Ariana Grande’s Dating History – A Complete List of Boyfriends

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The popular star with the killer ponytail and effortless vocals is not only known for her childhood rise to stardom, but also for her famous hook-ups.

Ariana Grande’s dating life has been in the limelight since her very first boyfriend, for all to see including famous YouTube stars, singers and rappers.

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She’s said thank you, next, been fu**in’ grateful for her ex (es), and even walked down the aisle with one of them!

To find out who was lucky enough to be linked with the best-selling female star, check out a timeline of Ariana Grande’s dating history below…

Ex: Graham Phillips

Who is He? Actor & singer
Dated In: 2008 – 2011 

Ariana’s puppy love was none other than her co-star on the Broadway show 13. The pair shared three happy years together until their civil break-up in 2011.

Clearly, Ariana and Graham stuck it out as friends years later, as the duo were snapped together in 2016 and 2019.

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Twitter

Ex: Jordan Viscomi

Who is He? Dancer
Dated In: 2011 – 2012

Ariana was reportedly dating her Victorious backup dancer, Jordan Viscomi, following her big break-up with Graham in 2011.

The Thank U, Next singer was left with a broken heart, as the pair split just almost a year later. Ari even admitted [to Just Jared] that her “heart was broken and shattered,” adding, “I was crying through hair and makeup, like I couldn’t even pull myself together.”

Note to self: do not enter into any kind of relationship with your co-workers.

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Rumored Ex: Avan Jogia

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 2012

When the Dangerous Woman shared an on-screen kiss with her Victorious co-star Jogia, rumors started flying about an off-screen romance.

This fanfic fling was never confirmed or denied, but Ari did admit in an interview that Avan was a “good kisser”.

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Twitter

Rumored Ex: Leon Thomas

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 2012

As expected, the Positions popstar was also linked to another fellow Victorious co-star, Leon Thomas. To no surprise, this on-screen chemistry was also rumored to be the ‘real-deal’. But Ariana and Leon both denied the dating rumors, insisting that they were “just friends.”

The pair remain close to this very day, hanging with each other at Halloween parties and making music together!

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Twitter

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Ex: Jai Brooks

Who is He? Singer & YouTube star
Dated In: Aug 2012 – Oct 2014

The year 2012 was a whirlwind in Ariana’s love life, with another romance on the cards. The American beauty and Australian YouTube star were linked in an on-and-off-again relationship in 2012 until 2014.

According to Jai himself, he and Ariana broke up due to her infidelity with The Wanted’s, Nathan Sykes. He shockingly took to Twitter to write:

“Yes, I was cheated on. Yes, it does suck. Yes, I was left for another man. Nathan may be a top bloke or a sweet person, but what he did was just completely wrong. He interfered with my life and did not respect my relationship; his actions caused me to not be able to sleep at night and not see the world as a beautiful place. Nathan, if you read this, when you hold her hand, you better hold it tight because you are holding my world. I do wish you two happiness and a good life and hope everything works out.”

Ariana then responded through a YouTube video, saying:

“I feel like how he handled it was a bit unexpected, but at the end of the day, my family, my friends, and my true fans know the type of person that I am. Those kind of accusations being thrown at me are completely false. More than anything, just hurtful and shocking.”

Ariana and Jai reunited in 2014, but broke up again. Arianators claimed they split because he didn’t support her when her grandfather died. A girl always needs a shoulder to cry on!

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arianagrande | Instagram

Rumored Ex: Justin Bieber

Who is He? Singer
Dated In: 2013

Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s relationship history has been a wild one. 

Beliebers freaked out when Ariana posted a snap of Justin kissing her cheek in 2013, thinking that a new romance was on the cards.

The diva was quick to shut down any speculation, by admitting that she didn’t want to post the pic in the first place, but Biebs convinced her to.

The two have since gone on to have a strong relationship – strictly friends – and have supported each other’s careers throughout the years.

