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The whirlwind, seemingly secure romance between Ariana Grande and Big Sean has come to an end. After eight months of dating, the musical collaborators have ended their relationship as we know it. The former couple's reps released a joint statement, telling Us Weekly, "They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends."
Grande and Big Sean parted ways due to their "conflicting tour schedules," that would "keep them apart over the next year." The split likely happened around April 4th, when the amicably broken up couple tweeted short, sweet, ambiguous love notes, that were likely targeted at each other:
Just know I love u and I care for ya— Big Sean (@BigSean) April 4, 2015
love u babes— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 5, 2015