Ariana Grande And Big Sean Call It Quits, Was Justin Bieber The Cause Of Their Breakup?

After eight months of dating, Hollywood’s star-crossed lovers Ariana Grande and Big Sean have called it quits. While insiders point out that their breakup is due to their “conflicting touring schedules”, there are others who think that social media had a hand on their split.

On Monday morning, Grande and Big Sean’s reps sent US Weekly a joint statement that officially confirms the two’s break up. The statement read:

“They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends. We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time.”

Sources close to the two artists reveal that they “quietly and amicably” ended their 8-month-long relationship a few weeks back. Grande and Big Sean have not made any comment about their split. Because of their silence, spectators are now on a wild chase to figure out the cause of their break up. One source claimed that their careers are the main reason why they called it quits. The source said, “They made the decision to part ways because their conflicting touring schedules would keep them apart over the next year.”

Meanwhile, other observers point out that it is the numerous controversies that brought their relationship down. Over the course of their relationship, Grande and Big Sean were faced with various issues including one that involves Justin Bieber hugging Grande on stage and another that involves Grande’s father publicly shaming Big Sean on Instagram by telling him that he cannot have sex with his daughter.

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However, The Daily Beast debunked these two controversies and blamed social media for the demise of Grande and Big Sean’s relationship. In an article published on the site yesterday, The Daily Beast pointed out that the controversy with Bieber was overblown by a fake tweet.

After the concert, Big Sean took to Twitter to express his anger towards Bieber. He wrote, “This kid is about to learn not to touch my girl like that. Beliebe that.” Although many bought this as truth, The Daily Beast asserted that the tweet was a fake. They wrote, “It’s not likely that Sean would have a beef with Bieber… considering the rapper owes much of his success to him.”

They also wrote that the Instagram incident that involved Grande’s father was a fake. The Daily Beast referenced Grande’s publicist saying that the person who commented was just “an imposter [sic].”

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