Why Did Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez Break Up? What Led to This

After her very public relationship and breakup with rapper Big Sean, Grande seemed to change gears and keep more of her private life private. News of her boyfriend Rick Alvarez was difficult to come by, but now their names are in the spotlight, and not for the best reason.

According to E! Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez have split after a year of dating and seem to be taking it all in stride while being preoccupied with Pokémon hunting. Read through to find out why they broke up.

What Made Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez Split?

Ricky and Ariana were together during her Doughnut Debacle and became close when he was working as one of her backup dancers. A source told E! News that, “She broke up with him. He didn’t cheat or anything. They just found it difficult to make it work. They are still friends though.”

Victoria Monet says that the song “Moonlight” actually talks about a romantic night of Ariana and Ricky together.

“That’s what Ricky called her one night. I think it was after their first kiss,” she told Billboard. “He wanted to kiss her for a long time, and she was impressed. He’s such a gentleman, and the song is a great little bookmark for the start of their relationship.

Ariana Grande Write a Song About Her Exes

Ariana Grande has just seriously officially debuted the new song “Thank U, Next.” It puts all of her feelings into one motivating single for all who are now broken-hearted.

In the song, she name-drops her exes — including former fiancé Pete Davidson and the late Mac Miller — and admits that she’s in a new relationship now… only this time, it’s with herself. “Thank U, Next” is a proclamation of self-love and the lessons that can be learned from even the messiest of breakups.

Final Thoughts

The last photo of him and Grande was posted by Alvarez four weeks ago, and they were all smiles, seeming to be just as happy and looking normal as ever; it must have changed so very fast for them in the last couple of weeks.

Just recently, Grande posted a couple of tweets, that seemed to hint about something happening in her life, and she seemed not to be exactly brooding over it either. “In one of the tweets Grande allegedly tweeted and then deleted on July 23, according to Entertainment Tonight: ‘Change. feelin’ free. happy. Banginnnnnnn’.”