Ariana Grande and Big Sean stole the show during A Very Grammy Christmas, the CBS TV special that aired December 5. As they likely realized, this performance would be their first as a couple. While rumors of them dating have been flying since August, and past performances together hinted at their romantic status, Grande didn’t confirm their relationship until October.
So when the couple performed My Everything‘s “Best Mistake,” they did so as if they had nothing to hide. Before they met at center stage, they exchanged meaningful glances across the room. Once they did, Grande playfully started pushing him away. Then Ariana and Sean walked off the stage holding hands, to cheers from the crowd.
Grande’s next single is reportedly “Best Mistake,” a business decision that seems exploitative given the featured artists’ dating status. Still, at least their recent public displays of affection feel sincere — from Big Sean, especially.
Watch Ariana Grande and Big Sean perform “Best Mistake” at A Very Grammy Christmas up top, then see snippets of other performances by Pharrell, Maroon 5 and Mary J. Blige below. More »