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{{Person
 
{{Person
| image = Edward_&_Ariana_July_10,_2014.png
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| image = Ariana-eddie-picture.jpg
| nicknames = Eddie
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| birth name = Edward Charles Butera
| gender = Male
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| nicknames = Ed & Eddie
| born = September 20<ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/380844002301718530 Ariana greeting her dad a happy birthday]</ref>
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| gender = Male
| occupation = Founder of Ibi Designs, Inc.
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| born = {{Age|month = 9|day = 19|year = 1958}}<br>Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.A.
| activity =
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| occupation = Graphic designer, photographer, artist and Ibi Designs Inc. owner & founder
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| years active = 1982-present
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}}'''Edward Charles Butera''' (born September 19, 1958) <ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/380844002301718530 Ariana greeting her dad a happy birthday]</ref> is an American graphic designer, photographer and artist. He's also [[Joan Grande|Joan]]'s 2<sup>nd</sup> ex-husband, [[Ariana Grande|Ariana]]'s dad and [[Frankie Grande|Frankie]]'s stepdad. 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.]
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== Life ==
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Edward was born and raised on September 20, 1958 in Maplewood, New Jersey. He graduated from the NYIT in 1981 with a degree in advertising and design. Edward then worked at different design companies in New York City where he met [[Joan Grande|Joan]] in the early 1990's. They got married in 1992 in Manhattan and moved to Boca Raton, Florida in 1993 when Joan was pregnant with their daughter. On June 26, 1993, their daughter: [[Ariana Grande-Butera]] was born. Edward was the stepdad of [[Frankie Grande|Frankie]] (Joan's son from a previous marriage) for over 10 years. They all lived together in Boca Raton until Joan and Edward divorced in 2002 when Ariana was 8 and Edward moved out. Currently, Edward 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 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==
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== Relationship with Ariana ==
 
*Ariana shows that she loves her dad very much.
 
*Ariana shows that she loves her dad very much.
*Edward uses the picture Ariana took with him his twitter icon.
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*Eddie uses the picture Ariana took with him his twitter icon.
 
*Ariana gave her dad a signed picture that says I love you six times.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/322785423313211393/photo/1 Ariana's signed picture]</ref>
 
*Ariana gave her dad a signed picture that says I love you six times.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/322785423313211393/photo/1 Ariana's signed picture]</ref>
*Edward has a shirt with Ariana's name embroidered on it.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/302919129378213888/photo/1 Pic of Ariana shirt]</ref>
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*Eddie has a shirt with Ariana's name embroidered on it.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/302919129378213888/photo/1 Pic of Ariana shirt]</ref>
 
*He came to see Ariana perform in ''[[A Snow White Christmas]]''.<ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/279370249692905472 Ariana about her dad coming to see her in ''Snow White'']</ref>
 
*He came to see Ariana perform in ''[[A Snow White Christmas]]''.<ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/279370249692905472 Ariana about her dad coming to see her in ''Snow White'']</ref>
*Ariana has a lot of family on Edward's side of the family.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/302925188629164032/photo/1 Butera side of family]</ref>
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*Ariana has a lot of family on Eddie's side of the family.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/302925188629164032/photo/1 Butera side of family]</ref>
 
*Ariana tweeted about him a few times. <ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/279726913407311872 Ariana tweets about her dad]</ref>
 
*Ariana tweeted about him a few times. <ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/279726913407311872 Ariana tweets about her dad]</ref>
*When Ariana's ''[[Girls' Life]]'' magazine came out, Edward bought a copy.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/358362184344039424/photo/1 Edward buying Girls' Life]</ref>
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*When Ariana's ''[[Girls' Life]]'' magazine came out, Eddie bought a copy.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/358362184344039424/photo/1 Edward buying Girls' Life]</ref>
*Edward tweeted a picture of him and Ariana along with greeting her a happy birthday.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/350026853567836160 Edward greeting Ariana on her birthday]</ref>
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*Eddie tweeted a picture of him and Ariana along with greeting her a happy birthday.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/350026853567836160 Edward greeting Ariana on her birthday]</ref>
 
*They made a painting of a shell together once.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/304568471541383168/photo/1 Edward & Ariana's artwork]</ref>
 
*They made a painting of a shell together once.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/304568471541383168/photo/1 Edward & Ariana's artwork]</ref>
*Edward tweeted a picture of a papier mache bowl they made together when Ariana was 5 years old.<ref>
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*Eddie tweeted a picture of a papier mache bowl they made together when Ariana was 5 years old.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/351831257501548545 Edward tweeting a picture of a papier mache bowl]</ref>
[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/351831257501548545 Edward tweeting a picture of a papier mache bowl]</ref>
 
