Ariana Grande seemed to post a sweet tribute to her ex Mac Miller in honor of his birthday — the first since his death
Ariana Grande appears to be thinking about her late ex-boyfriend on what would have been his 27th birthday.
In the early hours of Saturday, Mac Miller’s birthday, Grande shared a cryptic post on Twitter, which many of her fans believe addresses the late rapper.
“Miss u,” the “7 Rings” singer, 25, wrote on Saturday morning in a since-deleted Tweet, without sharing any additional information.
Hours later, Grande shared a series of photographs of the pair together on her Instagram Story. In one image, the pair smiled together at what appeared to be a recording studio, while in another, they embraced outside.
Grande, who has shared numerous tributes to Miller since his death, last publicly remembered him in December, when she posted and quickly deleted a photo of the late rapper playing the piano as she opened up about being ready to leave 2018 behind.
While accepting Billboard’s Woman of the Year award in December, Grande struggled to hold back tears as she touched upon her very tumultuous year, which included Miller’s death and her whirlwind romance with ex-fiancé Pete Davidson.
“I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years of my career and the worst of my life,” she said. “I’m not saying that for sympathy, I’m just saying that because I think a lot of people would look at someone in my position right now…and think, ‘She’s really got her s— together,’ Ya know? Like, ‘She’s really on it.’ Like, ‘She’s got it all.’ “
Grande continued: “I do, but as far as my personal life goes, I really have no idea what the f— I’m doing so yeah, it’s been a very conflicting one.”
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Later that month, she paid tribute to him again with a heartfelt note on Instagram: “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,” she added. “i hope you’re okay now. Rest.”
Months later, Grande went on to open up about her grieving process.
After being accused by an online troll in November of capitalizing on Miller’s death, the singer penned a dignified response, writing, “I pray you never have to deal with anything like this ever and i’m sending you peace and love.”
Opening up about her right to mourn her ex, Grande added that “everything i feel is valid and safe.”
“There is no right or wrong during this period,” she continued.