Is Ariana Grande dating Mac Miller?
According to new photos obtained by TMZ, the 23-year-old songstress was seen kissing the 24-year-old rapper during a sushi date at Katsuya on Sunday night (August 21) in Hollywood.
Grande and Miller have been friends for years, and he’s featured on the singer’s breakout song, “The Way.” Miller actually co-wrote the 2013 single, and the music video stars them as a couple. They even passionately kiss at the end.
But things seemed largely platonic during the three years since. Grande went on to have serious relationships with Jai Brooks and Big Sean. Most recently, the pop star was dating one of her backup dancers, Ricky Alvarez.
The pair split in late July, however, and rumors of a romance between Grande and Miller heated up over the last few weeks, particularly as he was featured on a remix of “Into You” in early August. The stars all but confirmed they’re together on Sunday night, as they showed PDA while dining out in California. Photos of them kissing and otherwise being affectionate during the outing have now made their way online, and fans are sounding off.
@FocuzonAri_1993 enthusiastically tweeted in all caps, “I SHIP ARIANA AND MAC. LIKE THEY R GOALS.” @WERKK_ARIANAA said, “Ariana and Mac is 100% approved by me as long as she’s happy.” @prettycycogrump also approved, writing, “Ariana and Mac dating?…. I’m ok with this…”
“Wait i actually like the thought of Ariana and mac miller i like them both i like the songs they make together ive wanted this,” shared @Heavenshalo07. @dorkiegrandee argued, “if you’re not going to support what makes ARI happy just bc it doesn’t make YOU happy, unstan her. she can slay w/o you. Ariana and Mac.” Others were more mixed, such as @vaporboca, who posted, “just bc i dont like the idea of ariana and mac dating doesnt mean i dont love her anymore. i came for the music and that’s why im gonna stay.”
@iBeArianator was just confused, admitting, “People talking about Ariana and Mac and there I was for a second thinking that people were talking about the brand.” And a few people expressed their displeasure. @everydaygodly remarked, “but ariana and mac tho um why cant ariana stay single. And @delightboca commented, “ariana and mac should have stayed friends tbh.”