Ariana Grande Spotted With Friends in New York City as She Mourns Mac Miller's Death

Pop star steps out on Tuesday for one of her first public outings in weeks

By McKenna Aiello Sep 19, 2018 12:57 AMTags
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Ariana Grande is learning to dance through life's rainstorms—both figuratively and literally. 

The "God Is a Woman" singer was spotted on Tuesday in New York City, marking one of her first public outings in the weeks following Mac Miller's sudden death. Dressed casually in an oversized sweatsuit, Ariana and two pals were stranded without umbrellas during a rain-soaked coffee run. 

Best friends Doug Middlebrook and Alexa Luria stood close by the 25-year-old Ariana as they embraced the downpour with smiles on their faces. Just yesterday, the grieving star and fiancé Pete Davidson stepped out for a long walk through their Manhattan neighborhood. Ariana was poised to join the Saturday Night Live star at last night's 2018 Emmys, but both skipped out on the festivities in the wake of Miller's passing.

"Contrary to reports, Ariana will not be attending the Emmys tonight," her team shared with E! News. "Pete has also opted to not attend to be with her in New York."

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The statement continued, "Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend. She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding."

Since news broke of her beloved ex-boyfriend's apparent overdose on Sept. 7, both Davidson and a new furry friend have been a source of comfort for Grande. 

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The couple recently adopted a teacup piglet they named Piggy Smalls, and Davidson even made his love for the adorable animal permanent with a new tattoo on his hip bone. 

Meanwhile, Ariana paid tribute to Mac in a touching Instagram post shared with her 130 million followers. 

"I adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will," she wrote. "i can't believe you aren't here anymore. i really can't wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i'm so mad, i'm so sad i don't know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i'm so sorry i couldn't fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you're okay now. rest."

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