Ariana Grande holds back tears in emotional speech about her personal life

Ariana Grande holds back tears in emotional speech about her personal life

While we can't exactly call Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson star crossed lovers, it's evident that the young couple faced their fair share of adversity during their five months together.

Back in October, TMZ reported that Grande and Davidson had called off their engagement, with sources saying that the couple believed that it "simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off". While the pair is no longer romantically involved, they allegedly "still have love for each other."

Yesterday, Grande was honoured with the Woman of the Year award at a Billboard Women In Music 2018 event last night, and she gave a super emotional speech. The 25-year-old held back tears as she spoke candidly about what a challenging year this has been for her.

"This is really special. I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years in my career and, like, the worst of my life," Grande asserted after accepting the award.

"I'm not saying that for sympathy, I'm just saying that because I feel like a lot of people would look at someone in my position right now, I guess, like Woman of the Year, an artist that could be at her peak, like reaching her, you know, whatever, and think, 'She's really got her sh*t together, you know, like, she's really on it, she's got it all.' I do, but as far as my personal life goes, I really have no idea what the f*ck I am doing. So yeah, it's been a very conflicting one. And I just want to say that if you're someone out there who has no idea what this next chapter is going to bring, you're not alone in that."

This has been a pretty intense year for the pop-star - what with the untimely passing of her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, and the end of her relationship with Pete Davidson.

In regards to the singer's purported split from the Saturday Night Live cast member, TMZ have since claimed that Grande has already given her $100,000 engagement ring back to Davidson. There was allegedly never any discussion of her keeping the 3.03 carat diamond, with a source saying "He bought it in contemplation of marriage, and she was quick to fork it over."

Grande and Davidson have been one of the most talked about couples of 2018, what with their whirlwind romance coming soon after the Sweetener singer's split from the late Mac Miller.

The pair were first spotted together in May, and from there, their PDA only intensified; they got matching tattoos, Grande devoted a track to the comedian on her most recent album, and rumours of a possible engagement began to swirl mid-June - something that was confirmed by Davidson during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

It's only onwards and upwards, Ariana!