Marjorie "Nonna" M. Grande (born Marjorie M. Damico; October 12, 1925) is an American retiree. She is Frank's wife, Judy and Joan's mother, and Lani, Frankie and Ariana's grandmother. Ariana loves her a lot and has a close relationship with her.
She first met Ariana's grandfather when they were children because they lived in the same neighborhood. When they got older they started to date. Frank was enlisted in the military, and when he got back they got engaged and later married. They got married on September 21, 1946. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida.
- Ariana calls her Nonna, which means Grandma in Italian. This was used for Sam & Cat as Ariana's character Cat Valentine calls her grandmother Nona.
- Ariana took a spontaneous flight to Boca to surprise her grandparents on May 6, 2014.
- Nonna is a Justin Bieber fan.
- They were seen dancing at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.
- In October 2014, Nonna had a ring made for Ariana with the pearl from Frank's tie pin.
- For Christmas 2014, Ariana got Nonna a dog which she named Noel.
- Nonna gave Ariana some of her jewelry to wear for her Grammy's performance.
- Ariana posted on Instagram "happppppy birthday queen motha ! the epitome of style, grace, hilariousness and bad ass Italian grandmotherness. the toughest of cookies and an inspiration to all ! I'm SO GRATEFUL to be here with her to celebrate ! 92 neva looked so fly. 🙏🏼♡" for Nonna's 92nd birthday.
- "God Is A Woman" is Nonna's favorite song from Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener.
- Her favourite songs from Thank U, Next are "Imagine", "7 Rings", and "In My Head".
- A speaking sample of her is featured on the song "Bloodline".
- Another speaking sample is heard at the end of "Daydreamin'". There, Marjorie and Frank told the story of how they fell in love.
“Love how my face fits so good in your neck”
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- The story of their marriage
- Ariana's tweet on surprising her grandparents
- Bieber flirts with Nonna
- Ariana dancing with Nonna
- Twitter - Nonna had a ring made for Ariana
- Ariana getting Nonna a dog
- Twitter - Nonna sent Ariana jewelry
- Instagram - Ariana about Nonna for her birthday