Turns out, Ariana Grande wasn’t kidding when she said, “I’m so f–king grateful for my ex.” On Sunday, March 10, the “Bad Idea” songstress, 25, was spotted out in NYC with her ex-boyfriend Graham Phillips. The former flames, who dated from roughly 2008 to 2011, were photographed leaving a ~romantic~ dinner at one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.

While we can’t be positive, we seriously doubt that Ariana carb-loads with just anyone. So, that begs the question … is the brunette beauty rekindling a relationship with Graham, 25, or are they just friends? Let’s investigate. 

Ariana Grande posing with Graham Phillips in 2011.
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Well, unfortunately for Graham and Ariana shippers everywhere, this is a pretty open and shut case. Shortly after news of the pair’s date broke, Ari liked the following tweet on Twitter. “She’s still friends with someone she broke up with about 8 years ago … y’all could never.”

As sweet as the Ariana and Graham were back in the day, we aren’t entirely surprised to learn that she isn’t into him *like that* anymore. After all, the Riverdale actor wasn’t even featured in the lyrics of Ariana’s hit single Thank U, Next. The lyrics do however include Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson and the late Mac Miller.

Ariana Grande in the Thank U, Next music video

“Thought I’d end up with Sean/But he wasn’t a match/Wrote some songs about Ricky/Now I listen and laugh/Even almost got married/And for Pete, I’m so thankful/Wish I could say, thank you to Malcolm/’Cause he was an angel.”

Speaking of Big Sean, it’s definitely worth noting that Ari was recently spotted with the rapper, 30. ICYMI: The pop star wrote that Sean “could still get it” in her ex-boyfriend burn book. *Sips tea.* With Ariana’s Sweetener tour right around the corner, we seriously doubt she’s looking to settle down right now … that doesn’t mean she can’t have a little fun, though. Get it, girl!

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