A Rollercoaster of Emotions
In a heartfelt Instagram story, Ariana Grande shared her thoughts on the past year, describing it as one of the most transformative, challenging, and yet happiest and most special years of her life. She expressed the presence of beautiful yet polarized feelings and the lessons life has taught her.
Highs and Lows
The year brought both highs and lows for Grande. On one hand, she began filming for the movie adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical, “Wicked.” On the other hand, she went through a divorce with her husband of two years, Dalton Gomez.
Rumors and Speculation
Following the announcement of her divorce, rumors started circulating that Grande was in a relationship with her “Wicked” co-star, Ethan Slater. Speculation grew about the timeline of their relationship, with claims that they were involved while still with their previous partners. Slater was married to Lilly Jay and filed for divorce in July.
Dealing with Misunderstanding
In her message, Grande expressed her pride, joy, and love, but also her frustration with being misunderstood by people who don’t know her. She emphasized the importance of disregarding assumptions and focusing on what truly matters.
Discovering True Support
Through navigating tough times, Grande found solace in those who love and understand her, feeling tightly held and fiercely protected. She made a commitment to channel her energy only into things that deserve it and remove herself from negativity.
Growth and Gratitude
Grande expressed gratitude for the lessons learned from the media speculation and the privilege of creating art with brilliant souls. She feels more human, deeply emotional, softer, and stronger than ever before.
A Message of Love and Hope
As the year comes to an end, Grande wished her followers a happy new year. She encouraged anyone feeling misunderstood or alone to remember that it will pass and to recognize the immense love surrounding them.
Exciting Projects Ahead
Alongside Ethan Slater, Grande will star in the movie adaptation of “Wicked” alongside Cynthia Erivo, Jonathan Bailey, and Bowen Yang. Part one is set to release in theaters in November 2024.