On Saturday (February 16), Frankie Grande celebrated 20 months of sobriety, and his little sister couldn't be more proud of him.
"man, i love u @FrankieJGrande. happy. twenty. months," Ariana Grande began a touching congratulatory tweet. "been staring at this drafting n deleting bc everything i write makes me cry. jus know i think you’re a superhero and u make me v proud. everyone knows how hard this is and how strong you’ve been. congratulations and thank god."
The 36-year-old dancer also celebrated the occasion through an introspective Instagram post. "i have 20 months sober. i am extremely proud. this hasn’t been easy. when you get sober... life still happens," he wrote alongside a black-and-white mirror selfie. "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," he continued. "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."
Check out Ariana and Frankie's posts below.
After his sister's ex-boyfriend Mac Miller died from a drug overdose in September, Frankie took to social media to pay tribute to his friend. In the long message, he explained how the rapper is the reason why he got sober.
"He was the reason I went to the rehabilitation center where I was detoxed safely from all of the drugs alcohol and medications I was taking, when I couldn’t imagine living without them," he revealed. "It was the place where I found the community of support that showed me that living life without drugs was a possibility and I would never have discovered that if it weren’t for Malcolm."
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