Big Sean & Ariana Grande Reportedly Break Up After 8 Months

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Well Idolator readers, it’s the end of an era. After eight months of dating, US Weekly reports that Big Sean and Ariana Grande have split. The former couple were very publicly affectionate, so this a bit of a surprise.

The reason behind the breakup is due to conflicting tour schedules that would keep them from seeing each other for the remainder of the year. The 21-year-old mini diva and the 27-year-old rapper first confirmed their relationship back in October.

The artists’ reps gave US Weekly this typical Hollywood joint statement: “They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends. We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time.”

The two have had a seemingly great relationship, from recording various songs together like “Right There,” My Everything’s Best Mistake” and Dark Sky Paradise’s Research” to lovingly performing on stage together at various events.

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[via US Weekly]

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