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Are Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez back together? Not so fast.
The exes sparked romance rumors on Monday after the 25-year-old singer commented on an Instagram photo of her former beau. The picture showed the dancer donning a mustard-colored sweater on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. He captioned the photo, “Ready for it.”
Grande was clearly a fan of the snapshot and commented, “These colors are sick.” These four little words sparked a social media frenzy with many followers wondering if Grande and Alvarez had reunited.
“Ready for Rickiana?” wrote one social media user.
“[What] about you and Ariana????” commented another. “We all want to know.”
The Grammy nominee quickly shot down any speculation.
“We’re friends everyone take a big ol breather,” she replied to the latter commenter.
The “God Is a Woman” star actually gave her former backup dancer a shout-out in her recent hit “Thank U, Next.”
“Wrote some songs about Ricky. Now I listen and laugh,” she croons in the chart-topper.
“I look forward to hopefully learning to give some of the love and forgiveness that I have given away so frivolously and easily to men in the past to myself this year,” she said at Billboard’s 2018 Women in Music Awards.