Women in Music 2016

Big Sean & Ariana Grande Confirm Breakup

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Big Sean and Ariana Grande perform on Dec. 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  

Big Sean and Ariana Grande have broken up, a rep for the rapper confirms with Billboard.

Reps from both artists have issued a joint statement saying, "They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends. We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time."

A source tells Us Weekly that the two artists -- who've been dating for eight months -- decided to amicably part ways "a few weeks ago" due to upcoming “conflicting touring schedules" within the next year.