Family first! Ariana Grande has been a longtime supporter of her brother Frankie Grande, who is openly gay and best known for his stint on Big Brother. In addition to defending her big bro against the haters online, the “Break Free” singer, 21, also stood up for him when the Catholic Church wasn’t onboard with his sexual orientation.
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“When my brother was told that God didn’t love him, I was like, ‘Okay, that’s not cool,’” she told Britain’s Sunday Telegraph (via the Daily Mail). “They were building a Kabbalah centre in Florida so we both checked it out and really had a connection with it.”
The siblings are now practicing members of the Kabbalah sect of Judaism, which includes other A-listers like Madonna and Demi Moore. Grande doesn’t regret leaving Catholicism and opened up about how her new faith has changed her.
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“My life has unfolded in a really beautiful way, and I think that it has a lot to do with the tools I’ve learned through Kabbalah, I really do,” she continued. “You have to watch your intentions, make sure you’re not giving in to your ego. You have to numb your reactive state. You have the power to change your reality.”
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A source tells Us Weekly that Grande is serious about Kabbalah, adding “She wears the red string bracelet and everything. She is totally obsessed with Kabbalah now, her friend got her into it. She says she is Jewish. She studies all the books and everything.”