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Long before Ariana Grande became the Grammy winner, the singer of "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" was just your typical girl – which we now know thanks to a recently unearthed article He was a huge hockey fan (and disconcerting, he was hit by two discs at the age of 5).
In a South Florida of 1998 Sun Sentinel article that is now becoming viral – after being shared by the hockey writer Mike Commito over the weekend – a 5-year-old girl is depicted with a wide smile and a red hockey jersey, waving to the crowd as she sits on a Zamboni in a Florida Panthers game. The title? "The kid Boca takes a record and ice", with the subtitle, "a child of 5 years after being hit the second time." And the child in question? Because, none other than Ariana Grande-Butera (the full name of the singer).
The Sun Sentinel wrote the article in a new post on Monday, saying that the The singer's mother, Joan Grande-Butera, told the newspaper in 1998, "She's a big fan that we bought her the ride to an auction." (It cost $ 200.) In addition, at the age of 5, Boca The young Raton has participated in almost every home game of the team since he was 2 years old. That's how he ended up being hit by two different hockey pucks, as his mother explained in 1998. Per Sun Sentinel:
That Friday night in 1998, while the future Grammy-winning mom told a match in January, when her daughter was hit on the wrist with a hockey puck, it happened again. Last time, it was his right wrist. This time, left. "What are the chances of this happening", asked Dad, the graphic Ed Grande-Butera, visibly shaken.
Fortunately, the young Ariana was fine and just needed some ice packs to help with the bruises. And thanks to the incidents on the record, Ariana has been forever in history as the first fan of the hockey to be hit by a record in the team's most recent arena (in 1998). During the weekend, the singer confirmed the story on Twitter:
Unfortunately, however, it was not the only time Ariana was hit by something unexpected: in 2014, she was also hit by a Victoria & # 39; s Secret Angel. Be careful, Ari!