Ariana Grande is “very much single,” according to her brother, Frankie Grande, who walked back his comments earlier this week indicating that his sister had embarked on a new relationship.
Rumours that the pop star has bid “thank u, next” to the single life and moved on with Social House frontman Mikey Foster have swirled for weeks, ever since their summer bop “Boyfriend” arrived in August and they turned the music video into a bathroom make-out session.
Despite seemingly confirming that he’d recently gone on a double date with the pair, Grande has now clarified his sister’s relationship status.
In a statement to Us Weekly, he added that the two are “not in an official relationship” and that his comments were not to be taken literally.
“I referred to it as a double-date when we had plans with them, without realizing what the term insinuated about THEIR relationship outside of my own,” the elder Grande continued.
After the video dropped, Grande and Foster, part of the Pittsburgh-based pop duo that helped craft a slew of songs off her most recent album, have been seen packing on the PDA in public, holding hands and sitting next to each other at various outings.
The two are also currently travelling together, with Social House opening up for the singer on her world tour, which just kicked off its European leg in September.
Foster shared a sweet tribute to Grande on her birthday in June, sending fans into detective mode to determine whether they were more than friends.
“Ur one of the most incredible people the universe has to offer. I hope this year offers u nothing but the joy u deserve. Love u. happy birthday 💙,” he captioned the photo of Grande as a baby.
Reps for Grande did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
Grande has not been linked to anyone besides Foster since splitting from fiancé Pete Davidson last fall, which she described as “highly unrealistic” and an “amazing distraction” from her heartbreak over her breakup with the late rapper Mac Miller.