Ariana Grande Had a ‘Victorious’ Reunion (Without Victoria Justice, Of Course)
Three years since the cancellation of Victorious, Ariana Grande threw a little get-together with her former castmates to celebrate her 23rd birthday. Daniella Monet, Matt Bennett, Leon Thomas III, and Avan Jogia were all in attendance.
Naturally, selfies were snapped.
“Squad !!!!! I had an amazing time at @arianagrande’s birthday party last night,” Thomas III also wrote on his Instagram, sharing the same shot. “It was great seeing my long time friends as well. I can’t believe we’ve known eachother for 7years. #imgettingold.”
In 2015, Justice commented about her fallout with Grande — who went on to appear in the Nickelodeon spin-off Sam & Cat before launching a booming solo music career of her own — saying that they’re “not best friends.”
“There’s no feud. We’re not best friends, but at the end of the day, I wish her well, and she’s doing great, and I’m happy for her,” Justice told TMZ. “We’re on different paths, doing our own things.”
She also added that it wasn’t her fault Victorious got the axe.
“I didn’t break up anything,” she insisted. “That’s complete misinformation. I had no control over leaving the show or the show ending. That was completely up to Nickelodeon and the executives. I loved the cast, and I loved doing Victorious. Me going on tour when I did had nothing to do with whether or not there was a Victorious tour.”
“I don’t think it’s fair to blame it on me, because I don’t think it’s true.”