It's over! Ariana Grande splits from boyfriend and backup dancer Ricky Alvarez
Ariana Grande has split from Ricky Alvarez.
The 'Dangerous Woman' hitmaker has reportedly ended her relationship with her backup dancer after around a year of dating, a source confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.
The 23-year-old singer also hinted at the split in a series of tweets over the weekend.
It's over: Ariana Grande has split from her boyfriend and backup dancer Ricky Alvarez
In since deleted-tweets, she wrote: 'change. feelin free. happy. banginnnnnnn. but yeah bangs ...'
She added on Twitter on Saturday: 'life is wild and change is f***ing fantastic.'
But she went on: 'why do y'all always gotta be right about everything. I love you. ty for loving me and caring and having my best interest at heart. I love u.'
Unexpected: The Dangerous Woman singer shared some cryptic Tweets on Saturday
Embracing change: The pop star was focused on the positive after splitting with her backup dancer boyfriend
Break up: Ariana thanked her supporters for 'having my best interest at heart'
The couple were first romantically linked when they were filmed kissing at a bakery in Lake Elsinore, California, where Ariana was also captured on video licking donuts and saying she hates America, an infamous incident that was dubbed 'Donutgate.'
Meanwhile, Ariana previously admitted she can't get a date.
She said: 'I think men approach me less now I'm famous, but then I hardly ever go out any more. I'm not pretending I have great break-up advice. It's hard.
'It's nice to have someone that makes you happy, but it's nice to be happy on your own as well.'
Chemistry: The pair performed together onstage in Milan in June last year
Out with the old: Ariana also debuted her new bangs on Instagram over the weekend, after tweeted about the benefits of making a change
And Ariana also went on to praise her 'amazing friends and family' for keeping her grounded.
She added: 'I'm so lucky to be surrounded by amazing friends and family. I love having them around me. They keep it real and help me stay grounded. Family is everything to me, especially my nonna.
'I try not to pay attention to what people say about my body because I think you could go crazy listening to everything. I try to focus on the positives - my fans help me feel good too.
Moving on: The 23-year-old was first linked to Ricky when they were infamously caught on CCTV licking donuts
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