Ariana Grande, Jai Brooks Breakup For Real Or Publicity Stunt?

Ariana Brooks and Jai Brooks have broken up, according to rumors that were sweeping the internet over the past few days.

The 20-year-old Yours Truly singer and the 18-year-old Australian comedian are supposedly on the outs because 19-year-old Justin Bieber kissed her on the cheek. Celebrity Teen Scoop pointed out Saturday that Ariana Grande had already refuted the Bieber rumors, saying that the two were just friends.

However, Nickutopia is also saying that Grande and Brooks split up, although they’re not repeating any Bieber stories.

But they’re putting a fair amount of faith in a tweet from Jai’s brother Luke Brooks who tweeted Thursday, “Never seen someone so down and destroyed.”

Maybe. But how do you know it’s Jai Brooks who is feeling down and destroyed? For that matter, how do you know that the whole brouhaha isn’t one of the Janoskians infamous pranks?

Never seen someone so down and destroyed

— Luke Brooks (@luke_brooks) August 16, 2013

But we may have to take these tweets from Ariana’s mother Joan Grande a little more seriously.

Ariana is not answering any personal questions. This is a tough thing and she doesn't want to discuss it. Thank you for being here for her.

— Joan Grande (@joangrande) August 16, 2013

this is something we have all gone through..Right? So if you can just be there for love & support that would be wonderful! No drama please

— Joan Grande (@joangrande) August 16, 2013

The only thing that bothers me is that we already know that Ariana Grande likes to play little pranks. She recently released some prank cover art for her Yours Truly album and then admitted to the joke.

Ariana Grande Jai Brooks
Ariana Grande via her Instagram

And Jai and Luke Brooks are part of a professional group of pranksters.

Is it impossible that the Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks breakup is a publicity stunt to promote Grande’s Yours Truly debut album, which is now available for pre-order? Time will tell.

[Ariana Grande top photo by Helga Esteb /]