Ariana Grande is moving on after splitting from rapper Big Sean a few months ago, and her new beau was right there all along. The singer and back-up dancer Ricky Alvarez were spotted getting close over the weekend after first sparking romance rumours in June.
In a video obtained by TMZ, Ariana and Ricky were seen giving each other a quick kiss on the lips while they waited in line at a donut shop.
The pair were at the Wolfee Donuts store in Lake Elsinore, California, joking around and making each other laugh.
Ariana, 22, was dressed casually in a grey hoodie while her new love wore a grey T-shirt and bandana.
Last month, while performing at NYC’s Pride Parade Concert, Ariana surprised fans by kissing the back-up dancer on stage.
At the time fans were convinced that the very public display of affection was all part of the choreography, but it looks like the pair are more than just friends.
The Break Free singer is keeping coy about her new boyfriend and has not made reference to him on social media, but speaking to Capital FM in June, Ariana did admit that she was dating someone.
The pop star even revealed that “this boy”, who she would not name, was the inspiration behind one of her songs on her new album Moonlight.
“It’s about this very cute night we had together,” she said. “I have a playlist of 12 songs already. I plan on writing a lot more as soon as I get home. It’s the most personal music I’ve ever written.”
Opening up about her split with Big Sean, Ariana added: "There were days where I felt like I didn’t want to be in the world. I was like, ‘Shhh!’ But I feel like I’m not down right now.”