Ariana Grande and Big Sean break up

MANILA, Philippines – It's over between Big Sean (real name Sean Anderson) and Ariana Grande. The couple, who dated for 8 months, confirmed their breakup to Us Weekly via a joint statement from their representatives. 

“They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends,” said the statement via Us Weekly. “We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time."

Ariana, 21, confirmed they were dating back in October 2014, calling Big Sean, 27, "one of the most amazing men in the whole world." Big Sean was one of the featured artists on Ariana's album My Everything, and they've previously performed together onstage.

Ariana's got a busy few months ahead of her – she's currently touring and will stop by Manila to perform for her Filipino fans on August 23. –

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