Interesting Biography Facts
June 26, 1993
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
North Broward Preparatory School
Ariana Grande family members
Frankie Grande (older half-brother)
Is Ariana Grande a lesbian/bisexual?
What is Ariana Grande marital status?
The miniature woman Ariana Grande becomes more and more popular from year to year. Her Twitter account was ranked as one of the most visited – she has more than 57 million of followers. Her Instagram account boasts with more than 126 million viewers.
Now Ariana is not a debutant, she is a mature star with a large fan base. And many of her fans want to know about her interests, personal life and family life.
Ariana Grande husband
Pete Davidson (ex-fiancé; dated in June 2018 -October 2018)
Date of birth: November 16, 1993
Ariana told, that at school she was bullied for her short stature (the singer is just 5 ft 1 in) and for small breasts. In spite of this fact, the star boasts with lots of male fans, who adore her. One of her fan, who was 31, hounded the girl and she even sued him for this.
To the present moment Ariana had dated a number of celebrities, including a rapper Big Sean and a dancer Ricky Álvarez. Since May 2018 she is dating a comedian Pete Davidson.
He was born in Staten Island and spent the first seven years of his life quite happily. After this age mark his life changed, because he lost his father. Scott Davidson was a firefighter, and he died while carrying out his duty on September 11, 2001. The rest part of his early years Pete spent with a single mother Amy and a sister Casey. He opened up later, that he even had suicide thoughts – so badly his father’s death influenced him.
The boy entered St. Francis College, but soon left his studying to start career of a comedian. By the way, Pete has been practicing standup comedy from the age of 16, but did it only after smoking marijuana.
His big break came in 2013, when he appeared in reality comedy series “Guy Code”. The comic participated in the first four episodes of the third season, and his play was so great, that soon he got lots of invitations to other projects. As for now, his most popular screen work is in a TV program “Saturday Night Live”. He has become the youngest participant in the show history. He has already starred in a number of TV films, including Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer movie “Trainwreck”.
Davidson started dating Ariana in late spring 2018. In June that very year they got engaged and confirmed it through Instagram. Unfortunately, this news wasn’t so pleasant for the singer’s mother and father, who told, that Davidson was using her. But the girl was really in love and didn’t listen to anyone!
Unfortunately, in October 2018 the couple cancelled the engagement and parted their ways.
Who are Ariana Grande parents?
Edward Butera (father)
Date of birth: September 20, 1958
Ariana Grande-Butera was born in a small town of Boca Raton, located on the East coast of Florida in the family of talented successful parents. Later the singer opened up, that her father and mother inspired her to practice music and dancing, which later turned into her hobbies, and finally became her main occupation.
Her father, Edward Butera, didn’t regret money for his daughter’s music lessons. By the way, he was an affluent person. The man owned a graphic design company.
He spent his childhood in Maplewood, New Jersey. His father’s and mother’s names are respectively Anthony and Florence Butera.
He studied graphic design in New York Institute of Technology. He worked in various design companies till 1982, when he decided to start his own firm. His Ibi Designs Inc has become really reputable. In early 1990s he met a single mother Joan Grande and became a stepdad to her son Frankie. In 1993 they welcomed a common child Ariana.
When the girl was 8, she witnessed the first tragedy in her life – her parents separated. She stayed in her mother’s home, but remained close with her father. In spite of it, she had lots of quarrels with her dad. In 2013 they even lost their connection and stopped talking, but then reconciled. Mr. Butera is very proud of his girl.
Joan Grande (mother)
Date of birth: June 11, 1968
Joan Grande is her daughter’s most devoted fan. They two are very close. Ariana thanked her mom in public numerous times for everything the woman did for her.
Joan was born in New York in the family of Frank and Marjorie Grande. She has an older sister Judy.
In her teens the woman dated Victor Marchione and got pregnant from him. At the age of 14 she gave a birth to a son Frankie.
She made career in the company Hose-McCann Communications. The woman served as the CEO of the firm. She met Edward Butera in early 1990s in New York. They fell in love and wedded in 1992. After that they moved to a small town in Florida and gave a birth to their daughter Ariana.
Later the singer told that she treated her hard-working independent mother as a role model.
Ariana Grande siblings
Frankie Grande (older half-brother)
Date of birth: January 24, 1983
Frank James Michael, who is nicknamed by his younger sister as “Frankie” was born in early 1980s. His father, Victor Marchione, wasn’t his mother’s husband. They had an affair, which resulted in teen pregnancy. But the strong woman Joan decided to have a kid. His father gave the boy his surname and care. The man served as a physician, and at first Frankie was going to follow his footsteps and become a doctor, but then changed his mind.
He studied performing arts in college, and then started career of an entertainer. As for now, Frankie is known as a TV host and producer. He managed career of his sister Adriana, too. In 2016 Frankie gained initial kudos as Celebrity Big Brother participant.
Mr. Grande is gay, that’s why his sister is very loyal to people with homosexual orientation. She is a great supporter of LGBT community.
Ariana and her older half-brother are big friends!
Interesting and fun facts
- In 2015 the good girl Ariana Grande appeared in the centre of so-called “doughnut scandal”, when she was caught by security camera in a Californian shopping, licking doughnuts on the counter and telling “I hate America” on the 4th of July. The tape was demonstrated in the social media, and the young singer got numerous negative comments from the fans, who were shocked by her behavior. Later the star posted an open apology, where she explained, that meant not “America”, but obesity problem in that country. In such an unusual way she tried to support healthy eating.
- The singer and TV actress is a big lover of tattoos. She has 26 of them. The most interesting of her body drawings are the heart, the word “Babydoll” and the bee.
- She made the bee tattoo to honor the memory of her fans, which died during her concert in Manchester in 2017. Then a suicide bomber arranged a powerful explosion during her show and a lot of people were injured and killed. She arranged a benefit concert “One Love Manchester”, which she dedicated to the victims of an attack.