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Listen, there's nothing wrong or suspect about spending time with your ex. But when you swear off dating, it can raise a few eyebrows. Ariana Grande claimed to have stopped dating to focus on herself in the last bop of 2018, "Thank U, Next." 

The lyrics said that she had "met someone else" named "Ari" in an effort to focus on herself: 

Plus, I met someone else
We havin' better discussions
I know they say I move on too fast
But this one gon' last
'Cause her name is Ari
And I'm so good with that (so good with that)

After dropping the year-end bop "Thank U, Next" about finding self-love, Grande tweeted that she wasn't seeing anyone for the rest of the year — or maybe even forever.

But then Grande shared a video of herself hanging out with her ex Ricky Alvarez in NYC. She's seen wearing a puffer jacket with thigh-high boots. Alvarez is holding the camera. 

Maybe she was grateful and wanted to thank him? 

Who even knows? Grande knows.

So the real question is:

But she still says she's not dating anyone...

She seemed to make it clear that she wasn't dating anytime soon. So seeing her out with her ex has some people thinking that something is going on. Especially considering that she's wearing that mask because she allegedly has bronchitis, but she's walking around NYC with Alvarez in 30-degree weather. Cold weather and a respiratory illness don't mix.

And, TBH, the video doesn't show much proof otherwise. 

All of the video is Grande by herself. The two didn't seem to take any selfies together. Those shots of them together weren't take by either of them. And in the shots you do see of them, there's nothing romantic going on. 

Remember when everyone thought Grande and Pete Davidson would get back together?

It even came out that Davidson was pretty upset after their split. 

That hasn't stopped people from speculating about Grande's relationship with Alvarez.

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A few weeks ago, Grande commented on one of Alvarez's Instagram posts, and that was enough for the Internet to think something was going on. Even though Grande commented back and denied they're dating, comments from fans wanting the two to get back together are all over that post. 

In fact, fans are basically begging the couple to get back together; at least, Alvarez's fans are.