Ariana Grande Congratulates ‘Superhero’ Brother Frankie on 20 Months of Sobriety


Ariana Grande is spreading the love for her brother Frankie Grande, who has been sober for 20 months.

Frankie shared a candid word about his sobriety on Instagram Saturday (Feb. 16).

"as we speak i’ve 20 months sober," he wrote. "i’m extraordinarily proud. this hasn’t been simple. once you get sober… life nonetheless occurs. you need to take care of all the identical highs and lows as you probably did once you had been utilizing however now you don’t have the power to numb your self. you’re feeling it. you’re feeling every part. good and unhealthy. however there’s additionally magnificence in that. over the previous 20 months i’ve felt loss however i’ve additionally felt love. i felt pleasure however i additionally felt grief. however the backside line is… i felt. and that’s such a present."

He continued, "as we speak, when i look within the mirror i see a totally totally different man than i did 20 months in the past. i see a person who is aware of that every part is strictly as it’s meant to be. a person liberated from the jail of being caught up to now or obsessing over the longer term. a person grateful for his life… precisely as it’s. a person excited for the subsequent chapter… and able to face it… it doesn’t matter what…. sober."

On Twitter, little sister Ariana obtained emotional together with her response: "man, i like u @FrankieJGrande. joyful. twenty. months. been looking at this drafting n deleting bc every part i write makes me cry. jus know i feel you’re a superhero and u make me v proud. everybody is aware of how laborious that is and the way sturdy you’ve been. congratulations and thank god."

Back in September, following the tragic loss of life of Ariana's former boyfriend Mac Miller, Frankie addressed his private battle with habit and mentioned Miller had helped him go to rehab. "He was the explanation I went to the rehabilitation middle the place I used to be detoxed safely from all the medication alcohol and drugs I used to be taking, after I couldn’t think about residing with out them," he wrote on the time.

In June, when Frankie hit his one-year sobriety milestone, he admitted he had gone to "a really darkish place" on the heels of "the tragic occasions of Manchester, with the mindless lack of life and the concern that got here from understanding my household was unsafe and that I used to be utterly powerless to guard them." He discovered himself abusing alcohol and prescribed drugs, and mentioned his habit "had was a nightmare the place I by no means felt extra alone." He thanked Ariana for being there for him as he sought assist, and he or she once more expressed how proud she was of him.

See the siblings' posts from this weekend under.


today i have 20 months sober. i am extremely proud. this hasn’t been easy. when you get sober… life still happens. you have to deal with all the same highs and lows as you did when you were using but now you don’t have the ability to numb yourself. you feel it. you feel everything. good and bad. but there is also beauty in that. over the past 20 months i have felt loss but i have also felt love. i felt joy but i also felt grief. but the bottom line is… i felt. and that is such a gift. today, when i look in the mirror i see a completely different man than i did 20 months ago. i see a man who knows that everything is exactly as it is meant to be. a man liberated from the prison of being stuck in the past or obsessing over the future. a man grateful for his life… exactly as it is. a man excited for the next chapter… and ready to face it… no matter what…. sober.

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