Ariana Grande already has a new boyfriend & he’s married with a baby at home

I knew Ariana Grande had someone waiting in the wings as soon as she turned up at Wimbledon without her wedding ring, and within 24 hours, we found out that she was divorcing her husband of two years, Dalton Gomez. The only thing I was wrong about was my theory that the jumpoff was Andrew Garfield. It’s NOT Garfy!! Please, Ariana doesn’t have that kind of taste in men. She likes… um, dudes who don’t have the raw sexual magnetism of Andrew Garfield. Her jumpoff is very much her type, with a new twist. The new guy, as confirmed by TMZ and People, is Ethan Slater. Y’all, he’s married with a baby at home.

Ariana Grande is moving on after her split from husband Dalton Gomez. The “Thank U, Next” singer, 30, is dating Broadway alum Ethan Slater, her costar in the upcoming film adaptation of Wicked, sources confirm to PEOPLE.

“Ariana and Dalton separated in January,” one source says. “She and Ethan recently began dating, and he is separated from his wife.”

Reps for both stars have not returned multiple requests for comment. TMZ was first to report the news. Grande is set to play Glinda in Universal’s film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical, while Slater, 31, will play Boq, the love interest of Elphaba’s sister Nessarose.

The movie began shooting in the U.K. last year and was scheduled for release in November 2024, though it remains unclear if the SAG-AFTRA strike will affect its premiere.

[From People]

Ariana basically moved to London late last year to work on Wicked, which is when (we now know) her marriage was pretty much over. Dalton apparently tried to win her back, but she was done with him. So… I wonder when Ari and Ethan Slater started? They’re established/comfortable enough of as a couple where Ari’s people are openly telling People Magazine that he left his wife. The same wife he gushed over just two months ago. The wife’s name is Lilly Jay. Lilly and Ethan married in 2018 – they were high school sweethearts. Lilly gave birth to their son last year. This is giving me strong Miranda Lambert vibes!! Oh, Ariana, what the hell did you do???

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  1. Maddy says:


    Now we know why TMZ made it a point to tell us that her ex-husband has been dating “for months”.

    Ariana needs to allow herself to stay single for longer than a week.

    • Mario says:

      Had a friend confide how the idea of a man willing to walk away from what he already has for her was such a rush and emotional validation (a feeling of being chosen) like no other. But that it was the kind of rush that is impossible to sustain. So she’d become dissatisfied with that relationship and seek the next one, a search which, by definition, involved cheating, often on both parts (but almost always initiated by her in some way).

      She needed that rush and emotional validation, that feeling of being chosen by a man willing to pick her above another even at the cost of friendships and public approval, like alcoholics and other addicts feel they need their vice and often felt she had it licked, until she started doing it again.

      We were talking during an introspective period where she was living with the fallout from “breaking up” a marriage with a new baby, same as here, and was seen as a (temporary, it was always temporary) pariah in our mutual circle. She was wondering why she did these things, since she knew she wouldn’t even want the guy when the dust settled.

      Something else she noted that I think explains a lot here: these weren’t Richard Burton-Liz Taylor “great” passions. She almost always went for men who she was “out of their league” because they were so blindsided by the attentions of a girl like her for the first time in their lives they fell easily, hard, and would eventually risk it all for her. It felt so sick to me, but tracked. When I pointed out she had her fair share (if a much smaller percentage) of hot/rich/cocky guys, she pointed out they were the cases where they gave her an opening early on and she enjoyed the challenge and triumph of “getting” them over their current partner, but the result was the same.

      This seems so similar. Girl needs therapy and how. Because as I saw firsthand with my friend, she managed to emerge basically the same as before each time (white, rich, conventionally hot women so often do) but the guys were damaged forever, if only because they’d given up genuinely happy (if realistic, complete with normal ups and downs and expectations that come with longterm) relationships to be with her, only to discover her investment and commitment, save the love bombing early on, was never commensurate.

      • teecee says:

        Thank you for this comment, I’ve never had insight on this type of personality.

        I still can’t feel sorry for the men involved here, though. The wives/girlfriends they threw over for “the hot girl,” — YES. Those are the people who have my sympathy.

