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Joan Grande

Full Name: Joan Marguerite Grande
Birthday: June 10, 1957 (age 65)
Birth Place: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Ancestry: Italian
Height: 5‘ 3" (160 cm)
Relationship Status: Single
Children: Ariana Grande, Frankie Grande

Joan Grande is an American actress, producer and entrepreneur who is best known as the amazing mother of pop sensation Ariana Grande. While her daughter is an international superstar, Joan herself prefers to avoid the limelight and focus on philanthropy and family.

Early Life and Family History

Joan Marguerite Grande was born on June 10, 1957 in Boca Raton, Florida. She comes from a prominent Italian-American family – her grandmother immigrated to the United States from Sicily. Joan‘s parents owned a manufacturing business in Boca Raton where she grew up. She has one brother named Frank Grande.

Joan married businessman Edward Butera in 1992. Together they had two children – daughter Ariana in 1993 and son Frankie in 1999. After divorcing Butera in 2003, Joan married Sean Grande in 2006. They too divorced amicably in 2015.

Successful Businesswoman and CEO

While devoted to her family, Joan also built an impressive career as a entrepreneur and business leader. She served as the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a major telephone and alarm system company, for over 20 years.

Under Joan‘s leadership, the company thrived and became highly successful. Her business acumen and decision-making played a major role in the company‘s growth and profitability over the years.

Loving Mother and Ariana‘s Biggest Supporter

After leaving her CEO position, Joan focused on raising Ariana and Frankie. Sources close to the family say Joan was a warm, loving mother who worked hard to give her kids the best possible upbringing.

Though Ariana‘s talent and ambition were evident from a young age, Joan made sure to keep her grounded. She encouraged Ariana‘s dreams while teaching her the value of kindness, humility and discipline.

Joan remains incredibly close with both her children. She travels with Ariana on tours and makes special appearances in her shows and music videos. Their heartwarming, playful mother-daughter relationship is admired by fans.

Passions and Interests

Away from the spotlight, Joan Grande enjoys a quiet life focused on family, charity and hobbies. Those close to her describe Joan as gentle, intelligent and funny.

She loves being a dog mom and has rescued several Great Danes over the years. Gardening and floral arranging are some of her favorite creative pursuits. Joan also enjoys cooking Italian dishes to share with her loved ones.

Tireless Advocate for Good Causes

One of Joan‘s most admirable qualities is her philanthropic spirit. She fervently supports various charitable organizations and social justice initiatives close to her heart.

Joan frequently collaborates with Ariana on raising funds and awareness for causes like:

  • LGBTQ rights and marriage equality.
  • Adoption and ethical treatment of shelter animals.
  • Providing education, food and healthcare for underprivileged children.
  • Conservation efforts for protecting wildlife and the environment.

Ariana credits her mother Joan‘s exemplary values and humanitarian work for shaping her into the artist she is today.

Fun Facts About Joan Grande

  • Her nickname in the family is "Nonna" – Italian for grandmother.
  • She bonded with Pete Davidson when he dated Ariana and approved of him.
  • Joan is a talented cook and baker – her lasagna is legendary.
  • She enjoys tending to her rose garden.
  • Frank Sinatra is one of her all-time favorite musicians.
  • Her first job was at a local pizza shop as a teenager.


While she shuns fame, Joan Grande‘s legacy as a caring mother, business leader and philanthropist is extraordinary. Her grace, wisdom and humility set an inspirational example. Joan proves you don‘t have to be rich or famous to live a beautiful, purposeful life – just have an open heart and help others.