Ricky Alvarez is a dancer and photographer. He first shot to fame when he began dating Ariana Grande while as her backup dancer, but she’s not the only famous singer he’s danced for. Alvarez has also worked with Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin.
When he’s not dancing he’s behind the camera taking photos. He has a site called All Things Mean where he posts his photography. But who has the dancer turned photographer dated? See his full dating history below.
Ariana Grande 2015-2016
Ariana Grande began dating her backup dancer Alvarez in June 2015. Despite him being the least famous of Grande’s exes, Alvarez made quite an impact. He was the boyfriend who was with Grande during the donut scandal.
While at a bakery, Alvarez convinced Grande to lick a donut that is on the counter. Grande and Alvarez then licked several other donuts. Grande was also grossed out by a tray of baked goods and declared “I hate Americans. I hate America.”
Grande’s manager Scooter Braun also called Alvarez a “s****y boyfriend” when talking about why Grande fired him back in 2016. He didn’t name drop Alvarez, but the timeline of his firing and their relationship match up.
The two broke things off in 2016 and despite the drama, they seem to be on good terms. Grande name-dropped him in her song “Thank U, Next,” which is about her exes. She said that Ricky heard the lyric before the song dropped and even jokingly made a video of him listening to the song. Grande shared the video on her Instagram and apologized that he got the worst lyric.
Ricky Alvarez was seen spending the 2019 New Years Day together with Ariana Grande despite her claim they are not back together.