For a few months, the new Ariana Grande boyfriend Ricky Alvarez, her friend and backup dancer, has become a new hot topic for discussion among all of her fans. Their relationship gained attention after some hidden cameras recorded Ariana Grande licking donuts and kissing Ricky Alvarez at Wolfee Donuts, Lake Elshinore earlier in July.
After some videos of this infamous incident were posted online, it became evident that Grande was actually dating her backup dancer. And after this doughnut licking debacle, the two got closer and even decided to take their long time relationship to another level. They are now closer and have even made it official that they are now a couple. However, they have opted to keep this relationship on down low and want it to remain as private as possible.
According to The Insider, Ricky Alvarez who has been Ariana Grande boyfriend and backup dancer for some time really cares about her. The relationship hit the limelight after she kissed him at NYC Pride Parade Concert earlier in June. Their romantic relationship got serious after the doughnut licking video was leaked out online in August.
Some sources say that their relationship is not super serious but exclusive. These sources have also revealed that the relationship is very new and the two are comfortable with each other. According to the sources, Grande also shares some common interests with Ricky. Earlier Ariana Grande dated Big Sean but their relationship didn’t last long. The two (Grande and Sean) cited their tight schedules as the primary reason for their separation in August 2014. However, the two have been able to maintain their friendship.
Ricky became Grande’s dancer in 2014 and has performed with her in many music videos and performances. In 2014, Grande and her crew went on a honeymoon tour but her fans started speculating that she was dating this dancer after the two kissed onstage during a performance at 2015 PRIDE festival. Even though most people thought that this kiss was a part of the performance, the two were later spotted kissing in a doughnut shop. Being Ariana Grande boyfriend, fans are closely watching Ricky to see how everything turns out.
Apart from the relationships, Grande has managed to stand out among the best pop singers and lyricists. After releasing her first album that ranked as number one on the Billboard Charts, she later released a single, The Way, which ranked among the top ten hits in 2013 and also earned her comparisons with Mariah Carey. The singer with an incredibly beautiful voice once said that she never thought people would ever take her seriously as an artist. But what will she have next for her fans? We are waiting to see.
Grande’s career sparked in 2008 after performing in the original Broadway Cast of 13. Later, Victorious sparked her career in pop music and she was signed to the Republic Record Label. She managed to release her first single in 2012, Put Your Hearts Up, which gained great attention and ranked at number 25 on pop charts. Grande has lent her voice to the recording and music videos of Greyson Chance, Demi Lovato and Victoria Justice. She released her first album, Yours Truly, in the year 2013.
Grande is linked to The Hunger Games – Josh Hutcherson with whom she had a close friendship but she denied romantic attachments with him. Other rumours of her relationship with her music partner and 13 castmate Graham Phillips began in 2008 and continued without any of them denying it. In the year 2009, Grande dated Nathan Kress but they separated after a few dates. Furthermore, she dated the Wanted’s Nathan Sykes for a short time – between September 2013 and December 2013. In October 2014, she started dating Big Sean but the two separated in early April 2015. It’s now official that she is dating Ricky Alvarez her background dancer and a long time friend.