Inside Ariana Grande & Ricky Alvarez's ''Private'' Relationship—Find Out Why They Work as a Couple!

Couple has been under the radar in recent weeks

By Lily Harrison Aug 10, 2015 11:40 PMTags
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Considering the fact that Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez show off their undeniable chemistry to sold-out crowds night after night, it's pretty remarkable how little we know about the relatively new couple—until now!

E! News has learned that the two, who were seen kissing for the first time during the doughnut-gate scandal last month, "have been friends for some time now but have only recently been linked romantically."

It's been a few months since the two decided to take their friendship to the next level, and our insider says that the award-winning songstress "couldn't be happier."

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"She and Ricky have gotten pretty close and they are officially a couple. They are keeping their relationship on the down low though and trying to be as private as they can."

Our source also dished that the "way the two act around each other is very affectionate. You can tell Ricky really cares about her."

Back in early July, the loved-up duo was shown on surveillance video kissing Alvarez and even licking one of the doughnuts.

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She, now infamously, was heard in the video saying, "What the f--k is that? I hate Americans. I hate America." 

Shortly after, she released the following apology in a statement to E! News.

"I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I've always made it clear that I love my county. What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the donuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words."