After Mac Miller tragically died Friday of an apparent overdose, the world waited for his famous ex, Ariana Grande, to respond. She shared a black-and-white photo with no caption on Saturday, but now another woman—who dated the rapper from high school until 2016—is speaking out about her loss.
Nomi Leasure dated Miller for seven years, moved with the rapper from Brooklyn, to New York, to Los Angeles, and was even his high school prom date, The International Business Times reports. On Saturday, the writer shared an essay she penned on peek-mag.com about a person that "forever changed my life."
Leisure says she wrote the piece, titled The Art of Healing Part V: Return, a week ago, and in it, she talks about two former lovers meeting up to have a conversation.
"In some sense, they owed their lives to each other, were living the aftershocks of the decisions they had once made," she wrote in part. "And in that sense, you'd suppose the past does always remain a part of your present, that it all at once surrounds you like air and gravity—real, invisible, necessary."
On Monday, Leasure shared another post on Instagram—a selfie of herself cuddling in bed with Miller.
"Rest now," she wrote.
In 2013, Leasure tagged Miller in a tweet that featured the YouTube video, below, which was a fan-made montage of their photos together.
Miller reportedly acknowledged Leasure in his song, "Congratulations," off his fourth studio album, The Divine Feminine.
In the track, Miller wrote:
"You was there before the fancy cars and/ You was there when I was just a starving artist/ when the car was having trouble startin'/ Now we got our own apartment/ same box for the mail/ Same hamper for the laundry, the food in the fridge is stale."
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.