Meet Ariana Grande’s Mother Joan Grande: Age, Childs, Net Worth

Who is Joan Grande?

American businesswoman Joan Marguerite Grande was born under the zodiac sign Gemini on 11 June 1957, in Brooklyn, New York City USA. She’s probably only known for being the mother of famous American singer-songwriter and actress Ariana Grande-Butera.

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Early life and career

Joan was raised in New York City by her father Francesco Anthony ‘Frank’ Grande who was an Italian-American retired soldier, and who died aged 90 on 22 July 2014, and mother Marjorie ‘Nonna’ M. Grande who’s today 98 years old.

Joan hasn’t shared many details about her early life but it’s known that she studied at a local high school in Brooklyn and was mostly focused on her studies during her time there; it’s believed that she took both acting and singing lessons but this remains unconfirmed.

Joan matriculated in 1975 and then worked a couple of jobs to financially support herself; she became a housewife after giving birth to her first child in 1983, but has recently become a businesswoman as she’s today the CEO and president of Hose-McCann Communications.

Love life and husband

Joan gave birth to her first child, son Frankie James Michael Grande-Marchione on 24 January 1983; his father is Joan’s first husband Victor Marchione, but not many other details have been disclosed about Victor as he prefers to be left out of media.

It was in the first half of the ‘90s that Joan met Edward Butera, an American artist, photographer and graphic designer who’s today the owner of IBI Designs, Inc. Edward and Joan married in a small and private ceremony in New York City in 1992 and they then moved together to Boca Raton, Florida; Joan gave birth to their daughter Ariana Grande-Butera on 26 June 1993 and their divorce was finalized in 2002.

There are no other men whom Joan’s perhaps been with, that we know about; she seems to be single as of December 2023, has been married twice and has a son with her first husband Victor Marchione and a daughter with her second husband Edward Butera.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Joan’s quite close to Ariana, and the famous singer often talks in her interviews about how much she loves her mother.

She’s become passionate about travelling and Ariana often takes her mother with her when touring around the USA; the two also attended one of Madonna’s concerts in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 29 September 2012.

Joan’s favorite color is black and nearly all her clothes are black.

She’s an Instagram star as over 660,000 people are following her on the network, while Joan’s posted 41 pictures; most of these feature her spending time with her friends and family, travelling around the USA and attending various events.

She loves animals and often features her three pet dogs in her Instagram pictures.

Hugh Jackman’s one of Joan’s favorite actors, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Australia”, “The Greatest Showman” and “Les Miserables”.

Age, height and net worth

Joan’s age is 66. She’s 4ft 8ins (1.48m) tall, weighs around 110lbs (50kgs) and has brown eyes and black hair.

Joan’s net worth’s been estimated at over $200,000 as of December 2023, and her daughter Ariana’s at more than $300 million.

Who is her daughter Ariana?

Ariana Grande-Butera was born under the zodiac sign Cancer on 26 June 1993, in Boca Raton. She’s one of the most popular pop singers in the US, and has won numerous awards for her skills, including nine MTV Video Music Awards, two Billboard Music Awards and two Grammies, while she’s also broken 30 Guinness World Records.


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Ariana was raised by her parents in Boca Raton and after their split when she was eight years old, she remained close to both of them. She was also eight when she sang in front of a crowd for the first time, performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the ice hockey team Florida Panthers’ game against the Chicago Blackhawks on 16 January 2002. She then went on to often perform at the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, notably appearing in the plays “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Wizard of OZ”.

Ariana studied at Pine Crest School prior to progressing to North Broward Preparatory.

Ariana began her entertainment career at a young age, gaining early recognition for her role as Charlotte in the Broadway musical “13”, however, it was her portrayal of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon TV series “Victorious” and its spin-off “Sam & Cat” that brought her widespread fame; even during her acting career, her singing talents were undeniable, and it turned out that acting only paved the way for her singing career.

Ariana’s debut studio album “Yours Truly” was released in 2013 and marked her transition from acting to music. The album was heavily influenced by the ‘90s R&B and featured Ariana’s powerful vocals; it showcased her ability to blend nostalgia with pop music and spawned hits such as “The Way” and “Baby I”.

Following the success of “Yours Truly”, Ariana continued to evolve her sound with the release of her album “My Everything” in 2014; it showcased her versatility, incorporating elements of EDM and pop. The chart-topping singles “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea and “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj established her as a new pop star.

In 2016, Ariana released her third album “Dangerous Woman”, signaling a more mature and experimental phase in her career (and life); the eponymous title track, together with hits “Into You” and “Side to Side” demonstrated her willingness to explore different musical styles.

Tragedy struck in 2017 with the Manchester Arena bombing during one of Ariana’s concerts; despite the devastating incident, Ariana demonstrated resilience and compassion, organizing the “One Love Manchester” benefit concert to raise funds for the victims. This period influenced her fourth studio album “Sweetener”, released in 2018; it which featured tracks “No Tears Left to Cry” and “God Is a Woman”, and marked a return to a more upbeat sound while incorporating personal themes.

Later on in 2019, Ariana released her new album “Thank U, Next”, which quickly became a cultural phenomenon; the eponymous title track, together with songs “7 Rings” and “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” dominated charts worldwide.

She continued to surprise fans with her musical evolution as she released her new and most recent album “Positions” in 2020; it spawned hit singles “34+35” and “POV”.

Ariana’s been in several relationships. Her first boyfriend whom the public knows about was American actor, singer and moviemaker Graham David Phillips; they were together from 2008 through 2011. Ariana then went on to date Australian YouTuber Jai Brooks, British singer Nathan James Sykes and American rapper Big Sean. She began dating American rapper and record producer Malcolm James McCormick aka Mac Miller in 2016, but they split in 2018, after which Ariana began dating American comedian and actor Peter Michael Davidson in May 2018 – they became engaged in June but split in October 2018. She began dating American real estate agent Dalton Gomez in January 2020, they became engaged in December of the same year, married on 15 May 2021, but their divorce was finalized in October 2023.

Martha Clifford

As an Author at Affair Post, I lead a team in uncovering the stories of the world’s most influential personalities. My role involves diving deep into the lives of our subjects, combining accurate data with engaging narratives through every phase of the editorial process, from initial research to final publication. Our objective is to deliver comprehensive analyses of the net worth and accomplishments of pioneers in various sectors, including technology, culture, and social entrepreneurship. By integrating rigorous research with eloquent storytelling, we aim to connect our readers with exceptional individuals who are shaping our future, offering insights into their paths to success, challenges, and societal contributions.

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