Ariana Grande appears to have confirmed that she has split from The Wanted star Nathan Sykes after weeks of speculation about the status of their romance, revealing in an interview that it happened a “while ago” but was “civil” and a “mutual” agreement.
Rumours of the split emerged last month when Ariana, 20, reportedly revealed their break-up during a radio interview and she had remained silent on the speculation until now, with the songstress announcing that she and Nathan, 20, are no longer together.
Ariana Grande has confirmed she has split from The Wanted's Nathan (WENN)
Speaking to US radio DJ Showbiz Shelly, Ariana said: “We broke up a little while ago, but he’s a really good friend.
“He’s so talented. I am so glad to met him and have a friend like him in my life. He’s an amazing person. It was very civil. It was mutual.”
The couple couldn't keep their hands off each other during a London dinner date in November (WENN)
She added: “He’s such a great person. I adore him and he’s so talented.”
While they may have split, the pair appear to still be in contact with each other after Nathan was spotted jetting back from Los Angeles last week after having a secret meeting with 'The Way' singer, according to Splash News.
Ariana jetted into London last year to spend quality time with Nathan (Karl Piper/WENN)
Sources told Us Weekly earlier this month that the former couple, who are both managed by Scooter Braun, decided to part ways due to the long distance.
“They just weren't into it anymore. [They] hardly ever saw each other,” the insider told the publication.
The 'Right There' singer announced the split this week (Apega/WENN)
'Show Me Love (America)' singer Nathan has remained tight-lipped on the split but he did open up about his dating tactics recently – or lack of: “I don't know I really like the chase. I like to work hard to impress a girl. But at the same time I'd be too nervous to be like 'Yeah, she likes me, so I'm going to act really cool,'” Nathan told We Love Pop magazine.
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