Ariana Grande Wishes 'Queen' Mariah Carey A Happy Birthday: She Responds
By Paris Close
March 28, 2019
The legendary musician turned 49 on Wednesday (March 27), and among her biggest supporters to wish her a happy "anniversary" — as Carey has been famously known to call her birthdays — was the "7 Rings" singer.
Grande praised the Elusive Chanteuse with a memorable black-and-white photograph on her Instagram Stories showing a young Mariah. “Happiest anniversary queen of everything. Loved u then, love u now, love u tomorrow," the 25-year-old captioned the throwback image, tagging Carey in the post.
In response, the "We Belong Together" artist re-posted Grande's shout-out on her own Stories, writing back, “Thank you dahhhhling!!”
As expected, Twitter was LIVING for this legendary moment between the pop princess and her majesty — who were rumored to have tension once upon a time. "@ArianaGrande wishing @MariahCarey a Happy Anniversary and Mariah Carey finally acknowledging her. Ugh," tweeted one user, with another adding, "Omg, Mariah acknowledging Ariana.. My life almost complete.. #MariahCarey."
Carey prefers to celebrate her birthdays as anniversaries as a way of marking the number of years of past instead of her actual birth. As told in her own words: “I don’t count years but I definitely rebuke them… I have anniversaries, not birthdays, because I celebrate life, darling.”
See the exchange below.
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