favorite Part. In September 2016, Grande posted a photo of the two of them to Instagram with the caption, "baabyyy." The two split in April 2018. Less than a month later, Ariana was dating Pete Davidson. They got engaged and moved in together after just a few weeks. 

5. So are they or aren't they?

Nope. Ariana and Ricky are not dating again. In fact, the two have been friends since they broke up. She even showed him the song Thank U, Next. So there you have it. For now, at least. 

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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.