Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater affair exposed in new photos and video

EXCLUSIVE: Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater went on ‘multiple double DATES’ with spouses Dalton Gomez and Lilly Jay while carrying on their own romance – and were so ‘sloppy’ about hiding the relationship on Wicked set that ‘everyone in the cast knew’

  • Ariana is dating Wicked co-star Ethan, 31, who recently filed for divorce from wife Lilly, 31, with whom he shares an 11-month-old son 
  • The Thank U, Next singer’s marriage to Dalton, 28, fell apart when she moved to London to star alongside Ethan in December
  • Ariana and Dalton had ‘multiple double dates’ with Ethan and Lilly, a source says
  • READ MORE: Ariana ‘hung out with Ethan’s wife Lilly and baby WHILE dating him’ 

Ariana Grande and her boyfriend Ethan Slater went on ‘multiple double dates’ with their respective spouses even while carrying on their own romance, an insider has revealed – as images and video show the pair looking incredibly intimate, months before their relationship was made public. 

The couple’s surprise romance was revealed to the world just a few weeks ago – days after it was announced that Ariana, 30, had split from Dalton Gomez, her husband of just two years.

However, a source has now alleged that Ariana and Ethan, 31 – who recently filed for divorce from wife Lilly Jay, with whom he has an 11-month-old baby – were involved romantically for months before the world found out about their relationship, having grown close while on the set of their upcoming movie. 

Furthermore, the insider says that the pair were so open with their romance during filming that the majority of the Wicked cast were aware that they were in a relationship.  

‘They were sloppy on set,’ the insider shared. ‘They were seen being all over each other while he was still supposedly happily married to Lilly. 

‘They were seen making out at a pub in Hampstead, and they were all over each other at Michelle Yeoh’s Oscar party [in March].’

Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater (seen in March) went on ‘multiple double dates’ with their respective spouses even while carrying on their own romance, an insider has revealed 

The insider also claimed that the pair (seen on May 31) were so open with their romance during filming that the majority of the Wicked cast were aware that they were in a relationship 

Aerial images taken on the set of the movie on May 31 – over a month before it was revealed Ariana, 30, and Ethan, 31, are dating – show the pair strolling towards their trailers together 

In December 2022, Ethan announced that he was cast alongside Ariana in Wicked by posting this photo on social. Ariana shared a photo at the time wearing the same pair of dancing shoe

Social media video posted from that party – which took place on March 27 – shows Ariana and Ethan looking very intimate while preparing to take a photo with their fellow Wicked co-stars, while other images snapped on the set of the movie capture them heading towards the trailers together, where the source alleges they spent time away from prying eyes. 

Aerial images taken on the set of the movie on May 31 – over a month before it was revealed Ariana and Ethan are dating – show the pair strolling towards their trailers together. 

On June 27 – weeks before either of them announced their separations from their respective spouses – Ariana was spotted with her arm around Ethan at private members’ club Soho Farmhouse in the UK, where they celebrated her 30th birthday. 

However, even as these images and videos were being captured, the source further alleges that Ariana and Ethan went on ‘multiple’ double dates with Dalton and Lilly whenever they visited their spouses on the set. 

‘Ariana and Dalton went on double dates with Ethan and Lilly several times – and they were seen out by cast members,’ the source said. ‘Lilly and Ethan also met Ariana’s family together, including her mom and her brother.’ 

A source close to Ariana and Ethan has previously claimed that the singer ‘hung out’ with Lilly and her newborn baby multiple times before her romance with her co-star was revealed – and even told those around her how much she ‘wanted a baby one day’ after bonding with Lilly and Ethan’s. 

Ariana shocked fans on July 17 by announcing she and husband Dalton Gomez, 28 – who she married in 2021 – had split.  She’s since removed all photos of him from Instagram

Lilly Jay, 31, and Ethan – who married four years ago after meeting in 2012 – welcomed a son last August. ‘I am focused on rebuilding a life for our son,’ she told

Shortly after her last visit to London, Lilly learned that her husband was dating Ariana. They allegedly tried to fix their broken marriage for a short time after Lilly learned of his feelings for Ariana, to no avail. 

‘There was a period when they were all going to try and work on their marriages and put the whole thing behind them,’ the source said. ‘She thought they were happy.

‘But that did not work out [because Ariana and Ethan] kept the affair going despite [that].’

The insider said that Ethan then blindsided his wife by filing for divorce, insisting that the decision to officially end the marriage was made entirely by the actor.

