Richard "Ricky" Alvarez (born July 13, 1992) is an American dancer and photographer. He's also Ariana Grande's ex-boyfriend, although he and Grande are still friends.
Ricky was born on July 13, 1992 in San Diego, he is 5'10" tall and 70 kg. His mother's name is Sylvia Alvarez, his father John Alvarez and his sister Ryann Alvarez.
Relationship with Ariana Edit
Alvarez became a backup dancer for Grande in April 2014. Their first performance together was the Radio Disney Music Awards when Grande debuted "Problem". Through the rest of the year, he (along with the rest of the dancers) performed with Grande at various events. He danced with her for many performances and music videos, including "Problem" and "Santa Tell Me". Grande and all of her dancers became a close-knit group and would quite often spend time together outside of work. In the choreography for "Be My Baby", Alvarez had a solo section with Grande on stage.
In February 2015, he went on The Honeymoon Tour along with the rest of the crew, and fans began suspecting that he and Grande were dating. They kissed onstage during Grande's performance at the 2015 New York LGBT Pride festival in June, although some people thought the kiss was just part of the choreography. Their relationship was officially confirmed when Grande and Alvarez were seen kissing in a donut store in Los Angeles on July 4, 2015. They also spent the rest of the day together and watched fireworks. Grande also posted pictures of herself with Alvarez's sister and dog.
Break Up Edit
On July 24, 2016, Grande tweeted "life is wild and change is fucking fantastic", which made fans suspect their relationship came an end. She then confirmed it by liking tweets that said "forever boy cancelled". Neither of them confirmed the reason behind the break up.
In late 2018, Alvarez and Grande started spending time together again, although only as friends. On December 11, 2018, Grande shut down rumors that she and Alvarez were dating again.
- Grande and Alvarez began dating in April 2015 and broke up in July 2016.
- They were together for 1 year and 3 months.
- Grande's songs "Moonlight" and "True Love" are about Alvarez.
- Alvarez took Grande on a date on a hot air-balloon above the desert of Arizona
- Alvarez hand-built a wooden recording booth and carved a crescent moon on it for Grande.
- Some fans speculate that Grande's song "Forever Boy" is also about Alvarez.
- Alvarez left Grande's dance crew after the break up.
- Alvarez attended the Dangerous Woman Tour on March 31, 2017.
- He is mentioned in "Thank U, Next", which is also partly about him, alongside three of Grande's other exes.
- ↑ Instagram - Halloween 2014
- ↑ Instagram - 2am beach trip
- ↑ Instagram - Florida beach 2am
- ↑ Instagram - Be My Baby
- ↑ Hollywood Life - Ariana Grande Kisses Her Sexy Backup Dancer Ricky Alvarez During NYC Pride Set
- ↑ TMZ - Ariana at donut shop with Ricky
- ↑ Billboard - Ariana Grande Spotted Kissing Backup Dancer
- ↑ Twitter - Ariana with Ricky seeing fireworks
- ↑ TwitPic - Ariana & Ricky's feet
- ↑ Twitter - Ariana with Ricky's dog
- ↑ Twitter - Ariana with Ricky's sister