Ariana Grande finally returned to the stage after the whole “Donut-gate” incident. The 22-year-old found herself in hot water when surveillance footage showed the pop-star licking doughnuts on display while waiting online at a California pastry store. She dug herself an even deeper hole when she was also seen saying, “I hate Americans. I hate America.”
Ariana did a big 180, as she choose to open up her Thursday concert in Tampa by saying:
“I’m so grateful to be here in Tampa! And I’m so, so grateful to be here performing in the USA, the greatest country in the world!”
According to The Tampa Tribute, a local newspaper, many fans could be seen carrying signs showcasing doughnuts, with one sign reading “I can be your doughnut.”
No doubt, Ariana continues to be on major damage control following her criticized behavior. Unfortunately, even with two apologies, and a whole lot of patriotic praising, I don’t think Ariana will be able to shove this scandal under the rug anytime soon.
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Unfortunately, it looks like The Bachelorette’s runner-up Britt Nilsson’s relationship with Brady Toops was made to look like it was a lot more than it really was.
Reports are saying that the couple only dated a few weeks before calling it quits. However, they continued to play up the romance as it was being showcased on The Bachelorette.
The two have been posting numerous Instagrams of each other, pushing the whole romance, but it turns out much of these were staged. The two were apparently very much already just friends when a majority of them were posted and when viewers were watching their “budding romance” on the ABC show.
Sources reveal that Britt was the one to break it off with Brady. She felt he was perfect “on paper,” but after visiting him in Nashville, she no longer felt the spark.
On the other hand, Brady was hurt by Britt’s decision to end things. Brady tells People magazine that in the last couple of months he has “written some of the saddest break up songs ever.” Adding that, “watching [their] story unfold on the show, remembering the beautiful parts of it, [didn’t] let that wound close.”
Brady took to Instagram to break the official news of their split. Brady posted a picture of him and Britt, along with a lengthy caption reading:
“I’m sad to say that @brittkarolina (Britt Nilsson’s Instagram) and I are no longer together. We have been so grateful for everyone’s love & support as this journey has unfolded. Thank you for rooting us on & thank you for your kindness. It has been felt on every side. We both immensely enjoyed getting to know each other, and I’m grateful for the beautiful moments we got to share. It was obviously such a unique and unusual experience starting in front of the Bachelor mansion and eventually airing in front of millions of people, but I honestly want to say that everything I did, said & felt for Britt on the show was genuine and real. In getting to know her away from all the cameras, lights, & microphones, I truly got to see how special she really is. From the first moment she stepped out of the limo on Chris Soules’ season, I was in. Britt was the whole reason I decided to do the show in the first place, and even though it didn’t work out in the end, I have no regrets. Honestly, I would have done it all over again. Britt is one of the loveliest, kindest, and most caring persons I have ever met, and she added so much to my life. In a world that can often times move too fast, Britt helped me see the beauty in every moment.. the smell of the flowers, the sight of the sunset, & the simple pleasures of life. I’m grateful to have shared this journey with her. We will always be friends. Thank you to Chris Harrison, ABC & all “The Bachelorette” producers & crew for your love & support.”
Well it is unfortunate for Britt and Brady, but definitely not the first time a Bachelor or Bachelorette relationship didn’t work out.
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