Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Ariana Grande apologises to ex Ricky Alvarez

Ariana Grande apologises to ex Ricky Alvarez

Her first single since calling off her engagement to Pete Davidson, Grande takes a healthy approach to ending a relationship by thanking every one of her exes for the learning experience.

"One taught me love / One taught me patience / One taught me pain / Now, I'm so unbelievable / I've loved and I've lost". The lyrics have been used to describe everything from film franchises and TV shows to sports to, uh, Dr. Phil. See some of the best "thank u, next" memes below.

It was posted in good fun, something Ariana herself got a good laugh out of when she saw it later in the day. "It was meant v lovingly".

This whole "being nice to your ex" business seems to be going down really well with like, every single Ariana fan, and just look how it's bringing out the niceness in everyone, 2018 is the era of loving your ex, and it's kind of weird, but we like it!

Other lines on the track include: "Thought I'd end up with Sean / But he wasn't a match".

No word on whether Pete heard the bop beforehand, but he did call her a "wonderful, strong person" and "wish her all the happiness in the world" during the November 3 episode of Saturday Night Live. While most remember him for being involved with the whole donut-licking situation, he did get a mention on a past song, Moonlight, off her album Dangerous Woman.

Davidson added of Grande, "She's a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world".

In tweet, the singer said that "therapy has saved my life so many times", and told her followers that there's nothing weak about accepting you need help: "If you're afraid to seek help, don't be".

But the chorus and catchphrase, "Thank u, next", sounds a little spicy as Grande moves on to the next one. News. "She's so pleased with the reception to the song, too".

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