Ariana Grande-Butera is born in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande, CEO of an alarm company, and Edward Butera, the owner of a graphic design firm. She has an elder half-brother, Frankie Grande, who is also an actor, dancer, and producer.
I always wanted to have skeleton face paint on or be wearing a Freddy Krueger mask, and I would carry a hockey stick around. I was like a mini-Helena Bonham Carter…For my fifth birthday party we had a Jaws theme and all my friends left crying. I mean, I still am that way. But when I was little it was more concerning. There was a stage, when I was 3 or 4, where my mom thought I might grow up to be a serial killer.