Tyler Ford is a close friend of Ariana Grande. Tyler competed on the second season of The Glee Project making Tyler the first transgender contestant. Tyler uses the pronouns they/them/theirs.
Friendship with Ariana
- Ariana and Tyler both grew up in Boca Raton, Florida.
- Tyler helped take care of Ariana when she was sick.
- Ariana has said that Tyler's laugh is her favorite sound.
- Tyler attended Ariana's 21st birthday celebration.
- Ariana and Tyler made bracelets, tie dye shirts and jeweled dinosaur models together for Ariana's brother Frankie while they were on Big Brother 16.
- They swam in the ocean at night in Florida. 
- Ariana held Tyler's hand while they got a tattoo.
- Ariana introduced Tyler to Miley Cyrus and they worked together on Miley's Happy Hippie Foundation.
- Tyler went with Ariana to Rome while she was filming Zoolander 2.
- Tyler and Ariana were seen walking the streets of New York in July 2015.
- Ariana wished Tyler a happy 25th birthday through Twitter.
- Tyler also did an interview for Rookie Magazine (where they are a staff writer) about their friendship with Ariana.
- ↑ Tyler tweeting about gender
- ↑ The Glee Project’s Tyler Ford on Coming Out, Being Transgender
- ↑ Who is Tyler Ford, the Glee Project's First Transgender Contestant?
- ↑ Tyler on pronouns
- ↑ Ariana tweeting about being sick
- ↑ Ariana tweeting about Tyler's laugh
- ↑ Ariana tweeting about making crafts for Frankie
- ↑ Tyler's picture of the bracelets
- ↑ Ariana's video of swimming in the ocean
- ↑ Ariana holding Tyler's hand
- ↑ ET - Miley Cyrus Met Her amfAR Agender Date Tyler Ford Through Ariana Grande
- ↑ International Business Times - Who Is Tyler Ford?
- ↑ Twitter - Ariana & Tyler in Rome
- ↑ Twitter - Tyler & Ariana in New York #1
- ↑ Twitter - Tyler & Ariana in New York #2
- ↑ Twitter - Ariana wishing Tyler happy birthday
- ↑ Twitter - Article about Tyler & Ariana's friendship