Ariana Grande shares Mac Miller tribute: “You were my dearest friend”

The couple began dating two years ago before splitting up in 2018, months before Miller’s death.

September 14, 2018

Ariana Grande has shared a second Instagram tribute to her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, who passed away last week at 26. "You were my dearest friend," she writes. "For so long. Above anything else. I’m so sorry I couldn’t fix or take your pain away."

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Ariana Grande and Mac Miller began dating in 2016, and continued for a year-and-a-half before announcing their split in May. Miller's fans began to blame Grande for his ongoing substance abuse issued, which she rebuked in a statement on Twitter. "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 shit together is a very major problem."

Miller and Grande collaborated on her 2013 single "The Way," and she appeared on Miller's 2016 track "My Favorite Part."

Thumbnail photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester

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