Ariana Grande and Big Sean, your friends are in deep mourning over your sad split. And no doubt, you are both hurting, too. But as you both move forward, even though you’re no longer kissing, don’t fall into the trap of dissing.
Ariana Grande and Big Sean, you’ve handled your split so far exactly the right way. You’ve issued a joint statement to HollywoodLife.com that is totally respectful: “They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends!”
Big Sean & Ariana Grande Split: You Should Remain Friends
The reported reason for the split is completely understandable — conflicting touring schedules, which will keep you largely apart for the next year, according to usmagazine.com.
Long distance love, as most everyone knows, is notoriously difficult to survive. And you two are both so young — Ariana, 21, and Big Sean, 27 — that it really doesn’t make sense to carry the torch when you are both being torn apart so much. by the demands of work.
You both need to focus on your hot careers. That has to be your priority. Neither of you is ready to make a marriage commitment. That would be truly unrealistic. You’d only set yourselves up for more heartbreak.
So mutually agreeing to part as friends was both a brave and a wise plan. Now, you just need to stick to it.
Big Sean & Naya Rivera’s Nasty Breakup
You told radio station Hot 97 that your 2015 album Dark Sky Paradise was written during the “darkest” part of your life because of “relationship stuff”.
“I was going through so much craziness, just relationship stuff and friend stuff. I feel like creatively I hit a wall like I was in a hole that I had to strategize and get myself out of,” you confessed “I was going through one of the darkest times of my life.”
In one of the album’s songs, you even rapped that, “I done had a Rolex longer than I had relationships”.
The rap was clearly a Naya diss since Naya had accused you in a tweet of stealing her Rolex: “@bigsean Stealing Rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something #triflin.”
Now, Ariana has never as pointedly publicly dissed her infamous ex Jai Brooks, but she did seem to imply that he didn’t give her support when her beloved grandfather, Frank Grande, passed away on July 22, 2014: “I thank everybody who was here for me when I needed them as the ones who weren’t really broke my heart…”
Even that subtle diss could be forgiven in light of how majorly and publicly Jai slammed her after their first breakup , and on Oct. 7, 2013 accused Ariana of cheating on him with her new man at that time, Nathan Sykes. “Yes, I was cheated on. Yes, it does suck. Yes I was left for another man…” his multiple paragraph diatribe ranted.
At the time, Ariana, you, bravely responded on Twitter that it was “lies” and advised other young women to “never let any man discredit u” and to “know your truth”.
Big Sean & Ariana Grande Always Supported Each Other
Ariana, it was great that you stood up for yourself against untruths at that time. But you and Big Sean have clearly both learned from the difficulties of your previous relationships and that’s made your romance together so much deeper. And now, your breakup, much more mature.
Big Sean and Ariana, you two have very much been there for each other during the 8 months you were together. In fact, when Big Sean’s loving grandmother and beloved role model Mildred V. Leonard passed away on Dec. 19, 2014, Ariana was his biggest support.
“It’s a somber moment for Sean, but it’s actually bringing he and Ariana much closer. He’s leaning on her and she’s as strong as a rock,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com. “This time is completely difficult for Sean and he’d be lost without Ariana.”
The two of you have totally been there for each other during your time together. Now, it would be fantastic if you two can stick to your plan and continue to be there for each other as friends.
It’s so hard to meet someone that you can truly connect with and love, that it would be terrific if you could use your love to fuel a friendship that lasts a lifetime.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers — should Ariana and Big Sean work hard at staying friends?
— Bonnie Fuller