Ariana Grande’s romantic life has been making headlines as she reportedly starts dating her Wicked costar, Ethan Slater, just three days after announcing her split from husband Dalton Gomez. The timeline of their relationship might seem rushed, but let’s dive into the details.
Sources reveal that Grande was still trying to work on her relationship with Gomez when she flew to the UK to film the musical movie Wicked in December 2022. However, the couple was facing issues, and the distance between them did not help. Coincidentally, Slater, known for his role as Spongebob Squarepants on Broadway and set to play Munchkin Boq in Wicked, was also in a committed relationship during filming. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Lilly Jay, since 2018 and welcomed their first child together sometime in 2022.
Here’s a breakdown of the timeline for Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater’s reported romance:
– May 15, 2021: Gomez and Dalton tie the knot in marriage.
– November 2022: Slater expresses his affection for his wife, Lilly Jay, in an Instagram post, celebrating their four-year marriage and ten years together. Ariana Grande apparently liked the post at some point, as revealed in TikTok screenshots.
– December 2022: Filming for Wicked begins, with Grande portraying the famed good witch Glinda alongside Cynthia Erivo’s Elphaba.
– January 2023: Grande and Gomez’s separation is reported by TMZ in July.
– May 14, 2023: Slater shares a heartwarming Mother’s Day tribute to his wife on Instagram, featuring photos of their son. Fan screenshots suggest that Grande also liked the post.
– July 16, 2023: Grande is seen at Wimbledon without her wedding ring.
– July 17, 2023: News of Grande and Gomez’s separation breaks, with TMZ being the first to report, followed by People’s confirmation. TMZ sources indicate that they might be heading toward divorce, while a People source mentions that they are quietly and lovingly working on their friendship. Grande removes several photos of Gomez from her Instagram feed, although some still remain.
– July 20, 2023: People sources confirm that Grande has recently started dating Slater. They clarify that Grande and Dalton separated in January, and Slater is also separated from his wife. Another source from UsWeekly states that Ariana and Ethan have only recently begun seeing each other but are having a lot of fun and enjoying each other’s company.
At present, there is no official statement regarding Ethan Slater and his wife’s separation or divorce beyond People’s report. Following the media frenzy surrounding his relationship with Ariana Grande, Slater promptly sets his Instagram account to private.
As the story unfolds, fans and media are eager to see how Grande and Slater’s relationship progresses and what the future holds for both of them.
Source : Glamour
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