It’s all over for Ariana Grande and Big Sean – find out why

Ariana Grande and Big Sean have been a couple for under a year but they have already parted ways.

The news was confirmed by the pair's reps to Us Weekly today.

"They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends,” a joint statement from Ariana and Big Sean's spokepeople read. “We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time."

A source close to the couple says that the relationship has been over for at least a few weeks, although nothing has been mentioned until now.

As with so many celeb break-ups, the main reason given is their busy timetables. Ariana and Sean "made the decision to part ways because their conflicting touring schedules would keep them apart over the next year," an insider said.

Both have been quiet about the break-up on social media, although Big Sean did share a cryptic message of support on Twitter earlier this month, writing, "Just know I love you and care for ya."

Could it have been directed at Ariana? She definitely seems to have thought so, as she tweeted herself a few days later to say, "love u babes the most. you just can't imagine."

Before meeting Ariana, Big Sean was engaged to Glee star Naya Rivera, who is currently expecting her first child with Ryan Dorsey. Naya and Ryan married in a shock wedding last July, on the same day she had originally been due to marry Big Sean.

Although rumours of a relationship with Ariana began circulating as early as August 2014, the couple did not officially confirm their relationship until last October. 

We're sad to see it's over already!