Ariana Grande Shares a Picture of Late Ex-Boyfriend

Published September 9th, 2018 - 06:08 GMT
Ariana ended their two-year relationship in May (Source: Sky Cinema / Shutterstock )
Ariana ended their two-year relationship in May (Source: Sky Cinema / Shutterstock )

Ariana Grande has broken her silence following the sudden tragic death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.

Instead of words the No Tears Left To Cry singer shared a simple black and white image of the rapper - who passed away Friday aged 26 from a suspected drug overdose - on Instagram.

The photo appears to have been taken by Ariana, 25, as she stands over him while he sits on a patch of grass gazing up at her.

The Self Care rapper went into cardiac arrest in a bedroom at his home outside Los Angeles around noon Friday, and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, according to a report by TMZ.

In footage shared by one of Miller's fans that emerged on Saturday, the rapper could be seen in good spirits the night before his death as he played the keyboard while streaming live on Instagram to the delight of his followers.

Following news of Miller's death Ariana's Instagram was flooded with comments from trolls accusing her of causing her ex-boyfriend's apparent overdose.

Ariana ended their two-year relationship in May. She is now engaged to SNL star Pete Davidson. 

Within less than 10 minutes of the initial report surfacing, Ariana had closed the comment section on her Instagram account, but not after dozens of users posted nasty messages such as 'This is your fault' and 'You did this to him'.

Ariana hasn't yet spoken out about the rapper's sudden death, but insiders told ET that the singer is 'heartbroken' and 'devastated'.

'Although the two ended their relationship, Ariana always shared a deep connection with Mac and wanted nothing but the best for him. Ariana is very upset,' one source said.

'Despite their split, Ariana had always been supportive of his sobriety,' a second source added.


Minutes after reports of Miller's death surfaced, Grande's Instagram account was inundated with comments such as 'this is your fault and 'you did this to him'. The comments section was quickly suspended 

Miller famously helped Ariana overcome her grief after a terrorist attack at her Manchester concert in May last year. That June he went back to England with her to put on a defiant performance at a tribute concert she arranged.

The pair remained loved up until May this year when they suddenly parted ways.

Ariana addressed the breakup in an Instagram story, writing of Miller: 'I respect and adore [Malcolm] endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form.'

Less than a week after the split, Miller - who had long battled substance abuse and addiction - was arrested for driving while drunk after he crashed his SUV and fled the scene.

After the arrest Ariana tweeted: 'Pls take care of yourself.'

Ariana was also blamed for Mac's car crash. However, she hit back, insisting she was not his babysitter.

'I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his sh** together is a very major problem. 

'Let's please stop doing that. of course i didn't share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. i will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well (sic).'

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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