Wow, can you believe it? For the first time since 2011, Avan Jogia will NOT be ringing in Valentine’s Day with Zoey Deutch. The beautiful couple of five years called it quits roughly five months ago (though, no one knew about it until this past January), and they’ve been keeping a low dating profile ever since… but that doesn’t mean the Nickelodeon actor is going to leave fans hanging this V-Day.
The 25-year-old actor recently posted a series of pictures on Instagram that are leaving Victorious fans in a state of “WTF?!” Mostly because of this bad boy:
The snapshot of himself kissing his co-star, Victoria Justice, while laying on other co-star Liz Gillies has been making its rounds on the Internet as the ultimate third-wheel meme:
other people on Valentine's Day vs me pic.twitter.com/TjiH1gesew
— Common White Girl (@girlposts) February 12, 2017
Clearly, it got around to the Nick alums, and they’re all sorts of confused, especially because of VJ’s hand placement:
Fans are still freaking the eff out over the ‘gram. “Why is tori kissing him instead of jade, why is it right in front of her, why is her hand on his d*ck what episode is this so many questions,” Twitter user TaylorSxt1 asked. Thankfully, another fan may have all the answers:
— Hazelnut (@lets_sailaway) February 13, 2017
So much for being “just friends,” huh?
You can now add this moment to the list of times a Victorious actor kissed a co-star:
When Victoria Justice dated Ryan Rottman for 2 years.
Though he's nearly 9 years her senior — VJ was a freshly-minted 18-year-old and he was about to turn 27 when they first started dating — the two hit it off right away after he appeared on the "Beggin' on Your Knees" episode of Victorious, on which his character, Ryder, was only using Vic's character, Tori, to get a good grade on a singing assignment.
The two dated from February 2011 to August 2013.
...and then dated Pierson Fode for the same amount of time.
It wasn't until news of VJ's relationship with her Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List co-star, Pierson, broke that people even knew of her split from Ryan.
VJ & Pierson were first spotted together in December 2013, almost 2 years before their film was released. Sadly, in November 2015, 2 months after it hit theaters, the pair was dunzo.
That time Ariana Grande got with her Broadway co-star, Graham Phillips.
2 years prior to Victorious' Nickelodeon premiere, Ariana was making a different kind of debut... on Broadway!
The young star appeared in 13: The Musical, along with her future Victorious co-star, Liz Gillies, as well as her first known boyfriend, Graham Phillips.
The two reportedly started dating in 2008, but called it quits in March 2010, the same month her Nick show hit the small screen.
When Ariana ditched her YouTuber BF for Nathan Sykes.
According to Jai Brooks, there was a bit of overlap between his relationship with AG, and her relationship with The Wanted's Nathan Sykes.
Ari & Nate (a.k.a. Nariana) had major chemistry while recording their duet for The Mortal Instruments, "Almost is Never Enough" — so much so, they started dating almost immediately after it was wrapped in August 2013.
The duo was short-lived, though, as Nariana called it quits 4 months later, in December.
Then when Ariana ditched that same YouTuber boyfriend for the second time for another co-star.
But Ariana wasn't licking her wounds from Nathan for too long — by July 2014, she was already seeing her two-time music video ("Right There" & "Problem") counterpart, Big Sean.
They made up one of the most high-profile couples at the time, but split in April 2015, a few months before hitting the 1-year mark.
That time Liz Gillies and Ariana Grande ~accidentally~ kissed and ~accidentally~ posted about it online.
In October 2015, the Broadway alums got closer than ever before (as far as the world knows) — and locked lips! After the fact, the two laughed it off, only for Ari to, then, publish it on her Instagram.
"My favorite video of all time @lizgillz," the singer captioned the footage. "p.s. this was totally posted by accident."
In a separate tweet, she revealed, "I WAS EDITING IT IN INSTA TO SEND TO HER AND IT POSTED ACCIDENTALLY BUT IT'S GREAT SO WHATEVER."
...aaand when she got with another one of her music video men.
Just a few weeks after her split from backup dancer Ricky Alvarez, Ari was spotted with her "The Way" love interest, Mac Miller. The last time they were spotted was as recently as this week, so squee!
Photo: Republic Records
Finally, when Zoey Deutch & Avan Jogia realized after nearly 5 years of dating that fans wanna see 'em together on the big screen!
It's a family affair on the set of Zoey's upcoming movie, The Year of Spectacular Men — which is currently in post-production — as her mom, Lea Thompson, and her sister, Madelyn Deutch, not only act alongside her, but also directed and wrote the film, respectively.
What makes it even better: longtime love Avan will be in the flick as well, portraying her "loving boyfriend." Art imitating life.