Ariana Grande Reflects on Her Year of Highs and Lows, Plus More of the Best Celeb Quotes of the Week

“I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years of my career and the worst of my life. I’m not saying that for sympathy, I’m just saying that because I think a lot of people would look at someone in my position right now … and think, ‘She’s really got her s— together,’ Ya know?”

— Ariana Grande, reflecting on her “conflicting” year, during her acceptance speech at Billboard‘s Women in Music event 

“It’s hard. It’s always a challenge, with two kids. I think of blinking now like tiny little breaks.”

— Ryan Reynolds, on the demands of fatherhood, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

“It’s nobody’s fault I guess we just grew out of love, but we are not together anymore. It might take time to get a divorce and I’m going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father.”

— Cardi B, announcing her split from husband Offset, in an Instagram video

“The money I’m making on the movie, it’s just gonna cover [their] hotel bill … and my kids are there drinking like $20 glasses of orange juice at the Beverly Hotel.”

— Alec Baldwin, joking that the money he makes on movies goes straight to his four kids now, on Late Night with Seth Meyers 

“You’re messing with real people, real relationships, real family. I’m happy my relationship is strong because this is getting out of hand. The Internet scares me sometimes for real.”

— Kylie Jenner, addressing the viral prank that claimed to show beau Travis Scott cheating on her, in an Instagram Story

“To us, his was the brightest of a thousand points of light … he was close to perfect.”

— George W. Bush, on the legacy of his late father George H.W. Bush, in his eulogy

“My mouth just dropped. And then I laughed my [butt] off. That’s Dolly. It was hilarious, I think it’s flattering.”

— Jennifer Aniston, on Dolly Parton joking on The Tonight Show that her husband wanted them to have a threesome, to USA TODAY

“I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old, when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different space in my life … We’re feeding the Internet trolls and we reward them. I’m not going to do it, man. I’m going to be me and stand my ground.”

— Kevin Hart, explaining his refusal to apologize over past homophobic comments and tweets, before later apologizing and stepping down from hosting the 91st Academy Awards, on Twitter

“If you call me a white bitch then isn’t that judging me on the color of my skin? Why can’t I help a victory for black people because I’m white?”

— Ellen Pompeo, on the backlash she received for tweeting a black fist emoji after successfully getting A&E to cancel a documentary about the KKK, on Red Table Talk 

“Now I understand all the selfies. I’m truly fascinated by my face right now.”

— Busy Philipps, on getting a full Kim Kardashian West makeover in anticipation of Kim’s appearance on Busy Tonight, in a preview of the episode

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