Ariana Grande and Mac Miller officially broke up after two years of dating last week. I'm devastated. I fully believed they were going to get married and have little high-note hitting babies. The breakup, for me at least, has shed light on how we get overly invested in the relationships of celerities.
Mac Miller has been known for both drug and alcohol addictions since he rose to fame over 10 years ago. The 26 year old rapper has reportedly been trying to stay sober since 2017 but it's been a constant struggle. Two days after he and Ariana ended things, Mac was arrested for a DUI and hit and run after he crashed his G-Wagon into a pole.
Fans have taken to social media to express their sadness over the breakup. One fan caught Ariana Grande's attention after tweeting that the DUI was Ariana's fault. "Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood".
Her response was both accurate and incredibly classy. I can't imagine being famous and constantly being expected to live your life the way your fans would like. It's so easy to forget that celebrities are real people with real thoughts and opinions.
Ariana's reply highlights issues that are happening to everyday women. So many young women feel responsible for the way that their significant others act. The idea of a "bad boy" like Mac Miller is so popular because young women are taught that if a man likes them enough then they will change their behavior. Being in a relationship can rarely cure a drug addiction. Drug addictions are cured through rehab and therapy, not through an incredibly public relationship.
It's not your job to fix anybody. You are only responsible for yourself in this life and relationships are not about fixing people. The whole point of a relationship is happiness, and it's clear that this was an unhappy relationship. We expect celebrities to be role models and Ariana made a very empowering move by removing herself from this toxic situation.
If you are in a relationship where you constantly feel responsible for someone else's bad decisions, leave. If you don't feel comfortable with the decisions your significant other makes, leave. If you no longer want to be with someone, leave.
Stop expecting people to stay in relationships just because you're a fan. Stop mourning relationships that you were never a part of simply because their Instagram photos were cute. It's time to start promoting healthy relationship standard and end the idea that celebrities were put on this Earth to please you.