Ariana Grande and Big Sean started dating some time in 2014 when he may or may not have been engaged to Naya Rivera, according to Naya. By October of 2014, Ariana and Sean were public. They walked the carpet together at the Grammys in 2015. Two months later it was over, supposedly because she was pissed about this lyric in his song “Stay Down”: 

I ain't even gonna lie, I got a million dollar chick
With a billion dollar pussy
Every time I come, I swear to God I feel like I be rich

The official reason for the breakup was scheduling and not having enough time together. To be fair, the two exchanged kind messages back and forth after the split. And of course you know what Ariana said about Sean in her “burn book” in the “thank u, next” video:

(could still get it)

Maybe she’s over the “billion dollar pussy” thing. Maybe it was never a thing to begin with. Because she  was working in studio yesterday in LA and Sean showed up and they got into a car together – photos here - and they looked pretty close and when you have history and it’s a certain time of night and… and…and… you know. 

Sean’s last relationship was with Jhene Aiko, they’d been together since 2016 but in November she was walking around with a new tattoo covering the one of his face so now that that’s done, and he and Ariana are both free, it looks like they’re into going backwards. Or maybe it’s not backwards. It’s been four years. A lot has happened since, especially in her life. She’s grown up, some would say too fast, considering what she’s been through, but the point is, it wouldn’t be the same two people meeting up in the same space. 

Certainly professionally it’s not the same. Ariana Grande in 2019 is a mega popstar. She’s been breaking records almost weekly. She just broke the record last week for most simultaneous top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits by a female artist and there are all kinds of streaming records that are falling as the album continues to dominate. So in addition to the personal evolution, the career evolution has to change the dynamics of their chemistry too. I mean, if “billion dollar pussy” was a problem before? It’s an actual reality now.