Posted: 4:43 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
By Samantha Lear
At only 20 years old, Ariana Grande has already endured a lot in her romantic life. Just last month, her relationship with The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes came to an end — a split that was rumored to be amicable and spurred by distance. But the pint-sized diva doesn’t look back on all of her ex-boyfriends so fondly. In fact, she’s now opening up about one very “unhealthy” relationship from her past.
Ariana covers Teen Vogue’s February issue, where she’s talking about an ex that crushed her confidence and still affects her to this day.
''I was dating a boy who made me a different person,” she tells the mag. “And my family was like, 'You've lost your light, you are constantly distracted. If I waited too long to text him back, it was the end of the world. And it was just a very unhealthy relationship.'' Sounds like it!
It’s likely that the guy in question is Jai Brooks, Ari’s relationship prior to Nathan. Jai — a member of the YouTube comedy group The Janoskians — was infamously outspoken after their breakup, taking to Twitter to accuse his pop star GF of cheating on him with Nathan.
Following the attack, the “Right There” singer defended herself on social media. "Woke up this morning in complete and utter shock... I guess I shouldn't be so surprised…You said to me if I didn't come back to you, you'd make me look bad to the entire world... I'm no longer afraid of you or your lies anymore."
Seems pretty evident from that that Jai was prone to the mind games. Good riddance. We just hope that Ariana takes some time to herself before getting into a relationship again. Gotta do you!
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