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"We share everything."
Jennette McCurdy about her friendship with Ariana Grande.

Ariana and Jennette
Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy at the Kids Choice Awards
General information
Shipped

Ariana Grande
Jennette McCurdy

Portmanteau

Ariette, Jeniana, Jenari, Arianette, Jennetari

Status

Best friends (probably)
Co-stars

Gallery (images · videos)

Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy were best friends in real life, but are currently rumoured to have some issues.[1] They have worked in many TV shows together such as Sam & Cat and both appeared in "iParty with Victorious", which was a crossover between their respective shows, Victorious and iCarly. Jennette had made an appearance in Victorious, the show where Ariana originally played Cat Valentine. They also both starred in the movie Swindle. The pairing is often referred to as Ariette (Ari/ana and Jenn/ette), Jeniana (Jen/nette and Ar/iana) or Jenari (Jen/nette and Ari/ana).

See Cat and Sam for the pairing of Cat Valentine and Sam Puckett, the characters Ariana and Jennette portray in the show, respectively.

Moments

Ariana hugs Jennette at KCA pre-party 2012
Ariana and Jennette posing together
  • Jennette once accidentally gave out Ariana's phone number during an uStream in an attempt to call her. Fans flooded Ariana's phone with texts and phone calls, but she quickly forgave Jennette and admitted that she actually had fun speaking to her fans.
  • They did a livestream together during which they made prank calls, made dessert, and more.
  • On the TV show Figure It Out, when the rotten food fell down on the panelists, Jennette helped Ariana fix her makeup.
  • Also on Figure It Out, Ariana and Jennette often sat next to each other on the panel.
  • Ariana said in a couple of her livechats that Jennette is her best friend.
  • Jennette came to Ariana's house to co-host a live Twitcam on August 10, 2012.
  • Ariana and Jennette had a sleepover together on October 6, 2012.[2]
  • They went hat shopping together and Jennette tweeted one of her favorite pictures of the two of them.[3]
  • Jennette often tweets about Sam & Cat and how fun the episode was to do with Ariana. As does Ariana on occasion.
  • Ariana went with her family to the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York 2012, to support Jennette who was performing in the parade.[4] However, Ariana and her family never actually got to see the parade live and ended up watching it on TV.[5]
  • They had a sleepover together and played the "Chubby Bunny Challenge"
    JenandAri
    together, as seen in Ariana's Chubby Bunny video on YouTube.
  • They talked over the phone on December 7, 2012.[6]
  • Jennette says that whenever she's with Ariana, it's always a good time.[7]
  • Ariana says that she wants to go to Melbourne in Victoria, Australia with Jennette.[8]
  • In an interview with Clevver TV, Ariana said Jennette is a great friend and that working with her on Sam & Cat is exciting.[9]
  • Jennette told BOP magazine, 'Ariana and I like to convert rap songs into 1940's swing songs.'[10]
  • When Jennette was upset and said that she might be dropping Snowflake and Sam & Cat, Ariana told Jennette that their friendship means the most to her, and whoever upset Jennette deserves a serious "buttersock-ing" which is what Sam would do. This really shows their
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    Ariana kissing Jenette on the cheek

    friendship.[11]
  • Jennette and Ariana made lemon curd together.[12]
  • Ariana talked about Jennette in an interview with Total Girl Philippines. She said, "It's an honor to work with Jennette McCurdy. I used to watch iCarly and I thought she was the funniest girl in the world. She's so down-to-earth and kind and sweet."
  • On April 18, 2013, both Ariana and Jennette tweeted a series of teasers before finally revealing that Sam & Cat would premiere in June 2013.[13][14][15][16]
  • In response to a question about working with Jennette, Ariana said that she loves working with Jennette because she's genuine, real, a good friend, and one of the funniest, most committed actresses ever.[17]
  • In response to a question about Ariana, Jennette said she thinks Ariana is extremely bright, driven, talented, observant, and very aware, and she respects Ariana a lot.[18] 
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    Ariana and Jenette for Halloween

  • Jennette has heard a couple of songs from Ariana's album set to come out in September 2013, and she says that they're fantastic.[19]
  • They had a Ustream chat together with Nickelodeon about Sam & Cat on June 6, 2013.[20]
  • On June 6, 2013, Ariana and Jennette had a girls' night out during which they attended the Janoskians' concert.[21][22]
  • Ariana said that she's grateful to work with an amazing comedian and true friend like Jennette.[23]
  • Ariana talked about Jennette in an interview with Seventeen magazine. She said, "I am so lucky to be working with Jennette McCurdy. She is a real, genuine, honest person, a good friend, and doesn’t care about all the superficial BS. She’s the most hilarious actress I’ve ever met and I just adore her... I used to watch iCarly and think, ‘Wow, Jennette is such a standout star and so good.’ Now she’s one of my best friends.”[24]
  • They often interact on the website Twitter.
  • On occasion they do livestreams together.
  • Jennette scared Ariana in a video by jumping out at her from Cat's bed during an interview on the set of Sam & Cat.
  • Ariana and Jennette filmed a Nesquik commercial together.[25]
  • Jennette talked about Ariana in an interview with E! News. Jennette said, "Ariana’s extremely strong-willed and she will do whatever it takes to get what she wants if she really believes in something. I think that’s such an admirable quality to have and I look up to her for that. And I think that’s something, working with her now for a year and a half, that hopefully I’ve adopted a bit of and I hope to get more of it as time goes on."[26]
  • Jenette wrote a heartfelt message to Ariana. 
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    Jenette's letter to Ariana

