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Sad news involving two young stars.

Victorious star Ariana Grande and boyfriend Jai Brooks have split up, according to Just Jared Jr.

"The distance played a major role as it was hard to maintain a relationship so far away," Ariana's rep explains. "They remain close friends."

Jai also addressed the break-up on Twitter.

"Neither of us knew how hard it'd be to be apart," he writes. "We still love each other more than anything, though. She's still my girl."

When asked on Twitter whether they'll get back together, Jai writes, "Hopefully :)"

The 19-year-old Ariana stars in the upcoming Nickelodeon series Sam & Cat, and she apparently spends time in both California and New York.

Jai, who is a member of the YouTube group The Janoskians, resides in Australia.

The two first started dating each other in the summer of 2012.

Let's hope they can patch things up!

Source: Just Jared Jr.