In addition to opening up about her ongoing post- Manchester attack healing process, the thank u, next singer shed new light on her past headline-grabbing relationships with Mac Miller and Pete Davidson.
"My friends were like, Come!"
Elsewhere in the feature Grande described her former fiancee Pete Davidson as "an fantastic distraction" saying her relationship with the SNL comedian was "frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic".
"It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic", she said, adding: "I loved him, and I didn't know him".
She continues, "I've been boo'd up (coupled up) my entire adult life. The pieces just started to float away". In fact, the two got engaged in June 2018, but their relationship came to an end shortly after Miller's death last fall. Pop megastar and far-left activist Ariana Grande donated the six-figure proceeds from her sold-out concert in Atlanta, Georgia, to Planned Parenthood shortly after the state passed the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, which prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Pete Davidson walked the red carpet with Grande at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City.
"People don't see any of the real stuff that happens, so they are loud about what they think happened", she explained. "I've always had someone to say goodnight to", Grande explains. "So Thank U, Next was this moment of self-realization", she continued.
Vogue went to point out that Grande spent years consumed by worry about Miller, particularly during her "Dangerous Woman Tour" when she would spend hours tracking his location to make sure he wasn't on a bender.
She called the relationship "an incredible distraction" following events of the past few years, including the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017.
She was just over people saying things like that since they really had no idea about the situation going on behind the scenes. "They didn't see the years of work and fighting and trying, or the love and exhaustion".
To coincide with the feature, Grande's also released a music video for a slight rework of thank u, next's "in my head", directed by frequent Vogue collaborator Bardia Zeinali.
"It's pretty all-consuming", she says of her grief over Miller. "I don't want to get myself into some sh**".