Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez’s separation was first reported by TMZ in July 2023, just one day after Grande was seen at Wimbledon without her wedding ring. Two months later, both parties filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason. The divorce was finalized in early October 2023. Sources have described their handling of the breakup as caring and respectful.
Grande and Gomez’s union in May 2021, following a year and a half of dating, surprised many, making their split equally unexpected. While neither has publicly commented on the divorce, rumors have circulated about the reasons behind it.
One major rumor suggests infidelity on Grande’s part. Sources indicated that she spent time with her “Wicked” co-star, Ethan Slater, who was also in the UK for the Broadway-to-film adaptation. This led to speculation that they began seeing each other in late 2022. There were even claims that Grande spent time with Slater, his now-estranged wife Lilly Jay, and their baby. These allegations have raised questions about the timing and nature of Grande’s relationship with Slater.
Another rumor suggests that Grande and Gomez made efforts to salvage their marriage. In January 2023, Gomez reportedly flew to the UK to be with Grande, but their issues persisted. They allegedly saw each other again briefly in May 2023 before ultimately deciding to end their marriage.
The divorce settlement included non-disclosure agreements, preventing both parties from publicly discussing private details of the marriage. This move likely aims to protect their privacy and keep personal matters out of the public eye.
While reports have painted their split as amicable, Grande’s social media activity indicates a significant edit of her online presence. Wedding photos and mentions of Gomez have been removed, although some snapshots from their relationship remain. It’s clear that Grande is making an effort to preserve some memories while safeguarding her privacy.
One of the messiest rumors revolves around Ethan Slater and Lilly Jay’s divorce, allegedly linked to Grande. Slater and Jay’s high school romance evolved into marriage, but they faced difficulties. Jay expressed her feelings about Grande, suggesting that she played a significant role in their separation. However, sources maintain that neither Grande nor Slater did anything wrong and that they are navigating their newfound relationship in private.
As for Dalton Gomez, shortly after the separation, sources reported he had started dating other people. By October 2023, he was photographed kissing actor Maika Monroe, hinting at a potential new relationship. Monroe, known for her roles in films like “It Follows” and “Watcher,” was previously linked to Joe Keery from 2017 to 2022.
In the midst of all these rumors and speculations, it’s important to remember that the full truth may never be publicly revealed, as both Grande and Gomez have chosen to maintain a level of privacy regarding their personal lives.