It looks as though the possibility that rapper Big Sean still holds a candle for his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande may be in the air. The 30-year-old has reportedly split with his girlfriend of three years, Jhené Aiko, just a few months ahead of reuniting with the thank u, next singer.
An insider told Us Weekly the couple “broke up in mid-December,” and things didn’t exactly go smoothly. “I wouldn’t say it was amicable,” the source explained. “But now they are civil towards each other.”
The twosome ignited romance rumors in 2016 when Jhené, 30, filed for divorce from her then-husband, Dot da Genius, after working (and flirting) with Sean on the collab album, Twenty88. Just after the divorce was public, so was her relationship with Sean. The couple had been inseparable ever since until things seemed to fizzle out over the holidays.
Big Sean (real name: Sean Michael Leonard Anderson) and Jhené’s storied romance came after the rapper dated Ariana for eight months, calling it quits officially in October 2015. The duo seems to have stayed good friends, which is why we weren’t surprised to hear reports that he and Ari were hanging out in a Los Angeles recording studio on February 27. The former flames allegedly spent hours in the studio before driving off together.
Could this mean the pair are looking to try things again? TBH, we wouldn’t be surprised by it on either of their parts. Not only did Sean give Ariana a standing ovation during her tribute performance at Aretha Franklin’s funeral service back in August, but it’s not the only time he’s been spotted supporting her. Plus, the pop star specifically noted that her ex beau “could still get it” in her “thank u, next” music video, so it seems as though she’d be open to giving the relationship a second shot.
Officially, though, the jury is out on whether or not Sean and Ari have plans to try things again. “Big Sean is single right now, from what Jhene has heard,” the insider said. Doesn’t mean we can’t have hope, though!