Pete Davidson Supports Ariana Grande as She Mourns Mac Miller’s Death

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Mac Miller‘s death greatly affected thousands of people, including ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande. The 25-year-old singer was supposed to attend the Emmys on September 17, but chose to stay home so she can “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,” her team explained in a statement. “She thanks her fans for their understanding.”

Luckily, the “God Is a Woman” crooner has fiancé Pete Davidson there as a “huge support” to help her get through this heartbreaking time.

“This year hasn’t been easy at all for Ariana. Mac’s death has been one of the most painful things she has ever had to deal with in her life,” a source tells ET. “She loved him very much, but she knew she couldn’t help him. Mac clearly needed rehab and Ariana couldn’t be his girlfriend and his sober coach.”

Many people blamed Mac’s apparent drug overdose on Ari and Pete’s quick engagement, which forced her to disable her Instagram comments and step away from social media for a few days.

The source explains, “It caused her to feel terribly depressed. While she knows it’s not her fault, hearing people telling her that was more than she could handle. Pete has been a huge support to Ariana through a very difficult time.”

Fortunately, the Saturday Night Live star has stood right by Ariana’s side throughout it all and she’s relying on him heavily right now.

“Since Mac’s passing, Ariana has relied on Pete for support and now her friends have a different view on Ariana and Pete’s future together,” the insider continues. “At first her family felt she hadn’t thought things through and maybe she would change her mind, but just a few months later, Ariana and Pete seem to have an even stronger bond.”