Frankie Grande is saying “thank u, next” to his married boyfriends.
The social media mogul and former Broadway star – whose sister is pop legend Ariana Grande – revealed in November last year that he was dating both Daniel Sonasohn, a lawyer, and Mike Pophis, a doctor.
But now, Frankie has confirmed that he’s split from the pair after saying it was “so complicated” being in a throuple.
“I am single. I’ve been single for about a month now. It’s really good,” he told Us Weekly.
“I’m super grateful for my last relationship. I grew so much in it, [but] at the same time, it wasn’t working out anymore.
“I’m super glad that we decided to end things amicably. And that we can all remain friends … that’s the important thing.”
Explaining why the relationship ended, he continued: “You have double the highs, double the excitement … but also double the lows, double the drama.”
Frankie celebrated one year of sobriety in June 2018, and explained that going through a “sober breakup” was difficult.
“My emotions were so high and so heavy,” he said. “As breakups go, it was a good one. It was definitely a good one. But I felt everything.”
Last year, Frankie spoke to Gay Times about his coming out experience, and revealed he was “so nervous” to tell his sister Ariana about his sexuality.
“I remember being so nervous to tell my little sister,” he said. “I was like, ‘I have something to tell you… I’m gay’, and she was like, ‘Cool, do you have a boyfriend?’ and I was like, ‘Yeah’, she was like, ‘Great, when do I get to meet him?’
“I was like, really? It’s that simple? So it went really, really well.”
While Ariana was entirely unfazed by his sexuality, Frankie explained that his mother Joan had some initial misconceptions about the potential implications that being gay would have on his health, but she quickly came around to the idea.
“With my mom, she didn’t know much about the community,” he recalled.
“She was raised in a different time, where being gay was very unaccepted, and she lost several of her friends to AIDS, so she was very concerned with the fact that I would be able to live a happy, healthy lifestyle.
“Fortunately I’d already met some very well-adjusted, out and proud gay men, so I was able to tell her, ‘Look, I can be one of those men in this world’, and she told me to go out there and do it.”
He continued: “She accepted me for everything I was then, but I think through me she became more educated about the community as a whole, which I think is important for everyone when they’re coming out to their families.”