Mac Miller and Ariana Grande have been seen together several times in recent weeks

By Lindsay Kimble
August 28, 2016 08:45 PM

After fueling romance rumors with Mac Miller in the last couple weeks, Ariana Grande subtly confirmed her new relationship with the rapper on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet.

Responding to questions about her love life from pre-show host Charlamagne Tha God on Sunday, Grande promised him she would “send [Miller] your regards.”

When Charlamagne prodded Grande about where Miller was, the singer responded, “Being supportive. It’s okay to be alone even when you have a boo.”

Grande and Miller were spotted leaving a Big Apple night club on Friday night just ahead of the show and after a trip to New York’s Museum of Ice Cream.

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller
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The pair’s relationship isn’t too shocking – they collaborated on 2013’s “The Way,” and even shared a kiss in the accompanying music video.

Grande was later spotted hugging Miller in the audience after singing ‘Side to Side’ with Nicki Minaj.

Mac Miller and Ariana Grande
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Luckily for Miller, he gets the thumbs up from Grande’s big brother, Frankie. “When my sister’s happy I’m happy,” he tells PEOPLE.

The 23-year-old, who is performing her single “Side to Side” with Nicki Minaj, was also on the receiving end of a joke about 2015’s #donutgate, with Charlamagne advising her to not lick any pastries during the show.

Of performing – once again – with Minaj on the VMAs stage, Grande said, “I really genuinely love her. I feel like we have a very strong sisterhood … I adore that woman.”