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'Big Brother'

Ariana Grande Hides Grandpa's Death

From Brother Frankie

7/23/2014 9:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ariana Grande Grandpa Died"Big Brother" is now keeping a deep secret  -- something that could derail the show if revealed too soon -- and it involves the death of one of Ariana Grande's relatives.

Ariana's grandfather died Tuesday.  He's also the grandpa of Ariana's brother, Frankie Grande, who's a contestant on "Big Brother."

It seems just before he died the grandfather knew Frankie might bail from the show if he found out, so one of grandpa's last wishes was to keep his death a secret from Frankie.

Ariana was chronicling her grandpa's illness ... recently posting pictures with him in the hospital.  But Frankie never saw them per the rules of the show.

Ariana made her grandfather's wishes clear, tweeting, "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"

It seems from the "Big Bro" live feeds ... Frankie is still in the dark over his grandpa's death.
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7:00 PM PT -- Producers just told Frankie about the death.

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76.

Brian    

Big Brother? Good grief. Talk about a stupid show. What is it even? Who watches that crap?

62 days ago
77.

ColiePolie    

My grandmother died while I was away in Boston and my family didn't tell me until I got back almost two weeks later. I was pretty upset . I know he obviously asked for it to be that way, but I feel like he might regret it one day. He seems really family oriented to begin with.

62 days ago
78.

ElleSmallz    

Who cares?

62 days ago
79.

deerdoe    

The show did call him into DR and told him the grandfather was dying. He chose to stay...it was shortly after they got there. Hope he leaves soon he is a nasty player.

62 days ago
80.

TrippyHippy    

Honestly, I feel like no good will come from this.. especially if he was close with his grandfather cause you cant get that back.

62 days ago
81.

Joshua    

GRANDPA GRANDE WANTED ARIANA TO WAIT TO TELL FRANKIE BECAUSE GRANDPA WANTED FRANKIE TO CONTINUE ON BIG BROTHER FOR HIM .

62 days ago
82.

Patty     

Why do you have to post something so personal? You know somehow/someway it will get back to him. Posting information is one thing, but purposefully turning someones' world upside down regarding a loss of a family member is another. I used to enjoy your show. Now you go for the juggler it seems and don't care who you hurt. Come on, get some class...you can still have a great show.

62 days ago
83.

Mary Ann    

You actually believe this story??? No wonder this show makes money.

62 days ago
84.

HB    

OK TMZ this is tired because he's on Big Brother and they don't have contact with the outside world. She's not hiding it!. If Ariana has to do is contact the producers. Stop creating drama!!

62 days ago
85.

D    

wow ...he has such a strange shape, big head!

62 days ago
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maria82032    

Everyone shaming the family should be ashamed of themselves grandpa grande knew how much it meant to Frankie staying in the game it was his last wish for him to not know so that he could stay in the game also people saying that they just want to get fame um they already have tons of it Ariana has over 16 mil followers on twitter

62 days ago
87.

lanie    

Frankie is a s ***bag.. a total piece of trash.. a whore attention wh re, fake, vile and disgusting.. The only reason he won the Team America thingie is because of his sister.. His sister got her fans to vote for him, even though they don't watch the feeds to see what a disgusting piece of trash he is!!
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He should be with his family right now.. not on a damn game show.. What a crappy family to put more care into a spot on a TV show than into the death of a loved one.. What a vile lot.

62 days ago
88.

Cry Baby    

Marianna sucks, her brother Frankie sucks more!

62 days ago
89.

tell him face to face    

really messed up,although it was grandpa grandes wish to not tell frankie...im sure frankie would want to know asap,i believe he cares more about family then he does fame on big brother

62 days ago
90.

ted    

He's a 31 year-old man and he calls himself "Frankie?" Please.

62 days ago
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