Ariana Grande just split with her boyfriend, Jai Brooks, after celebrating their 10-month anniversary. But that doesn’t mean the Sam & Cat star can’t flirt! The on-the-rise singer gets sexy with The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes in their new video for “Almost Is Never Enough.”
Grande and Sykes teamed up for the song from the film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The song will also appear on Grande’s upcoming album, Yours Truly. "Nathan just sang the hell out of it. I thought it was Brian McKnight,” Grande told MTV. “I’m like 'Who is this?'. Honestly, I wasn't expecting it. I didn't know he had that in him. I saw him perform live on one of the radio shows that we were at together and I was like, 'Damn he can sing!'. This song, I think, will pleasantly surprise a lot of people."
"It's very beautiful and very emotional and I love, love, love what Nathan did to it. It was a great, great, great surprise,” Grande gushed. Another surprise for Grande was her reported recent breakup with Brooks. No one is quite sure what went wrong, but both stars took to their Twitter accounts to thank fans for their support. “i [sic] love love love love love you guys thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness and always being here for me you know I love you the most” Grande wrote.
“Thanks everyone for the nice comments and I know you're all here for me, it's hard but life goes on I guess.” Brooks tweeted. The breakup came in the wake of a flirty picture Grande tweeted of her and Justin Bieber. Bieber was seen kissing his Believe tour opener on the cheek.
Grande’s flirty duet with Sykes arrives right after the breakup. Ryan Seacrest tweeted: “i know u guys r platonic, but this is cute” about the video. We don’t see any reason why Sykes wouldn’t be interested in the Grande, since both stars are single. Grande has also been linked to her “The Way” singing partner, Mac Miller, but the rapper denied any romantic intentions with the Nickelodeon star. "That's the homey,” Miller told MTV News earlier about Grande. “She's got a boyfriend and everything.”
Maybe not anymore. But we have no doubt Grande will be dating very soon.