It looks like things are definitely heating up between Ariana Grande and her rumored boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez.
Grande took to Snapchat earlier this week to show off a number of flirty photos with her new man, which definitely appear confirm that the two, who have so far kept their romance under the radar, are very much a couple.
Ariana couldn’t seem to keep her hands off the dancer in the recent slew of cozy snaps she shared on her Snapchat on January 25, where she packed on the PDA with plenty of hugs and kisses for her beau.
The first image Grande shared with fans showed Ariana hugging a mystery man, whose face was not visible in the image, which was then followed up with a very candid photo of Ariana planting a big kiss on the guy’s cheek.
Though fans were left to wonder just who the object of Ariana Grande’s affections was on the social media site, Grande then cleared up all the mystery man drama with a glimpse of Ricky’s cheek covered in lipstick where she teased “guess whose lips” alongside a lips emoji.
Nuove foto di Ariana e Ricky postate da lei sul suo profilo Snapchat:???? pic.twitter.com/9oFQV7fu9q
— Ariana Grande Italia (@ArianaGr_ITA) January 25, 2016
Though Ariana Grande has yet to publicly speak out and officially confirm her romance with the dancer, E! Online confirmed back in August that the two had grown pretty close after meeting when Ricky was a dancer on Ariana’s 2015 Honeymoon tour.
A source confirmed to the site that Ariana and her man had been friends for a while before their relationship turned romantic and revealed that Grande “couldn’t be happier” with her boyfriend.
“She and Ricky have gotten pretty close and they are officially a couple,” the source revealed last year, “They are keeping their relationship on the down low though and trying to be as private as they can.”
But it appears that Grande and Alvarez are now ready to ditch their privacy vow and take their relationship public, as their recent Snapchat escapades come just days after Ricky allegedly took serious aim at Justin Bieber following a flirty comment he reportedly wrote on Ariana’s Instagram.
According to previous reports, Grande took to Instagram earlier this month to post a number of very flirty videos of herself that appeared to get Bieber pretty hot under the collar. Justin reportedly commented on the short clips “Damn Ariana u look so good [sic],” before Ricky totally shut down the “What Do You Mean” singer with a comment of his own.
According to several screenshots captured by eagle-eyed fans, Alvarez replied to Bieber’s comment on the social media site, “keep looking player … I already told you she does.”
They make me so happy and the way Ricky looks at Ariana is just the cutest thing ever…cuties???? pic.twitter.com/cEGWz7SloK
— Kristen (@cupcxkeari) January 27, 2016
Grande later wrote her own responses to Justin’s alleged comments on her official Twitter page, where she wrote “lol no” followed by “not today satan!!!!!! gtg finish this music & live my cute, drama free life!! [sic].”
But while it looks like Justin Bieber may not be too thrilled over Ariana and Ricky’s romance, that hasn’t stopped Grande’s fans from taking to social media to express their excitement over the “Focus” singer’s new love.
“They make me so happy and the way Ricky looks at Ariana is just the cutest thing ever… cuties,” Twitter user @cupcxkeari wrote on the 140-character site on January 27, while @ClassicButerax tweeted out “Ariana with Ricky is making me smile lots especially in the photo where she was kissing his cheek they keep becoming more adorable together.”
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