Ariana, you look so happy hanging out with new boyfriend Big Sean, and that’s not surprising. When a couple begins as friends first, their romance starts out strong and just gets stronger.
Ariana Grande & Big Sean: Being Friends Before Lovers Is The Best
That’s because love is always more passionate when two people have lots in common — common interests, goals and activities that you both enjoy doing together.
When you have lots to talk about and do together, you become friends, and that gives you a solid basis for a love affair that can last long term.
No wonder, Ariana, that you’ve described your love life as “everything is beautiful.” It’s beautiful because you’re happy in a relationship that’s comfortable. You and Big Sean, 26, inadvertently first went public when you were caught on camera, holding hands backstage at the MTV VMAs. You two looked so cute together and your fans went wild with approval!
Apparently your relationship has heated up quickly. A friend of yours tells Us Weekly, “It’s gone from 0 to 60 fast.”
And the good news is that: “They are much happier than in their previous relationships. He’s a good guy and she’s a sweet girl. They really gel,” explains the source.
Yes, Ariana, you at 21, and your ex-boyfriend Jai Brooks, 19, were not a good match. You tried twice to make that romance work, but it couldn’t be done.
Big Sean is also a survivor of a romance gone majorly wrong. He split up with his fiancée of seven months, Naya Rivera, 27, in April, to his great relief. She ended up marrying old friend Ryan Dorsey on July 19, the very same day that she was supposed to wed Big Sean.
Ariana Grande: Big Sean Was Your Rock During Nude Photo Scandal
Ariana, you and Big Sean first got to know each other well when he was featured rapping on your hit song “Right There,” from your debut album, Yours Truly.
You had wanted to collaborate with Big Sean for quite some time. “We were talking about a few other songs together but it just never worked out,” you told MTV News in July 2014. “And then finally ‘Right There’ came along. And we were like, ‘Oh, this is it.'”
So often what happens with romances that begin as friendships is that love blooms when the time is right. In your case, Ariana, that happened when you were both finally single at the same time.
And thank goodness, Ariana, that you had Big Sean to lean on when the recent celebrity nude photo hacking scandal broke. Hackers thought they had naked pictures of you, which fortunately turned out not to be real, but Big Sean was right there for you as a rock.
“Big Sean was originally there for Ariana to comfort her over the leak, even though she denied to the world that the pics were of her,” a source close to you and Sean told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “And with Ariana not worried about it, it is only making Sean not worried about it. He is taking it in stride.”
Well, Ariana, that’s a real friend for you — supportive and calm in a crisis. This is why it’s terrific that your romance began as friendship. It’s built on a solid foundation that can last through the kind of career and life drama that all young people face.
We’re glad Big Sean was there for you during the nude photo scandal, and we really think you two have a future together.
HollywoodLifers, do you think it’s great that Ariana and Big Sean started out as friends? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller
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