Our hearts are breaking for Lorde. The singer just revealed that her dog, Pearl, had unfortunately passed away. A pet can definitely become a huge part of your life, so we are so sorry for her loss.

“I’ve been working away on the new songs for most of this year in New Zealand,” she wrote in a newsletter to her fans. “It’s been going pretty well, but something happened last month that I need to tell you about. Some of you may know about Pearl, my dog. Pearl came into my life in 2018, and almost immediately changed everything for me. As anyone who has had the pleasure of raising a dog can understand, my life grew exponentially. Pearl brought an immeasurable amount of joy and purpose into my world. Love vibrated all around us. I felt my life growing and swelling in healthfulness, this orb of contentment glowing around me and Pearl, and our family.”

The “Royals” songstress revealed that her furry friend had unfortunately been sick throughout his whole life, but in November 2019, the illness took turn for the worse.

“One day we woke up and I knew, in that way mothers do, that he was sicker than we had realized, and that we were nearing a point where his body wasn’t going to be able to cope,” she continued. “I rushed him to the specialists. Pearl had two cardiac arrests about an hour apart, and after the second one, he died. I was holding him when he went, and I know he knew that I was there. But this loss has been indescribably painful, and a light that was turned on for me has gone out. I have lost my boy, and I need some time to see the good again, to finish making this [album] for you. It won’t be the same work — as anyone who has felt loss can understand, there’s a door that opens that you step through, and everything is different on the other side.”

Unfortunately, she is not the only celebrity to have to go through the heartbreak of losing a pet. Stars like Sadie Stanley, Logan Paul, Demi Lovato, Lili Reinhart, Ashley Tisdale, Jeffree Star, Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner, Aly and AJ Michalka, Miley Cyrus, Shay Mitchell, Lauren Jauregui and more have all also opened up about an animal they loved passing away. Scroll through our gallery to see all the celebrities who have unfortunately lost a pet.

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