Pop star Ariana Grande is back on her music grind. The crooner has come forward to speak out following her publicized split from “Saturday Night Live” actor Pete Davidson.

Grande went to her Instagram Story Tuesday (October 16) with some upbeat words.

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Welcome back! 📸 @arianagrande

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This week, reports claimed Grande’s ex-boyfriend Mac Miller‘s recent death may have had an impact on the Davidson breakup.

Sources close to AG and PD tell us … Ariana was in an incredibly dark place following her ex-boyfriend’s apparent fatal overdose. She didn’t blame herself — she feels she did everything she could to get him sober — but it left her an emotional wreck. In the aftermath of Mac’s death, our sources say Ariana realized a couple of things — she couldn’t be fully invested in her relationship with Pete, and she had rushed into a looming marriage way too fast by getting engaged. (TMZ)



Both Ariana and Pete have taken different approaches to their social media pages since going their separate ways.

A rep for Grande did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, and Davidson’s rep had no comment. As of Sunday evening, Grande had not deleted photos and videos of Davidson from her social media accounts, but Davidson’s accounts were no longer active. (People)

A few days ago, buzz developed about Davidson covering up an Ariana-inspired neck tattoo.