      • Reborn Rich says:

        I also want to thank you for this comment. Many on here absolve these kind of women / people and only fault the partnered cheater.

        I’m trying to imagine going through life serially destroying families / couples (who can be family too) for a temporary fix.

      • ELX says:

        Yikes! I had a ‘friend’ like this once. Deeply, deeply troubled, unself-aware and very destructive. Lost interest as soon as she ‘got’ her man.

      • Mario says:

        Also just saw that AG liked his post *two months ago* paying tribute to his wife and baby, the one everyone swooned over. Her statement implies they’ve been seeing each other for a while, so all of that feels icky. My entire prayers and sympathy go to his wife and baby. As someone else pointed out, that child will grow up able to Google all the details of his/her father leaving his mom for AG for what will no doubt be a brief dalliance.

      • Veronica S. says:

        I’ll answer for her – she’s a narcissist going on a power trip. Best thing you can possibly do with those people is grey rock them. Don’t seek revenge (they love attention!), but avoid all contact where necessary and possible.

      • Izzy says:

        I have a friend who is/was like this and, while I will not absolve her as she purposely went after a mutual friend of ours (after I asked her not to) who just found out his wife was cheating and was EXTREMELY emotionally/physically vulnerable, I will note that who she is post-AA and who she was is vastly different. Therapy helps. Unfortunately too many others get caught up in the wake of their bad decisions and when children are involved it’s a whole other level of **ckery.

      • Ela (without the G) says:

        OMG. I had a friend like this. For years I couldn’t understand why she wouldn’t go for the single guys who were after her. In 15 years she “dated” several married colleagues pursuing them hard. All of them were caught in her “web” but none left their families for her. They were close though. Each time it was a big scandal. Each time she would walk around all proud of herself. Each time she would end up crying desperately when they went back running to their families. It didn’t help her that most would lose more than just a wife in case of a divorce.

        Grande seems to go from fast in the relationships not giving herself time to heal. At least that’s my impression. And this guy is weird looking sorry.

      • Abbie says:

        You know there is such a thing as bad people.
        I’m over excuses like “needs therapy” and “it’s someone’s character/trait”.
        Sometimes people are just bad selfish POS.
        Your “friend” sounds like one of them.
        Don’t be friends with people like that, it’s only a matter of time when she does something selfish that will hurt you too. She doesn’t care about friendships or other people’s feelings. Types like her never do.

  2. Mei says:

    Looks-wise, he reminds me a little of Mac Miller in that second picture. This sounds very messy, neither of them are gonna come out of this looking good in the slightest.

    • Michelle says:

      Except Mac Millar was a sexy super genius mega-talent man. And this skeevy twerp is a sexually incontinent nerd boy.

      • Ameerah M says:

        He also cheated on his girlfriend with Ariana. So…this is par for the course for her in relationships.

      • Kitten says:

        Nooooo please don’t bring Mac into this!

      • Lux says:

        @Ameerah, you’re right. I think Ariana got with Big Sean when he was with Naya Rivera (RIP) too.

      • Mario says:

        I’m not sure the guy’s relative hotness matters much here. When you’re pursuing, or allowing yourself to be pursued successfully by, a married/committed man (esp. with a young child or children) it’s not even one degree more understandable, acceptable, ok, or allowable if the guy is “really hot” (or rich, or successful, or whatever). Her pattern here is wanting to be picked/chosen to feel emotionally wanted and validated, not just by a man, but by a man who will “prove it” by walking away from what he has to be with her, sacrificing because he wants/needs her that much.

        It’s easier to do with a guy who doesn’t get that kind of attention from sexy women every day, but its no more or less okay or understandable for the girl (who is already seen as sexy or desirable and is weaponizing that to win over other women) if the guy is hot or not.

        It is a little more understandable on his end, when a hot woman offers him the choice of her vs. the one at home who reminds you to pick up diapers and tampons on the way home and is tired from the infant she’s caring for that he would be blinded by her hotness (which only makes it more understandable, not more ok or acceptable) but for her, who already has her pick, it’s all trashy, IMO.

