Ariana and Nathan’s Relationship
Ariana Grande has revealed that it took some time for things to hot up between her and The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes.
The 20 year-old actress-singer admitted that she noticed the hunky boyband star months ago, however it took a while for her to pluck up the courage to act on her feelings.
“I saw him in March on a red carpet, and we locked eyes with each other all night. I thought, he was cute as hell. Nothing happened obviously and then, the duet came about,” she recalled.
It wasn’t until the opportunity arose for the pair to duet together on the song ‘Almost Is Never Enough’ featured on the ‘Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’ soundtrack, that Ariana summoned up the courage to get to know Nathan, 20, better.
“We hadn’t met really still, until we shot the video,” she said. “It was a really fun day – he was very sweet and cute. We started talking and then it just went from there. No, actually we didn’t really start talking until we met again at Justin Bieber’s tour in August.”
The couple later announced their relationship on Twitter in September, after weeks of speculation about their romance.
“So, I guess it’s obvious now… thanks to everyone who is being so lovely. I’m so happy #butweareterrified #pleasedontkillme #orariana,” Nathan wrote.
Ariana added: “We hesitated saying anything as people can be a bit insensitive but thank u we value all of your happiness, thank you for valuing ours :).”
Ariana explained to EntertainmentWise this week that the cute couple wanted to wait a while before making any announcements about their burgeoning romance.
“We were still trying to figure it out, we both have really open relationships with our fans so we wanted to tell them when there was something to know because we didn’t want them to find out through some outlet or some weird source.
“So we just felt like it would be more honest to tell them straight up because if there’s something to be said I’d rather it come from me and him and we felt the same way.”
Music & Acting Career
The Almost is Never Enough singer chatted to EntertainmentWise this week and was more than happy to discuss rumours she might be trying to ditch her tween star image – something that she insists isn’t true.
“I’m not trying to escape my Nickelodeon persona,” Ariana explained, “It’s still a massive part of my life. I’m still filming Sam and Cat and Cat’s still very important to me and holds a very special place in my heart.”
While some child stars change their image in order to attract a more mature audience, the 20-year-old reveals that adjusting her image is not something that she can herself do consciously. Instead, Ariana would like to think that these changes will happen naturally with time.
“As far as the whole transition thing, I don’t really ever see myself thinking or doing something to make the statement. I think I just want to let my music be separate from my television persona,” she revealed.
“I want there to be a Cat and an Ariana,” she says, referring to the American teen sitcom she stars in alongside iCarly star Jennette McCurdy. “I’ve done a good job of separating that and then whatever happens from there happens from there.”
Although she might not be in a hurry to ditch her teen star image, Ariana – who is currently dating The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes – does admit that she is growing up but, luckily for her, this hasn’t come with any reckless side effects!
“I’m growing up but I don’t have any crazy impulses yet.” She admitted. Hopefully it’ll stay that way!”
Thanks to EntertainmentWise for having the chance to interview her!