Ariana Grande has had quite the year in the industry and in her personal life. From the tragedy of the Manchester shooting to countless number one hits and everything in between, her life has been a roller coaster.
Nearly two weeks after the terrorist attack in Manchester, Grande took to the stage to create “One Love Manchester.” The benefit concert featured artists such as Mac Miller, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. According to TIME, the concert raised $13 million for the victims of the terrorist attack. In July 2018, Ariana Grande was the cover star of British Vogue, where she discussed her PTSD from the Manchester terrorist attack.
After a hiatus from social media in the beginning of 2018, the pop princess came back with the hit, “no tears left to cry.” In August of this year, her album “Sweetener” was released.
Grande had split with her boyfriend, Mac Miller, after two years of dating. The starlet didn’t get a lot of love from the media when she quickly started dating Pete Davidson from “Saturday Night Live” a little while later.
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i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.
In the midst of planning a wedding and promoting her number one album, she was hit with another event that would rock her world. Mac Miller passed away on Sept. 7, 2018. The starlet posted a video on Instagram of the rapper.
Nearly a month later, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande ended their engagement. Davidson took to “Saturday Night Live” to discuss the election on Weekend Update as well as what a strong person he thinks Grande is.
“The last thing I will say is I know some of you are pretty curious about the breakup. But the truth it’s nobody’s business, and sometimes things just don’t work out, and that’s OK,” Davidson says in the video. “She’s a wonderful, strong person, and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world. Now please, go vote on Tuesday,” said Davidson.
Grande took her thoughts to her music with releasing “thank u, next.” This girl power anthem came out of nowhere for fans and it made them feel empowered. Grande used the song to emphasize what she has been through and the person she has become through her consecutive heartbreaks.
We live in a world in which we are encouraged to bash our exes, but we can all take a note out of Grande’s book. Rather than trashing her exes, she’s thanking them for making her into the woman she has become. She thanks them for what they have taught her, and is readying herself to move onto the next one. Rather than rushing into things with someone else, though, Grande is taking this time to work on the relationship she has with herself.