Ariana Grande has only been single for about a day after splitting with Big Sean, but there are already rumors that the young star could be moving on with singer Justin Bieber.
Ariana and Big Sean announced their split on Monday, a breakup that was described as amicable. Reps for the couple said they “both deeply care for each other and remain close friends” but just couldn’t make the relationship work due to differing schedules.
But within hours of the split, rumors were already flying that Ariana Grande could be starting a relationship with her longtime friend Justin Bieber. The two have appeared to be growing closer in recent weeks, which was on display at a recent concert where Justin joined Ariana on stage and proceeded to wrap his arms around her waist.
Bieber then ran his hands up and down her body, and Ariana responded by dancing close to Justin and wrapping her arms around him in another embrace.
The strange incident happened with Big Sean in the audience. There is no word on whether the incident played a role in the breakup, which came less than three weeks after the incident.
Despite their close relationship and the growing rumors that they could be sparking a romance, some sources doubt that Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber will start anything serious.
“It’s very unlikely that anything will happen between Justin and Ariana,” a source told HollywoodLife. “They may hookup, but a full relationship will probably never happen between them.”
Sources went on to say that trust was a major concern between Ariana Grande and Big Sean. He was reportedly weary of her close relationships with male friends, and Ariana in turn suspected Big Sean of cheating.
“At the end of the day, they didn’t really trust each other,” a source told HollywoodLife. “He is very smooth and Ariana saw how girls responded to him, basically throwing themselves at him. He never seemed to push them away as quickly as she would have liked. Plus, there were a number of times that Ariana saw suspicious texts on Sean’s phone. He always had an excuse, but these things add up.”
While Ariana Grande hasn’t addressed rumors of her possible romance with Justin Bieber, she did take to social media to stay positive after her breakup. In a Twitter message, she told her supportive fans, “you’re a bunch of angels honestly. your love / care is appreciated so much. i’m good i promise.”
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