Ariana Grande is hands-down one of our favorite humans. She’s funny, kind, and has the voice of a (super powerful, badass) angel. She’s also had an epic year, from collabs with Nicki Minaj to a brand new album to a whirlwind engagement. However, it seems as though Grande is officially planning to take a break from the public eye—and honestly, we totally get it.
As fans surely know, Grande has experienced some major life events over the past year and a half, several of them extremely difficult. She revealed she suffered from PTSD after the May 2017 Manchester Arena bombing—”I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry,” she told British Vogue in June.
Even more recently, Grande suffered a personal loss when her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, died of a suspected drug overdose on September 7th. She shared a bittersweet tribute to Miller on September 14th on her Instagram, writing,
Now, according to a statement from her publicist, Grande has decided to take a much needed break from the public eye.
We completely understand Grande’s decision to lay low for a while, and we’re so glad she’s recognizing the importance of taking time for her own emotional and mental health. Take all the time you need, lady.