After her success of hosting and performing on Saturday Night Live, Ariana Grande partied the night away with boyfriend Ricky Alvarez by her side. The couple packed on some powerful PDA at a Saturday Night Live after-party, according to recent reports.
Grande pulled double duty as SNL host and musical guest. She also debuted the new tracks “Dangerous Woman” and “Be Alright” from her upcoming album. Grande as also seen making out with Alvarez at the NYC hot spot, La Biblioteca, as documented by TMZ. The celebrity news site claims that the couple were heavily focused on each other all night long. They even have a photo to prove it.
Ariana and Ricky couldn’t stop making out with each other. In the photo posted on TMZ, you can see Ariana wrapping her arms around Ricky’s neck while he kisses her lips. She also has a drink in her hand while his arms are full of Ariana’s waist. According to an eyewitness at the event, Ariana and Ricky were “all over each other all night.”
Early on in the evening, the pint-size diva was even seen hanging out with her friends before spending the rest of the night with her man. Grande even partied with her good friend and Victorious co-star Elizabeth Gilles. The BFFs shared a photo together on Instagram. In the photo, the ladies are seen showing off their party outfits in front of a bathroom mirror. Gilles captioned the photo: “Post-SNL with my talented little dingus last night. @arianagrande.”
It’s not surprising that Ariana couldn’t get enough of her boyfriend. It was previously reported on the Hollywood Life that Ricky’s romantic moves (and killer dance moves) are what won her over. The two first sparked the dating rumors when they kissed during a June 28 concert. Then Ariana and Ricky’s relationship was officially confirmed during her donugate scandal on July 4. An insider told the celebrity gossip blog that although Ariana has been keeping her relationship on the down-low, she’s all about the PDA with her man.
“They are not super serious but they are exclusive. [Their relationship is] very new and they are very comfortable around each other so that is helping things move forward quicker than usual.”
The source also added that they share “common interests” that makes it “easy for them to hang out, get along and be close.” For example, Alvarez is “very romantic” and “very touchy feely,” which Grande loves. They also love being “homebodies” and their “nights out” are usually spent on the tour bus.
Ricky Alvarez and Ariana Grande met nearly a year ago when he won her over with his dance moves on her Honeymoon World Tour. Their relationship happened shortly after the singer split from her ex Big Sean.
So, who is Ricky Alvarez? Few details are known about Ricky, other than what’s seen on his social media accounts. Even Ace Showbiz doesn’t seem too sure about who the pop star’s boyfriend really his. They confused Ricky for an Argentine soccer player of the same name.
The real Alvarez is on Instagram, under the handle rickyrozay. Grande’s backup dancer calls himself an avid thrill seeker, tattoo lover, and a dog person. He also enjoys photography and classic cars. Though Alvarez has made no direct mention of Grande on Instagram, he did post this photo that credits her for his hairstyle and posted another photo of Grande with the caption: “I mean…I’m already focused.”
Meanwhile, the folks at Bustle thinks that Ariana Grande is living a dangerous single life while focusing on her music projects because of what she tweeted back in January.
not today satan!!!!!! gtg finish this music & live my cute, drama free life!!
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 20, 2016
Not to mention the hilarious time he dissed Justin Bieber for getting flirty with his girlfriend on social media. On Jan. 20, Ariana posted a video on Instagram featuring her with a Snapchat bubble filter, to which Justin wrote: “Damn Ari u look so good.” Ricky then responded: “@JustinBieber keep looking player … I already told she does.”
If that doesn’t pretty much confirm the dating rumors, then I don’t know what does. What are your thoughts on Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez? Do you like them together? Sound off below in the comments section.
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