Ariana Grande Is More Obsessed With Halloween Than All of America Combined
Many people might know Ariana Grande as a superstar singer with a sweet personality. In the past several years, the 26-year-old has released numerous catchy songs that made music listeners all over the world fall in love with her and her talent.
However, while Grande is well-known for her music career, what a lot of people might not realize is that she is also a big fan of Halloween. In fact, Grande is not like any other person who just dresses up for Halloween, she is actually obsessed with all things related to the holiday.
Ariana Grande has loved scary things since she was young
Ariana Grande’s obsession with Halloween seems to have started when she was a kid. Her mother, Joan, was described to be “goth before goth was goth,” which perhaps explains why Grande grew up to love horror stuff.
When Grande was a child, her mother once threw her a Jaws-themed birthday party. Joan shared with Elle: “Most of the kids were running, screaming, because I had Jaws playing on a huge screen. The parents were like, ‘Are you crazy? Our kids don’t watch that!’ But it was [Ariana’s] favorite movie.”
Of course, Halloween in the Grande household was also a huge event. Joan liked to decorate the house with unusual decorations, such as body parts. “I did the house up in things that would give normal children nightmares,” she told Elle. “I would go to the butcher, get heart organs or lungs… The kids would paint blood on the walls.”
Grande still goes all out for Halloween
As an adult, Grande still enjoys Halloween just as much. She once said that it was her “favorite holiday, bar none,” so it is not surprising that Grande often has some interesting costumes for fans to see.
She has been known to dress up as an angel, a vampire, and even a chicken. Grande also sometimes goes for matching costumes with other people. Back when she was still on the show Victorious, Grande and her costar, Elizabeth Gillies, dressed up as each other’s characters. And when Grande was still dating Mac Miller, the couple had matching costumes in 2016 and 2017.
Grande likes to give haunting performances
Since Grande is a singer, there’s no doubt that she enjoys combining her passion for music with her love for hair-raising performances.
In October 2018, Grande took the stage on NBC’s A Very Wicked Halloween, a TV special that commemorated Wicked‘s 15th anniversary on Broadway. Grande performed a spine-chilling rendition of the song “The Wizard and I.”
Earlier that year, Grande also channeled her mother’s goth spirit in a short performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The singer played a game of Musical Genre Challenge and sang Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” in a “goth rock” version.
Grande believes in ghosts and demons
Grande’s love for Halloween doesn’t just stop at scary movies and costumes, however. She believes in ghosts and demons as well, and the singer herself has gave us a glimpse into her obsession with them many times.
For example, back in 2011, Grande told Twitter followers that her house in Boca Raton, Florida, is haunted, though the ghost there is reportedly a nice one.
Additionally, Grande believes that the Nickelodeon Studio where she filmed Victorious also has some spirit activities. “Nick on Sunset is one haunted building,” she wrote. “I want to go find this ghost we keep hearing!”
In an interview with Complex in 2013, Grande also talked about a spooky incident she had when she visited Stull Cemetery in Kansas City: “I felt this sick, overwhelming feeling of negativity over the whole car and we smelled sulfur, which is the sign of a demon, and there was a fly in the car randomly, which is another sign of a demon. I was like, ‘This is scary, let’s leave.’ I rolled down the window before we left and said, ‘We apologize. We didn’t mean to disrupt your peace.’ Then I took a picture and there are three super distinct faces in the picture—they’re faces of textbook demons.”
Apparently, Grande tried to send the photo to her manager, though an error kept appearing that said it had “666 megabytes,” so she simply deleted it.