Ariana Grande is one of the most famous names in the music industry. In fact, her voice and whistle register was often compared with Mariah Carey’s.
She was born on June 26, 1993. Her music career began at the age of 15. Her road to stardom started when she played the role of Cat Valentine, the adorable dim-witted red-haired girl in the television show, “Victorious”. Her hair had to be dyed red every other week for the role. “Victorious” only had four seasons and was not renewed after. Its finale aired in February 2013.
Some fans have speculated about the singer-slash-actress’ sexuality due to her strong support and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as her close relationships with many queer individuals. Additionally, her lyrics and music videos have sparked discussions and interpretations that have led to assumptions and questions about her sexual orientation. So? Is Ariana Grande gay? Let’s find out the answer.
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Ariana Grande’s Career: Songs and Recognitions
In 2013, Grande released her debut studio album “Yours Truly”, which was originally titled “Daydreamin’”. She recorded it for over three years. It, however, landed at the number one spot on the US Billboard 200 albums chart.
In August 2014, she released her second studio album, “My Everything”. Australian rapper Iggy Izalea was featured on her lead single “Problem”, which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, making it her first number-one single in the United Kingdom.
“Dangerous Woman” was her third studio album. It was originally named “Moonlight”. Her lead single “Dangerous Woman” debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. In the same year, Grande appeared on the Season 10 finale of “The Voice” and performed her song “Into You”, and did a duet with Christina Aguilera for “Dangerous Woman”. In 2021, she returned to the show as a coach, making her the highest-paid coach in the show’s history, earning $25 million per season. However, she did not return in the following season.
Initially, on May 22, 2017, a suicide bomber targeted her concert at Manchester Arena. It killed 22 and injured hundreds more. The youngest casualty was an eight-year-old and the oldest was a fifty-one-year-old woman. Ariana Grande suspended the remainder of her tour and held a televised concert to raise $23 million to help those who died and got injured in the bombing. Her efforts were acknowledged as she was named the first honorary citizen of Manchester.
Ariana Grande started working on her fourth album titled “Sweetener” in 2016 but had a hard time realizing the project’s expectations following the bombing that happened in Manchester. The lead single “No Tears Left To Cry” was released in 2018.
She released her fifth studio album, titled “Thank You, Next” with the same title as her lead single, in 2019. She then released her sixth album “Positions” on October 20, 2020. She became the first artist to have five number-one debuts on the Hot 100.
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Ariana Grande’s Relationships
Ariana Grande and her relationships have been the subject of global media attention. She was and still is married to Dalton Gomez whom she had a secret wedding at her home in LA on May 15, 2021. Now let’s talk about the men she had in her life who all inspired her to write the song “Thank You, Next”.
Graham Phillips was her first public relationship. She met him on the set of “13: The Musical” in 2008 and dated him for a while. They fell out of love and ended their 3-year relationship in 2011. They remained good friends and even went out for dinner with the cast of 13 in 2016.
Next is with Jai Brooks. They met on Twitter a year after she broke up with Phillips. The relationship was fine not until Brooks posted on Twitter and accused the singer of cheating on him. Grande denied it and said:
But shockingly, the two reunited in 2014 only to call it off again after four months – according to US Weekly.
Ariana Grande also dated Nathan Sykes. They dated in 2013 and recorded the song “Almost Is Never Enough”, which was featured in the movie “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”. They ended the relationship after four months. Well, talking about “Almost”.
It seems like Grande ends up dating those she makes music with. She also dated Big Sean in 2014. They recorded the song “Best Mistake” together and from there, they have been friends and were very close. Rumors of them being in a relationship started when they were spotted at the showing of “The Purge: Anarchy”. The relationship was only short-lived as they ended it after a good nine months.
After her split with Big Sean, she started dating Ricky Alvarez, her backup dancer. They broke up after two months. Grande included Alvarez in her song “Thank You, Next” years later. They both remain friends and even hung out in 2019.
Next on her list is Mac Miller. They started dating after they recorded the song “The Way”. This relationship seems to be real and beautiful that even after they broke up two years later, Grande still has so much love for Miller. She posted a story on Instagram along with a picture of her and Miller.
Miller died of an overdose a few months after their breakup. Ariana paid tribute to Miller and shared an emotional video with a message for him.
Grande was also linked to Pete Davidson, which started quickly and ended swiftly, as well. And then she dated Mikey Foster but their relationship didn’t last long, either. They collaborated on the song “Girlfriend”. It seems like things didn’t work out between them as they ended it a few months later.
Is Ariana Grande Gay?
No, Ariana Grande is not gay. Aside from being in several heterosexual relationships in the past, she was also married to Dalton Gomez. The rumors surrounding her sexuality are simply unfounded speculations, as there is no evidence to support them.