STAY­ING STRONG

How Ari­ana Grande got over the worst year of her life.

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It’s been more than a year since a sui­cide bomber struck at Ari­ana Grande’s May 22, 2017 con­cert in Manch­ester, Eng­land, killing 22 peo­ple and in­jur­ing hun­dreds. And the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer is still feel­ing the emo­tional fall­out. “Ev­ery day,” she re­cently said, “I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful.” Still, Ari­ana, 24, is tak­ing steps for­ward. “She had one of the worst years of her life,” a source tells Life & Style, “but she’s mov­ing on.” She’s try­ing to set new goals and fo­cus on new chal­lenges: “Ari­ana is cop­ing by tak­ing the time to work on her art and write songs,” the source says. “She’s also med­i­tat­ing. Coun­sel­ing helped, too. She had to for­give her­self, be­cause she was blam­ing her­self and her con­cert for peo­ple dy­ing.” Mak­ing things more dif­fi­cult, she broke up with her boyfriend of two years, rap­per Mac Miller, 26, in May. But within days, she was on the re­bound with Satur­day Night Live’s Pete David­son, 24. “The breakup was Ari­ana’s de­ci­sion,” says the source. “She re­ally loved Mac and they talked about mar­riage and kids, but in the end she re­al­ized she just wasn’t ready. She needs to be in the right head space, and that’s what she’s work­ing on.”

“Ari­ana’s heal­ing,” a source says. “She’s tak­ing the time to slow down and smell the roses,” and en­joy­ing her new ro­mance with Pete (in­set). him! Ari’s into

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