Ariana Grande Pens Beautiful Tribute on Manchester Bombing Anniversary

Tuesday was the one year anniversary of the May 22 Manchester Arena bombing that left twenty-three people dead and hundreds wounded.

Ariana Grande had already performed a powerful trubute to the victims and her fellow survivors just two days earlier.

To mark the anniversary, she sent out a much more direct message.

Ariana tweeted from the heart, writing:

“Thinking of you all today and every day.”

Here she included a bee emoji, or beemoji. The bee is the symbol of Manchester.

“I love you with all of me.”

She is so good and so pure.

“And am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day”

Ariana Grande tweet 1-year Manchester anniversary

There is no easy or perfect way to address a tragic terrorist bombing that left dozens of children injured or dead.

Some would just put up an image in memory of the fallen and of the shattered lives.

After all, there are situations for which words fail.

Others would pen a miniature essay, hoping that if they say enough, they can somehow live up to the gravity of the anniversary that they are mourning.

But Ariana kept her tweet short and simple. She said what she needed to say.

Besides, she had already said so much in a recent interview.

Last week, Ariana spoke to Time.

“There are so many people who have suffered such loss and pain. The processing part is going to take forever.”

Trauma can last a lifetime.

“Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world.”

She is so sweet.

“I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day.”

Remember, she’s a fellow survivor of that terrible suicide bomber’s attack.

“I wish there was more that I could fix. You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it.”

We know that it might sound fake, but recovery from trauma is possible. But it takes time.

“But every day I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful.”

Earlier this month, Ariana and Mac Miller broke up.

That is not in any way comparable to the trauma of surviving a terrorist attack, but that has to be on her mind, too.

However … she may have a distraction from her last relationship. In the form of her new relationship.

According to People’s report, they have been able to confirm that Ariana is casually dating Pete Davidson.

Pete is part of the cast of Saturday Night Live. In fact, when he joined, he was the youngest person ever cast on SNL.

He is also frequently brought up in internet arguments about which person on SNL is the most attractive, though he, like everyone else, generally loses to Kate McKinnon.

According to the reports, Ariana and Pete’s relationship has “just started.”

And it is said that “it’s very casual.”

The two were even spotted togther at the Billboard Music Awards.

“After Ariana’s performance, they were backstage and he had his arm around her.”


“They seemed very lovey-dovey. He was hanging out with her and her friends with his arm around her. She seemed quite smitten.”

This sounds so cute. Ariana Grande deserves good things.

We hope that she’s finding comfort on this very grim anniversary.


Little People, Big World Recap: An Adventurous Anniversary

Amy Roloff leaped out of an airplane on Little People, Big World this week.

But the overarching question on the latest installment of this TLC series was this:

Will she and boyfriend Chris Marek take a different sort of plunge down the line?

Will they take a leap of faith and love and actually get married?

The topic hovered over the episode because Amy and Chris celebrated their one-year anniversary on air.

“I’m like, one year already? Damn we did a lot, this went by fast,” Roloff told the camera at one point, adding:

“We’ve just been having a good time together, simple things, big things. I really like and enjoy being with him.”

That’s been clear for awhile now.

Amy has constantly updated her Instagram page with photos of herself and Chris, often including the hashtag #amyssecondactcontinues and ignoring the trolls who hate Marek.

We’re actually nearing the two-year anniversary of Amy and Matt Roloff finalizing their divorce, a development that still has ramifications for each primary party.

It’s clear the split, following over 25 years of marriage, still effects both Amy and Matt significantly.

“Divorce was a very traumatic chapter in my life,” Amy said last night, explaining further:

“I didn’t think I would ever even want to be that vulnerable with someone again. But now being with Chris, I like the fact that I’m able to open up myself to someone else.”

Does this mean there really is a long, long-term future:

As in: Could wedding bells be ringing down the line for Amy and Chris?

“My relationship with Chris means the world to me, but nothing is written in stone right now,” she said. “Especially because he initially said he wanted to take it one day at a time.”

Well, sure, fine. Initially.

But now it’s been a year (or over a year, really, considering this episode was filmed in the middle of 2017) now and Marek is very obviously committed.

Perhaps to prove this point, Marek agreed to go skydiving with Amy in celebration of their anniversary, a decision that Amy said is symbolic of her boyfriend and her romance overall.

“I think the biggest difference in this relationship versus my marriage, is that Chris brings out the adventurous side of me that has been on hold for me for many years,” Amy said.

Added Roloff:

“I’ve always been adventurous, but what Chris does is open me up to new things.

“I don’t really remember doing a lot of this with Matt. He was just so focused on work or doing projects. Being aggressive is good, that’s how you get to do the things you want to do.

“But you have to realize it can come at a cost. And I think it definitely came at a cost.”

This wasn’t really a shot at Matt, either.

Considering Matt’s girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, made the same point during the episode.

“Work is in Matt’s DNA, it always will be,” Chandler told the camera yesterday evening, expounding as follows:

“I actually love that drive in him. He can get carried away, anyone can get carried away. But he loves to work – it’s kind of his hobby.”

Despite Matt’s job responsibilities, Caryn made it her mission for them to get away and take day trip to the beach on the installment.

“I really like and appreciate the fact that she wants to spend personal time with me,” Matt said.

“It really warms my heart. Amy and I had some compatibility when the kids were born. But looking back after the kids were gone, we realized we don’t really have a lot in common and we are different people.

“We are very different people. So it feels good to be in a situation where you feel compatible on many levels.”

The theme of Amy versus Matt continued in this case, with the latter reflecting on his marriage and his post-marriage life:

“I have to figure out how to tame the best. Just [Caryn’s] energy soothes the savage beast.

“My passion has gotten in the way of my personal life over many, many years, and it sometimes that’s a detriment to the people around me. But I don’t want to make the same mistakes as I did with Amy.

“Caryn soothes me tremendously in that she knows how to balance me.”

Elsewhere on this episode, Zach wanted to prove his love for Tori, while Audrey grew nervous… just two weeks away from delivery of her baby.

Click on the video below to watch Little People, Big World online in order to see how these storylines played out.


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