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Well, it looks like Ariana Grande, despite looking confident, may just be far from it.
The September Seventeen cover girl has opened up about her struggles in the spotlight and about her insecurities.
In a story that will be published on August 5, she shares the struggles that she had to deal with over the past year, including how she dealt with “haters” and the strained relationship with her father, who, she said has “fallen out of touch” with.
When asked about the toughest thing she had to deal with, she said, “It’s private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it. 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 OK not to get along with somebody and still love them.”
Sadly, the beauty has lost someone close to her earlier in July, and she spoke about the role that her grandfather had in her life, saying that it was him who motivated her to follow her dreams. She said, “He was like, ‘You’re a star, I know in my heart you’re going to make this family so proud. You’re a blessing. And I was like, oh my god, and started crying, and I trusted it.”
She continued, “I feel like for the first time in my life, I’m really okay. I used to freak out about everything all the time. I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, somebody said this!’”
“Everything used to be such a big deal! But now, I feel I can handle everything that comes my way with a calm energy.”
She also added that “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. 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.”
Grande finished, “I focus on what’s important.”