Ariana Grande and rapper Big Sean have broken up and gone their separate ways after 8 months of relationship. The couple announced their split in a joint statement released yesterday, April 20th.

According to the statement released by the couple’s reps on the matter, “They made the decision to part ways because their conflicting touring schedules would keep them apart over the next year. They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends. We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time.”