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Frankie James Grande (born Frank James Michael Grande-Marchione; January 24, 1983) is an American producer, dancer, director, singer, actor, and YouTuber. He's also Joan and Victor's son and Ariana and James' older half-brother. They have the same mother but have different fathers. She has tweeted about him several times and he has appeared in some of her YouTube videos. He has also been in some Broadway musicals.

His fans are called "Frankiesteins" and he has weekly "FrankieFriday" and "ToplessTuesdays" videos on YouTube, sometimes a game he invented called "OMGrandeGames" and he also invented the catchphrase "GoGrandeOrGoHome" and "ShineBrightLikeAFrankie" which he now sells merchandise on.

Relationship with Ariana[]

  • Frankie was named after his grandpa, Frank.
  • Ariana gave him his nickname, Frankie.
  • Frankie is openly gay.[1]
  • Ariana and Frankie made a twist of the song "Suddenly Seymour" from the movie Little Shop of Horrors and called it "Suddenly Frankie" which they have sung together many times.[2]
  • Frankie and Ariana used tweet each other often, however Ariana deleted her Twitter account.
  • Fans wanted Frankie to play Cat Valentine's brother on Victorious.
  • Frankie played a character called Frankini on Henry Danger. Another character in the show hinted that Frankini is Cat Valentine's crazy brother. There was also a line in Henry Danger saying that Ari was "Team Frankini", obviously referencing the fact that they are related.
  • Frankie and Ariana used to live together, shown on a tour of Ariana's home.
  • Frankie hosts a game on Twitter called "OMGrandeGames" once in a while where he has categories and asks questions. The first person to reply right gets a follow, and Ariana has appeared several times on these games with him.
  • Ariana and Frankie like to go to the restaurant Toast together.
  • Frankie flew in from New York for one day to see Ariana perform at the Three-Light Festival in L.A.[3]
  • Ariana was with Frankie on his #OMGrandeGames on November 23, 2012, for the first 15 minutes as the "DJ".[4]
  • Frankie and Ariana danced the "Gangnam Style" dance together.[5]
  • Frankie has some weekly "FrankieFriday" videos where Ariana has some appearances.
  • They watched the Gossip Girl series finale together.[6]
  • In a tweet, Ariana said that she had the "most hilarious brother alive". She also added that she was thankful for his love and support.[7]
  • His father's last name is Marchione.[8]
  • Ariana was tweeting for Frankie while he was on Big Brother in 2014.
  • Frankie's Twitter and Instagram were hacked by a person on twitter named @lordcynical, along with deleting Frankie's Instagram account. Frankie had 2076 photos, 862226 followers, and was following 779 people on Instagram.
  • Frankie is a pescatarian.
  • Frankie released his debut single on May 18, 2017.[9]
  • Frankie uploaded a video titled "Ariana Grande Everyday - Bday SoulCycle" on his YouTube account. On the video, you can see Frankie and a group riding on SoulCycles while they dance to "Everyday" and "Side To Side", two of Ariana's singles from Dangerous Woman.[10][11]
  • Frankie has a half-brother, James Marchione.
  • In June of 2021, it was announced that he was engaged to his boyfriend of 2 years, Hale Leon. The couple married on May 4, 2022. Ariana Grande attended the wedding with her husband Dalton Gomez.
  • “I guess, as you grow, you grow closer together,” says Frankie about his bond with Ariana adding that the “trials and tribulations” made them even closer.[12]
  • Frankie confessed that he started drinking and taking drugs after the Manchester bombing in May 2017. Ariana played a big part in helping Frankie to get his sobriety back. Currently he's six and a half years sober. Frankie says that the more he became sober, the more Ariana and him have grown closer. He adds that their relationship is even stronger than he thinks it's ever been in their lives.[12]


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