Ariana Grande has one less problem without the Catholic Church.
In a new interview, the singer discussed how she grew up Catholic, but when her big brother Frankie (who was a contestant this past summer on Big Brother) came out, she was far from thrilled with the Church’s response. “When my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, ‘OK, that’s not cool,’” Grande recalled to The Independent. “They were building a Kabbalah center in Florida so we both checked it out and really had a connection with it.”
Grande’s love for her brother came up quite a bit in the interview — it turns out he just may be the reason for her current career. “I adored and worshipped my brother, Frankie, as a little girl – everything he did was cool,” she said. “He’s 10 years older than me – he would kill me for saying that! But once Frankie got into acting in musical theatre and dancing, I was like, “OK, I guess that’s the cool thing now, so let’s investigate and watch old musicals.”
Fans can read the full interview — where Grande also discusses Miley Cyrus, Halloween, and why she doesn’t mind being called a diva — here.