Big Sean on girlfriend Ariana Grande: "This is something special"

Published Tuesday, Jan 27 2015, 11:05 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Big Sean has opened up about his romance with Ariana Grande, describing their relationship as "special".

The US rapper explained that he and Ariana took things slow and built a friendship first, with Sean even confiding in Ariana about his "problems".

Big Sean and Ariana Grande perform at A Very GRAMMY Christmas at The Shrine Auditorium on November 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

© Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Speaking in the latest issue of Complex magazine, Sean explained: "We started as friends. I'd never done that. Usually you meet a girl and then start dating. We always saw each other in the studio, and we'd talk about songs we were working on.

"It was cool to have a girl that I could talk to about my problems," he continued. "I did that with her. It's not some fake-ass, inauthentic s**t when I say we were friends. This is something special and I appreciate every moment of it."

Earlier this month, Ariana dismissed rumours that she had split from Sean by posting photos of the pair enjoying the weekend together in Lake Tahoe.

Big Sean and Ariana Grande Instagram pic - October 2014.

© Instagram / arianagrande

Sean, 26, and Ariana, 21, were first linked together in August after they were pictured holding hands while backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Initially, the pair remained tight-lipped when grilled about their relationship, but Ariana finally confirmed their romance in October last year, describing Sean as "one of the most amazing men in the whole world".

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