Big Sean & Ariana have finally called it quits on their relationship! The pair had been dating for 8 months & were very forward about public displays of affection & singing together on their albums and performing as a couple. Sean appeared in Ariana’s “Right There” and “Problem” music videos and had a full time permanent spot on her Honeymoon tour backdrop, when she would float on a mechanical cloud as he rapped onscreen behind her.

“They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends,” they said in a joint statement. “We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time.”

At first the couple kept their relationship on the low — Ariana was just getting out of a relationship with the Janoskians’ Jai Brooks while at the same time Big Sean had called off his engagement with  “Glee’s” Naya Rivera.

“They made the decision to part ways because their conflicting touring schedules would keep them apart over the next year,” said one source. Sean is in the midst of promoting his new album Dark Sky Paradise while Ariana is in the middle of her Honeymoon Tour.