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

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The girl with the killer ponytail and effortless vocals is not only known for her childhood rise to stardom, but also for her famous hook-ups. It seems Ariana changes her boyfriends more than she changes her look! At 27-years-old, her dating life has been in the limelight from her very first boyfriend, for all to see including famous YouTube stars, singers and rappers.

To find out who was lucky enough to be linked with the bona fide pop music sensation, check out a timeline of Ariana Grande’s dating history below…

Ex: Graham Phillips

Who is He? Actor and Singer

Dated In: 2008 

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

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Ex: Jordan Viscomi

Who is He? Dancer

Dated In: 2011

Ariana was reportedly dating her Victorious backup dancer, Jordan Viscomi after her big break-up with Graham in 2011. The Thank U, Next singer was left with a broken one as the pair split just a few months later; Ari admitted that it was a “horrible, horrendous breakup.” Note to self: do not enter into any kind of relationship with your co-workers.

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Ex: Avan Jogia

Who is He? Actor

Dated In: 2012

When the Dangerous Woman shared an on-screen kiss with her co-star Jogia, rumours started flying about an off-screen romance. This fanfic relationship was never confirmed or denied, but Ari admitted in an interview that Avan was a good kisser.

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Ex: Leon Thomas

Who is He? Actor

Dated In: 2012

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

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Ex: Jai Brooks

Who is He? Singer / YouTube sensation

Dated In:  2012

2012, seems like a whirlwind in Ari’s dating life, with another romance listed on the dating cards. Rumor has it that the American beauty and Australian YouTube star were linked in an on-and-off-again relationship. It was said that Jai and Ariana broke up due to her infidelity with The Wanted’s, Nathan Sykes. The relationship didn’t end quietly. A Twitter spat left Arianators backing the popstar when claims came to light that Jai didn’t support her when her grandfather died – shame on you Jai, a girl always needs a shoulder to cry on!

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Ex: Nathan Sykes

Who is He? Singer

Dated In: 2013

After sharing a duet together, it’s only logical that these two singers shared something a little more romantic. Nathan confirmed the two were dating on Twitter in September 2013. The blossoming romance was short-lived when Ariana announced their mutual split on air in January 2014. due to a conflict in their busy schedules.

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Did you know Ari’s first ever crush was Justin Timberlake? Find out more facts about Ariana’s life in our article…

Ex: Chris Brown

Who is He? Singer

Dated In: 2014

Although there was no official confirmation about the rumored relationship, you couldn’t deny the chemistry between these two superstars. Ariana and Chris Brown made headlines after they were seen getting too close for comfort in his Don’t Be Gone Too Long video.

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Ex: Big Sean

Who is He? Rapper and musician

Dated In: August 2014 

One of the guys Ariana Grande dated took the media by storm when the pair made their debut as a couple at the Grammy’s in 2015. After collaborating musically on Right There and Best Mistakes, Ariana and Big Sean built a strong affection for each other. Superfans thought this could be ‘the one’ for young Ari, but the pair split due to ‘conflicting schedules’ in 2015.

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Ex: Matt Bennett

Who is He? Actor

Dated In: 2015

Everyone only dreamed that Ariana and her co-star, Matt Bennett, AKA Robbie from Victorious would hook up. Although there was no confirmation about the relationship, 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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Ex: Niall Horan

Who is He? One Direction heartthrob

Dated In: 2015

While on the London leg of her Honeymoon Tour, it seems Ariana found a new friend in Irish popstar, Niall Horan. The dainty diva was spotted leaving his Hertfordshire mansion in the early hours of the morning after spending five hours inside. 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. Now that’s a romance Arianators and Directioners would totally support.

Have you watched these hilarious clips of Ariana Grande impersonating other singers?

Ex: Justin Bieber

Who is He? Pop-god and singer

Dated In: 2015

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 2015 thinking that a new romance was on the cards. She was quick to shut down tales by admitting that she didn’t want to post the pic in the first place, but Biebs convinced her to.

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Ex: Ricky Alvarez

Who is He? Dancer

Dated In: 2015 

The ponytail slayer was linked to backup dancer, Ricky Alvares when the infamous video of her licking a doughnut was released to the public. In the scandalous video, the two were seen kissing from a surveillance camera, confirming their relationship. The happy couple called it quits after a year of dating so Ari could focus on herself for a while.

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Ex: Mac Miller

Who is He? Rapper and notorious record producer

Dated In: Aug 2016 – May 2018

Rumors of Ariana 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 little hint at his growing love for Ari in a remix of the singer’s song, Into You 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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Ex-Fiancé: Pete Davidson

Who is He? Saturday Night Live actor

Dated In: May 2018 – October 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 look 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 latest album, Sweetener! Just when we thought this one was forever, though, it was revealed that the couple had called off their engagement after just 5 months. TMZ reported that “it was simply not the right time for their relationship to take off”.

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Rumored Ex: Mikey Foster

Who is He? Singer

Dated In: August – September 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 saying his sister is “not in a relationship” and is, in fact, “very much single”.

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Husband: Dalton Gomez

Who is He? Real Estate Agent

Dated In: February 2020 – Present

That’s right! Ariana is officially a married woman! 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 lockdown. The duo were linked together after a video published by TMZ captured them locking lips and after Gomez made a brief appearance in the Stuck With U music video.

A source told People that Ariana “doesn’t want to do another public relationship so she is trying to keep this one quiet, but she seems very happy with Dalton.”

We guess this one is forever! Congrats, Ari!

According to her list of ex-boyfriends, it’s clear that Ariana Grande has a thing for men in the music business – we definitely can’t blame her! She may be married in love, but which one of these guys do you think is best suited to the pop princess? Let us know in the comment section below…

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Joanna Zambas

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?!

7 Responses

  1. 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!)

  2. 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.

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