Ariana Grande, the pop sensation with a voice that can move mountains, has had her love life under the spotlight since she was a teenager. In this emotional journey through her relationships, we delve into her past, her recent divorce settlement with Dalton Gomez, and her newfound connection with Broadway star Ethan Slater.
A Heartfelt Goodbye to Dalton Gomez
Ariana and Dalton Gomez, her now ex-husband, filed for divorce on a somber Monday, September 18, 2023. Two years of marriage came to an end, and the world watched as they parted ways in July 2023. Legal proceedings initiated by Ariana’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, citing “irreconcilable differences,” led to an amicable resolution on October 6 through the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Their journey together may have ended, but Ariana’s commitment to ensuring a smooth transition was evident as she prepared to write her ex a check. Their love story might have reached its final chapter, but the respect and understanding between them shine through.
A Timeline of Ariana’s Love Story
Before Dalton, Ariana’s romantic history was filled with highs and lows:
Her relationship with Australian YouTube star Jai Brooks began in August 2012 but ended in October 2013 amid accusations of cheating. It was a turbulent time, marked by public drama.
Rapper Big Sean was Ariana’s love interest in 2014. Their whirlwind romance lasted only eight months before ending in April 2015, with Naya Rivera’s allegations casting a shadow.
Ariana’s backup dancer, Ricky Alvarez, entered her life in the summer of 2015. Their one-year romance concluded in July 2016, but they remained friends, even sharing a laugh over a lyric in her song “Thank U, Next.”
Ariana’s love story with the late rapper Mac Miller began in 2016 and ended in 2018. Their connection was deep, and even after parting ways, they maintained mutual respect. Tragically, Mac Miller’s life was cut short in September 2018.
Ariana’s whirlwind engagement to Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson lasted just a few weeks in the summer of 2018. Their engagement dissolved in October 2018, and Pete expressed his understanding and condolences for Ariana’s loss of Mac Miller.
Ariana and Dalton’s love story began in early 2020. Their engagement in December 2020 was followed by a private wedding in May 2021. Their journey was filled with love and memorable moments, but it eventually came to a bittersweet end in 2023.
A New Chapter with Ethan Slater
Amidst the challenges of separation and divorce, Ariana Grande found solace in the company of Broadway star Ethan Slater. Co-stars in the upcoming Wicked movie, they kindled a connection that grew stronger after their respective splits. Ethan, known for his role in the SpongeBob SquarePants Broadway musical, separated from his wife, Lilly Jay, and embarked on a new chapter with Ariana.
Their bond blossomed over shared experiences, providing comfort and understanding during times of transition and change.
Ariana’s journey through love and heartbreak has been a rollercoaster of emotions. Each relationship, with its highs and lows, has shaped her into the resilient and compassionate person she is today. As she continues to embrace new beginnings with Ethan Slater, we wish her happiness, love, and the strength to face whatever comes her way.