Heating up! Ariana Grande and her rumored new boyfriend, Mikey Foster, were spotted enjoying each other’s company during a night out in Chicago on Monday, August 5. The 26-year-old and the Social House frontman went to Siena Tavern for the second night in a row where they were joined by a group of friends and Ari’s mom, Joan Grande. “Ariana and Mikey were holding hands at one point while they were there,” a source told Us Weekly. However, the duo “arrived separately.”
On Sunday, August 4, the “7 Rings” crooner, Mikey and more than a dozen others celebrated one of her bodyguards’ birthdays at the Italian restaurant after Ari performed at the Lollapalooza music festival. The brunette beauty and the handsome hunk sat “next to each other during dinner,” an eyewitness told the outlet.
The musicians have been friends for years but romance rumors didn’t start swirling until Ariana and Mikey released her “Boyfriend” music video, which stars Mikey as her male lead. At the end of the video, the two packed on the PDA in the bathroom, and it was hot and heavy. But Ari and Mikey have recently taken their chemistry offscreen by getting flirty with one another on social media. On the Zoey 101 alum’s birthday, Mikey shared a sweet tribute on Instagram: “You are one of the most incredible people the universe has to offer,” he wrote in June. “I hope this year offers you nothing but the joy you deserve. Love you. Happy birthday.” Ariana even left a comment about how obsessed one of her dogs is with the singer when he posted a picture of them together on June 10.
Mikey and Ari have also been working very closely together in recent months — Social House is currently the opening act on the Florida native’s Sweetener tour and they co-produced her two hit songs “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings.”
After the Nickelodeon star dated Mac Miller — who passed away in September from a drug overdose — and Pete Davidson, she realized she needed to take some time for herself. “I’ve been boo’ed up my entire adult life. I’ve always had someone to say goodnight to,” she told Vogue in July. “So, Thank You, Next, was this moment of self-realization. It was this scary moment of ‘Wow, you have to face all this stuff now. No more distractions. You have to heal all this s—t.’”
Well, it seems like Ari is onto the next!
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