Known as the grandmother of pop singer Ariana Grande. She has served as a primary inspiration for her granddaughter, and has been present throughout her career as an actress and singer.
Her granddaughter first rose to fame as an actress on the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious. She later portrayed the same character, Cat Valentine, on the spin-off Sam & Cat.
She gave her granddaughter some of her jewelry to wear for her 2015 GRAMMYs performance. She has previously attended the 2014 Teen Choice Awards with her granddaughter, where they danced with one another.
Her husband, Frank, passed away in 2014 after a sustained battle with cancer. Her grandson, Frankie Grande, is known for his YouTube channel.
She is often referred to as Nonna by Ariana Grande.