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