Ariana Grande and Mac Miller appeared to confirm they’re an item by sealing the romance rumours with a kiss.
Speculation over the music stars’ relationship heated up over the weekend (20-21Aug16), when Mac joined Ariana on stage during her headline set at the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Festival in New York.
The pair was first linked in 2013, when they worked together on her hit The Way and even kissed in the video for the track. Earlier this month (Aug16) rumours once again swirled, after they were snapped together at West Virginia Airport, before Ariana was seen taking in rapper Mac’s gig at West Virginia University’s FallFest.
Now photos have emerged of the two kissing over a sushi meal in California.
In the snaps obtained by TMZ.com, Ariana plants one on Mac’s lips at Katsu-Ya in Encino. Eagle-eyed diners also claim they saw the Problem singer lying across her new beau’s lap.
Sources have told the outlet the pair are officially dating.
In 2013 Mac played down rumours of a romance by referring to Ariana as his “homey”.
“That’s the homey. She’s got a boyfriend and everything. Obviously, that (kiss in the video) made everyone talk,” Mac previously told MTV News. “I didn’t even know that was going to happen and then we were shooting and the director was like ‘This should happen’ and I’m like ‘Alright.’ When I went back to my old school, elementary, middle school, the other day when I was in Pittsburgh, and everyone was freaking out like ‘You kissed Ariana Grande.’ I was like ‘Yeah, you know how I do’.”
Ariana has enjoyed plenty of high profile romances, and counts former The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes, hip hop star Big Sean and dancer Ricky Alvarez as exes.