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Ex: Nathan Sykes

Who is He? Singer
Dated In: Sep 2013 – Jan 2014

After their duet together (Almost is Never Enough), it’s only logical that these two singers shared something a little more romantic.

Nathan Sykes confirmed that the two were dating on Twitter in September 2013. But the blossoming romance was short-lived, when Ariana announced their mutual split in January 2014, due to “distance” and a conflict in their busy schedules.

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Rumored Ex: Chris Brown

Who is He? Singer
Dated In: 2014

Although there was no official confirmation about this rumored love story, you couldn’t deny the chemistry between these two superstars.

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Ariana and Chris Brown made headlines after they were seen getting too close for comfort in his Don’t Be Gone Too Long video. But as always, this closeness was nothing but work-related.

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YouTube

Ex: Big Sean

Who is He? Rapper
Dated In: Aug 2014 – April 2015 

Ariana Grande and Big Sean took the world by storm when the pair made their debut as a couple at the Grammy Awards in 2015.

After collaborating musically on Right There and Best Mistake, Ariana and Sean built a strong affection for each other, with the singer calling him “one of the most amazing men in the whole word.” Meanwhile, Big Sean’s ex, Naya Rivera alleged in her book that she found Ari at his home while she and the rapper were still dating.

Still, superfans thought this could be ‘the one’ for young Ari, but the pair split due to “conflicting schedules” in 2015.

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Rumored Ex: Matt Bennett

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 2015

Everyone could only dream that Ariana and her co-star, Matt Bennett, a.k.a. Robbie from Victorious, would hook up.

Although there was no confirmation about the fling, they did get up, close and personal during Ari’s One Last Time video.

Seeing Cat (Ariana) and Robbie (Matt ) together again sent Cabbie fans into a frenzy…

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arianagrande | Instagram

Rumored Ex: Niall Horan

Who is He? One Direction star
Dated In: 2015

While on the London leg of her Honeymoon Tour, it seems Ariana found a new friend in One Direction popstar, Niall Horan.

The dainty diva was spotted leaving his Hertfordshire mansion in the early hours of the morning after apparently spending five hours inside.

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That’s not all. The two couldn’t keep away from each other and so met up for a shopping spree at Harrods that same week.

This was a romance Arianators and Directioners totally shipped, but nothing further came from it – except for a rant from Ari where she said, “A girl can be friends with someone with a d**k and not hop on it. I’m tired of needing to be linked to a guy, I’m not Big Sean’s ex, I’m not Niall’s new possible girl. I’m Ariana Grande.”

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Ex: Ricky Alvarez

Who is He? Dancer
Dated In: June 2015 – July 2016

Ariana was linked to backup dancer, Ricky Alvares, when the infamous video of her licking a donut was released to the public.

In the scandalous video, the two were seen kissing from a surveillance camera, confirming their relationship.

But the happy couple soon called it quits after a year of dating, so Ari could focus on herself for a while.

ariana grande Ricky Alvarez
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Ex: Mac Miller

Who is He? Rapper
Dated In: Aug 2016 – May 2018

Rumors of Ariana Grande and Mac Miller dating started all the way back in 2013, when they shared a little kiss in the video for their duet, The Way. At that point, the pair insisted that they were just good friends.

In August 2016, the rapper gave a small hint at his growing love for Ari in their Into You Remix, and a month later, Ariana bared her heart to the world by confirming the relationship on Instagram.

The two went strong, until their split after almost two years of dating. Apparently, Mac had ‘sobriety’ issues.

Update: On September 7th 2018, Mac Miller sadly died from a drug overdose at the age of just 26.

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arianagrande | Instagram

Ex-Fiancé: Pete Davidson

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: May – Oct 2018

Soon after her heartbreaking split from Mac Miller, Ariana revealed she was dating Saturday Night Live actor, Pete Davidson.