  • They both celebrated their birthday in 2013 on set with Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams from the iconic sitcom Laverne & Shirley, who made a guest appearance on the episode #SalmonCat.[27]           
  • They both appeared in an iCarly segment named iBathe a Cat.
  • Jennette told EntertainmentWise about her relationship with BFF Ariana. She said "For us, if we’re on set we’ll rehearse and then we’ll go and have lunch together. Then we go back to work and if we’re exhausted then we just go straight home but if we’re just hanging out for fun, I’ll usually just go over to Ariana’s house and we’ll watch movies, pick outfits out for each other and plan what we’re each going to wear…". [28]
  • In March 2014, Jennette unfollowed Ariana on Twitter and Instagram for unknown reasons. However, Ariana still follows Jennette.
  • Jennette gave her condolences to Ariana's family when Frank Grande died.[29]

Trivia

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Jennette and Ariana celebrating their birthday

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Jennette and Ariana

Jennette and Ariana on GL Magazine

Jennette and Ariana on the cover of a magazine

  • Ariana went with her family to the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York 2012, to support Jennette who was performing in the parade. However, Ariana and her family never actually got to see the parade live and ended up watching it on TV.
  • Ariana and Jennette often hang out together and tweet each other often.[30][31][32]
  • On their birthday in 2012, they trended on Twitter at the same time.
  • Jennette says that whenever she's with Ariana, it's always a good time.
  • In an interview with Clevver TV, Ariana said Jennette is a great friend and that working with her on Sam & Cat is exciting.
  • Ariana said in one of her livechats that Jennette is her best friend.
  • They share the same birthday, June 26, with Jennette being a year older than Ariana.
  • They might star together in 'You Gotta See This.'
  • They both sang in "Leave it All to Shine" in "iParty with Victorious".
    Jennette and Ariana on set Feb 15, 2013
  • They both love singing covers of their favorite songs on YouTube.
  • They were both on Figure It Out together in plenty of episodes.
  • On Figure It Out, when the rotten food fell down on the panelists, Jennette helped Ariana to fix her makeup.
  • They worked together on Victorious (in the episode "Crazy Ponnie" - Note that Jennette was not portraying her character Sam in this episode, but a crazy girl named Ponnie), "iParty with Victorious", iCarly segments, Swindle and now Sam & Cat.
  • Both of them did an advertisement on 'Mathathon' along with Nathan Kress from iCarly.
  • Their previous shows are both produced by Schneider's Bakery.
  • Ariana and Jennette both starred in an original Nickelodeon movie, called Swindle along with other Nick stars.[33]
  • When Jennette was upset and said that she might be dropping Snowflake and Sam & Cat, Ariana told Jennette that their friendship means the most to her, and whoever upset Jennette deserves a serious buttersock-ing. This really shows their friendship.
  • Jennette and Ariana's followers upload U-streams of them a lot.
  • Jennette's nickname for Ariana is "Oreo".
  • Before Dan thought of the show, Ariana and Jennette wanted to work together.
  • Ariana and Jennette both turned 18 while filming their respective shows, iCarly, and Victorious.
  • According to Jennette, they met at the pilot of a Nickelodeon promo shoot in 2010, where they hit it off right away when they found out they had the same birthday, but a year apart, and that they were both allergic to shellfish.[19]
  • They seem to be very good friends and get along well.

References

  1. Fight is just a rumor
  2. Ariana tweets about her sleepover with Jennette
  3. Jennette tweets about hat shopping with Ariana
  4. Ariana tweets about Jennette performing in the parade
  5. Frankie's video about the parade
  6. Ariana tweets that she's on the phone with Jennette
  7. Jennette tweets that it's always a good time with Ariana
  8. Ariana on where she wants to go to
  9. Clevver TV Interview: "Ariana Grande Talks Sam & Cat and New Music"
  10. Jennette talks about Ariana on BOP magazine
  11. Ariana's tweet on Jan 27, 2013 attempting to console Jennette
  12. YouTube - The Ari and Jen Cooking Show
  13. Ariana and Jennette's tweets about a Sam & Cat surprise
  14. Jennette and Ariana's tweets teasing about the premiere month of Sam & Cat
  15. Ariana's image covering Sam & Cat's premiere month
  16. Jennette's doodles of the Sam & Cat premiere month
  17. Ariana's tweet about working with Jennette - May 14, 2013
  18. Jennette's tweet about Ariana - May 18, 2013
  19. 19.0 19.1 Teen Vogue - Interview with Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande on New Nick Comedy 'Sam & Cat'
  20. Nickelodeon's tweet about the Sam & Cat Ustream - June 6, 2013
  21. Ariana's tweet about their girls' night out - June 6, 2013
  22. Jennette's tweet about the Janoskian concert - June 6, 2013
  23. Ariana's tweet about Jennette on Sam & Cat's premiere day
  24. Gossipcop.com - Ariana Grande: I Was "So Unhappy" on Victorious
  25. Nickelodeon costars Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy lark around on set of TV commercial
  26. Nickutopia - Jennette McCurdy Calls Ariana Grande Strong-Willed
  27. Jennette McCurdy & Ariana Grande: Birthday Cake on 'Sam & Cat' Set! Jennette McCurdy & Ariana Grande: Birthday Cake on 'Sam & Cat' Set
  28. Jennette talks about relationship with Ariana
  29. Jennette's tweet expressing condolances to the Grande family over Frank Grande's death
  30. Ariana's tweet to Jennette about Jennette's clever tweets
  31. Ariana's tweet to Jennette about seeing her tomorrow (spanish)
  32. Jennette's reply congratulating Ariana on 5 mil
  33. Ariana tweets about the upcoming Nickelodeon movie, Swindle

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