Ariana Grande has been tight-lipped about her relationship with Mac Miller. The pint-size diva and the rapper have been spending a lot of time together lately. The two first made the dating rumors swirl when they were first spotted at Disneyland California shortly after her split from backup dancer Ricky Alvarez. Then, Ariana and Mac collaborated on a remix of her song “Into You.”
Despite the fact that Ariana Grande posted a black-and-white photo of the two together on Instagram, she doesn’t want to talk about their relationship publicly, sources tell Hollywood Life. It’s because the singer has been through her fair share of failed relationships in the public eye. Grande, 23, wants to go through this new relationship with Miller differently, claims the insider. She wants to keep the details of their romance “under wraps,” even if she shares some of their moments on social media.
“Ariana just doesn’t want to jinx her relationship with Mac, that’s why she’s keeping all the details of their romance under wraps. She knows that she was quick to tell the world about her past romances and that’s put her at risk for public ridicule when they’ve come to an end. This time around, Ariana doesn’t want to put she and Mac under any necessary pressure like that, and just wants to enjoy the early months of the relationship.”
And, apparently, Mac Miller is cool with the fact that his famous girlfriend is keeping their relationship a secret. He doesn’t want to pressure her into making a big deal of it, especially since it’s in the early stages.
“Mac also appreciates her discretion at this time, but at this point he isn’t nagging her not to say anything about each other to the media.”
Grande has made it clear that she wants to keep her romance on the down low in her recent interviews. When she dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, Sept. 14, she was coy when it came to answering any questions about the rapper.
“This is so crazy, I’ve never like, had the relationship talk on a show so far!” she said as she covered her face.
“But you’re with him and you’re happy and stuff, right?” the talk show asked. Grande then responded with a resounding “Yeah!”
Then, Grande lost it when Ryan Seacrest asked her about “confirming” her relationship with Mac Miller on Instagram, according to another Hollywood Life report. She didn’t like it when he brought up their relationship during the interview.
“I saw you confirmed this relationship with Mac Miller on Instagram,” Seacrest said, to which Grande responded, “Oh, is that what I did? How did we get there? What was that Segway? It’s too early for this kind of tea. It’s too early, man.”
“If I post something that’s what I’m willing to share at the moment. That doesn’t mean then you, Ryan Seacrest, with millions of listeners are entitled to more information,” she retorted.
“It doesn’t?” Ryan asked, to which Grande replied, “No.”
Check out the awkward interview for yourself below.
For now, Grande will only speak out about her boyfriend through song. After the two collaborated on a remix of “Into You,” they then released the song “My Favorite Part” off the rapper’s upcoming album, The Divine Feminine. Then, on Thursday, Sept. 15, Grande took to Soundcloud to drop “Knew Better Part Two,” which is a sequel to “Knew Better/Forever Boy” from the deluxe version of her Dangerous Woman album. According to another Hollywood Life report, Grande supposedly gives a shout out to Miller by talking about her “new boo.”
While Grande is keeping quiet, Miller opened up about their romance in a new interview with People. He explained that although the two have been friends for years, they have reconnected over their recent duets. He also added that their newfound relationship just happened “organically” without any “awkwardness or weirdness” this time around.
What are your thoughts on Ariana Grande’s recent interviews? Do you think she has every right not to address their relationship status? Sound off below in the comments section.
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