Ariana Grande and Big Sean Have Broken Up After 8 Months of (Very Public) Dating

Ah, the challenges of young, famous love.

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Today, the music world loses a young power couple...though she is just 21, so it's not like anyone's *terribly* surprised. But yes, according to Us Weekly, Ariana Grande and Big Sean have called it quits after eight months in a relationship.

"They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends," their reps told Us Weekly in a joint statement. "We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time."

Apparently, the couple called it off a couple of weeks ago, after conflicting tour schedules caused problems. So we guess that means this not-particularly tasteful "I give her that D" joke wasn't about Grande after all...

Well anyway. Maybe her next album will be packed with great breakup ballads?

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