‘Lilly did not file for divorce from Ethan, he filed for divorce from her,’ they continued.

The source noted that Lilly believes her husband was ‘starstruck’ by Ariana and that he was bowled over by the glamour of being on a movie set with so many major stars for the very first time.

However, a second source close with knowledge of the situation defended Ethan, insisting that he and Ariana ‘did not start dating until after he had separated from Lilly.’ 

Last month, in the wake of her ex-husband filing for divorce, Lilly spoke exclusively to, revealing that she is attempting to move past her heartbreak and instead focus on raising her son as a single mother. 

‘I am focused on rebuilding a life for our son. This is what I am trying to do and this is my only focus,’ she said. 

Ariana ‘hung out’ with Ethan and his wife during her visit to London in April and even met the couple’s son. Seen here, the new lovers looked happy posing together on Instagram obtained this photo – showing Ariana and Ethan celebrating her 30th birthday together in the British countryside on June 27 – weeks before they announced their splits 

Currently, Ariana and Ethan are on opposite coasts. Ariana headed to Los Angeles over the weekend, while Broadway actor Ethan is still in New York, where he filed for divorce last week from Lilly. 

Divorce papers for Ariana and Dalton – who she married in 2021 – have not yet been filed. 

This is not the first time that Ariana has faced allegations of infidelity, which began with her ex Jai Brooks, who accused the Thank U Next singer of cheating on him in 2013 with frontman for The Wanted, Nathan Sykes.

‘Yes I was cheated on. Yes it does suck. Yes I was left for another man,’ the post read. 

He went on to say he was ‘a miserable wreck’ and explained: ‘Like anyone who has been cheated on, it has been tough for me but I’m finally ready to move on.’

Ariana’s relationship with Nathan was short-lived and the following year, in 2014, Ariana started dating Big Sean – while he was engaged to late Glee star Naya Rivera.

In her autobiography, Naya wrote, ‘We’d been fighting for five straight days while he was traveling, and then on the one day that he was back in L.A., he said he didn’t want to see me.’

‘Well, a‑‑hole, I’ve got a key to your house,’ she wrote. ‘I walk in, go downstairs, and guess what little girl is sitting cross-legged on the couch listening to music? … It rhymes with ‘Smariana Schmande.”‘

Ariana denied the relationship and claimed that she hadn’t started dating Big Sean until after he was split with Naya. 

In 2016, Ariana began dating DJ Mac Miller and the two stayed together until 2018.

Three weeks after Ariana and Mc split, she confirmed that she was in a relationship Pete Davidson, who she became engaged to several weeks after they first started dating, leading to widespread accusations that she was unfaithful.

In September 2018, Mac died of a drug overdose at his home in L.A., which caused Ariana and Pete to pull the plug on their relationship.

In an interview Pete said, ‘I pretty much knew it was around over after that. That was really horrible, and I can’t imagine what that s*** is like. All I do know is that she really loved the s*** out of him and she wasn’t putting on a show or anything.’ 

Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez romance timeline: A look back at their whirlwind romance amid their split after two years of marriage

Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez are headed for divorce and have been reportedly separated since January 2023 – after two years of marriage.

A spokesperson confirmed the news to on Monday.

Ariana, 30, and Dalton, 27, had a whirlwind romance during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, getting engaged that same year and tying the knot in 2021.

Ariana oftentimes shared cuddled up snaps of the two of them to her Instagram, professing her love to her realtor husband.

The star has been busy filming Wicked in London – making time for Wimbledon on Sunday – where the star was seen ring-less in the crowd, sparking rumors of a rocky patch.

‘Ariana and Dalton have nothing but respect for one another. They’re still friends and want to remain that way moving forward. There was no cheating, no resentment between them, the marriage just simply didn’t work out. These things happen,’ a source close to the couple told

As Ariana and Dalton go their separate ways after two years of marriage – looks back at their whirlwind romance….

The way they were: Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez are headed for divorce and have been reportedly separated since January 2023 – after two years of marriage


Ariana and Dalton were first seen kissing at Bar Louie in Northridge, California, TMZ reported at the time.

His identity was unknown.

They were seen in a booth at the bar sharing a number of kisses during the 1 am visit.

The duo were with pals, and sat at the bar booth for only thirty minutes.


In late March 2020, his identity was revealed by TMZ.

Dalton is a high-end realtor working for real estate group Aaron Kirkman in Los Angeles.

Details of their relationship surfaced – with the start of their relationship beginning in January 2020, per People, as they confirmed their romance began two months ago, via their insiders.

