Aw mannnnn. I have a minor obsession with Ariana Grande, so I’m really hoping this isn’t true, but her ex-boyfriend Jai Brooks is saying that she cheated on him with her new boyfriend, Nathan Sykes. UGH. Noooo. I don’t want to think about her like that.
And this isn’t one of those stories invented by a tabloid to sell magazines, either, with an ‘insider’ using a bunch of cliched words to start a rumor that there’s drama where there isn’t. Nope, this one comes straight from the horse’s mouth — in this case, a little pony named Jai Brooks, who took to his Twitter to set the record straight on the end of his relationship. Because I guess he’s been taking heat from fans who are mad that he broke up with Ariana, and he wanted to make it clear that that’s not what happened.
Yes I was cheated on. Yes it does suck. Yes I was left for another man. And this happens everyday to so many (cont) http://t.co/oarZ8bnKKQ
— Jai Brooks (@JaiBrooks1) October 7, 2013
According to Wikipedia, Jai and Ariana started dating in August 2012 (although Jai says that today would have been their one-year anniversary, so that timeline might be off), and broke up in July 2013. After a few months of speculation, Ariana admitted in September 2013 that she was dating Nathan, who sounds familiar because he’s a member of The Wanted. (Man, those boys are always stirring up trouble — wasn’t it Nathan’s band mate Max George about whom Lindsay Lohan felt compelled to punch that woman in the face?) And according to Jai, and the long-form version of his post that is linked to in his tweet, there was some overlap between the two relationships:
Yes I was cheated on. Yes it does suck. Yes I was left for another man. And this happens everyday to so many people of every age, gender, race. I happen to be one of those people and I’m in a situation where I am constantly reminded of it every day. Like anyone who has been cheated on, it has been tough for me but I’m finally ready to move on. Once you are cheated on you should never go back and I did because I wasn’t ready to give up on love and something that was everything to me. I wasn’t ready to give up on something that was causing me to smile and be happy day in and day out. That’s what relationships do, they make you the happiest person in the world and all of a sudden a miserable wreck. That is why if you know someone who is in a relationship, I’m begging you to please not interfere with that, because you are going to destroy someone and crush their world. Nathan may be a top bloke or a sweet person, but what he did was just completely wrong. He interfered with my life and did not respect my relationship, his actions caused me to not be able to sleep at night and not see the world as a beautiful place. Nathan if you read this, when you hold her hand you better hold it tight because you are holding my world. I do wish you two happiness and a good life and hope everything works out.
There’s a lot more where that came from, and it’s all equally (and surprisingly) mature, especially coming from a famous eighteen-year old on Twitter who was cheated on. Not the most poise-inducing situation, if you ask me, so I’m pretty impressed by how calm and rational he is.
It’s none of my business, but it kinda makes me wish that Jai and Ariana were still together. Especially since she’s only Nathan’s second choice, after he apparently couldn’t make it happen with Selena Gomez.
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