|Real Name||Edward Charles Butera|
|Famously Known as||Father of Ariana Grande|
|Birthday||September 20, 1958|
|Age (As of 2020)||62 years old|
|Birthplace||Maplewood, New Jersey|
|Gay or Lesbian||No|
|Social Media Profiles||Instagram: Edward Butera
|Parents||Father: Anthony Butera (Died in 2001)
Mother: Florence Butera
|Siblings||Brother: Tony Butera (Died in 2015)
Sister: Maryellen Just
Body Statistics & More
|Height||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 180 cm.
Meters: 1.80 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 64 Kg.
Pounds: 141 lbs.
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7|
|Girlfriend||Will Update Soon|
|Qualification||Graduation (Specialization in the field of advertising and design)|
|School||A Local High School|
|Alma mater||New York Institute of Technology|
|Net worth (approx.)||$6.5 million US dollars (As of 2020)|
|Company||IBI Designs Inc.|
|Founded By||Edward Butera|
|Located In||Boca Raton, Florida|
Favorite Things & More
New Mexican Flat Enchiladas
Indian fry bread
|Favorite Songs||No Tears Left To Cry
One Last Time (2014).
Some Lesser Known Facts about Edward Butera
- Edward Butera is famously known as the dad of singer Ariana Grande.
- Butera was born under the zodiac sign – Virgo – a symbol of effective communication, mental agility, harmony, beauty, sensitivity, and analytical thinking.
- His native place is Maplewood, a suburban township in the US state of New Jersey.
- Anthony Butera (father), and Florence Butera (mother), gave birth to Edward on September 20, 1958.
- Edward’s dad (Anthony Butera) passed away in October 2001 in New Jersey due to heart attack, while his mom (Florence Butera) is living with him.
- As in 2020, Edward is 62 years old.
- His full name is Edward Charles Butera, while his nickname is Eddie.
- Carrying American citizenship, it is believed that he hails from Italian-American ancestry.
- Edward has got two siblings – Tony Butera, the elder brother, and a younger sister, Maryellen Just.
- Tony Butera was a firefighter, who died on 15th April 2015 in a tragic accident. Edward’s brother was married to Lisa Butera, having two children – Christina Butera (daughter) and Nick Butera (son).
- While Maryellen Just is a social work examiner and got married to Craig Just in 1990. At present, she is having one daughter – Katie Just.
- He attended a local school in New Jersey for his primary and secondary studies.
- In 1981, he did his graduation from the New York Institute of Technology. His specialization was in the field of advertising and design.
- After completing his studies, he was then employed by several design companies in New York City.
Marriage & Divorce
- His married life was a tumultuous one. Edward tied the nuptial knots with Joan Grande in 1992, after a couple of years of dating, in Manhattan. Later, the romantic pair moved to Florida.
- After a year of marriage, the couple gave birth to Ariana Grande, who later made her parents proud of her superior performance in the American pop music industry.
- Sadly, their married life could not last long and Ariana Grande’s parents divorced in 2002 due to misunderstandings and other conflicts. Yet the exact cause of their split is subject to debate.
- His ex-wife, Joan Grande is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Hose-McCann Communications.
Ariana Grande’s father is currently residing in Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, Florida.
His Entrepreneurial Journey
- IBI Designs Inc. has been founded by the graphic designer Edward Butera himself in the industrial section of Boca Raton, Florida.
- At present, he also holds the position of the creative head in the company.
- Several web designers, professional photographers, graphic designers, and videographers, work there passionately under the charismatic leadership of Eddie.
- The small yet creative team remains updated with the latest trends in the fields of architecture, design, and fashion.
- During an interview, IBI Design Inc’s President Edward said that his company stands out from the crowd due to its unparalleled services. His team is a highly passionate one, which does not shy away from challenges.
- When asked about the intense competition in the graphic designing industry, Eddie acknowledged the fact of rivalry and said that one who keeps evolving with the latest developments is here to stay, as traditional models no longer work. Simply put, he always tries to push his boundaries as his thinking dictates that the time you decide to stay inside the comfort zone, failure is sure to come.
- As a successful entrepreneur, Eddie has been nominated for several accolades, including 40th Annual Small Business Awards, Albany-Colonie Chamber Small Business Awards, and Amazing Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition.
- As a leader of over dozens of employees, Eddie sees them as an integral part of his family. On the other hand, his subordinates praise Butera’s exceptional problem-solving and decision-making skills also.
His Relationship with Popstar Daughter
- Ariana Grande, according to sources, is in touch with his dad. Both are often seen together at award ceremonies, musical events, and concerts.
- Once the popstar daughter gave her dad, Edward Butera, a photograph that says “I love you” six times.
- Also, Edward has a T-shirt with the name of his famous daughter written on it.
- In June 2019, Ariana Grande shared a rare photo with her dad on Instagram, on the occasion of Father’s Day. It is worth mentioning here that the divorce between Ariana Grande’s parents (Edward and Joan Grande) was one of the worst things happened to her.
- The father-daughter relationship was reported to be strained immediately after the divorce as Ariana Grande is more close to her mother, Joan Grande.
- Butera’s unconditional love and care were shown when he attended his popstar daughter’s concert tours, including the Honeymoon Tour (2015), Dangerous Woman Tour (2017), and Sweetener World Tour (2019).
- Quite naturally, he is fond of listening to his daughter’s songs as well, such as No Tears Left To Cry (2018), Breathin (2018), and One Last Time (2014).
- Painting – one of the most revered pastimes – is preferred by the 62-year-old graphic designer in his leisure time.
- Apart from being an artistic endeavor, painting is therapeutic in nature as well. Eddie shares that painting is a mode of artistic expression irrespective of the nature of painting be it chaotic or minimalist.
- Once, Edward and his daughter together made a painting of shell.
- His other interest is gardening – a psychologically relaxing activity in this fast-paced life. After getting up early in the morning, he loves to look at the delicate creatures for a while. At weekends, planting new saplings and nurturing the already planted ones consume his leisure time.
- Underlining the benefits of gardening, Eddie often encourages the youth to incorporate this eco-friendly hobby in their life amid the stressful situations.
- It’s not surprising that Eddie is a good chef too. He loves to prepare Tater Tots, Cobb Salad, Fajitas, Jambalaya, Smithfield ham, and Maryland crabcakes. While he loves to relish Cioppino, New Mexican Flat Enchiladas, Lobster Rolls, Indian fry bread, and Barbecue Ribs.
- Being a graphic designer, he is adept in digital photography as well. Having a childlike curiosity is a must for photographers. In other words, it is one of the hallmarks of a photographer’s personality, according to Eddie. Reshaping one’s thought process and expanding the horizon of creativity are other attributes one needs.
- Even in this digital age of selfies and Snap stories, fishing is still one of the topmost hobbies among Americans. And, Eddie is certainly one of them pursuing his “relaxing and exciting” hobby in his free time. Water bodies, being away from the hustle and bustle of city life, provides a chance to reflect back on one’s life, Edward once shared in an interview.