Ariana Grande writes lovely note to her younger self, celebrates 30th birthdaytext_fields
Los Angeles: American singer Ariana Grande is turning 30 and to mark the milestone, she wrote a note to her younger self and shared a nostalgic film.
She on June 26 took to Instagram to commemorate the occasion with a heartfelt message. "hbd, tiny ! i trust you implicitly & have never been prouder of you," she wrote. She also shared an image from her childhood days. The picture showcased a young Ariana wearing a headband and a checkered blue and white outfit, reminiscent of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. She stood before a Christmas tree, radiating an adorable smile.
Social media users began speculating that the outfit in the image could be a nod to Ariana's upcoming role in the highly anticipated music fantasy film, Wicked, which is an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. In the 2024 film, Ariana Grande will portray Galinda Upland, who later becomes Glinda the Good Witch.
Ariana's birthday post garnered wishes and love from friends, co-stars, and colleagues in the industry.
Rapper Nicki Minaj expressed her affection, writing, "You are so loved. Happy Birthday my sister. Thank you for everything. May you get everything your heart ever desired." Actress Reese Witherspoon commented, "Happy 30th, you glorious woman! Keep shining your bright light." Victoria Justice, Grande's Victorious co-star, wrote, "HBD!!!!! Welcome to the 30 club." Reality television star Kris Jenner sent her birthday wishes, exclaiming, "Happy Birthday sending lots of love!!!" Rapper and actress Lizzo simply wrote, "Awww happy birthday." Singer-songwriter Dove Cameron added, "Happy birthday my sweet. I love you." Jennifer Garner, referring to her 2004 film 13 Going on 30, playfully commented, "If you're not flirty and thriving, I don't know who is—happy birthday, @arianagrande !! XX."
Cynthia Erivo, Ariana's Wicked co-star, also chimed in with a heartfelt message, saying, "Happy birthday babylove, it is a joy to be in your life at this moment in time. May the light you experience from the growth you have allowed yourself keep growing and glowing!! I love you, here's to many more years my love."
Ariana has been busy with the filming of Wicked for the past few months, and she has described the experience as life-changing, transformative, and healing. In a gratitude post about playing the role of Glinda, the hitmaker behind "Positions" expressed her disbelief, writing, "I hope this isn't all a dream because as present as I am attempting to be, it sure does feel like one."
In Wicked, Ariana will share the screen with Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey, who portrays Fiyero Tigelaar, the Winkie prince who ultimately becomes the Scarecrow. Wicked is scheduled for release on November 27, 2024.