Ariana Grande has announced she’s taking a step back from social media.
In a Instagram Stories slide, the Sweetener singer said she’s temporarily quitting social media to avoid seeing negative news bites. Whether she’s referring to stories about her reported breakup with Pete Davidson is unclear. “Okay, today was very special and I’m so grateful I was able to be there,” the singer wrote on her Instagram Story, per People, in reference to her participation in NBC’s A Very Wicked Halloween. “Time to say bye bye again to the Internet for just a lil bit. It’s hard not to bump news and stuff that I’m not trying to see right now. It’s very sad and we’re all trying very hard to keep going. Love you. And thank you for being here always.”
Earlier in the day, Grande posted another Instagram Story—her first since the reported breakup—that spoke to some anxiety issues she was experiencing. “Can’t believe I almost let my anxiety ruin this for me today!” she wrote, again, referring to the Wicked special. “Not today Satan! Not tomorrow or the next day either, not no more… [gonna] sing my heart out and be a big walking vessel of love. Bye.”
Neither Grande nor Davidson has directly addressed the end of their whirlwind engagement, which culminated in a swanky New York City apartment, pet pig, and $100,000 diamond engagement ring. TMZ claims their relationship ended “with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off,” while People reported, “It was way too much too soon…it’s not shocking to anyone.” Here’s hoping both of them get some well-deserved privacy.