After just a couple of weeks dating, it was revealed that Pete took things to the next level by proposing to Ari. The comedian confirmed their engagement on The Tonight Show and the popstar even dedicated a song to him on her album, Sweetener!

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Just when we thought this one was forever, it was revealed that the couple had called off their engagement after just five months. TMZ reported that “it was simply not the right time for their relationship to take off.”

Some of Ariana’s best lyrics were dedicated to Pete throughout and after their relationship, so it’s safe to say he was a special part of her life.

Pete later famously dated Kim Kardashian and Ariana got herself hitched!

ariana grande pete davidson
arianagrande | Instagram

Rumored Ex: Mikey Foster

Who is He? Singer
Dated In: Aug – Sep 2019

Ariana was rumored to be dating her Boyfriend co-singer, Mikey Foster in the summer of 2019, when her brother mistakenly revealed that he had a “really fun” double date with them both.

Turns out, the media got things mixed up, because Frankie Grande quickly tweeted that his sister is “not in a relationship” and is, in fact, “very much single”.

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YouTube

Ex-Husband: Dalton Gomez

Who is He? Real Estate Agent
Dated In: Feb 2020 – Jan 2023

That’s right! Ariana was a married woman for three whole years. In May 2021, the r.e.m Beauty star tied the knot in front of around 20 people in a secret and intimate ceremony at her California home.  

Ariana started dating Los Angeles real estate agent, Dalton Gomez in early 2020, whom she built a relationship with whilst quarantining and chilling with during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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The duo were linked together after a video published by TMZ captured them locking lips and when Gomez made a brief appearance in her Stuck With U music video.

But just three years later, it was reported that Ariana and her husband were breaking up. Having split in January 2023, TMZ claimed that the married couple were having trouble since Ari started filming for Wicked, and by July, were on the road to divorce.

ariana grande dalton gomez
arianagrande | Instagram

Rumored Boyfriend: Ethan Slater

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: July 2023

Soon after we heard about Ariana’s split from her husband, gossip was rife that she was dating her Wicked co-star Ethan Slater.

TMZ reported that the Broadway pair (Slater has also been on stage) started dating “several months ago during production” of Wicked, soon after he split from his wife of four years.

Nothing is official yet, but people have been quick to accuse Ari of being a homewrecker, a.k.a. the reason why Ethan and his long-term partner broke up. Time will tell…

ariana grande ethan slater
michelleyeoh_official | Instagram

According to Ariana Grande’s list of ex-boyfriends, it’s clear that she has a thing for men in showbiz – and we definitely can’t blame her!

She may have kissed a few frogs and been married in love, but which one of these guys do you think was best suited to the pop princess?

Let us know in the comment section below…

Originally published in December 2017.

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  • Joanna Zambas

    Joanna has a history in the fashion world; having studied lifestyle and fashion journalism at BA and MA level, she then proceeded to work in the hustle and bustle of fashion PR. These days you can find her working in the marketing sphere, content writing and religiously following the ins and outs of the entertainment world. She’s obsessed with celebrity style and the Kardashians – but who isn’t?!

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Saúl
12 days ago

Mac Miller was the right one for her. They just needed time but I guess the life had other plans for them

peyton
7 months ago

gf thats why it said “rumored” ex

Lay
1 year ago

no

Jovanie
1 year ago

Stop saying that Ariana dated those people theres no way she dated all those guys

marisa
2 years ago

Is Ariana a lesbian?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Um well Matt Bennett and Ari would be cute in the Victorious days but no….. THEY NEVER DATED!
(BTW check out Thank Me Next by matt bennett where he covers ari songs from thank u next!)

siena nikrant
3 years ago

ariana never dated leon, avan, or justin so stop making up rumors. and she would never date matt bennett bc they are just close friends. you’re acting like she dated everyone she worked with.

Lovple
5 years ago

Avan Jogia suits her Best

JJ Mcgoye
5 years ago

Ariana grande my girlfriend with me staying night come over okay baby