VIDEO: Ariana Grande Grandfather’s Death Revealed to Brother Frankie on Big Brother
By Michael Lewittes | 10:45 pm, July 23rd, 2014VIDEO
Ariana Grande’s grandfather died on Tuesday, and the sad news has now made its way to her older brother Frankie, who is competing on “Big Brother.”
Grande wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that she and her family had planned to keep her brother out of the loop, since communication with relatives isn’t permitted according to the CBS show’s rules.
“Asked grandps last week if he wanted us to pull frankie off bb & he said ‘no way! he’s gotta play the game even tho i don’t understand it,'” explained the star in a tweet.
But hours later, producers broke the news to Frankie by passing along a note from his family — see video below.
It’s unclear who decided to make an exception to the show’s procedures, which normally ban interference from the outside world in almost every circumstance.
The live feed filming contestants showed Frankie breaking down over the news, and some of his housemates began crying, too.
What do you think of Frankie finding out about his grandpa’s death while competing pn the show?