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Edward Charles Butera (born September 20, 1958)[1] is an American graphic designer, photographer & artist. He is also Joan Grande's ex-husband, Ariana's dad & Frankie's stepdad. He is the owner/founder of IBI Designs, Inc. He is very proud of his daughter and often tweets about her on his Twitter page, @CaptainEddieB.

Life Edit

Edward was born & raised on September 20, 1958 in Maplewood, New Jersey. He graduated from the NYIT in 1981 with a degree in advertising and design. Edward then worked at different design companies in New York City where he met Joan in the early '90s. They got married in 1992 in Manhattan & moved to Boca Raton, Florida in 1993 when Joan was pregnant with their daughter. On June 26, 1993, their daughter: Ariana Grande-Butera was born. Edward was the stepdad of Frankie (Joan's son from a previous relationship) for over 10 years. They all lived together in Boca Raton until Joan & Edward divorced in August 2003 when Ariana was 10 and Edward moved out. Currently, Edward continues to live in Florida.[2][3][4][5]

Relationship with Ariana Edit

  • Ariana shows that she loves her dad very much.
  • Eddie uses the picture Ariana took with him his twitter icon.
  • Ariana gave her dad a signed picture that says I love you six times.[6]
  • Eddie has a shirt with Ariana's name embroidered on it.[7]
  • He came to see Ariana perform in A Snow White Christmas.[8]
  • Ariana has a lot of family on Eddie's side of the family.[9]
  • Ariana tweeted about him a few times. [10]
  • When Ariana's Girls' Life magazine came out, Eddie bought a copy.[11]
  • Eddie tweeted a picture of him and Ariana along with greeting her a happy birthday.[12]
  • They made a painting of a shell together once.[13]
  • Eddie tweeted a picture of a papier mache bowl they made together when Ariana was 5 years old.[14]
  • He wants to teach her how to fish.[15]
  • Sometime in 2013, Ariana and her father lost touch. Ariana talked about in the September 2014 issue of Seventeen magazine and said it was the hardest thing she ever had to deal with. She went on to say that, "the thing that got me there was embracing the fact that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn’t like that about myself. I had to accept that it’s okay not to get along with somebody and still love them."[16]
  • When Yours Truly came out, he bought two copies.[17]
  • On Father's Day 2014, Ariana tweeted "happy Father's Day to all the incredible fathers out there... thinking of you today daddy. love u." [18]
  • Eddie went to Ariana's Miami show during The Honeymoon Tour on March 28, 2015.[19]
  • They made a painting together[20]

Gallery Edit

Ariana Grande GodIssaWomanCrown "The day you left me, an angel cried"
To view the Edward Butera gallery, click here.

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