It feels like it’s been decades since we last talked about Ariana Grande’s personal life, but just a year ago we were still getting almost daily updates about her relationship with Pete Davidson. Time really flies. We haven’t known what’s up in Ariana’s dating life since she and Pete broke up last October, but now there are rumors she has a new man.
The rumors were kicked off last week, when Ariana Grande pretty randomly dropped a new song with hip hop duo Social House. Mainly, it seemed random because Ariana is in the middle of a tour right now, so it doesn’t seem like she’s going to be making another album right away. But when you look at the bigger picture, it’s not especially surprising. Social House are currently opening for Ariana on tour, and they’ve produced past hits of hers including “7 Rings” and “Thank U, Next.”
Let’s get to the actual song. It’s called “Boyfriend,” which immediately caused some raised eyebrows. The lyrics talk about being attached to someone even though you’re not in a relationship, and judging from the video, that someone would appear to be Social House’s own Mikey Foster.
In the video, Ariana sees Mikey talking to other women, and she has elaborate fantasies of attacking them to get them away from Mikey. It’s actually a pretty funny concept, but it’s a little awkward that Scootie, the other half of Social House, is basically just third-wheeling the whole thing. Of course, this could just be a video concept and nothing more, but why? It’s not like Ariana needs to be promoting new music right now, and there’s obvious chemistry between her and Mikey.
When asked about the meaning of the song on Twitter, Ariana Grande responded with the following message:
we wanted to make something uplifting that captures that feeling of being afraid to take the leap & trust, being afraid of being hurt or feeling like you won’t be enough for that person … but also how it feels to have a crippling crush on someone. ? #Boyfriendtonight https://t.co/IHQ3cRC9iy
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 2, 2019
Okay, so maybe Ari doesn’t have like, a boyfriend boyfriend, but there must at least be something going on, right? Right?? Fans on Twitter were quick to speculate that Ariana and Mikey are dating, but we don’t have any solid information so far. Ariana closed Lollapalooza in Chicago on Sunday night, and she brought Social House on to perform their new song, but things stayed PG during the performance.
Obviously, I’d love more details about what, if anything, is going on between Ariana Grande and Mikey Foster, but maybe it’s for the best that they’re keeping things quieter for now. Last year, I felt like I knew what Ariana and Pete were doing every second of every day, and we all saw how quickly that fell apart. I’m not judging, but maybe this time we can hold off on the couples tattoos, at least for a few months. One source did tell The Blast that Ari and Mikey are definitely in a relationship, and that their relationship has “taken a passionate new turn in the recent months,” but I still feel like it’s too soon to say for sure.
Ariana and Social House are headed to Europe on tour later this month, so it’s perfect timing if there’s a new relationship they want to keep low-key. Maybe Ari and Mikey will be engaged by the time they get back to the US, or maybe there really is nothing going on. Either way, hopefully we’ll know more soon.
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