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Jennette McCurdy Explains Why She Was Jealous of Ariana Grande

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Jennette McCurdy is unloading it all in her new memoir, I'm Glad My Mom Died, including sharing why she was jealous of Ariana Grande. 

The 30-year-old former actress candidly shares her complicated feelings about her mom, eating disorder, being a childhood actor, and the jealousy that took place with Ariana Grande, her Sam & Cat co-star.

In her memoir, she refers to Ariana as "a burgeoning pop star" who "regularly" missed filming "to go sing at award shows.

"The week where I was told Ariana would not be here at all, and that they would write around her absence this episode by having her character be locked in a box. Are you. Kidding me," McCurdy writes. "So I have to turn down movies while Ariana’s off whistle-toning at the Billboard Music Awards? F**k. This." 

McCurdy's jealousy of Grande stemmed from a few places, the first being that she believed Grande had "a much easier upbringing."

"I grew up in Garbage Grove in a god**mned hoarder house with a cancerous mom who constantly wept about not being able to afford rent and utility bills," McCurdy writes. 

"Ariana grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, an incredibly wealthy, idyllic town, with a healthy mom who could buy her whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted -- Gucci bags, fancy vacations, Chanel outfits."

But it was Ariana's Tom Hanks moment that broke McCurdy.

"That was the moment I broke," McCurdy recalls. "I couldn’t take it anymore. Music performances and magazine covers... whatever, I’ll get over it. But playing a family game at National Treasure, two-time Academy Award–winner and six-time nominee Tom Hanks’s house? I’m done."

This book sounds like a page-turner. I'm Glad My Mom Died is out now.

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