Matt Bennett and Ariana Grande are dating, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
Bennett, 26, posted the adorable note he sent to friends on Instagram Friday, saying, “I’m so happy to be the happiest guy in the world! Just found out that we’re dating! It’s a really cool relationship!”
Bennett shared the photo alongside the caption, “We just have so much in common and love everyone who has ever loved or known us!” He added, “We’ve known each other since middle school together, but I guess it took a while for us to get along.”
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After Grande posted a video of her singing “Side To Side” alongside James Bay’s Patrick Warburton, Bennett and Bennett’s mutual friend, John Hagan, became embroiled in a lengthy Twitter-tweet duel in which Bennett insisted he and Grande are in love.
“How the heck am I the only one who understands my friend Matt having feelings for Ariana Grande!” he tweeted.
“You and Ariana have met each other before, but never in such a public way,” he continued. “She’s my favorite artist and I really love her and hope to one day meet her in person. So please keep the secret a secret, Matt and I are happy.”
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“She said yes and I am so proud of her,” he added. “I think it was like two seconds of conversation. They both have the soul of a diva!”
A spokesperson for a music licensing agency told TheWrap, “we are aware of this situation.” A representative for Ariana Grande did not respond to requests for comment.
Hagan also confirmed on Twitter that he and Bennett (he also plays bass) met Grande last year, though he didn’t disclose his involvement until now.
I met @ArianaGrande last year when she was doing a book signing for my book @I’mWithAriana. We also started talking about making music together & she is extremely talented. Thank you @MattBennett_8 for being such a supportive friend! https://t.co/l1M9fNUJb8 — John Hagan (@JohnHaganJ) May 18, 2017
We met @ArianaGrande last year when she
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