When you think about a pop star, you may assume that because their name is larger than life that their physical stature is just as big. Chances are that if you were to meet the Italian-American singer Ariana Grande in person, the word “Grande,” which in the Spanish and Italian languages translates to large in English, wouldn’t be the first adjective you would apply to her.
But even with that bit of irony aside, the second half of Ariana’s stage name “Grande,” which is her actual middle name, is still an ideal word to describe her talent and the impact that she has made in the entertainment industry. So just how tall is Ariana Grande anyway?
More Petite Than Grande
Ariana Grande’s height is just a bit over 5 feet, putting her on the sweet and petite side of things. Her diminutive vertical size has probably contributed to her being a fan of wearing high heels at public events. This is probably also why there is some confusion of her actual height with some people putting her up to 5’3”.
Compared to the average height of American women being 5’4”, Ariana Grande-Butera is about a third of a foot shorter than them. When Ariana was 17-years-old, the Boca Raton, Florida, native stated that her height was “5 feet or a little more, I’m miniature. Haha.” But oddly enough, two years before she tweeted, 5’3”!!! I grew! Yay!”
Ariana’s petite frame with dark brown hair also stems from her weight which floats around 108 pounds, a dress size of 2, and a shoe size of 6. Despite her small size, she has a big voice that gained her fame on the Nickelodeon TV show Victorious as Cat Valentine. In fact, she was so amazing on that show that she got her own spin-off show called Sam & Cat alongside Jennette McCurdy. Her voice also killed on Broadway and has earned her several Billboard hits and awards for her hit songs, music videos, and studio albums, including Yours Truly, My Everything, Dangerous Woman, Sweetener, and Thank U, Next.
Ariana’s Height Compared to Her Dates
Ariana is definitely not accustomed to dating shorter men, or even guys her own height that float around the 5-foot mark. This doesn’t mean that she is stretching her arms for the sky on her tippy toes just to hug an NBA basketball player either.
Most of her boyfriends that we are aware of publicly have been over five and a half feet. Ari has been attached to celebs like Graham Phillips, who played the boyfriend of actress Kathryn Newton’s character Julie in the John Cena comedy hit Blockers.
The Detroit rap star Big Sean that is signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music was once a romantic partner of the petite princess Ariana Grande. Also, the comedic actor Pete Davidson of the famed, long-running television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live was also in a lengthy relationship with Grande.
After spending time together making “The Way,” Ariana Grande dated Mac Miller — and he was actually one of the shorter guys that she has been romanced by, at about 7 inches above her in height. Here are how the heights of some of Ariana Grande’s boyfriends stack up to her 5 feet tall frame:
Mac Miller’s Height: 5 feet 7 inches or 170 cm
Big Sean’s Height: 5 feet 8 inches or 172.7 cm
Graham Phillips Height: 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Nathan Sykes’ Height: 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Matt Bennett’s Height: 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Pete Davidson’s Height: 6 ft 3 in or 190½ cm
Fighting Mental Health Struggles
In November 2018, after her ex-boyfriend rapper Mac Miller’s death and her breakup with her partner Pete Davidson, Ariana Grande felt that she needed some help to cope with the pain that was mounting. She shared with CNN that she’s been through an awful lot, and that while she is a great entertainer, when it comes to situations like this, she is:
“just this little basket-case puddle of figuring it out…
…[I] have to be the luckiest girl in the world, and the unluckiest, for sure. I’m walking this fine line between healing myself and not letting the things that I’ve gone through be picked at before I’m ready, and also celebrating the beautiful things that have happened in my life and not feeling scared that they’ll be taken away.”
Health Scare in 2019
If you ever wondered how mentally, physically, and emotionally demanding it can be to rock the world as an ultra-famous pop star, take one like at Ariana Grande and what she has had to overcome in her career already, and she isn’t even 30-years-old yet.
On November 16th, 2019, Ari took to her Instagram Stories to update her fans or “Arianators” on her health woes and reasons for having to cancel some concerts. She explained that she had been sick since her show in London – not only did her throat hurt, but so did her head. She claimed:
“I sound okay, I’m just in a lot of pain, and it’s difficult to breathe during the show. I am seeing my doctor and trying my very best to get better for tomorrow’s show. The last thing I would ever want to do is cancel a show at this point with so few left. I’m truly cherishing every moment of this…I just really don’t know what’s happening with my body right now and need to figure it out.”
Unfortunately, the next morning Ariana shared the news with her fans on social media that not only was she not physically able to perform her show that night, but her body actually felt ‘ten times worse’ and that it hurt when she shallows, and her head was pounding. Thankfully, she has support from her mother, Joan Grande, father, Edward Butera, and half-brother, Frankie Grande.
Fitness tends to be a top priority in Ariana’s life being that she loves to work out and maintain a fit figure. She has talked about listening to Nicki Minaj’s music to get hyped up when she is doing elliptical workouts for cardiovascular exercise.
Ariana’s cardio routines are also amplified by her in the form of dancing. She has even encouraged her followers to consider dancing in 5-inch heels as a high-powered workout that can ramp up the number of calories that you can burn off of your body.
In addition to Ariana Grande’s dance rehearsals, she continues her fitness strategies by running behind her puppy and chasing it around to incorporate some fun into her day. Her healthy hobbies also include hiking and meditation that she does on a regular basis.
Ariana tries to keep her energy level high by having dry fruits, almonds, and cashews. She is also a vegan who keeps away from dairy and non-vegetarian food.
It is hard to not let something like your height as a point of weakness that affects your self-esteem and puts you in a constant mode of comparing yourself to others, whether you are shorter than the average person or much taller.
Even at 5 feet, Ariana Grande hasn’t let her size become an obstacle to block her from her dreams of being a world-class performer and global entertainer frequently being compared to Mariah Carey. With a massive net worth, winning countless American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and even a Grammy, she has no problem throwing on a pair of high heel shoes and lifting herself up to face the new crowd of roaring fans or answer questions for another interview.
Now that you know how tall that Ariana Grande is, let it be known that big things do come in small packages, and small packages are filled with big gifts to share with the world.