Ariana Grande was ''very nervous'' about meeting Nathan Sykes' parents.

The 'The Way' singer admits she was anxious about making a good impression on her boyfriend's family earlier this month but the brunette beauty had nothing to worry about as The Wanted singer's relations gave her a good reception and she now gets on well with them.

She said: ''I was very, very, nervous on the journey there as obviously I wanted them to like me because I really care about him. But when we arrived they were so sweet and lovely and so welcoming. I got on with them all really well.''

Ariana and Nathan, 20, went public with their romance in September, and the 20-year-old beauty claims she loves the 'All Time Low' hitmaker's geeky personality as it makes her laugh.

She added to We Love Pop magazine: ''I love it because I'm the same way, I'm very awkward as well, I think it's the sweetest thing. I love him. He makes me laugh very hard.''

Nathan recently gushed over Ariana admitting his parents were in disbelief as to how he managed to strike up a relationship with the brunette beauty.

He said: ''My family think she's amazing and they're like, 'Nathan, how?' and I'm like, 'I don't know'. I don't think anyone can ever punch above their weight, but I feel very lucky, put it that way.''