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Ariana Grande has just been caught leaving a recording studio with an ex, rapper Big Sean. The two of them dated years ago, but fans have always suspected feelings were still there. Now that Grande has ended her relationship with Pete Davidson and Sean is no longer dating Jhené Aiko, the dating rumors are back in full force. 

Fans think Grande's single "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" is about Sean, and it doesn't help that she mentioned that "he could still get it" in her music video for "Thank U, Next."

Ariana Grande has been caught out with her ex Big Sean.

The Shade Room got the tea that Grande was out and about Big Sean this week. TMZ says the two of them were seen out the night of Wednesday, February 27. They were leaving a recording studio in LA when they were spotted. They left in his car together. 

Twitter has a LOT of thoughts on this. 

When the news about the ex-couple broke, Twitter had a lot to say. Lots of fans think that the two of them being seen together means there's a chance they're going to rekindle their relationship — or already have. The two of them are both single now, so it could be true. And this potential makeup has been bubbling underneath the surface for a while now.

Let's rewind for a second. Ariana Grande and Big Sean dated years ago. 

Sean and Grande were first rumored to be dating when they were caught kissing in August of 2014. They dated for about nine months and ended things the following year when their tour schedules conflicted too much. 

There was no horrible falling out, as reported in the media, and the two remained friends. Sean said “Ariana is very, very special" and "she’s very special to me” in an interview with Ryan Seacrest right before their breakup.

Then, the two started dating other people. Sean dated singer Jhené Aiko. 

When Aiko and Sean started dating, hopes of him getting back together with Grande were dashed. Aiko and Sean were very public with their relationship and PDA. Although there was drama, because it was rumored that Aiko cheated on her husband at the time to be with Sean. Grande was also engaged to SNL star Pete Davidson at that time, but that relationship ended last year. 

Rumors that Sean and Grande have reunited began surfacing last year.

Rumors started going around that Grande and Sean might get back together last year. Sean and Aiko broke up, which was confirmed when Aiko had her tattoo of Sean's face covered up. Around the same time, Grande mentioned that Sean "could still get it" in her music video for "Thank U, Next." You can see it written on a page in her "burn book" as she looks into the camera. 

Everyone thought Grande's latest single was about Sean, too.

Fans started speculating, because Sean was supposedly dating Aiko around the time the song "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" was written. Then, they just so happened to break up. Now, after all that, Grande and Big Sean are being seen together for the first time in a while ..? It could just be a coincidence, but this timing is suspicious at best.

Some people feel like fans are reading too far into things. 

"Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" could literally be about any one of Grande's exes. It doesn't have to be about Sean, especially considering they broke up years ago. She has dated a few guys in the music industry, and they all have moved on to other relationships.

This fan called Ariana Grande the new Taylor Swift, which we're not sure is a compliment.

Taylor Swift has a reputation for dating a bunch of different guys one after the other before she writes all her biggest hit songs about them. Grande is doing this, too, but so is every other musician. They just don't get hate for it when they're men. Singer Sam Smith, for example, wrote a whole album about one guy, and no one said anything. 

Grande has maintained that the two of them are just friends.

People have been thinking Grande and Sean are going to get back together for a while now. But they have been clear that they're both just friends. After their breakup, they released a statement saying just that. “They both deeply care for each other and remain close friend," it said. Read the statement here.  

You never know — maybe they're just working on music together?

They dated years ago and they were seen outside of a recording studio together. It's not like they were leaving a club or a restaurant. They're both musicians, and it's possible for people who've dated to stay friends. That very well could be the case here, although we can't deny what a great power couple they made.