Ariana Grande (30) recently hinted on Instagram that a new album will be released in 2024. Now the singer and actress looks back on the past year and explains that she has had challenging months, but also very special ones.
In an Instagram story, Grande describes 2023 as “one of the most transformative, challenging, but also happiest and most special years” of her life. “There were so many beautiful and yet polarizing feelings,” writes the 30-year-old, who has been a topic of conversation in recent weeks and months, particularly with an alleged new love.
According to US media reports, she has been in a relationship with her “Wicked” colleague Ethan Slater (31), whom she met while filming the musical film, since the summer. It was previously known that Grande had separated from her spouse Dalton Gomez (28) at the beginning of the year. According to consistent reports, including from US magazine People, the two finally reached an agreement on their divorce in October - just over two years after the wedding. According to the US celebrity portal "TMZ", Grande and Slater are now living together in New York City. They should each have their own apartment, but spend every free minute together.
"I have never felt so much pride, joy or love while at the same time feeling deeply misunderstood by people who don't know me [...]," Grande now writes. But she also “learned how much more important one is than the other.”
"I have never felt so tightly held or protected by those who love and understand me (friends, family and fans alike)," she explains. She feels “safe, even in the midst of so many things that I would normally be afraid of.”
Grande is also “so infinitely grateful for all the feelings that I was able to feel so thoroughly this year,” be they “the unfathomably hard ones” or “the incredibly happy ones.” She feels "more human than ever before. [...] I feel softer and stronger, all at once."
The singer wishes all fans a “very happy, healthy New Year.” Anyone who feels misunderstood or alone should remember that “this will pass and you are not alone.”