Coming out of the closet was initially hard for Frankie Grande, but the family support did not make him feel low at any point of his life.
New York native Frankie Grande is known to be the judge of the 2015 MTV Dance reality show, America's Best Dance Crew. He is also famous as the older half-brother of singing sensation, Ariana Grande.
Admits Being A Gay To Ariana & Then His Mother!
Frankie Grande came out as a gay at the age of 21. The Celebrity Big Brother participant revealed his real sexual identity to his half-sister, Ariana Grande who is ten years younger to him. Ariana reportedly took his coming out in a cool way and showed her curiosity to meet his boyfriend.
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After sharing his real identity to his younger sister, Frankie told his mother, Joan Grande about his sexuality. Joan was a bit nervous at first since she did not know much about the LGBTQ community people. His mother was raised in a period where accepting gay was considered taboo, but she always bestowed comfort for her son.
Talking about his affairs, Frankie has always refrained from talking about his rumored relationship with the adult gay star, Tayte Hanson. The alleged pair was rumored of dating before Frankie entered the controversial reality show, Celebrity Big Brother in mid-2016. According to the July 2016 reports of The Sun, Frankie and Tayte first met in December 2015 and were secretly dating.
Besides Tayte, he was also seen sharing a sweet birthday Instagram post for Dominic Crossey in 2017. Frankie kissed Dominic in his cheek and described him as the kindest, and most beautiful human being and is blessed to have in his life. His romantic social media upload with Dominic has hinted about his alleged break-up with Tayte Hanson.
However, both Frankie and Dominic have always remained tight-lipped to talk about their romance.
Sister Supports LGBTQ; Father & Brother Attends His Show
From the day when Ariana knew about her half-brother’s sexuality, she has been very supportive of her siblings. Likewise, Frankie also lends an excellent guide to his little sister’s musical career. He did not feel a bit skeptical about being gay since his family always accepted his real identity. Frankie on his late 2016 interview for the Harpers Bazaar said that his sister, Ariana cares LGBTQ matters because she has a gay brother.
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Frankie recently uploaded a social media post along with his sister, Ariana and referred her as his best friend in August 2018.
Frankie Adam with his sister, Ariana Grande on 23 August 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
Meanwhile, Frankie is all set to attend his sister’s wedding as the 'Gay of Honor.' He shared his excitement of Ariana's wedding with her fiancé Pete Davidson at the red carpet at 2018 MTV Music Awards.
Ariana and Pete got engaged in June 2018. Pete on his June 2018 interview for The Starring Jimmy Fallon gushed about his engagement with Ariana and said that he felt like winning a contest.
Previously his sister, Ariana was in a relationship with late American rapper, Mac Miller, who was discovered dead in his studio on 7 September 2018 after a supposed drugs overdose.
Besides his sister, Frankie shares a great sibling bond with his half-brother, James Marchione, who works as the chief executive officer for Hose-McCann Communications. James celebrates his birthday on 9 April.
As a supportive family, both James and his father, Victor Marchione attended Frankie’s show, Livin' La Vida Grande on 20 January 2015 in New York City.
How Much Is Frankie Grande’s Net Worth?
The 35-year-old artist has accumulated the net worth of $1.5 million from his professional dancing career since 2007. He cemented the most significant part of his earnings from his Broadway musical stage show as Franz in Rock of Ages between 2014 and 2015.
Frankie also garnered a lucrative income as the judge of the 8th season of America's Best Dance Crew in 2015. He was one of the contestants of the 2014 season of celebrity reality show, Big Brother and also participated in the British TV program, Celebrity Big Brother in mid-2016.
Besides his earnings, he also enjoys a staggering net worth of $50 million summoned by his sister, Ariana from her professional singing career since 2008.
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Frank James Michael Grande Marchione was born on 24 January 1983 in New York City as per wiki. Frankie stands at the height of 1.73 m (5' 8"), and his birth sign is Aquarius.
He was raised in Boca Raton by his parents, Victor Marchione and Joan Grande along with his half-siblings, Ariana Grande and Jamie Marchione. His father, Victor is a Physician.
Frankie attended a nearby educational institute, Pine Crest School. He then went to Muhlenberg College and completed his graduation in biology, theater and dance in 2005.