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Ariana Grande splits with Jai Brooks — again

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Ariana Grande's boyfriend ditched her during her grandpa's funeral

Ariana Grande lost her grandfather last month, but it looks like she also lost her boyfriend in the process. The singer and actress has been in mourning since her grandfather died back in July and her boyfriend, Jai Brooks, was apparently not there for her. According to E! News, that was apparently enough for Grande to kick Brooks to the curb.

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"When her grandfather was dying, everyone was there for her. People flew to Florida to be with her, but Jai didn't," a source told E! News. "Ariana just felt he wasn't there like he should have been."

For Grande, the decision was simple. She posted a tweet Monday morning that shows her true feelings over the loss of Brooks.

"July was painful for many reasons but of all the personal loss I suffered last month, the loss of my grandfather, a true gentleman, was the only one that truly mattered," Grande said. "I thank my loves for being so in tune to what is good and right for me and my heart."

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"I hope you will surround yourselves with people who will be there for you thru the bad times, not just the good," she added. "I thank everybody who was here for me when I needed them as the ones who weren't really broke my heart."

Grande and Brooks dated from August 2012 to July 2013, but couldn't make it work that time, either. Earlier this year, they got back together, but it looks like it's not meant to be for the couple. A rep for Grande has not yet commented on the split.

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