Ariana Grande and Big Sean break up

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The pair confirmed their separation in a joint statement to Us Weekly.

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

Two months ago, the musician, 27, shared a sweet messages for the “Love Me Harder” singer on his Instagram account along with a picture of the two kissing each other.

“Thankful for u @arianagrande! I love u,” he wrote. “Thankful for the life I live…It’s confirmation that we can do anything we put our minds to as human beings. The world is yours!”

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Back in August, Grande and Sean were filmed holding hand backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, thus confirming dating rumors that had circulated for some time.