Ariana Grande’s recent news has been making headlines, with various reports about her personal life. First, it was revealed that the pop star had ended her two-year marriage to Dalton Gomez after a period of separation. Shortly after, rumors emerged that Grande might be dating her Wicked feature film co-star, Ethan Slater, who had also recently separated from his wife and became a father less than a year ago.
The timeline of Ariana Grande’s alleged relationship with Ethan Slater is a bit unclear. Sources close to both stars claim that they were already separated from their respective partners before they started seeing each other. However, reports of Slater’s wife, Lilly Jay’s, heartbreak have been circulating. Jay has now publicly criticized Grande and Slater, making several statements to the press.
In an article published by Page Six, Lilly Jay was quoted saying, “[Ariana’s] the story really. Not a girl’s girl. My family is just collateral damage…the story is her and Dalton.” She seems to be focusing on rebuilding her life for the sake of her son and wants privacy during this time.
In another interview with The Daily Mail, Lilly Jay emphasized her main priority is her son, stating, “This is what I am trying to do, and this is my only focus.” In the interviews, she shared feeling uneasy about being in the spotlight and being upset by unauthorized stories published about her. She asked for respect and privacy, as she is not part of the entertainment industry and is simply a mother trying to raise her child.
TMZ also interviewed Jay, where she stated that she’s trying to navigate a spotlight she never wanted or experienced before. She emphasized her desire for privacy and space to rebuild her life and raise her son, whom she gave birth to last year.
Reports emerged that Slater filed for divorce from Jay on Wednesday. They had been high school sweethearts and got married in 2018.
Since the speculation about Ethan Slater’s relationship with Ariana Grande intensified, Slater made his Instagram account private. However, before going private, he had posted a Mother’s Day tribute to Jay in May, which Ariana Grande had liked.
Despite reports and rumors, neither Ariana Grande nor Ethan Slater has publicly commented on their alleged relationship. The situation remains a matter of curiosity for their fans and the media, but they have chosen to keep their personal lives private for the time being.