It looks like Jai Brooks has forgiven Ariana Grande — and could they be back together?? We have to bet that Jai wouldn’t be backstage supporting Ariana at the iHeartRadio Music Awards if these two weren’t over the cheating allegations he threw at her in October 2013.
After Ariana Grande hit the stage to perform her new hit, “Problem” at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards, she headed right into the arms of her her ex-boyfriend, Jai Brooks, member of the Australian YouTube comedy and prank group The Janoskians! While some fans are super excited about “Jariana” being back on, others are bummed that he would take her back after accusing her of cheating in a Twitter rant. Here’s how it all went down.
Jai Brooks & Ariana Grande Kiss At iHeartRadio Music Awards
Jai, 18, pulled Ariana, 20, in super close in a big hug and a heated kiss after her impressive performance of her new no. 1 hit. She looked pretty happy, and even pulled his chin up to her lips! We’re so excited the romantic moment was captured by the cameras, but have to admit that we were actually pretty shocked!
Ariana and Jai dated from August 2012 to July 2013, and then she began dating The Wanted‘s Nathan Sykes in September. The following month, Jai took to Twitter with a long rant claiming that Ariana had cheated on him with Nathan before they broke up. Ariana denied it, and she and Nathan split in January 2014.
When promoting her new single, “Problem,” she told E! News that she was into tattoos and wanted a bad boy. “I like funny boys, I like a bad boy. I tried the good boy thing for a minute and I was like oh my gosh,” the singer said. We’re guessing that maybe Nathan was too nice, but either way, we’re thrilled that she’s happy again — she looks beaming with Jai!
Ariana & Jai’s Reunion: Fans Freak Out
We’re not the only ones thrilled. On Twitter, fans can’t get enough of them:
just found out the jai brooks and ariana grande are back together. ngl my 13 year old self is screaming and rejoicing
— 5SOS Updates (@5SOS_Updates) May 2, 2014
— Stephanie Osmanski (@StephOsmanski) May 2, 2014
im actually happy abou jai brooks and ariana grande :)
— #1DinManila pls ?♥♡ (@1D_kimlagunsad) May 2, 2014
However, some are shocked that they would get back together after his crazy rant and her alleged cheating:
how pathetic of jai brooks to write such dramatic twitlonger about how ariana cheated on him tho then eventually go back to her — (@biebspunk) May 2, 2014
Jai Brooks; teaching the world that cheating is acceptable if you give enough time to recover.
— THANK YOU DANE (@AimeeHemmings) May 2, 2014
jai and ariana are that annoying couple who are always breaking up and getting back together
— clare (@harryswolfgang) May 2, 2014
Are you excited they’re back together, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta