JJJ‘s hearts are heavy today – Ariana Grande lost her beloved grandfather.
The 21-year-old actress/singer confirmed the heartbreaking news on Twitter this morning (July 23).
“I lost you to the summer wind,” Ariana tweeted. “thaaaanks to my best friends who stayed up with me all night talking and helped me pull myself together temporarily this am. flyin back home. only reason I made this twelve hour trip is grandps told me he wanted me to always be professional & fulfill my business commitments :(”
She added, “thank you for your continuous love & light over the past few weeks… we did lose my favorite person to ever exist yesterday, my grandpa :’( if only y’all knew how amazing he was.. my <3 hurts so much. It's beyond broken :'( but I got to hold his hand and watch him find his peace. this is the hardest thing imaginable but I'm so grateful that I got to spend this time with him & my family. taking care of him & loving him. we thank you so much for the continuous love"
Ariana‘s older brother Frankie is currently participating on Big Brother and is cut off from the outside world. “asked grandps last week if he wanted us to pull frankie off bb & he said ‘no way! he’s gotta play the game even tho i don’t understand it’”
Our thoughts are with the entire Grande family during this difficult time.