11 Photos of Ariana Grande & Grandfather That Show They Had the Sweetest Relationship

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Ariana Grande attends MTV's 'Total Ariana Live' at MTV Studios on July 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)
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Wednesday morning was a sad time for Ariana Grande fans, who read the singer's series of tweets that revealed that her beloved grandfather had passed away the day before. As for Grande, it's hard to imagine how much pain she's in; as her posts over the last few months have shown, the singer was incredibly close to her grandfather, and is likely taking the news of his death extremely hard. She's already displayed a tribute to him on Instagram, the most recent addition to the many photos she's shared over the years depicting the tight-knit relationship between her and "Grandpa Grande," as he was dubbed by fans. Here are a few of their sweetest shots together, as posted by Grande over the last few years.

Posted on Wednesday, Grande captioned this photo with a simple “I love you.”

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This was the third in a series of photos Grande shared depicting her grandfather’s changing moods; after two showed a “grumpy grandps,” this final picture showed him much happier. “He’s laughing at his own joke,” captioned Grande. “Told me my hair’s too big.”

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This adorable shot was posted by Grande in May.

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Around Christmas, Grande shared this happy, captionless photo of her and her grandfather.

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And just a few days earlier, she’d posted this shot, entitled “matching jackets.”

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“Another kissing grandpa on the cheek photo to add to the collection,” Grande wrote of this cute picture, followed by the hashtag “#grandpz.”

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In this lovely photo from the iHeartRadio festival, Grande posed with her “favorite 2 people in the world," her grandparents.

The duo looked like they were having a ball in this photo from last December.

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In November, Grande and her entire family got together to celebrate her grandfather’s 90th birthday.

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In their go-to pose, Grande and her grandfather stopped for a quick photo backstage at one of her concerts last year.

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"Me and grandpa!!!" Grande said, adding, "I love him more than anything."

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