Ethan Slater makes Instagram private amid Ariana Grande romance
Ethan Slater swiftly made the decision to set his Instagram account to private following the revelation of his new romance with Ariana Grande. After the news broke on Thursday that the renowned Broadway star is dating the famous “7 Rings” singer, he took the step of locking his social media account, ensuring that only his substantial following of over 84,000 individuals could view his posts. Various sources, including TheFantasyTimes, have confirmed that the 31-year-old star of “SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!” and Grande, who is 30 years old, began their relationship after meeting on the set of the film “Wicked.” In March, the cast of the Jon M. Chu adaptation gathered to celebrate Michelle Yeoh’s Oscar win in London. During this group outing, Slater was seen with his arm around Grande, indicating their budding connection.
Just prior to the public revelation of Grande and Slater’s romance, it was announced that the two-time Grammy winner was divorcing her husband, Dalton Gomez, after being married for two years. The couple, who secretly wed in May 2021 at Grande’s home in Montecito, California, have reportedly been separated since January, but have maintained a friendly relationship. A source close to the estranged couple confirmed that they reached the decision to separate together, acknowledging that they had been experiencing difficulties even before January. However, they both expressed a desire to remain best friends.
Slater and the “7 Rings” singer have allegedly been dating for several months since their encounter on the set of “Wicked.” In a picture from March, Slater was seen with his arm around his co-star from the musical, further confirming their connection. Gomez, the real estate agent, made a last-minute attempt to salvage their marriage by visiting Grande on the set of “Wicked” in London, but unfortunately, their efforts were unsuccessful. It should be noted that Gomez has already moved on and has been dating other individuals since their split, according to TMZ.
Meanwhile, Slater is currently separated from his wife, Lilly Jay. The couple got married in 2018 and welcomed a son together in the past year. Although not much is known about their relationship, Slater expressed his admiration for his “wonderful” wife in a heartfelt tribute on Mother’s Day. He shared an Instagram post in May, featuring the shadow of their son, where he wished Jay a happy first Mother’s Day and expressed his love and appreciation for her.
Representatives for both Grande and Slater have yet to respond to TheFantasyTimes’s requests for comment.
Ethan Slater quickly made his Instagram account private amid his new romance with Ariana Grande.
After news broke Thursday that the Broadway star is dating the “7 Rings” singer, he locked his social media account so that only his more than 84,000 followers could see his posts.
Multiple sources confirmed to TheFantasyTimes that the “SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!” star, 31, started seeing Grande, 30, after they met on the set of the movie “Wicked.”
In March, the cast of the Jon M. Chu adaptation went out to celebrate Michelle Yeoh’s Oscar win in London.
In a picture from the group outing, Grande sat close to Slater as he wrapped his arm around her.
Just days before Grande and Slater’s romance surfaced, news broke that the two-time Grammy winner was divorcing her husband. Dalton Gomez, after two years of marriage.
A source close to the estranged couple — who secretly wed in May 2021 at her Montecito, Calif., home — told TheFantasyTimes that they have been separated since January — but have remained amicable.
“They came to the decision together,” one insider shared. “They were having problems before January, but they want to remain best friends.”
The real estate agent, 27, visited Grande on the set of “Wicked” in London as a last-minute attempt to save their marriage, but “it didn’t work out,” the source told us.
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“They’ve been really good friends throughout the entire process, and their friends and families have been trying to protect them.”
Though Gomez was reportedly “devastated” by the split, he has also moved on.
TMZ reported that he has been dating other people for “months” following his split with the “Positions” songstress.
Meanwhile, Slater is currently separated from his wife, Lilly Jay.
The pair tied the knot in 2018 and welcomed a son together last year.
While not much is known about their relationship, he recently gushed over his “wonderful” wife in a sweet tribute for Mother’s Day.
“Happy first Mother’s Day to the most loving caring and wonderful mom/person in the world,” Slater captioned the Instagram post in May, which featured the shadow of their son. “- from me and this little guy.”
Reps for both Grande and Slater didn’t immediately return TheFantasyTimes’s requests for comment.