The singer, who was born on Dec. 1, 1945, took to Twitter to share her wish, Entertainment Tonight says. "Yes, it's my birthday!" Midler wrote. "And my birthday wish is that @ArianaGrande forgives me soon and lets me direct her next video..."
Grande has yet to comment on the singer's request.
Midler had previously issued an apology to Grande via Twitter, according to Billboard. The singer-actress wrote: "About my screed on @ArianaGrande, all I can say is, 'Spoken like a reformed old whore! She does have beautiful voice, on a couch or off."
Midler and Grande went back-and-forth with statements after the former spoke about the younger singer's sexy image in an interview with The Telegraph published on November 24.
In the interview, Midler said said it still baffles her how sex is used to sell music and vice versa and cited Grande as one of the artists who use the marketing ploy.
"It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous," Midler said.
She added, "But it's not my business. I'm not her mother. Or her manager. Maybe they tell them that's what you've got to do. Sex sells. Sex has always sold."
Grande, who admitted to being a fan of the music icon, took to Twitter to answer Midler's comments about her.
"Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgment," the "Love Me Harder" singer wrote. "Not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!! always a fan no matter what my love."
She followed up the tweet by another one, saying: "and I will still quote first wives club every single day of my life lmao," referencing one of Midler's more popular films.