Ariana Grande was caught kissing her backup dancer, Ricky Alvarez, in a recent video. It wasn’t a music video, so it wasn’t staged after her split with Big Sean.
It is unknown if Alvarez is her new boyfriend, as it may have been a part of a game of Truth or Dare that they were reportedly playing in the pastry shop. The lip-lock video was released on Monday, and Alvarez is one of her Honeymoon Tour backup dancers.
Was this just an innocent game, or is Grande looking for a new guy among her entourage? Her split with Big Sean back in April may very well have faded enough that she’s flirting with a potential new boyfriend.
Some bystanders who caught Ariana Grande kissing her backup dancer may have thought the possible public display of affection was a little unsanitary. Grande and Alvarez seemed to take turns licking the powdered doughnuts, and almost seemed to go for the smooch before she realized other customers were watching. She proceeded to back away and laugh it off the first time.
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According to the Examiner, the pop star was annoying employees at Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, California, when it happened on Saturday. It is unknown if they decided to throw out the doughnuts that Grande and Alvarez were allegedly licking, and it seemed a bit more than friendly during the second part of the video.
After allegedly licking a few more doughnuts, Grande seemed to shy her way over to Alvarez and eventually sneak a private kiss while the other customers weren’t looking. Then they did it one more time, and then spent a second or two looking into each other’s eyes, adding to the possibility that their kiss was more than friendly.
After Ariana Grande was caught kissing her backup dancer in the doughnut shop, could we have just witnessed a budding new romance?
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