Frankie J. Grande is popular for appearing in Celebrity Big Brother where he made his position to the final in 2016. The former Broadway dancer is also known for his acting credits in Mamma Mia and Netflix's Haters Back Off. The gay celebrity star is also popular as the half-brother of Side to Side singer, Ariana Grande.
Frankie Is Openly Gay; Was Nervous To Open Up About His Sexuality To Sister
Television personality Frankie James Grande is openly gay. He is a proud gay man and has also attended Come Out With Pride Orlando on 14 October 2017. He even posed with his mates and showed off his six pack abs in the picture that he shared on Twitter with the hashtag 'Orlando Pride.' Two months earlier, on 4 August 2017, he announced about his sexual orientation on Twitter.
Initially, Frankie was nervous to come out as gay. He has revealed that he was nervous to tell about his sexual orientation to his sister Ariana even though he is pretty close to her. As per harper bazaar of 14 December 2016, Frankie shared Ariana's response to Attitude magazine after his confession. He said,
There's a 10-year age gap and I came out to her when she was just 11 years old — and she said: 'Great, when do I get to meet your boyfriend?'
Ariana was only 11 years old at that time. As per Frankie, she accepted him for who he is and took his confession casually because they were raised in an open-minded family environment.
Meanwhile, there was a rumor that Frankie and his family members were not quite happy with his sister Ariana Grande’s engagement with Pete Davidson. The rumors also started to float in the media that Ariana is ready to call it quits to her relationship with her new fiancé. Reportedly, she regrets that she said yes to him very shortly after starting dating him.
However, it was later found to be a fake news and Ariana is not calling off her wedding to her beau.
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Is He Dating Anyone? All About His Relationships
Television star Frankie is rumored to be dating Dominic Crossey after he shared a cozy snap with him on Instagram. Though both of them have not publically announced about their affair in the media so far, their social media post hints on their ongoing secretive love affair.
Back in 2017, he shared a picture of him kissing his alleged boyfriend, Dominic on the occasion of Dominic's birthday. He captioned it by saying,
Happy birthday to my love Dominic Crossey and You are one of the greatest, kindest, strongest and most beautiful humans on this planet and I am so blessed to have you in my life.
Frankie wishes birthday to Dominic by sharing a picture on Instagram (Photo: Instagram)
The flamboyant star, Frankie is known for his intimate connection with another contestant Zach Rance in the show Big Brother 16. Even though Zack is straight by sexuality, he confessed that the bond that they share is genuine and he truly felt like Frankie was his boyfriend.
However, the couple could not continue their bromance on the show due to premature departure of Zach. Although their relationship lasted for a short time, it was quite interesting to watch.
The YouTube sensation, Frankie was previously rumored to be dating adult entertainer, Tayte Hanson. They met in December 2015 and instantly sparkled their relationship with each other.
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What Is Frankie Grande’s Net Worth?
The American dancer, Frankie Grande has accumulated a huge net worth of $1.5 million. He has been deriving the majority of his wealth from his acting stint. He also receives payrolls from his YouTube Channel.
The social media personality, Frankie started acting as a Boots the Monkey in the national tour of Dora the Explorer Live, just after the graduation. After that, he moved to New York and got cast in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia. Then he started producing the Broadway shows in 2009. Some of his work includes Hamlet, La Bête, and Born Yesterday.
The talented celebrity star has also amassed more than 445k subscribers on his self-entitled YouTube channel. He joined YouTube on 1 October 2012 and has been posting various entertaining videos on his channel. As per Socialblade, he makes about $8.5 K annually from his channel. He also receives good earning from endorsements and advertising on his social media accounts as well.
He was announced as a judge on an MTV’S dance show called America’s Best Dance Crew All-Stars: Road to the VMAs in 2015. His degree of dance has also assisted him in the rise of career.
He also co-hosted Off The Block with Melissa j Winokur on 3 August 2018. The show was hilarious and fun to watch along with the gorgeous guest Rachel on the show. He is also hosting a Spray Fire Island event in New York City starting from 17th August 2018 to 19th August 2018. He has also shared about the event on his Instagram account dated 8th August 2018. Frankie has even given the code as Frankie for getting the $15 off the tickets.
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Frankie J. Grande was born on 24 January 1983 in New York City as Frank James Michael Grande Marchione. He was born to Joan Marguerite Grande, a chief executive officer for Hose-McCann Communication, and Victor Louis Marchione, a physician. He stands tall with 1.73 m (5’8’’) of height. He graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2005 with a triple major in biology, theatre, and dance.