Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez were spotted getting pretty cozy at a Saturday Night Live after-party on March 12.
An eyewitness who spotted Grande and her man celebrating Ariana’s SNL success at an after-party over the weekend revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Ariana and Ricky were allegedly “all over each other all night” as they celebrated Grande’s performance at La Bibiloteca in New York.
The site reported that Grande and Alvarez partied well into the night at the New York club, where they were also joined by Ariana’s close friend and former Victorious co-star Liz Gillies, and didn’t head home until after 5 a.m.
TMZ also caught the couple getting pretty close after SNL in the Big Apple, with the site reporting that Grande and Alvarez “canoodled” throughout night.
NEW PHOTOS | Ariana & Ricky last night in New York. pic.twitter.com/mkys6oOE0T
— Ariana Grande Update (@ArianatorRain) March 13, 2016
Although Grande didn’t share any snaps of herself and Ricky Alvarez partying the night away, Ariana did take to social media on March 13 following her highly praised Saturday Night Live appearance to describe her big night as being a dream come true.
“Last night was an absolute dream come true,” Grande tweeted to her more than 37 million followers, adding that she was “forever grateful.”
Giles also took to Twitter to show her support for her former co-star, writing on the 140-character site, “No words can describe how proud I am of @ArianaGrande. You knocked it out of the park, dingus.”
Ariana then replied to Liz’s message with a sweet note of her own, writing, “I love you, pringus.”
While Ricky has so far stayed publicly mum on social media regarding Ariana’s big night, it looks like the couple are ready to go public with their relationship, as their latest PDA session comes just weeks after Grande showed off some cozy snaps with the dancer on her official Snapchat.
Grande first packed on the PDA with Ricky Alvarez in a series of photos posted on her Snapchat account on January 25, where she planted a big kiss on Alvarez’s cheek before posting a photo of her lipstick marks and teasing fans “guess whose lips?” with a lips emoji.
The couple were first reported to be an official couple back in July 2015 after Hollywood Life reported the two had gotten close and were “exclusive” though not “super serious” at the time.
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
“They are very comfortable around each other so that is helping things move forward quicker than usual,” a source told the site last year, who added that Ariana and Ricky bonded over their many “common interests.”
The site also teased in July that Alvarez is “very romantic” and “very touchy-feely” with Grande, which he appears to have put on display when the two hit the New York club this past weekend.
E! News also confirmed that Ariana and Ricky had grown close after he was hired as a dancer of Grande’s latest tour. It was revealed back in August that Ariana and her man had “been friends for some time now but have only recently been linked romantically.”
“She and Ricky have gotten pretty close and they are officially a couple. They are keeping their relationship on the down low though and trying to be as private as they can,” the source continued to E! News, adding that Ariana and Ricky were always “affectionate” towards each other.
A source who spoke to the site about Grande and Alvarez at the time also teased that the couple “couldn’t be happier” with their relationship, which appears to have grown pretty serious over the past few months.
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