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Ariana Grande Has Allegedly Found Love In Arms Of 'Wicked' Co-star Amid Split

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on July 21, 2023 at 11:15 AM EDT

Ariana Grande is breaking free from her past with Dalton Gomez! The "Thank U, Next" songstress seemingly embodied the lyrics of her viral 2019 track by ditching her estranged husband for a new flame.

The multi-hyphenate star's relationship with the real estate mogul has been making waves since the sources revealed the pair were about to divorce. The news broke months after the Grammy winner stopped wearing her wedding ring.

Despite the recent announcement about their dissolution, the duo began living separate lives in January. During their estrangement, the TV personality's former beau returned to the dating scene. Now, insiders claim the Nickelodeon alum has taken the same route.

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Ariana Grande Reportedly Got Intimate With Ethan Slater Months Before Her Separation Announcement

Ariana Grande

The ongoing narrative of the "7 Rings" singer's divorce from the California native recently took a surprising turn. New informants shared word of the 30-year-old's relationship with another man, revealing that the entertainer had moved on from her estranged partner earlier than expected.

According to these sources, the Bambi Award winner began dating Ethan Slater several months ago during the film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Wicked." Grande plays Glinda in the upcoming movie, while her rumored beau stars as the character Boq.

The co-stars first caught the media's attention in March when a picture of the pair went viral. In the snap, the duo was seated next to each other as the cast of "Wicked" commemorated Michelle Yeoh's Oscar victory in London.

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Despite having alleged romances with other people, the "Sam & Cat" star and her estranged husband were yet to file for divorce. However, informants claimed the legal proceedings would begin soon.

Coincidentally, Slater recently experienced the dissolution of his marriage to his high school sweetheart Lilly Jay. The former couple tied the knot in 2018 and welcomed a son four years later. When the ex-spouses separated was unclear. However, sources claimed to TMZ the alleged new lovebirds, Grande and Slater, began dating after the split.

What do Arianators need to know about Slater? The TV personality did not fall short of being a worthy replacement for Gomez. The 31-year-old hailed from Washington, D.C, and was recognized as an actor, singer, composer, and writer.

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The father of one became a sensational hit thanks to his phenomenal performance as SpongeBob Squarepants in the Broadway adaption of the iconic cartoon. Additionally, Slater's role in the musical earned him a Tony Award nomination.

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Grande isn't the only one who has seemingly moved on from her marriage. Per reports, the real estate broker reportedly began testing the waters following his months-long separation from Grande. According to informants, the estranged pair's marriage took a beating when the Covid-19 restrictions were removed.

The duo built their bonds during the pandemic, becoming each other's biggest supporters. However, without the virus, the California native became overwhelmed by his partner's celebrity status.

The down-to-earth 27-year-old allegedly questioned why the lovers needed bodyguards wherever they went, not realizing the "Positions" artist could not escape the ever-nosy paparazzi.

Eventually, their contrasting lifestyles became a problem, and this issue skyrocketed with the Florida beauty's move to the UK for "Wicked." The spouses separated in January and Gomez reportedly began dating other women, a move his estranged wife was "fine" with.

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The Teen Choice Award Winner Planned To Process Her Divorce From The Comforts Of Home

Days before the revelation of her new relationship, a source announced the "Don't Look Up" actress was jetting back to the US.  The 30-year-old got the opportunity to leave the UK after production of her upcoming musical was halted by the Hollywood actors’ strike.

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Fortunately, the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award recipient had finished filming all her scenes, allowing her swift return home amid the attention on her divorce. “Ariana is scheduled to fly out of the UK on Thursday,” the insider confirmed.

“She is going home to see her friends and family as the scrutiny about her failed marriage increases,” the informant continued, explaining the multi-hyphenate star wished to be with her loved ones during this challenging period.

“Ariana wants to step out of the spotlight and spend time with the people who mean the most to her, who will support her through this difficult time,” the source added. Grande's return home marked another step in her single phase, as she previously cleared her Instagram page of Gomez's presence.

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