Ariana Grande Congratulates 'Superhero' Brother Frankie on 20 Months of Sobriety

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Frankie J. Grande (L) and Ariana Grande appear during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City.

Ariana Grande is spreading the love for her brother Frankie Grande, who has been sober for 20 months.

Frankie shared a candid note about his sobriety on Instagram Saturday (Feb. 16).

"today i have 20 months sober," he wrote. "i am extremely proud. this hasn’t been easy. when you get sober... life still happens. you have to deal with all the same highs and lows as you did when you were using but now you don’t have the ability to numb yourself. you feel it. you feel everything. good and bad. but there is also beauty in that. over the past 20 months i have felt loss but i have also felt love. i felt joy but i also felt grief. but the bottom line is... i felt. and that is such a gift."

He continued, "today, when i look in the mirror i see a completely different man than i did 20 months ago. i see a man who knows that everything is exactly as it is meant to be. a man liberated from the prison of being stuck in the past or obsessing over the future. a man grateful for his life... exactly as it is. a man excited for the next chapter... and ready to face it... no matter what.... sober."

On Twitter, little sister Ariana got emotional with her response: "man, i love u @FrankieJGrande. happy. twenty. months. been staring at this drafting n deleting bc everything i write makes me cry. jus know i think you’re a superhero and u make me v proud. everyone knows how hard this is and how strong you’ve been. congratulations and thank god."

Back in September, following the tragic death of Ariana's former boyfriend Mac Miller, Frankie addressed his personal battle with addiction and said Miller had helped him go to rehab. "He was the reason I went to the rehabilitation center where I was detoxed safely from all of the drugs alcohol and medications I was taking, when I couldn’t imagine living without them," he wrote at the time.

In June, when Frankie hit his one-year sobriety milestone, he admitted he had gone to "a very dark place" on the heels of "the tragic events of Manchester, with the senseless loss of life and the fear that came from knowing my family was unsafe and that I was completely powerless to protect them." He found himself abusing alcohol and prescription drugs, and said his addiction "had turned into a nightmare where I never felt more alone." He thanked Ariana for being there for him as he sought support, and she again expressed how proud she was of him.

See the siblings' posts from this weekend below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

today i have 20 months sober. i am extremely proud. this hasn’t been easy. when you get sober... life still happens. you have to deal with all the same highs and lows as you did when you were using but now you don’t have the ability to numb yourself. you feel it. you feel everything. good and bad. but there is also beauty in that. over the past 20 months i have felt loss but i have also felt love. i felt joy but i also felt grief. but the bottom line is... i felt. and that is such a gift. today, when i look in the mirror i see a completely different man than i did 20 months ago. i see a man who knows that everything is exactly as it is meant to be. a man liberated from the prison of being stuck in the past or obsessing over the future. a man grateful for his life... exactly as it is. a man excited for the next chapter... and ready to face it... no matter what.... sober.

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