Ariana Grande is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and actress with a legion of adoring fans coupled with numerous awards that prove the 28-year-old is an icon.
The “Sam & Cat” star recently revealed that her music, usually based on her personal experiences, was significantly influenced by her mentor, Kristin Chenoweth.
Her Mentor’s Teachings
Grande, who is currently serving as a coach on the hit show “The Voice,” chose her mentor, Chenoweth, to be her team’s advisor for the Battle Rounds.
Surprisingly, the “Swindle” actress’s actions had a deeper meaning as she confessed that the 53-year-old Broadway star had changed her life on the show’s latest episode.
This heartwarming moment was revealed to the public after the “Over The Rainbow” singer shared a clip of the scene on Twitter alongside a sweet shout-out to her disciple that read:
“I didn’t even know @ArianaGrande remembered me saying this!! I love you so much, baby girl.”
The video captured “The Voice” coach telling her team that her knowledge of music came from watching Chenoweth. She said:
“When we were doing Hairspray Live,” the 28-year-old began, “you would pitch a joke, or like, a melody change here and there, and ask, ‘Does this add value?'”
Grande admitted that as a performer, this notion influenced her to ensure all her songs, performances, and actions were things that could add value.
I didn’t even know @ArianaGrande remembered me saying this!! I love you so much, baby girl. The @NBCTheVoice battles continue tonight! Who’s watching? 💜 #thevoice #teamariana pic.twitter.com/S2So0qEC26
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) October 18, 2021
How They Met
As reported by PEOPLE, the mentor and student met backstage at a performance of “Wicked” on Broadway. At the time, Grande was 10-years-old and a huge fan of musicals.
The “One Last Time” singer previously confessed that she felt proud to share the knowledge she gained from Chenoweth with her students on “The Voice.”
The broadway star also shared similar emotions as she told viewers that she was elated to watch her student become a successful entertainer and a mentor.
A Singer With A Generous Heart
Earlier this month, The Blast shared Grande’s latest act of kindness during the World’s Mental Health Day. The “VICTORiOUS” star joined forces with Better Help to promote access to mental health resources.
The “Rain On Me” crooner announced the news on Instagram, where she acknowledged giving away “$5 million in therapy.”
The 28-year-old also hoped her actions would inspire others to prioritize their health and get the help they need.
On the topic of prioritizing one’s health, it is safe to say that the two-time Grammy winner has never been better, especially with her loving husband.
The “Motive” singer said her vows to Dalton Homez in an intimate ceremony held at their residence. Before her marriage, the mental health advocate dated rappers, including Big Sean and the late Mac Miller.
The life of a celebrity has its merits as well as perils. The Blast previously reported that Grande was being stalked by a man, who showed up at her residence with a “large hunting knife.”
The man in question has been terrorizing the 28-year-old for months until September 9, 2021, when the alleged stalker threatened to kill the singer and her security team after he was asked to leave her home.
In response to the threat, the Nickelodeon star’s legal team appealed for a long-term restraining order, which the court approved for a maximum of 5 years.