When the mighty Djokovic was getting humiliated in the centre court of Wimbledon, a distraught Dalton Gomez got eviscerated, as Ariana locked hands with a little known actor on live television.
Just a few days back, he had her name engraved on his chest, in a desperate attempt to win her back.
But Ariana being Ariana, served him a divorce notice instead of the usual sweet talk.
Separated for a long period of time over Wicked‘s filming , the pair had trust issues, as predators swooped on Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, where the movie was filmed.
Like a knight in shining armour, Ethan Slater her co-star, protected her from the vultures, winning her precious heart in the process.
Four years without a studio album, Arianators were hoping that her recent divorce would inspire her to release a new album, detailing the bitter experience she had with Gomez.
Known for sending her ex-lovers spinning into a bottomless pit, right after a break up, the “Into You” singer recently revealed in an interview, that she doesn’t care about her singing career anymore and she just wants to be an acclaimed actress.
Raised by a single mother with limited resources, it was her cherubic voice that lifted her to stardom, despite her petite appearance.
Forever haunted by the Manchester bombings, this real life Barbie Doll has come a long way since her Victorious days.
Here are some interesting facts on Tori Vega aka Ariana Grande:
1. Her Real Name is Ariana Grande Butera
Born in Raton, Florida on 26th June, 1993 her full name is Ariana Grande Butera.
She got the Butera (a small town in Caltanissetta, Sicily) from her father, Edward Butera , a graphic designer from Florida.
Ariana’s parents divorced when she was 8 and she never met her father for 10 long years, until she became a super star.
Rumor has it, that Ariana’s mom was not very keen on her daughter meeting her father, as he defaulted on child support.
2. The Ponytail Princess
Seldom would you see Ariana without a ponytail and she blames the red dye, she used for three consecutive years (2010 – 2013), while filming Victorious for permanently damaging her scalp and roots.
She lost so much hair, trying the tousled lob, curtain bangs or the wavy cut, she’ll never try them again unless in a music video or a red carpet event.
3. Body Shamed and Humiliated
“She is 30 years old, but she wants to look 16” , “What happened to her? she used to look so cute in 2016”.
Addressing her body shamers, Ari released a Tik Tok video back in April 2023, amid growing concerns over her rapid weight loss.
Letting them know, she was at the lowest point of her life, (when the Oscar awards happened, she had secretly parted ways with Gomez), and looked her worst ever, Ari added, that she drank over antidepressants for months together.
4. Ariana is Vegan
Ariana Grande is now a 100% vegan. She grew up only on organic food and says she was a pescetarianist.
“7 rings” singer credits her mom Joan Grande for her stunning looks, for cultivating her food habits, which was devoid of meat, dairy, processed and junk food.
This translated to her not eating any animals in her childhood except for fish. However, she is now a complete vegan.
5. 7 Rings and the 77 Threats
Not one or two, but three artists threatened Ariana with a lawsuit, when “7 Rings” reached the no.1 spot in the Hot 100 charts, earning $10 million in royalties.
Calling her a thief on Insta, Souljaboy thought “7 Rings” was very similar to his 2010 hit “Pretty Boy”
2Chainz was reminded of his 2011 hit “Spend it” when listening to “7 Rings” and shamelessly accused Ariana of ripping him off.
And finally, little known artist Nokia Princess had the audacity to tag Ariana in a video and proceeded to sing a song, that hardly synced with “7 Rings”.
6. Cruelty-Free Beauty Products
Known for it’s award winning mascara and eye liners, R.E.M (Rapid Eye Movement) was launched in November 2021, in tandem with her Positions album and gained a massive teen following for it’s falsies, eye lashes, plumping lip gloss, lipstick and gel based eye shadows.
Acknowledged for using vegan, paraben-free and cruelty-free ingredients, R.E.M Beauty, won Allure’s Best of Beauty award in 2022, just a year after it’s release.
7. The Japanese Embarrassment
Inspired by the “7 Rings” success, Ariana wanted ‘7 Rings’ tattooed on her palm in Japanese, but the retarded tattoo artist embedded ‘small charcoal grill’.
A furious Ariana went back to get it corrected, but that imbecile engraved ‘barbeque chicken’ instead.
Anyways, while getting married to Dalton Gomez, Ariana bid farewell to most of her tattoos including the Pokemon tattoo on her inner arm, ‘Lets Sing’ in Japanese on her biceps and the two butterflies on her back.
8. Sleeps Naked
When asked, Ariana said she believes in sleeping with minimal clothes on and that her grandmother always encouraged her to sleep naked.
9. Natural and Curly Hair
Like most Sicilians, Ariana is envied by so many ladies for her natural and curly hair.
While most Italians carry exclusive Caucasian genes in their DNA, some in the Southern Italy, carry a large amount of Arabian and North African genes along with Caucasian genes, as Arabians settled in Southern Italy, thousands of years ago.
10. Loves Dogs
Being a huge patron of rescue shelter based pet adoption, Ariana has a total of 10 rescue dogs and a pot bellied piggy, that delightfully chomps on her expensive belongings.
11. Allergic to Cats
Grande might love animals so much, but there is one pet she just can’t have. She is allergic to cats and bananas. Can you believe it?
12. Amazing Vocal Range
Ariana gained so many fans across the globe, by shattering cultural, racial and language barriers, simply because, people were mesmerized by her voice and wanted more.
“Positions” singer has a 4-octave vocal range and this is the one reason, why she can sing and hit the high notes without gagging.
The more amazing thing is that, she had no prior training before she started singing.
13. She Likes Smooching Her Friends
Ariana has been friends with Elizabeth Gillies from the TV show Victorious, and she once posted a video on Instagram with the two kissing.
However, according to Elizabeth, the two are like sisters and that smooching was an excellent way to say hello.
14. Twerking with Madonna
Ariana attended the Madge’s Raising Malawi concert in Miami beach where Madonna was performing.
Grande was brought on stage by Madonna and they did a bizarre twerk off, which was well received.
15. Dirty Sense of Humor
Most people might have seen the photo of Ed Sheeran laughing off at a Victoria Secret’s show, but most people never knew the reason why.
However, Ed explained it saying Ariana came up and stood next to him and whispered “I love big black balls” and that had Ed laughing his face off.
16. 6 Inch Heels
According to her stylist Law Roach, Ariana Grande is the only artist ever to perform at live concerts in 6 inch heels.
He goes on to add, that her feet are magical, adjusting themselves, every time she walks or dances on stage.
And that, he has never seen the “Side to Side” singer without them.