Who Is Ariana Grande Dating? New Romance Brewing After Splitting From Her Husband

Rebecca Macatee - Author

Sep. 18 2023, Updated 3:05 p.m. ET

Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez snuggled up next to a fireplace.
Source: Instagram/@arianagrande

The gist:

  • Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez reportedly began dating in early 2020.
  • Per TMZ, Ariana and Dalton officially separated on Feb. 20, 2023, and filed for divorce in September 2023.
  • After splitting from Dalton, Ariana began dating her Wicked costar Ethan Slater.

In Ariana Grande's 2019 "Boyfriend" music video with Social House, the pop star plays up just how complicated relationships can be.

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In the clip, Ariana and Michael "Mikey" Foster play two people who aren't officially boyfriend and girlfriend but still have all the jealousy issues that come with being in a relationship.

"Boyfriend" had a lot of people asking who Ariana is dating. Since then, Ariana has had a few relationships ... but she recently filed for divorce from her husband. Since she's back on the market, let's reflect on her past real quick.

Ariana Grande attends the Grammys in a beautiful silver dress.
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Ariana hinted she had a new man while self-isolating amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social distancing doesn't need to be lonely — especially when you get to do it with your new beau. In March 2020, Ariana started sharing photos on an Instagram with a certain someone who she'd chosen to isolate herself with.

Clearly, she was trying to keep the details of her new relationship on the low, because she didn't shared the guy's face at the time. That didn't stop people from trying to guess who he was. Eventually, it was revealed that the new fella in Ariana's life was Dalton Gomez. The pair became "Instagram official," and Dalton even appeared in her “Stuck With U” music video.

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Ariana Grande announced her engagement to Dalton in December 2020.

On Dec. 20, 2020, Ariana took to Instagram with a series of photos that made her fans go wild. "Forever n then some," she captioned the post, which included images of herself and Dalton — including a ring on *that* finger!

Ariana Grande's engagement ring, set with a special pearl from her grandmother
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Ariana and Dalton got married in May 2021.

On May 17, 2021 TMZ announced that Ariana and Dalton had tied the knot. Their wedding took place at Ariana's home in Montecito, Calif. and had fewer than 20 guests in attendance. Apparently, the ceremony was very informal and casual, but filled with a lot of love.

As of September 2023, Ariana and Dalton have filed for divorce.

According to TMZ, Ariana and her husband are no more. Things started getting a little rocky back before January, around when she took off to London to film Wicked. TMZ's source said that they split not too long after, but tried to figure out their relationship. Unfortunately, while they still remain friends, they just couldn't see eye-to-eye.

Fans noticed when Ariana wasn't wearing her ring while at the Wimbledon match, so now that cat's out of the bag.

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Shortly after their split was announced, sources revealed to TMZ in September 2023 that Ariana and Dalton had filed for divorce. The "Break Free" singer was the first to file, citing "irreconcilable differences" as her reasoning. Dalton filed directly after. Sources also told TMZ that "everything was worked out before going to the courthouse" and that "there are no hard feelings."

Per TMZ's source, the couple's official separation date is Feb. 20, 2023.

Ethan Slater and Ariana are now dating.

Ethan Slater attends the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards.
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Sources are now saying that Ariana has moved on and has a new man. She is now being linked by TMZ to her "Wicked" co-star, Ethan Slater. While they haven't gone public yet, it would make total sense since they're spending so much time together.

Ethan plays Boq in the production alongside Ariana as Glinda.

He is most known for his role in the "SpongeBob Squarepants" musical, for which he received a Tony nomination.

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Ariana was previously engaged to Pete Davidson.

In May 2018, Ariana began dating Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson. The following month, Pete announced that he and Ariana were engaged. It was quite the whirlwind courtship, but this romance sadly didn't work out.

In October 2018, Ariana and Pete called off their engagement and ended their relationship.

Ariana Grande shared a tweet after she broke up with Pete Davidson
Source: Twiiter/@arianagrande
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Many fans theorized that Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" music video had some digs at Pete, but she has stayed away from calling him or any of her other exes out by name. "I will always have irrevocable love for him," she said in Instagram story, via People, "and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point."

Ariana dated Mac Miller from September 2016 to May 2018.

Ariana and Mac remained friends after their split. She was understandably devastated when the rapper died on Sept. 7, 2018, from an accidental overdose.

In an interview with Vogue, Ariana said her grief was "pretty all-consuming."

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Mac Miller and Ariana Grande attending an Oscar party in 2018
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"By no means was what we had perfect," she clarified, "but, like, f--k. He was the best person ever, and he didn't deserve the demons he had. I was the glue for such a long time, and I found myself becoming ... less and less sticky. The pieces just started to float away."

Ariana's "Boyfriend" music video isn't based on her personal love life.

Ariana took to Twitter to explain how "Boyfriend" actually speaks to a lot of different people.

"Well, I feel like this song captures a common theme in the lives of so many people I know," she tweeted to a fan. "People want to feel love but don't want to define their relationship and have trouble fully committing or trusting or allowing themselves to fully love someone. Even though they want to."

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