"So… we bumped into each other in a LA restaurant, she joined me for ‘a chat’ & 2 hours later we were still chatting," Morgan wrote, alongside a smiling selfie he and Grande snapped together inside the eatery.
"We laughed, we argued, she cried, I nearly did, the drinks flowed & we bonded," Morgan continued. "Turns out we really like each other. Weird. Thank u @ArianaGrande - next?"
So... we bumped into each other in a LA restaurant, she joined me for ‘a chat’ & 2 hours later we were still chatting. We laughed, we argued, she cried, I nearly did, the drinks flowed & we bonded. Turns out we really like each other. Weird. Thank u @ArianaGrande - next? pic.twitter.com/pNJ7pDi0at
Grande hopped on Twitter to elaborate on the chance encounter and subsequent meeting of the minds, responding to a message from Morgan in which he thanked her for "a great night."
"Thank u for some laughs and some v productive conversation ! it was nice bumping into u," the 25-year-old singer responded, adding the very optimistic hashtags, "#FutureFeministPiers #FingersCrossed."
After getting a lot of feedback from followers asking for an explanation regarding their chat, Grande shared, "Well............ we bumped into each other. at a restaurant. and i decided to sit with him and we spoke for a while."
"I think some progress was made!" Grande added, hopefully. "Turns out face to face discussions are a bit kinder and gentler, even if you do indeed disagree. :)"
well............ we bumped into each other. at a restaurant. and i decided to sit with him and we spoke for a while. i think some progress was made! turns out face to face discussions are a bit kinder and gentler, even if you do indeed disagree. :)
It began when Morgan slammed Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson for posting a photo of herself in her underwear, telling her to "put some clothes on."
Grande's mom fired back, asking "Didn’t your mother ever teach you, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it!"
Morgan shot back, "Hi Joan, my mother taught me to speak my mind & never be afraid to express honestly held opinion… As for Little Mix, I'd just prefer they use their talent to sell records rather than their nudity. As your own daughter does...!"
This brought Grande herself into the mix, tweeting, "I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because i choose to."
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"Women can be sexual AND talented. naked and dignified. it’s OUR choice. & we will keep fighting til people understand," she added. "Also @piersmorgan, i look forward to the day you realize there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticize young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do. i think that’ll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left of it."