I’m sure we’re all familiar with the fact that Ariana Grande once dated a man named Ricky. She wrote some songs about him, now she listens and laughs.
If you weren’t fully caught up on the fact that Ariana dated Ricky Alvarez from her backup dancer troupe back in 2015, the name-checking in ‘thank u, next’ provided a widespread sense of at least vague awareness.
But some fans seem to have missed the sentiment behind Ariana Grande’s recent onwards and upwards anthem – and they are rallying on Instagram to urge Ari to reunite with Ricky.
Basically, the excitement kicked off when Ariana commented on this photo of Ricky, saying “these colours are sick”. Just friendly stuff.
But old ships die hard for a lot of fans, and they took this comment and ran with it. Hordes of comments along the lines of “We’re ready for Rickianaaa”, and “@arianagrande we’re all waiting for rickiana 2k19” crowding the Instagram post, and a whole lot of those fans tagging Ariana specifically.
While there were also a few fans defending Ariana and her right to be friends with her ex without getting spammed, that was not enough to drown out the cries for Rickiana.
Ariana has never been one to be quiet on social media, and she reacted with all grace like a true queen.
She responded to everyone, though directly tagging one fervent fan in particular, basically telling them to chill.
“@ariandricky we’re friends everyone take a big ol breather ?”
It’s actually a very awesome thing that Ariana (or anyone) can have a healthy friendship with someone they used to have a romantic relationship with, so let’s leave her to enjoy that in peace.