Ariana Grande is still upset about the backlash over donut-gate. She hates the fallout — it’s stressing her out, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. But her new boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez, has been calming her down. Find out how!
Some time may have passed, but Ariana Grande, 22, is still dealing with the fallout after she expressed her hate for America in a donut shop on July 4. She posted two apologies late last week, was replaced as the performer at the All Star game on Sunday, July 12, and people are still unhappy with the “Problem” singer. It’s all stressing Ariana out, but her new boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez, is trying his best to be the calming force in her life.
“She hates the fallout, all the apologies she has to do, missing out on the All Star game, etc. It has put a strain on her relationship with Ricky because she’s stressed about it, but he is trying to be a calming force for her. She hopes it goes away soon,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
We’re so happy to hear that Ricky is trying to calm Ariana down. It can’t be easy dealing with such a huge backlash — even stars like Rob Lowe dissed Ariana for her lame first apology. And following the incident, fans lashed out at the singer for hating on America. So if Ricky can help make Ariana feel better, then we’re happy she has him. And they make such a cute couple.
Justin Bieber Supports Ariana Grande After Donut-Licking Scandal
Another person trying to calm Ariana down is Justin Bieber. The “Where Are U Now” singer called her because he has sympathy for Ariana after she was caught on camera tampering with a number of donuts at Wolfee’s Donuts in Lake Elsinore, California. After going through some mishaps of his own in the past, he just wanted to let Ariana know that her actions are all part of growing up.
“Justin reached out to Ariana because he heard she was very down over the whole donut-licking scandal,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He empathized with her, telling her he’s made his own mistakes in life, and you can only grow from those experiences. Justin reasoned that, even if at the moment everyone seems to be against her, her true fans will always be there. She will just have to prove herself to everyone else.”
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— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Russ Weakland