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The Untold Truth Of Joan Grande – Ariana Grande’s Mother

Joan and Ariana Grande

Who is Joan Grande?

Joan Marguerite Grande was born on 11 June 1957 under the sign of Gemini, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Italian ancestry. She is a 62-year-old businesswoman, but probably best recognized for being the mother of famous singer Ariana Grande, and YouTube personality Frankie Grande. Joan is also known for serving as the President and CEO of Hose-McCann Communications. She is a social media sensation too, who runs her accounts on Instagram with over 600,000 followers and Twitter with almost 400,000 followers.

How rich is she, as of now? Joan Grande Net Worth

Joan Grande’s net worth is estimated at close to $1 million, acquired largely from her successful involvement in the business industry. She may also benefit through her daughter’s popularity, since Ariana Grande has a total net worth of over $100 million.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity

Joan Grande spent her early years in her hometown of New York City, where she was raised by her father, Frank Grande, and her mother, Marjorie Grande. Her father passed away from cancer in 2014. She has a sister, named Judy Grande. Joan is American by nationality, and of white ethnicity. She has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

Professional Career

Joan Grande has a successful career in the business industry, since she serves in the positions of the President and CEO of the company Hose-McCann Communications. It was established by Charles G. Hose and Thomas J. McCann in Brooklyn in 1923, but bought by the Grande family in 1964. The company provides communications and alarm systems for the US Marines and the US Navy.

Popularity as Celebrity Mother

Joan Grande is mostly recognized publicly for being the mother of Frankie and Ariana Grande. Frankie is a well-known entertainer, dancer, reality star and YouTube personality, while Ariana is considered one of the most popular singers worldwide, and as she was gaining popularity, Jane also became popular. Ariana often shares their together photos on her official Instagram account, which makes her mother a social media sensation. She runs her official Instagram account under the username ‘joangrande’, and her official Twitter account under the same username.

Personal Life and Marriages

Joan Grande has married twice – her first husband was physician Victor Marchione, in 1982. She gave birth to their son named Frank James Michael Grande-Marchione, who is openly gay.

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Following her divorce from Victor in 1987, Joan became romantically involved in a relationship with Edward Butera, a graphic designer and owner of a company in Boca Raton, Florida. In 1992, the couple exchanged the wedding vows, and welcomed their together child, a daughter named Ariana Grande-Butera, in June 1993. Unfortunately, they went their separate ways and divorced in 2002. Joan’s current residence is in New York City.

Who Is Her Son? Frankie Grande Short Wiki/Bio

Her son Frankie was born on 24 January 1983 under the sign of Aquarius, in New York City USA, but spent his childhood in Englewood, New Jersey and Boca Raton, Florida, where he attended Pine Crest School. He went to Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania and graduated in 2005, majoring in Theatre, Dance, and Biology.

Career Beginnings

Frankie started his career on stage in 2007, performing in such productions as “George M!”, “A Chorus Line”, and “Pippin”, and later joined the cast of the musical “Mamma Mia!” on Broadway. Frankie has also produced such plays as “Hamlet”, “Born Yesterday”, as well as Brooke Shields’ one-woman cabaret show. Afterwards, he joined the cast of the musical “Crazy For You”, and then created his own one-man show, entitled “Livin’ La Vida Grande”, performed at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York.

Rise to Prominence

In 2014, Frankie joined the MTV reality series “Big Brother 16”. When the show was ended, he continued to line up success on Broadway, performing in the musical “Rock Of Ages”, followed by his co-hosting the pre-show of the “American Music Awards”, and created his own one-man cabaret show. In 2015, Frankie served as a judge for the MTV reality series “America’s Best Dance Crew All-Stars: Road To The VMAs”, and hosted the Oxygen’s special “Worst.Post.Ever: With Frankie Grande”.

In January 2016, he launched the unisex fragrance “Frankie by Ariana Grande”, alongside his step-sister, then co-hosted the Amazon’s live show “Style Code Live (SCL)”.

