Ariana Grande
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Ariana Grande has been extremely vocal about her love for actor and comedian Jim Carrey. 

The two have shared in a few back-and-forth Twitter exchanges. Grande revealed that even her AIM username back in elementary school was inspired by him, and when they first met in 2014, Grande was a tearful mess. Now she'll get to spend even more time with him, working on his Showtime drama series Kidding

The child actor turned pop sensation is going back to her acting roots, with a guest appearance in the show's upcoming second season. Carrey's series is about a children's television show host dealing with mental health issues and grief following the death of a loved one. 

Grande has dealt with her own mental health struggles due to recurring PTSD and anxiety, which she has opened up about, often in cryptic tweets. 

Grande shared a lovely picture with her idol Jim Carrey on the set of Kidding

The pop star has been clear that she's obsessed with the comedian and actor for sometime. Now that she gets to work with him on his series, she couldn't be more thrilled. 

Grande wrote, "There aren’t words... i’ve been staring at my screen and no words do this moment justice. thankful for the most special experience of my life. nothing is crazier than getting to work with and spend time with someone whom you’ve idolized and adored since before you could speak. actually, what’s even crazier is discovering that person to be more special and warm and generous in person than you ever could’ve imagined."

She continued, "I get to make a tiny appearance on the hilarious and deeply moving show Kidding next season. this was a DREAM of an experience. thank you thank you thank you Jim and thank you Dave for having me. i have so much more to say but words actually can’t .... cover it."

The series airs on Showtime and has been renewed for a second season. 

The series follows Jeff Piccirillo aka Mr. Pickles, a children's television show host who must put on a facade and mask his internal grieving after losing one of his twin sons. In a similar vein as Mr. Rogers, Carrey's character is warm and loving and well received by children. But there is a lot more going on beneath the surface. The second season is set to air sometime in the fall of 2019. 

Grande first met her idol in 2014 and was fully sobbing. 

"Hi Ariana," Carrey said as hugged the musician. The singer was in tears meeting her inspiration, and shared the video to her Instagram. Grande is a huge fan of Carrey's work and mindfulness practices; she even has a tattoo inspired by the actor's movie The Truman Show. 

The comedian tweeted to Grande upon hearing the news that she had a tattoo inspired by his movie. 

In upside down lettering, Grande has a quote from the movie inked on her skin. Carrey tweeted to the star, "Wow @ArianaGrande...a tattoo? Ssss’nice! ;^}" along with a drawing that includes a portion of the quote. "In case I don't see ya: Good afternoon, good evening, and good night." Grande and her best friend Courtney Chipolone both have the phrase tattooed.  

She revealed early on that her AIM username in fourth grade was jimcarreyfan42. 

Grande's fans are well aware of her obsession with Carrey. One of them tweeted after hearing the news of her appearance on his show, "Is jimcarreyfan42 ok rn @ArianaGrande." The musician replied simply, "Nope." 

The two have a connection over mental health struggles, and they've communicated over Twitter on various occasions. 

Grande gave Carrey a shout-out in her Instagram story for a different look at depression, and he sent her more information about his insights. 

Carrey wrote, ".@ArianaGrande I read your lovely mention of me and things I’ve said about depression. A brilliant teacher and friend, Jeff Foster was OG on the “Deep Rest” concept. I admire your openness. I wish you freedom and peace. I feel blessed to have such a gifted admirer. Happy Easter!"

Grande replied, "Thank u so much for your kindness. i don’t think u understand how much i adore u or what u mean to me. thank u for taking the time to share this w me. you are such an inspiration. i can’t wait to tattoo this tweet to my forehead. sending you lots of love & all things happy."

Even though she announced a brief return to the acting world, Grande has certainly not stopped working on her music. 

Grande has a new song coming out with one of her opening acts, Social House, August 1. The song and music video for "Boyfriend" will be her most recent song, following "Monopoly," with her bestie Victoria Monet. Plus, she is hard at work producing the soundtrack to the upcoming Charlie's Angels movie with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey. 

The upcoming romantic number includes these lyrics that she captioned her post with, "But we be so smitten it’ssss crazy #boyfriendtonight."