It’s been one full week since the world learned that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have ended their engagement.
The reasons for the split remain mysterious, though some ugly rumors about Pete’s behavior in the final days of the relationship have made their way across the social media landscape.
The only thing insiders seem to agree on in accounts they’ve offered to the media is that the death of Mac Miller played a role in Ariana’s decision to end her relationship with Pete.
Grande and Miller dated for over two years and parted ways not long before the singer began her relationship with Davidson.
Last month, Miller died of an apparent overdose after struggling with addiction for several years.
In the wake of her ex’s passing, Grande has made it clear that despite the dissolution of their romantic relationship, her love for Miller remains intact.
And she’s once again reminded fans of that fact with her latest Instagram story.
Grande posted a video she shot at last year’s Academy Awards.
In the video, Miller is seen joking and smiling with Grande’s mother and grandmother backstage.
“I should have worn that for the night,” Miller jokes while watching an interview with a flamboyantly-dressed Elton John.
At that point, Miller turns to Grande and laughs.
The singer overlaid the video with a small heart as a symbol of her affection for the departed rapper.
It’s not the first time that Ari has paid tribute to Mac in the weeks since his passing.
After grieving away from the public eye for several days, Grande broke her silence last month when she posted the above video of Miller with the following caption:
“i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will,” she wrote.
“i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do.”
“you were my dearest friend. for so long,” she continued.
“above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.
“i hope you’re okay now,” Grande concluded “rest.”
Our thoughts go out to Ariana and all of Mac’s loved ones as they continue to mourn the passing of an incredibly gifted young man.