Ariana Grande Looks Somber as She Lands in Florida Hometown After Manchester Terrorist Attack
Ariana Grande, 23, looked somber on Tuesday as she touched down in Florida following a deadly suicide bombing at her Manchester concert
The 23-year-old singer looked emotional as she left a private jet in Boca Raton, where she reunited with family and her boyfriend Mac Miller. Grande grew up a half-hour away in nearby Coconut Creek, and performed around the Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale area as a young child, prior to her Nickelodeon career taking off.
“Mac waited for Ariana at the bottom of the [private jet] stairs,” a source told PEOPLE. “She looked distraught and like she has been crying. They hugged for a while before they headed to a waiting car. Ariana’s mom Joan was with her.”
Photos of the arrival are the first of Grande since 22-year-old Salman Abedi detonated the explosive at the famous venue. Children were among the dead, and the first of the identified victims included an 8-year-old girl, Saffie Roussos.
“It’s so, so sad. She loves her fans and is absolutely crushed and devastated as you can imagine,” another Grande source told PEOPLE. “She can’t believe this happened. She just wants to be with her family and loved ones right now.”
The explosion occurred at around 10:33 p.m. local time near the ticket office outside the arena, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said. According to the SITE Intel Group, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
“Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words,” Grande tweeted in the wake of the attack.
The audience in Manchester included many children and teens, with their accompanying parents, and after the blast, eyewitnesses described to PEOPLE a scene of chaos and fear.
In addition to Abedi, greater Manchester Police said they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the incident, according to the Associated Press.
The star’s team is currently assessing whether or not to continue her Dangerous Woman Tour following the attack that left 22 dead, but, “as of right now, the tour is not canceled,” a source close to the situation told EW.
“Right now, the focus is on the victims and grieving for them. We’re not focused on the tour,” the source said. The insider added that Grande herself is physically “fine,” though “she’s just absolutely beside herself.”
Grande is slated to perform at London’s O2 arena on Thursday and Friday, but the shows remain up in the air, with the venue tweeting, that they do not yet have an update as to whether or not the singer’s performances would happen as planned.