Ariana Grande has broken her silence in response to her former boyfriend Mac Miller's shocking death Friday at the age of 26.
One day after Miller was found dead inside his home of a suspected overdose, the singer has acknowledged her ex's passing.
Grande and Miller dated for about two years, breaking up in May, just a couple of months before Miller would pass away.
According to sources at the time, the rapper's substance abuse problem was a sigificant reason that Grande was forced to finally end the romance, which had become highly toxic and unhealthy for her.
Because lots of people on the Internet are awful, some trolls attacked Grande on Instagram Friday evening because they:
- Actually blamed Ariana for Miller's overdose.
- Wondered why she had not yet commented on his passing.
Like we said, lots of people on the Internet are awful.
On Saturday afternoon, however, Grande did share the above photo of Miller on her official social media page.
She did not include a caption along with it.
Within an hour of going live, though, the black, white and simple but profound tribute has garnered over 3.6 million Likes.
That says more than any words could.
About a week after Miller and Grande split, the former was arrested for drunk driving after he got into a very serious car accident.
Grande responded by telling Mac to "Pls take care of yourself," and she then clapped back hard at anyone who blamed her then as well for Miller's personal issues.
"I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be," she tweeted this spring, adding:
"I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years."
"Of course I didn't share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was."
Miller was also in Manchester last year when a terrorist killed 22 people at one of Grande's concerts.
These two had been through a lot prior to Mac's death.
The day Grande and Miller broke up, Ariana wrote the following on Instagram:
Hi! This is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet malcolm mccormick.
I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us!
Unconditional love is not selfish.
It is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it’s not you. I can’t wait to know and support you forever and i’m so proud of you!!
Elsewhere, another of Miller’s ex-girlfriends, Nomi Leasure, has spoken out on his death... and his life.
"So grateful we had our final moment. Our clarity, clearing of the air. You changed my life. I, yours. The residual effects of your passion ripple on. You are not gone. Not in the least."
Leasure and Miller started dating in high school and broke up not long before he moved on wth Grande.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.
May Mac Miller rest in peace.