Ariana Grande thanks 'love of her life' Jim Carrey for advice on dealing with depression
Ariana Grande has been outspoken about her battles with mental health following the untimely death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Before rocking the stage at the Coachella music festival last weekend, she shared wisdom about dealing with depression with her followers on Instagram Story. The advice was attributed to Jim Carrey, who has been vocal about mental health following the suicide of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White.
"Depression is your body saying, 'I don't want to be this character anymore. I don't want to hold up this avatar that you've created in the world," reads the quote. "It's too much for me. You should think of the word 'depressed' as 'deep rest.' Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you've been trying to play."
Under an image of Jim Carrey, Grande wrote, "The whole LOML [love of my life] forever." She reportedly went on to express her Carrey fandom, writing "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH" and "My first AIM username was jimcarreyfan42 when I was in like 4th grade." (What a stan!)
On Sunday, the Ace Ventura star returned the love on Twitter, writing, "@ArianaGrande I read your lovely mention of me and things I’ve said about depression. A brilliant teacher and friend, Jeff Foster was OG on the “Deep Rest” concept. I admire your openness. I wish you freedom and peace. I feel blessed to have such a gifted admirer. Happy Easter!"
The God Is A Woman singer replied, "thank u so much for your kindness. 🖤 i don’t think u understand how much i adore u or what u mean to me. thank u for taking the time to share this w me. you are such an inspiration. i can’t wait to tattoo this tweet to my forehead. sending you lots of love & all things happy. 🌫"
Carrey's on-again, off-again girlfriend, 30-year-old Irish makeup artist Cathriona White, tragically died from a drug overdose in September 2015. They just broke up a week before she was found dead. White's mother and estranged husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Carrey, accusing him of supplying White with the drugs she used to end her life (Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet). In response, Carrey issued a statement:
"What a terrible shame. It would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man's lawyer and make this go away, but there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world. I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. Cat's troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone's control. I really hope that some day soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace."
The wrongful death lawsuit was dismissed in January 2018.
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, contact Your Life Your Voice on 1 800 448 3000 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline on 1 800 273 8255.