The pair first met when Grande was looking for another home through his luxury real estate firm and her team happened to enlist his help in particular.

‘Ariana was looking for a home outside of Los Angeles to be her getaway house, and her team found Dalton to help,’ a source told Us Weekly.

‘When she saw him, she immediately thought he was cute and very good-looking, and she asked her team to set up an in-person meeting with him. Ariana fell very hard for Dalton shortly after they met.’

During the Covid-19 lockdown, Ariana and Dalton quarantined together at her home in LA.

‘Ariana is stay at home with friends. She is serious about self-distancing and has been with the same group of people for days. One of the people she is with right now is Dalton- they have been hanging out for a couple of months. Ariana doesn’t want to do another public relationship, so she is tryin to keep this one quiet, but she seems very happy with Dalton,’ People’s source said.

Meet Dalton: Dalton pictured on Instagram in 2019


Ariana and Dalton appeared briefly in the music video for her duet with Justin Bieber – called Stuck With U.

The music video featured Justin and Hailey Bieber, as well as fans and other celebrities – like Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Stephen and Ayesha Curry – plus sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner..

They were seen dancing, hugging and also practicing social distancing in the video.

Ariana appeared with Dalton in the video, as they danced and smiled at each other.

It’s official: Ariana also used the star-studded video’s premiere to confirm her budding relationship with Los Angeles realtor Dalton Gomez


Ariana cuddled up with her boyfriend Dalton Gomez in a cute photo shared late Thursday night ahead of her 27th birthday – going Instagram official in the process.

The pop singer also included a hodgepodge of photos and videos from her quarantine at her Beverly Hills home.

She captioned the photos, ‘almost 27,’ and had comments turned off, preventing anyone from send her birthday wishes.

Ariana’s photo with Dalton featured the high-end real estate agent wrapping his arm around the singer, who had her hand partially obscuring her face.

Dalton shared a photo on his Instagram of him and Ariana about to kiss – in honor of her birthday.

‘happy birthday to the best person in this world,’ he captioned a photo of the two leaning in for a cute kiss.


Ariana kicked her relationship with Dalton up a notch as she helped him celebrate his birthday.

The pop star shared a bevy of sweet photos and videos featuring the two that showed how inseparable they are.

Ariana began with an underlit video of her with Dalton wrapping his arms around her from behind.

The couple swayed to the strains of L-O-V-E while the young real estate agent leaned in for a sweet kiss on the cheek as she flashed an angelic smile.

‘hbd to my baby my best friend my fav part of all the days,’ she wrote in the caption, adding, ‘i love u’ and a smiley face.

Loved-up couple: Ariana Grande, 27, helped her boyfriend Dalton Gomez celebrate his own birthday  with sweet videos and photos of the two posted to Instagram


Ariana announced that she is engaged to Dalton Gomez.

The pop star shared a photo of a stunning diamond ring on her left finger as she wrote, ‘forever n then some,’ along with some loved-up snaps.

The engagement comes just after nearly a year of dating her real estate beau.

The asymmetrical oval shaped diamond featured a pearl next to it on a simple platinum band. In 2014 Grande tweeted about a pearl ring that had sentimental value relative to her grandpa, which led her fans to believe the pearl on her current ring may have been repurposed, though it is unconfirmed.

‘Nonna had a ring made for me w/ the pearl from grandpa’s tie pin. she says he told her in a dream it’d protect me <3’.

A source from Grande’s camp told People, ‘They couldn’t be happier, they’re just so excited. This is a happy time for them, both sets of parents are thrilled.’

Grande has not been shy on social media about her love for her now fiance as she has called him her ‘best friend,’ and ‘favorite part of all the days.’

Bling ring: The couple got engaged in December (Grande’s sparkler pictured)


Ariana secretly married her fiancé Dalton Gomez.

The 27-year-old singer is said to have tied the knot with the real estate agent, 25, over the weekend at her $6.75m home in Montecito, California.

A representative for the singer confirmed to PEOPLE on Monday night: ‘They got married. It was tiny and intimate – less than 20 people. The room was so happy and full of love. The couple and both families couldn’t be happier.’

Despite the scaled-down celebrations, Ariana and Dalton – a real estate agent – are said to have exchanged the traditional ‘I dos’, TMZ also reports.

A source close to the Grammy winner confirmed to the outlet that the secret ceremony took place at her California home where her neighbours include the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Ariana is said to have bought Ellen’s former home, a unique 5,500-square-foot Tudor-style mansion which she paid $6.75 million for last August.

