We’ve known about Ariana Grande’s split from boyfriend Nathan Sykes for over a month, but until now the pint-sized diva has remained mum about their break up. So quiet, in fact, that we were starting to doubt that they’d actually ended things. But thanks to a recent interview, we now know that Nariana is, unfortunately, officially dunzo. But don’t worry, they’re still on good terms.

"We broke up a little while ago,” Ariana admitted in a backstage interview at the Grammys 2014 on January 26. “But he's a really good friend. It was very civil. It was mutual...you know.” So glad to hear these two could handle their split maturely and with respect — though we wouldn’t expect anything less from someone as classy as Miss Grande.

And the 20-year-old still has a lot of great things to say about her ex. "He's so talented. I am so glad to have met him and have a friend like him in my life. He's an amazing person.” Wow, gush much? Don’t worry, Ari, we’re just envious. We wish we were able to talk about our ex-boyfriends in such a positive way.

Ariana and The Wanted lead singer went public with their relationship back in September, and were spotted getting cuddly throughout Ari’s holiday media blitz. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, news of their break up came out right before Christmas. It’s pretty clear now that the “Right There” singer has just been too busy with her budding music career — while Nathan has had his hands full with a tour (though that will come to an end soon, as the band is going on a break).

Remaining friends with an ex can be tough, but if these two can handle it, good on ‘em!

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Source: Showbiz Shelly

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