Continued Success

In 2017, Frankie released his debut single “Queen”, which peaked at No. 35 on the US Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart, and then launched the app YouCam Make-up. Thereafter, he appeared in the CBS game show “Candy Crush”, followed by his appearance in the Vimeo series “Indoor Boys”, which earned him an Indie Series Award nomination for Best Actor. During the same year, he starred in the Netflix series “Haters Back Off”. His next major project came in 2018, when he joined the cast of the show “Cruel Intentions: The Musical”, after which he performed in the production “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”, and the musical “Titanique: In Concert”.

He has also guest-starred in the Nickelodeon comedy series “Henry Danger”. Most recently, he made his film debut as Richard in the 2020 comedy thriller “Spree”, directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko.

Social Media Star

Frankie Grande is a social media phenomenon, since he runs his official Instagram with more than two million followers, and a Twitter account with over one million followers. He is also a YouTube star, and runs his official YouTube channel on which he has amassed over 460,000 subscribers, while his videos have attracted more than 30 million views to date.

Who Is Her Daughter? Ariana Grande Short Wiki/Bio

Joan Grande’s daughter, Ariana Grande, was born on 26 June 1993 under the sign of Gemini, in Boca Raton, Florida USA. She went to Pine Crest School and then attended North Broward Preparatory School.

Ariana Grande

Career Beginnings

Ariana Grande started performing very early, with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater, playing the title role in “Annie”. It was followed by her appearances in such musicals as “Beauty And The Beast”, “The Wizard Of Oz”, and “13”; the latter earned her a National Youth Theatre Association Award. She came to prominence with the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon sitcom “Victorious”, which was aired from March 2010 to February 2013, and its spin-off entitled “Sam & Cat”, aired between 2013 and 2014 – Ariana also recorded several soundtracks for the sitcom.

Rise to Fame as Singer, “Yours Truly”, and “Christmas Kisses”

In 2011, Ariana signed to Republic Records, and recorded her debut single “Put Your Hearts Up”, which received a gold certification by the RIAA.

Her debut studio album, entitled “Yours Truly”, was released in August 2013, topping the US Billboard 200 chart, and spawning the hit single “The Way”. featuring Mac Miller, which peaked at No. 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Two other hit singles from the album include “Baby I” and “Right There”, featuring Big Sean. Ariana won the New Artist of the Year Award at the 2013 American Music Awards, and was also honored with the 2013 Breakthrough Artist of the Year award from the Music Business Association. By the end of the year, Ariana had released the four-song EP “Christmas Kisses”.

“My Everything” and “Christmas & Chill”

In early 2014, Ariana started working on her second studio album, “My Everything”, which was eventually released in August of the same year, and topped the US Billboard 200 chart.

It also spawned four top-ten singles – “Break Free” featuring Zedd, “Bang Bang” featuring Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, “Love Me Harder” featuring The Weeknd, and “Problem” with Iggy Azalea. The music video for “Problem” earned her the 2014 MTV Video Music Award in the Best Pop Video category. During the same year, Ariana was invited by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to perform at the White House. In early 2015, she went on The Honeymoon Tour. In October 2015, she recorded the duet “E Più Ti Penso” with Andrea Bocelli, and covered the song “Zero To Hero”, which originated from the film “Hercules”. Her second Christmas EP, entitled “Christmas & Chill”, was released in December 2015.

“Dangerous Woman”, “Sweetener”, and “Thank U, Next”

Ariana produced her third studio album, “Dangerous Woman”, in May 2016, this time only reaching No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, but was top in the UK, and was nominated for the Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards. It includes such hit singles as “Side To Side”, featuring Nicki Minaj, “Into You”, and “Everyday”. She then sang the soundtrack of “Beauty and The Beast”, alongside John Legend, in February 2017.

In August of the following year, Ariana came out with her fourth studio album, “Sweetener”, which topped the US Billboard 200 chart, and won the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, spawning such hit singles as “No Tears Left To Cry” and “God Is A Woman”. Her fifth studio album, “Thank U, Next”, appeared in February 2019 – it included the hit singles “7 Rings”, “Thank U, Next”, and “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored”, which made her the first solo artist to occupy the top three spots on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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