Report: Ariana Grande 'Dating Wicked co-star Ethan Slater'

Ariana Grande is moving on after her split from husband Dalton Gomez.

via: Daily Mail

The 30-year-old singer’s split from husband Dalton Gomez after a two year marriage was announced earlier this week – although they are said to have split in January.

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.

Ethan was married to singer Lilly Jay, who he wed in 2018 and they welcomed a son last year. Ariana and Ethan did not start dating until he separated from Lilly. has contacted representatives for Ariana and Ethan for comment.

This comes amid claims Ariana’s now-estranged husband Dalton isn’t handling their split as well as the singer.

It’s been reported that the real-estate agent is ‘devastated’ that their two-year marriage has come to an end and hoped they’d be a forever couple.

‘Dalton has been devastated by it,’ an insider dished to Us Weekly this week.

‘A separation is not what he wanted. He wanted the fairy tale, happy ending, and it’s not looking that way.’

Though it was recently reported that Ariana is looking to ‘move forward,’ another source claimed that Dalton still has hope they will reconcile.

‘Dalton is really hoping to make things work with Ariana. Despite the rocky patches they’ve been through, he isn’t ready to give up on their marriage.

‘He saw himself spending the rest of his life with Ariana and will do anything to get past this.’

Us Weekly also reported this week that Ariana is ready to put her failed marriage behind her and ‘determined to move forward.’

An insider claimed that the former couple had amicably decided on divorcing as they felt it was the right move considering their differences.

‘As sad as it is, the consensus on both sides is that this is ultimately for the best,’ the source said. ‘Ariana and Dalton are two very different people.’

Furthermore, they also noted that the singer-songwriter’s loved ones are ‘happy’ that she is taking the steps in her personal life to do what is best for her.

Over the weekend, the Thank U, Next hitmaker had sparked divorce rumors after she was spotted without her wedding ring at the Wimbledon’s Men’s Final on Sunday with her Wicked co-star, Jonathan Bailey.

As exclusively shared by, she seemed to have fully ditched the ring while enjoying a bit of retail therapy in London on Tuesday with her other co-star, Cynthia Erivo, in the upcoming musical movie.

Since the shocking news emerged, Grande has also scrubbed her Instagram clean of any wedding photos.

As of now, however, she still has pictures up with Gomez amid claims that the pair are remaining friends despite having called it quits back in January.

Sources revealed to Us Weekly claims that the pair have been having issues for quite some time and ultimately decided to split amid the ‘rough patch’.

‘Ariana and Dalton have been having some issues for months now,’ the insider had revealed after the songstress was spotted without her ring.

‘They were having issues before she left for Wicked filming [in London] that they couldn’t resolve, and the distance did not help,’ the source added.

Another insider disclosed that their relationship had been thriving out of the spotlight until this year.

‘Things had been going really well for Ariana and Dalton since they got married,’ they said. ‘But unfortunately, they hit a rough patch a few months ago and haven’t been able to recover.’

Previously, the former couple took their relationship public in February 2020 and got engaged less than a year later.

The songstress had tied the knot with Gomez at her Montecito mansion in May 2021 after being together for over a year.

Before her romance with Gomez, Grande was briefly engaged to Pete Davidson — whom she dated for about four months.

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