Ariana is said to have bought Ellen’s former home, a unique 5,500-square-foot Tudor-style mansion which she paid $6.75 million for last August.

Love: Ariana secretly married her fiancé Dalton Gomez


Ariana gave her more than 250 million Instagram followers a first look at her honeymoon with Dalton in Amsterdam.

The newlyweds looked happy in love as they went sightseeing in Netherlands’ capital, which is famous for its canals, artistic heritage and beautiful houses.

In addition to posting a few scenic shots around the city, she shared a snap of herself gazing at Dalton as they sat in a pair of giant wooden shoes.


They celebrated Thanksgiving with her family and her co-stars from The Voice.

The singer shared a string of snaps and videos from the festivities including one of her and Dalton with their pet dog Toulouse.

Ariana shyly hid her face in the pooch’s fur as Dalton laughed, her hair pulled up in its signature ponytail with a sweet ribbon tied in a bow.


In August 2022, Ariana shared a makeup tutorial and wasn’t wearing her ring – she shut down any rumors by revealing that her ring was getting cleaned.

‘I’m not wearing my wedding ring, it’s getting cleaned. I’m not getting a divorce before you start, don’t,’ she said at the time.

No problem: In August 2022, Ariana shared a makeup tutorial and wasn’t wearing her ring – she shut down any rumors by revealing that her ring was getting cleaned


Dalton posted an Instagram story on Valentine’s Day 2023 of them cuddling together – which she re-posted on her stories.

He had captioned the image ‘My forever valentine,’ and she re-posted it with her own comment – ‘I love you’ and a heart.


In May 2023, Ariana celebrated her two-year wedding anniversary on Instagram – with a photo from her wedding day.

The photo, shared on her Instagram stories two months ago, feature Ariana and Dalton kissing on their wedding day.

She captioned the photo ‘2’ to signify two years of marriage, adding a heart and ‘3.5 years together.’

She also added: ‘I love him so.’

Anniversary: Ariana Grande celebrated her two-year wedding anniversary with a sweet snap from her wedding day


Ariana and husband Dalton have split, and have been separated since January 2023.

The couple are heading for divorce, the insider said as it emerged Ariana had deleted all of the romantic photos of her May 2021 wedding from Instagram.

A spokesperson for Ariana confirmed the news to

Ariana, 30, was seen ring-less at Wimbledon over the weekend; she has not been seen wearing her ring for some time now.

Their insider claimed that the couple tried to reconcile two months ago but it ‘failed.’ It was also claimed Gomez had flown to London in January in a last ditch effort to save the pair’s marriage – visiting his wife on the set of Wicked but it ‘didn’t work out’, reports PageSix. The pair were seen having crepes together in the UK capital.

‘Ariana and Dalton have been having some issues for months now,’ Us Weekly’s source said on Monday.

In mid-May 2021, Ariana and Dalton, a 27-year-old luxury realtor, tied the knot at her $6.75 million Montecito home.

Ariana has been busy filming the musical Wicked across the UK since December 2022.

The source reported that the Ariana and Dalton had been having ‘problem’s before she began filming.

No ring: Ariana, 30, was seen ring-less at Wimbledon over the weekend; she has not been seen wearing her ring for some time now; seen on July 16, 2023 at Wimbledon in London chatting with actor Jonathan Bailey

The actress and the realtor still ‘talk’ on the phone regularly and ‘remain friends.’

The Us Weekly insider ‘were having issues before she left for Wicked filming [in London] that they couldn’t resolve, and the distance did not help. They haven’t been speaking and are speaking, and a divorce is likely.’

Another insider from the outlet noted that their marriage was ‘thriving’ until earlier this year: ‘Things had been going really well for Ariana and Dalton since they got married. But unfortunately, they hit a rough patch a few months ago and haven’t been able to recover.’

Page Six also reported their ‘split,’ with their source revealing: ‘They came to the decision together. They came to the decision together. They were having problems before January, but they want to remain best friends.’

He tried to ‘save’ their marriage with a trip to visit her on the set of Wicked but the source said ‘it didn’t work out.’

‘They’ve been really good friends throughout the entire process and their friends and families have been trying to protect them,’ the source said.

Happier times: The Us Weekly insider ‘were having issues before she left for Wicked filming [in London] that they couldn’t resolve, and the distance did not help. They haven’t been speaking and are speaking, and a divorce is likely’

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