Grande led into her declaration with a reference to her participation in Tuesday's taping of NBC's "A Very Wicked Halloween" special celebrating the long-running Broadway show, People noted. For further evidence of that, though, look to yesterday, when she was seen in public not wearing an engagement ring.
"Time to say bye bye again to the internet for just a lil bit", Grande wrote in an Instagram Story that was later deleted.
The singer went to extreme lengths to ensure she'd have no contact with her ex-fiance after their whirlwind engagement abruptly ended.
They got over 10 tattoos declaring their love for one another in the space on four months. The singer will be taking a social media break so that she doesn't have to follow the news cycle surrounding the breakup.More news: Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe
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In a video posted to Instagram by makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, which previewed Grande's performance of "The Wizard and I" without sound, fans couldn't help but notice that the "Pete" tattoo on her left ring finger had already been covered up - by a nude-coloured Band-aid. There has been much speculation about the cause of their split with sources suggesting that tensions arose after the death of Ariana's former boyfriend Mac Miller, but neither party has come forward with an official statement.
She had also removed her $100,000 engagement ring, which she reportedly returned to Pete immediately after their split.
Happier times:The actor is said to be heartbroken as he was "so in love" with Ariana, 25, but realizes that the songstress is "emotionally unavailable" right now.
As fans know, Grande was hit hard by the traumatic overdose death of her ex, Mac Miller, on September 7.