Ariana Grande turned to the ancient teachings of Kabbalah after rejecting Catholicism for the church’s views on homosexuality.
The “Problem” singer’s brother, Frankie, is openly gay and the 21-year-old became disparaged about the church’s attitude towards her sibling’s lifestyle.
She tells the Sunday Telegraph magazine, “When my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, ‘OK, that’s not cool.’
“They were building a Kabbalah center in Florida so we both checked it out and really had a connection with it.”
After turning to her new religion, Grande explains her life has led her down a path she never expected.
She continues, “Since then, my life has unfolded in a really beautiful way, and I think that it has a lot to do with the tools I’ve learned through Kabbalah, I really do.
“You have to watch your intentions, make sure you’re not giving in to your ego. You have to numb your reactive state. You have the power to change your reality.”
Kabbalah, an offshoot of Judaism, is also practiced by celebrities like Madonna, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.