Ariana Grande says she is estranged from her dad … and even though she doesn’t talk to him anymore, it does not mean she hates him.
In an interview for the September issue of Seventeen magazine, the singer-actress is asked about the toughest thing she’s ever had to deal with … and her reply: ‘Falling out of touch with my dad.’
‘It’s private, but it happened last year,’ she explains. ‘It took me so long to be okay with it.’
She continues, 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. 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.’
Grande also talks about how she had to deal with overcoming her insecurities while being completely exposed to the public.
‘It’s tough to spend some of the most important years of your life in front of so many strangers who want to pick you apart,’ she says. ‘Insecurity has been the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome. I think everyone my age struggles with that because everyone strives for approval and wants to feel loved.’