Big Brother 16: Frankie Grande Reveals He’s Ariana Grande’s Brother! (VIDEO)
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Big Brother 16: Frankie Grande Reveals He’s Ariana Grande’s Brother! (VIDEO)

UPDATE: Frankie just spilled the beans. Late on Friday, August 8, during Week 7, the feeds were down for a while, and when they came back on, Frankie and his on-and-off bromance buddy Zach were fighting. Frankie and Caleb had won the Battle of the Block, leaving Frankie safe, but Zach still nominated. (RIP Zankie?) Frankie had already teased a big announcement before the BOB and, afterward, he told everyone his sister is Ariana Grande.

Watch the video below.

As you might expect, some Houseguests didn't believe it right away (remember the Zach is Amanda's cousin rumor?) while others didn't really care too much, since what does Ariana really have to do with Frankie's gameplay? Nicole was already upset at being dethroned as Head of Household, and she said she never would've put up Frankie had she known who he was. So, congrats Frankie, you got what you wanted — now the HGs are going to be hyper-aware that millions of "Arianators" will be nice to them if they're nice to Frankie and bash them if they try to get Frankie out. That matters to some of these HGs and could help him in the game. Frankie also added that he's playing this game for a charity that he represents to help schools in Africa. So he's playing the charity card as well, strategically timed for when he lost the trust of the house and needed to win it back. He may be shady (and he is) but he's very smart. Follow the rest of the Week 7 drama here.

What do you think — will this decision bite him in the butt later, or was it just the thing he needed to do to save his game?

Original story:

This season of Big Brother has one contestant with huge celebrity ties. We are of course talking about Frankie Grande and the fact that he’s the big brother of one of the hottest pop stars on the charts today: Ariana Grande. He’s stayed mum on his family connections so far this season, but does Frankie ever plan on letting the cat out of the bag?

“I’m not going to tell a soul about my sister,” Frankie told We Love Big Brother in his pre-show interview. “It’s not about her; the game has nothing to do with her. It’s myself in that house.”

If you ask us, Frankie is making a pretty smart decision here. It’s already hard enough to play Big Brother — let alone win it — when you’re balancing a strategic, strong, and social game all at the same time. The obvious reason to stay quiet about his little sis is that his fellow competitors might think he doesn’t deserve the $500K grand prize at the end of the summer, and Frankie is well aware of that threat.

“People equate fame with money and money with access,” he continued. “So if they think that I have a famous sister, then I automatically am rich and I automatically have access, so then why would I need to win the show? She lives her own life and I live my own life. We are best friends but it’s not like she’s writing me a check, you know?”

We hope Frankie sticks with his plan and stays quiet about his famous family. After all, if he’s going to walk away with the money, it would be even sweeter to do so and then reveal his secret to everyone.

Do you think Frankie will come clean during the game? Hit the comments and sound off!

Source: We Love Big Brother

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