The ‘Problem‘ singer revealed to ‘Seventeen‘ that a conflicted situation last year between her, her family and her father led to Grande finally realising that being estranged from her parent was better than having him stand by her.
“It’s private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it. The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him.”
Ariana wouldn’t reveal why she and her father don’t speak, but for many other young hollywood stars, the parents usually come in the way of things when money starts rolling in. Example: Macaulay Culkin and Lindsay Lohan.
Whatever the case may be between the family, Ariana adds: “So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn’t like that about myself. I had to accept that it’s okay not to get along with somebody and still love them.”
Sad to think that during such an important stage in her life — barely reaching the age of an adult — her father loses contact with his daughter. Not only will he miss these important years of her life, he also won’t be part of the many ups the former Nickelodeon starlet has coming her way.
Her forthcoming album is dropping soon, ‘Problem’ is still in the Billboard top 10, she’s expected to tour North America in the following months among many more ventures. I’m sure she’ll do just fine without him in her life