Ariana Grande and Mac Miller split after nearly two years of dating

It’s over. Ariana Grande and Mac Miller have split after nearly two years of dating.

According to TMZ, the pair called it quits when their work schedules became too busy. Despite going their separate ways, they remain close friends.

Grande, 24, and Miller, 26, first sparked speculation that they were an item when they were photographed kissing at Japanese eatery Katsu-Ya in L.A.’s Encino neighborhood in August 2016. She would go on to bring him as her plus-one to the MTV Video Music Awards days later.

Three years earlier, the stars collaborated on “The Way” in 2013. “I met him when I was 19. We have loved and adored and respected each other since the beginning, since before we even met, just because we were fans of each other’s talent,” Grande told Cosmopolitan magazine last year. “We weren’t ready at all, though, to be together. It’s just timing. We both needed to experience some things, but the love has been there the whole time.”

She added: “I’ve never looked at love as something that I need to complete me. I would like to be complete on my own first and fall in love with somebody who is also complete. You can still celebrate and be totally obsessed with each other, but I want to feel a hundred percent myself so that I can love that person better.”

The “Side to Side” singer attended the Met Gala in NYC solo on Monday night.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Mac Miller and Ariana Grande on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Rapper Mac Miller and singer Ariana Grande are seen attending an Oscar party on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GC Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Mac Miller (L) and Ariana Grande perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rapper Mac Miller (L) and singer Ariana Grande attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Republic Records After Party on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Rapper Mac Miller (L) and singer Ariana Grande enter the Sirius XM Studios on September 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 853 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller performs on June 14, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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QUEENS, NY - OCTOBER 02: Rapper Mac Miller (L) and Singer Ariana Grande attend The Meadows Music & Arts Festival Day 2 on October 2, 2016 in Queens, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for The Meadows)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Rapper Mac Miller and singer Ariana Grande are seen attending an Oscar party on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GC Images)
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