The Beautiful Ariana Grande-Butera is a famous pop singer and is one of today’s top young and successful musicians. The Yours Truly singer became quite popular on TV after playing the role of Cat Valentine in the series Victorious (2009). Her songs have earned top positions on the US Billboard with some even reaching No. 1.
Date of Birth: June 26, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
She did not just start out as an adult; Grande was a usual face at children theatres with several performances as a young child. The time she clocked 13, no one needed to tell her to solely follow a career in music because she realized by herself how gifted she is. The Way singer has been compared to the likes of Mariah Carey in terms of their wide vocal range. Grande is close with her maternal grandparents Frank and Marjorie Grande but let us look into the lives of her nuclear family members.
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Edward Butera (father)
Date of Birth: September 20, 1958
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
In the 1990’s Edward married Joan who at that time was a mother from her previous marriage. They lived together in Boca until the divorce when Joan left Boca with her daughter. Grande’s father is an avid lover of fishing.
Edward owns IBI designs (established in 1982), a graphic design firm in their Boca Raton home. He is unashamedly proud of his little princess and often posts about her on his twitter page. Father and daughter lost touch sometime in 2013 and Grande referred to the period as the toughest thing she has ever dealt with. Now, she has gotten to the point where she can love her dad even though they are not in touch.
Joan Grande (mother)
Date of Birth: June 11, 1968
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Ariana is the only child Joan had with Edward and in 2002 when she was almost 9 years old, her parents got divorced. Joan is the Chief executive officer of Hose-McCann Communications. Ariana refers to her mum as hardworking and as her biggest inspiration. Both mother and daughter share a pretty close bond.
Frankie J. Grande (half-brother, born to Victor Marchione and Joan Grande)
Date of Birth: January 24, 1983
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Born in 1983 to a physician father, Grande was torn between going into medical school or not. While in Preparatory school, Frankie did well in music and soon started performing. The confusion came when he finished from College with a triple major in Biology, theatre and dance. After his gap year, Frankie began his professional music career. He is popular for his Broadway performance as Franz in Rock of Ages (2014-2015) and for his part in Mamma Mia! (2007-2010).
The biggest popularity was most likely when he went on to “star” in 2014’s Big Brother 16. His twelve weeks on the popular show was filled with powerfully controversial moments that the viewers would not forget in a hurry. Grande is one hot stuff on social media with millions of his fans shower him with love on his YouTube channel, Instagram and Twitter pages.
Aside music and dance, Frankie J has a soft spot for giving and ending a helping hand to those in need. In 2007, he co-founded “Broadway in South Africa”, a charity arts establishment to teach arts to the less privileged youths in Southern Africa. The non-profit has now merged with buildOn and they have done even greater works since then. Frankie has since admitted to being gay. His sister had to abandon her belief in Catholicism because the Roman Catholics are known to be in opposition to her brother’s sexual orientation. Both siblings are known to be incredibly close!
Also Ariana is very close with her grandparents Frank Grande and Marjorie Grande. Sadly, her grandfather passed away on July 22, 2014 from cancer.