      • Tiffany:) says:

        “ this skeevy twerp is a sexually incontinent nerd boy”

        That’s so mean! I don’t know much about him, but he’s been nominated for a Tony, so he can’t be talentless. If he did cheat on his wife with a new baby, that’s terrible and deserves condemnation, but mocking his looks and sexuality is still cruel.

      • teecee says:

        This guy’s a top-level Broadway talent. Just because you are unfamiliar with him doesn’t mean that he’s not brilliant in his own right.

      • ML says:

        Mario, you wrote, “ It is a little more understandable on his end, when a hot woman offers him the choice of her vs. the one at home who reminds you to pick up diapers and tampons on the way home and is tired from the infant she’s caring for that he would be blinded by her hotness (which only makes it more understandable, not more ok or acceptable) but for her, who already has her pick, it’s all trashy, IMO.”
        I disagree. It amazes me how often a guy will get a pass in these situations and the woman is seen as destroying another woman’s marriage. The person responsible for keeping Ariana’s relationship intact is first and foremost Ariana. The person responsible for Ethan’s marriage is first and foremost Ethan. Ethan didn’t put the effort into sustaining his marriage and destroyed it himself (by way of Ariana as it were).

      • Mario says:

        That’s totally fair. I didn’t mean to give him or any man a pass on this (no one can steal a man, he does have to leave) but rereading what I wrote, I see how I gave that impression.

    • VoominVava says:

      I think he looks like her brother’s twin. It’s eerie.

    • Alyson says:

      I saw him as SpongeBob on Broadway and as ridiculous as that may sound, he is extremely talented. That’s all, still a DB for cheating and with a baby at home.

  3. girl_ninja says:

    Selfish and gross by both people. I know that this guys poor wife is reeling. I know that he is the one who is responsible for his actions but PLEASE. Ariana could always just say no. At this point the only reason I’ll watch Wicked is for Jon Bailey.

    • Reborn Rich says:

      She is just as guilty. No pass, especially because the couple has a baby. Terrible behavior.

      • Fabiola says:

        How do we know that the wife didn’t dump him first and us the one that wants the separation ?

    • SaraTor says:

      I’m currently at home with my baby, so maybe I’m taking this too personally, but this is really hurtful behaviour for the wife and new mom. I can’t imagine having to be apart from my baby 50% of the time to co-parent after a separation. Or having to be 100% responsible 24/7 with no relief when I have custody. It’s also such an exhausting and overwhelming phase, with so many insecurities, so being dumped would just compound those postpartum/first year feelings. Can he not wait a few months till it’s been a year?! I’d only separate from my partner in this phase of it was abusive or toxic, and try to civilly get to toddlerhood and then reevaluate. You need sleep that bad.

      • Emily says:

        A man cheating when you’re pregnant or at home with a new baby is so terrible. I remember how vulnerable I felt after I had my daughter and how dependent I was on my husband.

        Not only is she the mother of his child, she was his high school sweetheart so he’s going to regret this big time when the rush wears off. They have HISTORY. Maybe he didn’t “sow his oats” or whatever, but still. He should have seen a therapist not Ariana.

    • teecee says:

      Bowen Yang is in it, too!

  4. Shelly bean says:

    What horrible people.

  5. TheOriginalMia says:

    Yikes. Can’t these people divorce before dating and PR rollouts?

    I know his wife is reeling. I hope she has a good support system.

    • Naye in va says:

      The scream I screampt when I saw this man’s picture. I can’t even lol. I just can’t

    • tealily says:

      That poor woman, married to her high school sweetheart with a new baby. This is why people should date around a bit before landing in a marriage. He should have gotten it out of his system BEFORE he settled down!

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ tealily, I don’t think that this has to do with sowing your oats before marriage. Look at Bono, Carli Lloyd, LL Cool J, Snoop Dog and Jon Bon Jovi, just to name a few. It can be achieved with commitment and dedication to fostering and keeping the communication open. Communication is vital and key in all marriages, and other relationships.

