Ariana Grande Is Leaning On Her Family Following Her Split from Pete Davidson

Ariana Grande spent Saturday with her mom and Sunday on the phone with her grandmother, Nonna. The singer appears to be leaning on family following her breakup with SNL star Pete Davidson.

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The roller coaster ride that was Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's relationship came to an end (opens in new tab) this month, so RIP love.

TMZ (opens in new tab) broke the news on October 14, citing sources who said it was just "not the right time for their relationship to take off."

Per TMZ (opens in new tab): "Sources close to the former couple tell us AG and PD split this weekend, with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off. We're told the two still have love for each other, but things are over romantically."

In the week since the news broke, Ariana has been leaning on her family for support. On Saturday, she was spotted in the Bronx with her mom, Joan Grande, and a male friend. The singer wore sneakers, leggings, and an oversized sweatshirt during the day out and wore her hair in a low bun instead of her signature high ponytail (TMZ (opens in new tab) has pictures, if you're interested).

On Sunday, the "God Is a Woman" singer personally took to Instagram to let her fans and followers know that another member of her family has been there for her during the breakup: Her grandma, who she calls Nonna.

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Ariana and her grandma have always been close. Ariana brought Nonna out on stage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards and credited her with being the inspiration for her platinum look in the "Focus" music video (opens in new tab).

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"I wanted to do my ponytail in white for a while, or in a different color," Ariana explained (opens in new tab) at the time. "I actually was sitting opposite my Nonna and I was like, 'Nonna, I love your white hair. It's so beautiful.'"

Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.