 
*He wants to teach her how to fish.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/305046721396891648/photo/1 "Can't wait to show Ariana how to catch one"]</ref>
 
*He wants to teach her how to fish.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/305046721396891648/photo/1 "Can't wait to show Ariana how to catch one"]</ref>
*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."<ref>[http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ariana-grande-father-edward-butera-seventeen-magazine-2014307 Ariana Grande Talks Losing Touch With Her Father]</ref>
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*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 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."<ref>[http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ariana-grande-father-edward-butera-seventeen-magazine-2014307 Ariana Grande Talks Losing Touch With Her Father]</ref>
*When ''[[Yours Truly (album)|Yours Truly]]'' came out, Edward bought two copies.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/375023884506259456/photo/1 Twitter picture of Yours Truly copies]</ref>
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*When ''[[Yours Truly]]'' came out, he bought two copies.<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/375023884506259456/photo/1 Twitter picture of Yours Truly copies]</ref>
 
*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." <ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/478247705417117696 Ariana's Father's Day tweet]</ref>
 
*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." <ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/478247705417117696 Ariana's Father's Day tweet]</ref>
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*Eddie went to Ariana's Miami show during [[The Honeymoon Tour]] on March 28, 2015.<ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianatorIsland/status/581974298765713408 ''Twitter'' - Eddie in the audience]</ref>
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*They made a painting together<ref>[https://twitter.com/CaptainEddieB/status/755167115280343040 ''Twitter'' - July 18, 2016]</ref>
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* Ariana mentioned him and [[Joan Grande]] in "[[Thank U, Next (song)|Thank U, Next]]" and adressed her parents' divorce.
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* He went to Ariana's Miami show in her [[Sweetener World Tour]] on June 1, 2019.<ref>[https://www.instagram.com/p/ByLpqOal8lh/ ''Instagram'' - Ariana's post with Eddie at the Sweetener World Tour]</ref>
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* On August 2019, a fan asked "Do you see Ariana a lot or not?" Ed replied with the following: "I see her not as much as I would like, but we talk regularly." Confirming that they keep in touch, but don't see eachother very often. <ref>https://www.instagram.com/p/B1i3mmSF8T-/</ref>
   
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* {{Twitter|CaptainEddieB}}
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Revision as of 09:42, March 15, 2020

Edward Charles Butera (born September 19, 1958) [1] is an American graphic designer, photographer and artist. He's also Joan's 2nd ex-husband, Ariana's dad and Frankie's stepdad. 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

Edward was born and raised on September 20, 1958 in Maplewood, New Jersey. He graduated from the NYIT in 1981 with a degree in advertising and design. Edward then worked at different design companies in New York City where he met Joan in the early 1990's. They got married in 1992 in Manhattan and moved to Boca Raton, Florida in 1993 when Joan was pregnant with their daughter. On June 26, 1993, their daughter: Ariana Grande-Butera was born. Edward was the stepdad of Frankie (Joan's son from a previous marriage) for over 10 years. They all lived together in Boca Raton until Joan and Edward divorced in 2002 when Ariana was 8 and Edward moved out. Currently, Edward continues to live in Florida.[2][3][4][5]

Relationship with Ariana

  • Ariana shows that she loves her dad very much.
  • Eddie uses the picture Ariana took with him his twitter icon.
  • Ariana gave her dad a signed picture that says I love you six times.[6]
  • Eddie has a shirt with Ariana's name embroidered on it.[7]
  • He came to see Ariana perform in A Snow White Christmas.[8]
  • Ariana has a lot of family on Eddie's side of the family.[9]
  • Ariana tweeted about him a few times. [10]
  • When Ariana's Girls' Life magazine came out, Eddie bought a copy.[11]
  • Eddie tweeted a picture of him and Ariana along with greeting her a happy birthday.[12]
  • They made a painting of a shell together once.[13]
  • Eddie tweeted a picture of a papier mache bowl they made together when Ariana was 5 years old.[14]
  • He wants to teach her how to fish.[15]
  • 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 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."[16]
  • When Yours Truly came out, he bought two copies.[17]
  • 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." [18]
  • Eddie went to Ariana's Miami show during The Honeymoon Tour on March 28, 2015.[19]
  • They made a painting together[20]
  • Ariana mentioned him and Joan Grande in "Thank U, Next" and adressed her parents' divorce.
  • He went to Ariana's Miami show in her Sweetener World Tour on June 1, 2019.[21]
  • On August 2019, a fan asked "Do you see Ariana a lot or not?" Ed replied with the following: "I see her not as much as I would like, but we talk regularly." Confirming that they keep in touch, but don't see eachother very often. [22]

Gallery

References

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