Ariana Grande has only been dating her Boyfriend Mac Miller since last August, but according to a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, she has loved him for much longer.

Ariana on her relationship with Mac

During the interview, the "Side to Side" singer explained that she met Miller when she was just 19 years old, and they had an instant connection with each other. However, the timing just wasn't right.

“I met him when I was 19," Ariana told Cosmopolitan. "We have loved and adored and respected each other since the beginning, since before we even met, just because we were fans of each other’s talent. We weren’t ready at all, though, to be together. It’s just timing. We both needed to experience some things, but the love has been there the whole time."

Ariana and Mac were first linked as a couple when they were spotted kissing during what appeared to be a date in Encino, California in August 2016, according to US Weekly.

Before they entered a romantic relationship with one another, the pair collaborated on Grande's 2013 single “The Way." In the accompanying music video, there is a scene that shows Ariana and Mac kissing, which sparked rumors that they were more than friends. However, at the time, Miller insisted that Grande was just his "homey."

“That's the homey," Miller said. "She's got a boyfriend and everything. Obviously, that [kiss] made everyone talk.

I didn't even know that was going to happen and then we were shooting and the director was like ‘This should happen’ and I'm like ‘Alright.'"

What it takes for Ariana to feel complete

Although the couple appears to be happy, Ariana explained to Cosmo that she doesn't need love, or a man, to complete her.

"I’ve never looked at love as something that I need to complete me," she said. "I would like to be complete on my own first and fall in love with somebody who is also complete.

You can still celebrate and be totally obsessed with each other, but I want to feel a hundred percent myself so that I can love that person better.”

Ariana's previous relationships

Ariana was previously romantically linked to Big Sean, until their breakup in April 2015. She then dated Ricky Alvarez for almost a year before they decided to end their relationship in July 2016.

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