In Ariana Grande's 2019 "Boyfriend" music video with Social House, the pop star plays up just how complicated relationships can be. In the clip, Ariana and Michael "Mikey" Foster play two people who aren't officially boyfriend and girlfriend but still have all the jealousy issues that come with being in a relationship.
"Boyfriend" has a lot of people asking who Ariana Grande is dating. Here's what you need to know.
Ariana hinted she had a new man while self-isolating amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social distancing doesn't need to be lonely — especially when you get to do it with your new beau. In March 2020, Ariana started sharing photos on an Instagram with a certain someone who she'd chosen to isolate herself with.
Clearly, she was trying to keep the details of her new relationship on the low, because she didn't shared the guy's face at the time. (But that didn't stopped people from trying to guess who he is.) Eventually, the pair became "Instagram official," and Dalton even appeared in her “Stuck With U” music video.
Ariana Grande announced her engagement to Dalton Gomez in December 2020.
On Dec. 20, Ariana took to Instagram with a series of photos that made her fans go wild. "forever n then some," she captioned the post, which included images of herself and Dalton — including a ring on *that* finger!
Ariana was previously engaged to Pete Davidson.
In May 2018, Ariana began dating Saturday Night Live star, Pete Davidson. The following month, Pete announced that he and Ariana were engaged. It was quite the whirlwind courtship, but this romance sadly didn't work out.
In October 2018, Ariana and Pete called off their engagement and ended their relationship.
Many fans theorized that Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" music video had some digs at Pete, but she's stayed away from calling him or any of her other exes out by name. "I will always have irrevocable love for him," she said in Instagram story, via People, "and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point."
Ariana dated Mac Miller from September 2016 to May 2018.
Ariana and Mac remained friends after their split. She was understandably devastated when the rapper died Sept. 7, 2018 from an accidental overdose.
In an interview with Vogue, Ariana said her grief was "pretty all-consuming."
"By no means was what we had perfect," she clarified, "but, like, f--k. He was the best person ever, and he didn't deserve the demons he had. I was the glue for such a long time, and I found myself becoming ... less and less sticky. The pieces just started to float away."
But her "Boyfriend" music video isn't based on her personal love life, for the record.
Ariana took to Twitter to explain how "Boyfriend" actually speaks to a lot of different people.
"Well, i feel like this song captures a common theme in the lives of so many people i know," she tweeted to a fan. "people want to feel love but don't want to define their relationship & have trouble fully committing or trusting or allowing themselves to fully love someone. Even tho they want to."
Clearly, Ariana's relationship with Dalton Gomez has evolved into something a bit more than a crush. Congrats to Ariana and her fiancé on their engagement!