Ariana Grande explains how she met boyfriend Nathan Sykes, but does their romance timeline match up with her dating ex-bf Jai Brooks? Watch Ariana set the record straight on the cheating rumors. How did Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes meet and start dating?
And did she cheat on ex-boyfriend Jai Brooks?
Turns out pal Justin Bieber may have played a part in getting the two matched up as well.
Ariana told Belfast Telegraph, "I saw him [Nathan] in March on a red carpet, and we locked eyes with each other all night."
All night? OMG, so cute.
Both were seeing other people at the time, as she explained, "I thought, he was cute as hell. Nothing happened obviously and then, the duet came about."
Their first official meeting? When they shot the music video for "Almost Is Never Enough."
But it turns out Bieber helped make their love connection legit.
Ariana said, "We hadn't met really still, until we shot the video," adding, "It was a really fun day--he was very sweet and cute. We started talking and then it just went from there. No, actually we didn't really start talking until we met again at Justin Bieber's tour in August."
It sounds like she didn't get the timeline exactly right, however--or was she backtracking on when they started talking?
So, she technically didn't cheat on Jai, but it sounds like she and Nathan had some chemistry brewing for each other.
According to a report from PerezHilton.com, a source close to Ariana explained, "I know the two well and this is a classic case of a nobody trying to use someone's fame as a way to leverage his own pursuit of stardom. Ariana never cheated on Jai."
Check out this breakdown of the Ariana/Jai/Nathan timeline for more details and see what Ariana said about Jai's allegation that she was cheating.