Ariana Grande Shares How Memories of Mac Miller Impacted Her Coachella Performance

by Jeremy Spirogis
Mac Miller and Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has had many surprising curve balls thrown her manner over the previous couple of years. Though she overcame lots of these hurdles and setbacks in due time, the grief she felt after ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s dying wasn’t simple for her to maneuver on from.

In the months following his tragic passing, the singer struggled to deal with this main loss as she was always reminded of the rapper’s reminiscence — much more so when she headlined Coachella in 2019.

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Mac Miller and Ariana Grande | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Miller and Grande dated for 2 years

One of Grande’s most high-profile relationships was her romance with Miller.

The musicians have been shut buddies for years earlier than their relationship took a romantic flip in 2016. While they have been courting, Grande and Miller would typically showcase their budding romance at pink carpet occasions, in music movies, and on social media.

Although it appeared to followers that the 2 have been a match made in heaven, their relationship got here to an surprising finish in 2018 after spending two years collectively.

Shortly after splitting from Miller, Grande started courting SNL comic Pete Davidson, who she turned engaged to after just a few weeks of courting.

She was ‘devasted’ by the rapper’s dying

In September 2018, simply 4 months after their cut up, Miller handed away from an unintended overdose.

Grande was, understandably, distraught by the tragic information and had a tough time dealing with this unbelievable loss, particularly since she and Miller have been extraordinarily shut.

Every week after his dying, the singer shared a video of the rapper on her Instagram together with a caption expressing her devastation over his passing.

“I’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long,” she penned.

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Grande opened up about dealing with the lack of Miller

Losing Miller tremendously affected Grande within the months following his dying. Though she threw herself into work and channeled her ache into music, the singer not often spoke out about how she was dealing with the rapper’s passing — that’s till she sat down with Vogue for her July 2019 cowl story.

During the interview, the “Thank U, Next” songstress spoke candidly about Miller’s reminiscence, which she was always reminded of whereas headlining Coachella that very same yr.

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Ariana Grande | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG

“I never thought I’d even go to Coachella,” she stated. “I was always a person who never went to festivals and never went out and had fun like that. But the first time I went was to see Malcolm perform, and it was such an incredible experience. I went the second year as well, and I associate…heavily…it was just kind of a mindfuck, processing how much has happened in such a brief period.”

While there are most likely many extra issues which have and nonetheless remind Grande of Miller, she hasn’t let the grief of shedding him eat her happiness.

The singer not too long ago acquired again on to the courting scene and is presently in a relationship with actual property agent Dalton Gomez. She even confirmed their romance in her and Justin Bieber’s “Stuck With U” music video.

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Though they’re retaining their love on the down-low, it seems that Grande may be very proud of Gomez. But regardless of her discovering love with somebody new, a part of the singer’s coronary heart will all the time belong to Miller.

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