Here is the joint statement provided to the magazine, as well as an additional quote that Us says came from an “insider.”
“They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends,” their reps tell Us in a joint statement. “We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time.”
Insiders close to the two say they very quietly and amicably ended their relationship a few weeks ago. “They made the decision to part ways because their conflicting touring schedules would keep them apart over the next year,” one source tells Us.
After a fairy tale start of holding hands and going skiing together, the relationship between the two appeared to have hit some bumps. There was that controversy over Justin Bieber hugging Grande on stage one night, though it’s hard to figure out if that incident went beyond Twitter memes. Then this past weekend Grande’s dad told Big Sean on Instagram not to have sex with his daughter, but they appear to already have been broken up by then so who knows. (Telling Big Sean not to have sex with anybody is generally sound advice, regardless.)
We wish both parties success in finding a relationship that doesn’t look like the outcome of a failed To Catch a Predator sting.
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