Grande went to Instagram Friday (September 14) with some rare footage of Miller and a heartfelt message to him.
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i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. 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. 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. rest.
A few days ago, Grande initially reacted to Miller’s death with a captionless pic.
— SOHH (@sohh) September 8, 2018
In July, Mac came clean on his publicized split from Ariana.
“Life is stressful. So, of course there were stressful times. It’s not that unique. You know, like, I was in love with somebody. We were together for two years. We worked through good times, bad times, stress and everything else. And then it came to an end and we both moved on. And it’s that simple.” (Beats 1)
Miller also admitted he hadn’t kept up with the buzz behind Grande and her fiancé Pete Davidson‘s engagement.
“Like, I haven’t been on the Internet. People have assumed that I’m [like] ‘Are you OK? Is everything OK?'” Because I was about to drop [my new album]. It just all seemed kind of unimportant, the need to show people I was OK. Like, what is that? Where does that come from? Why? Why do we have this need to use social media and the internet?” (Beats 1)