• Ariana Grande is an international superstar
  • She was in the tabloids quite often in 2023
  • THIS is her reflection on the year

In a dazzling display of vulnerability and victory, Ariana Grande, the pop sensation and singer-songwriter, took to Instagram with a message that's got the world buzzing! Grande, known for her chart-topping hits and vocal prowess, penned a poignant note that's nothing short of a gratitude journal entry, and fans are here for it!

Ariana is letting the people into her mind

Grande's Insta-story featured a regal queen on a pink backdrop, but it was her candid confession that stole the show. "One of the most transformative, most challenging, and yet happiest and most special years of my life," she wrote. Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions!

The "Thank U, Next" singer didn't shy away from acknowledging the polarized feelings she's navigated through. "I've never felt more at the mercy of and in acceptance of what life was screaming to teach me," Grande shared, adding that her work has never been more fulfilling. It's all about the journey, right?

In July, 'Us Weekly' confirmed that she and Dalton Gomez separated after two years of marriage. Two months later, Grande officially filed for divorce from Gomez, 28, and listed their date of separation as February 20, 2023. This all became a bit of a media nightmare for Ariana who was hounded by paparazzi.

"I have never felt more pride or joy or love while simultaneously feeling so deeply misunderstood by people who don’t know me, who piece whispers together and make what they want out of me and their assumptions of my life," Grande reflected on Friday. "I have learned how much more important one of those things is than the other."

"I feel safe even amidst so many things I’d usually be afraid of. I am listening to and trusting myself, even when fear or trauma tells me not to," she continued. "I am reacting to things that deserve my energy only and removing and protecting myself from things that do not."

In addition to the whirlwind of emotions she endured in her personal life, Grande also expressed how “fulfilled” she felt in her career as well. 

And so, despite a dramatic year, she seems to be doing better than ever.

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Grande's love life has been nothing short of a fairytale with a twist. After splitting from hubby Dalton Gomez, she's found romance with Ethan Slater, the dashing 'Spamalot' actor. The duo, who met on the set of 'Wicked,' are the talk of Tinseltown, with sources claiming their love is "serious" and "very normal."

The lovebirds were seen enjoying a cozy dinner with Grande's father at an Italian eatery in NYC. Grande, chic in an all-black outfit complete with a furry bucket hat, and Slater, in casual athletic gear, are proving that supporting each other's careers is their kind of date night.

As Grande bids adieu to a year of highs and lows, she leaves her fans with a nugget of wisdom: "If you ever feel misunderstood or alone, just remember that it will pass." With her upcoming album on the horizon, it's clear that Grande is marching to the beat of her own drum, fearlessly facing the future.