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Ariana Grande Spotted For First Time Since Attack (Photos)

| by Jonathan Constante

Ariana Grande has been spotted out in public for the first time since the terrorist attack at her Manchester concert.

The pop superstar was spotted in her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, on May 23 exiting a private jet, the Daily Mail reported. She was greeted by her boyfriend, hip-hop artist Mac Miller.

Tears could be seen in Grande's eyes as she shared a lengthy embrace with Miller. The rapper also greeted Grande's mother, Joan, before helping her into one of the waiting vehicles. They were all then transported to a family member's home in a nearby gated community.

The homecoming came just 24 hours after 22 people lost their lives and 119 others were injured during a tragic suicide bombing at Grande's concert in Manchester. The bombing occurred just minutes after Grande finished performing her final song.

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Joan was at the concert. She was on her way backstage to congratulate her daughter when the bomb exploded.

Instead of panicking, Joan immediately started helping young concert attendees by taking them backstage away from the explosion. She stayed with them for some time and reportedly helped to calm them down.

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Grande has not spoken publicly about the bombing, but did share a message on Twitter with her fans: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

Grande has indefinitely delayed the remainder of her highly-anticipated European tour, which started in Stockholm on May 8 and was set to finish in Rome on June 15.

The Islamic State has since taken responsibility for the Manchester bombing. Members of ISIS and other terror groups celebrated the attack on social media.

Members praised the bombing as a victory against "the crusaders" of the West. A video of an English-speaking supporter of ISIS began circulating online.

"This is only the beginning. The lions of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham are beginning to attack all the crusaders," a masked man said in the video, according to The Telegraph.

Authorities have identified the suicide bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. He is the British-born son of Libyan immigrants and lived just a few miles from the arena.

Police are still investigating and trying to determine if Abedi had any accomplices in the attack. At least one other man has been detained by police in connection with the attack. His identity has not been revealed at this time.

Sources: Daily Mail, The Telegraph / Photo credit: Disney/ABC Television Group/Flickr, Splash News/Backgrid via Daily Mail

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