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Ariana Grande's new boyfriend revealed weeks after split from Ricky Alvarez

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Ariana Grande has a new boyfriend and fans may well recognise him. The 23-year-old is in the early stages of dating rapper Mac Miller, who played her boyfriend in her music video for The Way three years ago.

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The hot new couple were pictured kissing and cosying up to each other in Japanese restaurant Katsu-Ya in Los Angeles over the weekend. TMZ obtained the photos and reported that Ariana and Mac, 24, were holding hands and giggling throughout the meal.

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Mac Miller and Ariana Grande were spotted kissing at dinner

The pair are definitely an item, although they have both kept mum about their blossoming romance. Mac has referred to the Into You singer as his "homey" in interviews, while Ariana has recently played coy when talking about the rapper.

"He's the best. It's always dope making music with him," the pop princess, who was giving an interview about make-up, told E! News.

When quizzed about their relationship status, Ariana laughed, saying: "I love my MAC lipstick. This is the only Mac I'm here to talk about today, girl!"

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The 23-year-old broke up with Ricky Alvarez last month

Her new romance comes just a couple of weeks after it was reported that Ariana had split from back-up dancer Ricky Alvarez, who she dated for about a year. Insiders said that the break-up was amicable and it's thought her super busy schedule meant they found it hard to make time for each other.

A source told E! News: "She broke up with him. He didn't cheat or anything, they just found it difficult to make it work. They are still friends though."

Mac starred in Ariana's music video for The Way in 2013

Before her relationship with Ricky, Love Me Harder hit maker Ariana enjoyed a seven-month romance with rapper Big Sean and it seems she's becoming the master of breaking up on good terms.

Following her split from Big Sean, a representative said: "They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends."

Ariana later added: "I'm good at making the best out of something. It also wasn't that hard for me, because we're friends. So it's chill."