Ariana Grande and 3 Other People Mac Miller Dated

It’s been one year since Mac Miller died on Sept. 7, 2018, and to this day, there’s still plenty of talk surrounding his love life. While the “Cinderella” rapper had at least one high-profile relationship, it seems like most of his romances were low-key. 

Nonetheless, we’ve done the research and created a definitive list of Miller’s reported girlfriends. Here they are.

Mac Miller and Ariana Grande
Mac Miller and Ariana Grande | Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Nomi Leasure

Leasure was reportedly Miller’s high school sweetheart. The Swimming crooner reportedly took Leasure to his prom, and they eventually moved from Los Angeles to Brooklyn together when Miller’s career began to blow up.

“It’s dope to just pack your sh*t up in a U-Haul with your girl and drive to f*cking New York,” Miller told Grantland in 2015. He added that they lived in a swanky apartment with their two cats: Scout and Atticus.

While fans might not have seen much of Leasure, many of Miller’s musical projects are reportedly inspired by her, such as 2016’s The Divine Feminine.

He reportedly acknowledged their relationship in a song from the album called “Congratulations.”

Miller raps in the song:

“You was there before the fancy cars and/ You was there when I was just a starving artist/ when the car was having trouble startin’/ Now we got our own apartment/ same box for the mail/ Same hamper for the laundry, the food in the fridge is stale.”

He and Leasure would eventually split in 2016 after dating for about eight years, but it seems like they kept a cordial relationship. And when Miller died, Leasure paid tribute to her late ex-boyfriend on Instagram, calling him “a person who forever changed my life.”

Ariana Grande

Following his split from Leasure, Miller went on to date Ariana Grande, with whom he’d reportedly sparked chemistry while collaborating on her 2013 song, “The Way.”

Grande confirmed the relationship on Instagram in September of 2016 after weeks of sparking romance rumors. The same year, Miller opened up to People about how their relationship had unfolded over the years, explaining, “We hung out for a long time and everything just happened organically.”

“She’s just very warm and comforting,” he added. “She’s very caring but, also, we have a lot of fun. We go on adventures. Adventures can be driving around in the car aimlessly. It’s great to be able to do nothing and be doing so much.”

But in May of 2018, sources confirmed that they’d broken up. TMZ reported that they were both too busy for a relationship.

But they stayed friends. Grande called Miller one of her best friends in a breakup note shared on Instagram, and he congratulated her on her subsequent relationship with Pete Davidson.

Grande also publicly grieved Miller after his death, revealing that she was “so drunk” and “so sad,” and that she used music as therapy. 

Tana Mongeau

The world didn’t exactly know about Miller’s alleged relationship with this YouTuber until his death. Mongeau claimed on Instagram that they’d had a secret romance, sharing intimate texts that appear to show the rapper expressing his admiration for her.

“You had this love for life and what you do that made me fall for you 10 times harder,” Mongeau reportedly wrote in the now-edited caption. “My soul is shattered…what I would do for you to tuck my hair behind my ear and kiss me one last time.”

“I love you Malcolm. I love you,” she added.

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Julia Kelly

Miller’s alleged romance with this Instagram personality didn’t become public knowledge until after his death, either. Kelly opened up about their reported romance on social media, sharing messages where they appeared to tell each other how much they liked each other.

“Waking up next to you was a dream. I’m going to miss your sweet forehead kisses and affection,” Kelly wrote in the caption. “I would give anything to talk to you one last time and express my love. I love you forever, Malcolm.

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