How Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater Went From “Wicked” Costars to Lovers
Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater have been one of the most unexpected couples of 2023. In July, news broke that the “Wicked” co-stars were “full-on dating” months after meeting each other on set of the film. Prior to their coupling, Grande had been married to her husband, Dalton Gomez, since May 2021 after first getting together in early 2020. Meanwhile, Slater and his wife, Lilly Jay, tied the knot in November 2018 but had been together since 2012. They had also recently welcomed their first child together in 2022.
Although a lot of speculation has surrounded the timing of Grande and Slater’s relationship, a source confirmed to People that the pair began dating after they had already separated from their partners. “Ariana and Dalton separated in January,” the source told the publication. “She and Ethan recently began dating, and he is separated from his wife.” However, Jay appeared to paint a different picture of her and Slater’s breakup. After the Broadway star filed for divorce from Jay, she reportedly told Page Six that “[Ariana’s] the story” and even called her “Not a girl’s girl.” (Reps for Grande and Slater did not respond to POPSUGAR’s previous requests for comment.)
Scroll through the slideshow to see a complete timeline of Grande and Slater’s relationship, from meeting on the set of “Wicked” to their latest public outing.