According to a source, Ariana Grande, 30, and Ethan Slater, 31, are quite pleased in their current relationship. The musician and actor was recently spotted at Disneyland with family and friends. "They went [to Disneyland] with a big group of friends including her mom and brother and are really happy," the insider told US Weekly.
Ariana's friends appear to already adore her Wicked co-star, Ethan. According to the insider, “All of her friends love him,” and added that the pair are, “really good for each other.” These revelations follow rumours that they began dating in July while shooting on their upcoming musical film. Ariana will play Galinda/Glinda in the two-part adaption of the Broadway smash, while Ethan will play munchkin Boq.
Ariana was still married to Dalton Gomez when these reports initially surfaced, but she filed for divorce this month. Ethan was formerly married to Lilly Jay, but the couple divorced on July 26. “Ariana and Ethan are dating; however, things are fairly new. Ariana and Dalton (Gomez) split in January, and Ethan is separated from his wife (Lilly Jay),” they added, “Ariana and Ethan have only recently begun seeing each other but they have a lot of fun together and are enjoying each other’s company.”
Ethan's ex-wife, Lilly Jay, addressed the incident in a statement to Page Six, stating, "(Ariana’s) the story really. Not a girl’s girl. My family is just collateral damage."
Ariana's divorce file listed "irreconcilable differences" as the basis for the divorce, and also contained claims for spousal support and property division in accordance with a prenuptial agreement. She also sought that both she and Dalton pay the attorney's fees.
An Instagram user named DeuxMoi recently posted photographs and videos of Ariana and Ethan walking together at Disneyland. Ariana wore a black helmet, sweater, and leggings, while Ethan sported an all-black suit with sandals and white socks. The sighting created quite a stir among fans, given that both Ariana and Ethan had recently divorced amid reports of their burgeoning romance.