Fans of the hugely popular Nickelodeon series Sam & Cat were shocked when the series was canceled after just one season, and there were rumors that conflicts between costars Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy were to blame — and now McCurdy is finally opening up about what really happened.
During a recent interview with E! News, McCurdy addressed the rumors about herself and the “Bang Bang” hit maker’s feud.
“I just feel that, you know, Ariana and I were and are extremely close and very like-minded in a lot of different ways and then, sorta as the show dissolved, everybody wanted to find some sort of hidden meaning in our relationship,” she said.
The iCarly star then went on to explain that there was really no terrible falling-out that happened between herself and Grande, but they did occasionally “butt heads.”
“Some like drama and I think we butted heads at times, but in a very sisterly way. She knows me so well and I know her so well that I think it was unfortunate that things kind of got misconstrued,” she explained.
So, how does McCurdy feel about Grande now?
McCurdy revealed to E! News that over all the years that she and Grande worked side by side they really created an impenetrable bond, even though there were “ups and downs.”
“There is certainly, like, a friend dynamic, but then once you’re around that person for — I mean, iCarly, Sam & Cat — once we didn’t have child labor laws we could work like 16 hours a day, so you are around these people constantly and it’s just natural that you’re gonna have ups and downs,” she says. “But you bond so much and you’re so close that you can’t go through that experience and… I can’t imagine a world where you would not come out extreme friends. I mean, I have bonds with both Miranda Cosgrove and Ariana that are impenetrable.”
Watch more of McCurdy dishing on her relationship with Grande in the video below.