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Ariana Grande & Mac Miller: Their Relationship From The Very Beginning

Posted on January 24, 2018

We’re taking things all “The Way” back. 

2017 was an unforgettable year for Ariana Grande. She sang the title track on the Beauty and the Beast live action soundtrack. She traveled the globe with her Dangerous Woman Tour. And it also was the year she and Mac Miller became a powerhouse duo; posting adorable selfies and taking the stage at some of music’s biggest events. It’s been a romance long in the making, here’s all of the details.

March 28, 2013

Ariana’s breakout hit single dropped nearly FIVE years ago, can you believe it? With a stellar feature from her future beau Malcolm McCormick (aka Mac Miller), we still have “The Way” stuck in our heads. Looking back, seeing these two together, they were bound to become the cutest couple. The chemistry was real. But it would be some time before the pair moved out of the friendzone.

August 202016

Fast forward a few years and Ariana Grande is officially a global superstar. And a super special performance at the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Fest seems to hint that she and fellow artist, Mac Miller are definitely into each other.


August 25, 2016

Not even a week later, Ariana and Mac are spotted again but this time in a more private setting: a Tattoo Parlour. Ariana gets an “A” tatted on her right thumb while Mac gets the Venus symbol on the back of his hand. Not exactly matching tatts, but the outing was super cute.



August 28, 2016

Showing off their fresh new ink, the rumoured couple held hands at the 2016 MTV VMAs. No doubt, magic was in the air.

Photo of Ariana and Mac Miller at the MTV VMAs 2016
Photo courtesy of MTV


September 14, 2016

Then, during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ari decided to set the record straight and confirm that Mac Miller is her boyfriend.

September 18, 2016

During a visit to Miller’s hometown of Pittsburgh, the couple displayed their love in public for the first time at a Pittsburgh Steelers game. This outing proved that things are obviously serious seeing as both Momma Miller and Momma Grande were also in attendance. 

Photo of Ariana and Mac Miller at a Pittsburg Steelers game

October 31, 2016

The day that solidified Ariana and Mac as a powerhouse duo; with not one but THREE different couple costumes for Halloween.




December 12, 2016

Now the tables have turned. Following the success of their first collab three years prior, Ariana lends her vocals to Mac’s new track “My Favourite Part”. The stunning visuals that came with it were steamy to say the least. Check it out:

January 19, 2017

If it wasn’t obvious at this point, Ari and Mac are clearly in love. Ariana shared this goofy selfie on her Instagram with a birthday shoutout to her new lover. 


March 25, 2017

Ariana shares this adorable #throwback in celebration of four years since “The Way”. Who knew the song would bring them to where they are today? 


April 21, 2017

Ariana spends the weekend in the sunny Californian desert; showing support to her beau during his Coachella performance. They documented their PDA with these adorable pics.



June 4 2017

Likewise, Mac Miller showed up in support of his girl during June’s One Love Manchester benefit concert; organized by Ariana in support of the Manchester Arena attack victims. In front of 55,000 people, the couple performed their hit “The Way” and finished off with a loving embrace on stage.

Photo of Ariana Grande and Mac Miller at One Love Manchester

June 26, 2017

Continuing their travels across Europe, the couple stop in Paris, the city of love, where Mac snaps this adorable pic with Ariana near the Eiffel Tower. In the caption, he wishes her a happy 24th birthday and says Ariana showed him what “happy feels like”. SWOON.


October 31, 2017

Just when you thought their Halloween attire from last year could never be beat, Ariana and Mac one upped themselves, dressing as Mugatu and Katinka from Zoolander.


December 23, 2017

Most recently, the couple spent winter holidays in Colorado. They snagged a cozy holiday cabin in the mountains before strapping on their skis for a bit of winter fun. 

Photo of Ariana and Mac Miller on holiday

These two are literally the cutest. What’s their ship name, though? Mariana? Let us know what you think in the comments below or over on Twitter @umusic & check out Ariana’s brand new single “No Tears Left To Cry” right here: