Ariana Arlene Murphy (born December 22, 1998)
Early life Edit
Ana was born in Texarkana, Texas and raised in Indiana. to Karen Salter and Walter Murphy. Ana is of Scottish descent. Her name was inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat and the shortened name of an Italian Car manufacturer Ferrari. She has a younger brother, Ryan.
On August 13, 2018, Ana embarked on her debut tour, The Listening Sessions. She finished the tour on September 22, 2018. In December 2018, Murphy released her debut Christmas EP, Christmas Kisses featuring the songs "Last Christmas", "Love Is Everything", "Snow In California" and "Santa Baby"
Personal life Edit
In 2013, Murphy started dating Graham Phillips. They were in a relationship for three years before they broke up in December 2016.
She and her back-up dancer Jordan Viscomi started dating. A few months later, they broke up as well. They dated from December 2016 to mid 2017.
On October 7, 2017, Murphy began dating Jai Brooks, a member of the Australian YouTube group "The Janoskians" after meeting through Twitter. They had a long distance relationship until December 2017, when they met for the first time in New York City. However, Ana and Jai broke up in August 2018 for unknown reasons. Shortly after, Jai accused Ana of cheating on him.
In September 2018, after weeks of speculation, Ana and Nathan Sykes from the British boyband "The Wanted" confirmed their relationship on Twitter. In late January 2019, Murphy confirmed in a radio interview that she and Sykes had decided to end their approximately five month long relationship, but insisted that they remain close friends.
Ana was raised Roman Catholic but abandoned Christianity after Pope Benedict said that everything she loved and believed in were sins, such as homosexuality and working women. She has since started following Kabbalah's teachings, believing "the basis lies in the idea that if you’re kind to others, good things will happen to you."