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Ariana Grande dating ‘Wicked’ co-star Ethan Slater after split from husband

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According to multiple sources, Ariana Grande is dating her “Wicked” co-star Ethan Slater amid her split from estranged husband Dalton Gomez.

TMZ broke the news that Grande and Slater, who is also reportedly separated from his wife, singer Lilly Jay, started dating several months ago after meeting on the set of the film. A photo of the ‘Wicked’ cast from March celebrating Michelle Yeoh’s Oscar win in London showed Grande sitting close to Slater with his arm wrapped around her. TMZ said that Slater and Grande got together after he already had separated from Jay, who married in 2018 and welcomed a son together last year. Grande reportedly separated from Gomez in January, after two years of marriage.

The 31-year-old Slater, who plays Boq in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, rose to fame starring in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.” The actor was nominated for a Tony Award for his role.

‘Wicked’ composer Stephen Schwartz said that filming has been paused due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, with about 10 days of work to go. Director Jon M. Chu said the disruption shouldn’t affect the film’s November 2024 release date.

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