Despite saying that she is not dating her ex, Ricky Alvarez, it seems as though she definitely is. Back in December, rumors circulated saying that Grande was back with Alvarez. However, she was quick to squash those floating words when she said, “We’re friends everyone take a big ol breather.”

Then later, Grande also said on Twitter that she will not be dating anyone this year or for the rest of her life. But on New Year’s Eve, she was caught by the cameras strolling through New York City’s streets with Ricky. Now what are we supposed to make out of this, Ariana?

Pictures revealed by E! News show Grande in thigh-high boots and a puffy Fendi jacket with her hair tied up in a ponytail hanging out with her 26-year-old ex. The couple seemed to be having a good time and they were not putting in any effort to hide from the cameras.

Even Ariana Grande herself shared moments from the night on her Instagram stories. Grande and Alvarez had exchanged friendly banter on Twitter too when the popstar mentioned Alvarez in her latest hit Thank U, Next.

Grande’s romance life faced a lot of ups and downs in 2018. After her breakup with rapper Mac Miller, she started dating and got engaged to Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson. Then Miller passed away due to accidental drug overdosage in September, following which Grande broke off her engagement with Davidson.

Talking about herself, Grande said, “I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years of my career and the worst of my life.” She further added, “…as far as my personal life goes, I really have no idea what the f— I’m doing so yeah, it’s been a very conflicting one.” Here’s to hoping Ariana Grande recovers from the sadness of the past year soon.