Thank U, Next so soon!
Fans are shocked to learn that Grande, 30, is now dating the live-action SpongeBob SquarePants star, Ethan Slater.
“Sources confirmed Ariana and Ethan — who plays Boq in the film adaption of the Broadway musical — recently started dating during production of the film, reports TMZ,” Daily Mail wrote.
The news came only a few days after the 30-year-old singer announced her split from husband, Dalton Gomez.
Sources close to the Thank U, Next singer, and the luxury real estate agent confirmed that they have been living separately since January 2023 but have remained ‘incredibly amicable.’
“They came to the decision together,” one insider told Page Six. “They were having problems before January, but they want to remain best friends.”
The insider also revealed that in an attempt to save their relationship, Dalton visited Ariana in London on the set of ‘wicked’, but it ‘didn’t work out.’
“They’ve been really good friends throughout the entire process, and their friends and families have been trying to protect them.”
TMZ was the first to report the breakup news.
The 7 Rings singer was recently spotted in London without her wedding band and engagement ring while enjoying the weekend at Wimbledon. She is residing in the UK for the shooting of the screen adaptation of Wicked.
“Ariana and Dalton have nothing but respect for one another. They’re still friends and want to remain that way moving forward. There was no cheating, no resentment between them, the marriage just simply didn’t work out. These things happen,” one source told Daily Mail.
A spokesperson the singer has confirmed the news. The couple tied the knot in May 2021.
“It was tiny and intimate — less than 20 people. The room was so happy and full of love,” People Magazine reported at the time. “The couple and both families couldn’t be happier.”
Grande first sparked romance rumors with Gomez in February 2020 after they were spotted together having fun with friends at a bar in Los Angeles. Later, in August 2020, a source close to them revealed that they were officially dating.
“Ariana sees something different in Dalton that she has never seen before in guys she has previously dated,” a source told Us Weekly, noting that the duo first met after Grande hired him as her real estate agent.
“He is the type of guy she has been looking for. He’s very protective of her, will go out of his way for her and does little things that are chivalrous. Dalton will go above and beyond to meet her needs.”
The couple made their relationship Instagram official in June 2020. However, now that they have reportedly parted ways, Grande has deleted their wedding photos from her social media.’
According to another source, the estranged couple went through a ‘rough patch’ in their marriage from which they couldn’t recover and after much thinking and mutual agreement, they have decided to end their marriage after two years.
Slater on the other hand married his high school classmate, Lilly Jay in November 2018 and the couple welcomed their first child in January 2022.
According to PEOPLE, whether Ethan and his wife of five years split remains unclear.
Reacting to the news, fans of the 7 Rings singer have expressed shock over her new alleged relationship.
“i mean.. i love u girlie but U CAN DO SM BETTER THAN THIS,” pne wrote.
“ARIANA GRANDE IS DATING SPONGEBOB?!” a second wrote.
“the men she dates just gets worse and worse,” wrote another.
“ARIANA LOOK AT ME, THIS ISNT YOU BESTIE,” added another.
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