By: Cole Delbyck
Can someone give Demi Lovato's heart a break?
On Monday, the pop star paid tribute to her great-grandmother, who died over Memorial Day weekend. The "Cool for the Summer" singer remembered her "Mimaw" in a lengthy Instagram post describing their deep connection despite a 70-year age difference.
The death comes only seven months after Lovato's great-grandfather, known as "Papa," died last September. Lovato admired the couple's 53-year relationship, sharing a sweet photo of the two holding hands in 2015.
"Mimaw, I hope you are with Papa now," she wrote. "I hate that I can't hear your voice but I love that you are no longer in pain. I love you so much and I miss you more than anyone could ever imagine. I'll miss your smile, your wittiness, painting your nails and your kisses."
Calling her great-grandmother "the world's most special woman," Lovato credits her own inner strength as a quality she learned by example.
"There is an emptiness in my heart that only her spirit can fill and I pray that I will feel her by my side every single day until we meet again. I attribute my strength to her," she wrote. "I am forever grateful for the prayers, texts and fan art my Lovatics have made me. Thank you."
Lovato's past year has been marked by grief -- she has not only said goodbye to her great-grandmother and great-grandfather but also her Uncle Jeff, who died in early 2016.
Our thoughts are with you, Demi.