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'''Edward Butera''' is [[Ariana Grande]]'s dad and [[Joan Grande]]'s former husband. He is the owner/founder of Ibi Designs, Inc. He is very proud of his daughter and often tweets about her on his Twitter page, [https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/ @CaptainEddieB.]
 
'''Edward Butera''' is [[Ariana Grande]]'s dad and [[Joan Grande]]'s former husband. He is the owner/founder of Ibi Designs, Inc. He is very proud of his daughter and often tweets about her on his Twitter page, [https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/ @CaptainEddieB.]
   
==Life==
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==Life==
Eddie was born on September 20, 1958 and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey. He graduated from the New York Institute of Technology in 1981 with a Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree in advertising and design. He then worked at different design companies before founding his own, Ibi Designs in 1993.<ref>[http://www.ibidesigns.com/studio_bio.html Eddie's bio]</ref><ref>[http://www.ibidesigns.com IbiDesigns.com]</ref> Eddie met [[Joan Grande]] in the late 80's or early 90's. They got married and their daughter Ariana was born in 1993. Eddie was stepfather to [[Frankie Grande|Frankie]], Joan's son from a precious marriage for over 10 years. They all lived together in Boca Raton, Florida.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/486651707405762561 Eddie tweeting about being Frankie's stepdad]</ref><ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/303641611965980672 Eddie confirming he was Frankie's stepdad]</ref> Joan and Eddie most likely separated when Ariana was around 10. He still continues to live in Florida.
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Eddie was born on September 20, 1958 and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey. He graduated from the NYIT in 1981 with a degree in advertising and design. He then worked at different design companies in New York City where he met [[Joan Grande]] in the early '90s. They got married moved to Boca Raton, Florida in 1993 when Joan was pregnant with their daughter, Ariana who was born that year. Eddie was stepfather to [[Frankie Grande|Frankie]] (Joan's son from a previous marriage) for over 10 years. They all lived together in Boca until Joan and Eddie split up when Ariana was 8 or 9 and Eddie moved out. Currently, Eddie continues to live in Florida.<ref>[http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6221482/billboard-cover-ariana-grande-on-fame-freddy-krueger-and-her-freaky-past Ariana's interview with ''Billboard'']</ref><ref>[http://www.ibidesigns.com/studio_bio.html Eddie's bio]</ref><ref>[http://www.ibidesigns.com IbiDesigns.com]</ref><ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/486651707405762561 Eddie tweeting about being Frankie's stepdad]</ref><ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/303641611965980672 Eddie confirming he was Frankie's stepdad]</ref>
   
 
==Relationship with Ariana==
 
==Relationship with Ariana==

Revision as of 22:50, August 15, 2014


Edward Butera is Ariana Grande's dad and Joan Grande's former husband. He is the owner/founder of Ibi Designs, Inc. He is very proud of his daughter and often tweets about her on his Twitter page, @CaptainEddieB.

Life

Eddie was born on September 20, 1958 and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey. He graduated from the NYIT in 1981 with a degree in advertising and design. He then worked at different design companies in New York City where he met Joan Grande in the early '90s. They got married moved to Boca Raton, Florida in 1993 when Joan was pregnant with their daughter, Ariana who was born that year. Eddie was stepfather to Frankie (Joan's son from a previous marriage) for over 10 years. They all lived together in Boca until Joan and Eddie split up when Ariana was 8 or 9 and Eddie moved out. Currently, Eddie continues to live in Florida.[2][3][4][5][6]

Relationship with Ariana

  • Ariana shows that she loves her dad very much.
  • Edward uses the picture Ariana took with him his twitter icon.
  • Ariana gave her dad a signed picture that says I love you six times.[7]
  • Edward has a shirt with Ariana's name embroidered on it.[8]
  • He came to see Ariana perform in A Snow White Christmas.[9]
  • Ariana has a lot of family on Edward's side of the family.[10]
  • Ariana tweeted about him a few times. [11]
  • When Ariana's Girls' Life magazine came out, Edward bought a copy.[12]
  • Edward tweeted a picture of him and Ariana along with greeting her a happy birthday.[13]
  • They made a painting of a shell together once.[14]
  • Edward tweeted a picture of a papier mache bowl they made together when Ariana was 5 years old.[15]
  • He wants to teach her how to fish.[16]
  • Sometime in 2013, Ariana and her father lost touch. Ariana talked about in the September 2014 issue of Seventeen magazine and said it was the hardest thing she ever had to deal with. She went on to say that, "the thing that got me there was embracing the fact that that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn’t like that about myself. I had to accept that it’s okay not to get along with somebody and still love them."[17]
  • When Yours Truly came out, Edward bought two copies.[18]
  • On Father's Day 2014, Ariana tweeted "happy Father's Day to all the incredible fathers out there... thinking of you today daddy. love u." [19]

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References

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