Ariana Grande Turns to Kabbalah After Catholic Church Rejects Gay Brother
Grande explained that she and her brother, Frankie turned to Kabbalah because the Catholic church rejected her brother's homosexuality.
Grande was originally born into a Catholic household, says the Telegraph. However, her close relationship and love for her brother prompted the 21-year-old singer and actress to seek a more accepting faith that she later found in Kabbalah.
"When my brother was told that God didn't love him, I was like, 'Okay, that's not cool,'" she explained. "They were building a Kabbalah centre in Florida so we both checked it out and really had a connection with it."
In addition to Ariana and Frankie being active members of the Kabbalah faith, other celebrities such as Madonna, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are also active members, the Telegraph reports.
Since joining the Kabbalah faith, Grande revealed that her life "has unfolded in a really beautiful way, and I think that it has a lot to do with the tools I've learned through Kabbalah, I really do."
Some of the tools that she's learned through Kabbalah include having to "watch your intentions, make sure you're not giving in to your ego. You have to numb your reactive state. You have the power to change your reality," she added.
Us Weekly reports that the "Break Free" singer is now so committed to Kabbalah that "she wears the red string bracelet and everything."
The Us Weekly source adds, "She says she is Jewish. She studies all the books and everything."
In addition to Frankie being the influence for Ariana's Kabbalah faith, he has also been an influence in her decision to perform.
Ariana explained to the Telegraph that Frankie -- who is 10 years older than her -- was the first in the Grande family to start performing and she later followed suit.
"I adored and worshipped my brother, Frankie, as a little girl -- everything he did was cool," she admitted. "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.'"