As well as being a noted expert on perfect ponytails and hitting high notes, it turns out that Ariana Grande is totally wise when it comes to the topic of love and loss. In an interview with V Magazine (conducted by Ryan Murphy, natch), the singer shared some truly wonderful words of advice for getting through a breakup.
After going through a pretty public split from Big Sean, Ariana Grande seems like a good source of breakup-related wisdom. But she starts off the conversation simply with: "I have no breakup advice. Good luck!"
Thankfully, Ryan Murphy perseveres, and gets Ariana to deliver this gem:
"I'm not going to pretend I have great breakup advice. It's hard. Good luck. You'll be fine. You don't need anyone. It's nice to have someone that makes you happy, but it's nice to be happy on your own as well. You don't need to depend on another person for your happiness. That person can contribute to your happiness, but you're two whole beings on your own. You can make each other glow, like you just ran through one of those rainbow stars in Mario Brothers, but you're still completely capable, sufficient, and beautiful, and can be happy on your own. That's my breakup advice! There you go! I got it!"
YES. You DON'T need anyone. You CAN be happy on your own. Mario Brothers reference! Superb.
Ariana then explains why she chose not to do any breakup anthems on her new album, pointing out that by the time she was writing the music, she "had kind of moved on."
"I'm in a happy place," she says. "There aren't any breakup anthems because I had moved on. I was like, alright. Well, fuck it. [...] I've been feeling a lot more empowered, and grown up, and independent. I think that's part of the reason I didn't want to make a pissed-off break-up song. I was not focused on that. Everything is nice and great right now…why would I write about some bullshit? I'd rather write about some really lovely things that are going on."
Bravo, Ariana. On your magnificent post-relationship attitude, and the achievement of becoming our new breakup spirit guide.
Source: Cosmo UK