Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande had mentioned about her father in her latest single, Thank u, NextReuters

Ariana Grande revealed she has reconnected with her estranged father on Christmas. The 25-year-old God is a Woman singer took to her Instagram to post a photo as she FaceTimed with Edward Butera.

In the black-and-white image, the dad-daughter duo seemed to be in good spirits during the holiday season.

The former Nickelodeon star's father is a Florida-based graphic designer, who ended his relationship with her mother Joan Grande, when she was eight.

Interestingly, Ariana mentioned Butera in a verse in her latest single, Thank u, Next. The lyrics read: "One day I'll walk down the aisle/ holding hands with my mama/ I'll be thanking my dad 'cause she grew from the drama."

In 2014, during an interview with Seventeen, Grande detailed how difficult it was for her to deal with the crumbling relationship with her father.

"Falling out of touch with my dad," she said. "It's private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it."

"The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him," she admitted. "So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn't like that about myself. I had to accept that it's okay not to get along with somebody and still love them."

Meanwhile, Ariana sent love to her fans on Christmas Eve after having a hard year herself. She had to face the sudden death of former boyfriend Mac Miller. The Best Day Ever hitmaker was found dead on September 7 at his San Fernando Valley home. 

In October, the No Tears Left to Cry artist ended her four-month engagement to the SNL star Pete Davidson.

She wrote: "merry christmas eve y'all !sending you all the love and light there is. holidays can be super tough sometimes. sending an extra hug to those who need one. love u always & am so looking forward to sharing next year with u on the road. for now, imma stick w these queens who somehow always know how to make sense of it all. take care of yourselves."