As per the sources, following her split with Dalton Gomez, Ariana Grande is now seeing her ‘Wicked’ co-star Ethan Slater. The Broadway veteran who appeared in the “SpongeBob SquarePants” musical as well as the pop singer has signed a contract to appear together in the “Wicked” movie.
Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater
After divorcing her husband Dalton Gomez, Ariana Grande has decided to move on. The “Thank U, Next” singer, 30, is dating Ethan Slater, who she co-stars with in the next Wicked movie, according to sources.
According to one insider, Ariana and Dalton split up in January. Ethan and she started dating recently, and he is divorced from his wife.
Representatives for both celebrities have not responded to several requests for comment.
Slater, 31, will portray Boq, the love interest of Elphaba’s sister Nessarose in Universal’s film adaptation of the cherished Broadway musical, while Grande is slated to play Glinda.
It is yet unknown whether the SAG-AFTRA strike will have an impact on the premiere of the film, which started filming in the U.K. last year and was slated for release in November 2024.
After nearly two years of marriage, Grande and her estranged spouse Dalton Gomez, 27, called it quits earlier this year. The pair “have been patiently and gracefully working on their friendship” since a source claimed on Monday.
According to a source, Grande’s work on the international Wicked film was largely to blame for the couple’s distance problems (Gomez is a high-end real estate agent located in Los Angeles).
As per the claims of the sources, Ariana spent a few years in Los Angeles. She hoped to establish a life with Dalton there.
He has to reside in Los Angeles since he is so committed to his work. For them, it has undoubtedly been a problem. Dalton can’t frequently leave Los Angeles due to his rigorous profession. So they were prepared for a long-distance union when [Grande] began filming Wicked in England. This shooting time boosted their bond with each other.
Even though the marriage ultimately “did not work,” the insider claimed that Ariana “had nothing but positive things to say about Dalton. He was her biggest supporter during their marriage.
While all was going on, Slater wed Lilly Jay, a friend from high school, in November 2018. He shared a picture of a “Wicked Cute” onesie in January to announce the birth of his and Jay’s first child. It is yet not clear when the couple parted ways after being together since 2012.
Slater, a Vassar College alum, became well-known for portraying the lead in the Broadway production of SpongeBob SquarePants. He was nominated for a Tony Award in 2018 for his work in SpongeBob.
Ethan Samuel Slater, an American actor, singer, writer, and composer, was born on June 2, 1992. He is most known for playing SpongeBob SquarePants in the musical of the same name, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Drama Desk Award.
With Tamara and Sara Slater, two elder sisters, Slater was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. Slater has two stepbrothers and a remarried father named Jay Slater. His relatives are Jews. He went to Georgetown Day School and Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. He studied in Poughkeepsie, New York’s Vassar College.
Slater started dating Lilly Jay, his high school sweetheart, in 2012. The two were wed in 2018. In 2022, they welcomed a boy into the world. According to a People article from July 2023, Slater and Jay had split up and he was now seeing singer Ariana Grande, his co-star in the movie Wicked.
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Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater – FAQs
Is Ariana Grande dating Ethan Slater?
Sources are claiming that the “Wicked” co-stars have fallen in love with each other and there must be a love chemistry between them.
Is Ariana still married to Dalton Gomez?
No. Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez have divorced each other after two years of marriage. Although, they seem to be good friends.