      • tealily says:

        @BothSidesNow of course! I didn’t mean to imply that. This guy in particular does seem to have some regrets though, clearly.

      • MipMip says:

        Bon Jovi famously cheats on his wife. A lot.

  6. Gutterflower says:

    Ngl I was legit startled when I scrolled down to his pic. I was expecting some scruffy bad boy type guy and he looks like he’s 12 and should star in Malcolm in the Middle.

    • elle says:


    • Thea says:

      YES! I thought “Omg, has this guy gone through puberty yet??” Ariana has a lot of growing up to do if this is her relationship MO.

      I hope the wife knows she’s better off without that jerk who was so willing to ditch her and their new baby after so many years together.

    • Lux says:

      All I can say is: he’s screwed. He gave up his wife and baby to be her flavor of the year. You all know this isn’t going to last—Ariana is gonna Ariana. And her stakes are low; no kids, the world is her dating oyster, etc.

      It’s beyond sad, and everyone who pointed out her pattern of behavior is right. I bet it’s over before the movie’s even out. Just hope the wife doesn’t take him back.

  7. Laalaa says:

    I am all for women doing what they want in dating (without being a terrible person, obvs), but this just screams serious problems with her unable being single. Which is understandable, considering everything that happened to her. She even said that she is trying to learn how to give love to herself, not always to others while receiving an award a few years back?

    • Ameerah M says:

      It also screams terrible person.

    • lionfire says:

      Sprry, how is that understandable for her? She always had overlapping in her relationships, meaning, she always got the guys who were in a relationship : prior to Mac Miller’s death, prior to terrorist attack…
      Why is there a need today to always paint terrible behaviour as a result of some kind of trauma?
      She’s a shitty person, when considering her choice of partners and how she “gets” them, just as her partners-who were all shitty, choosing to cheat with her.

  8. farah says:

    Girl loves taken men and overlaps.

    Extensive summary:
    She cheated on Jai Brooks with Nathan Sykes and Mac Miller. She started things up with Big Sean while he was with Naya Riveria. She cheated on Big Sean with Ricky (her back-up dancer). She started things up with Mac Miller suspiciously soon after her breakup with Ricky. Mac Miller cheated on his long-term girlfriend with Ariana in 2013 and 2016. Her thing with Pete Davidson started up literally two days after she announced her breakup with Mac Miller (look it up). Pete left his girlfriend Cazzie for Ariana. She was seen being pretty cozy with Big Sean while he was with Jhene Aiko 2019. (Although, Big Sean cheated on Ariana with Jhene while they were dating).

    • Introducingmrsjones says:

      Yikes! Thanks for the breakdown. And I thought I did some messy shady shit in my 20’s.

    • Kirsten says:

      If it happens once, it’s easy to say that things just happen that way sometimes and another person’s relationship isn’t her responsibility. But this much of a pattern is pretty problematic — it’s difficult to say that she doesn’t have some culpability here.

    • Spillthattea says:

      Girl needs some hard-core therapy stat.

    • Kitten says:

      Holy shit I honestly never knew she was so messy and problematic.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ farah, holy shit!! Ariana is apparently a woman that likes to toy with men’s heads, and emotions, all while destroying relationships and marriages along the way. Now, in no way am I absolving the women/men that choose to be in a relationship with here, but how could any woman OR man consider her for a meaningful relationship?? Apparently any warm body within a five foot radius is a potential partner for her to set her sights upon to “win” over.

      SMFH!!! Ariana seriously needs therapy and a LOT of it!!

    • Sugarhere says:

      @Farah: Thanks for reminding us of Ariana Grande’s damning nymphomaniac resume. She is sick enough to feel empowered by her renewed ability to take away from some other woman’s happiness, in order to fulfill her own delusions of sexual might🦋🍕 and social dominance 🤮.

    • Soe says:

      Pete didn’t leave his girlfriend for Ariana. His girlfriend had ended it, she writes about it in her book. He just got with Ariana literally days later. His girlfriend probably didn’t expect that he would get a new girlfriend that quickly and maybe expected them to work through their issues but he didn’t leave her for arianna.

    • otaku fairy says:

      The only parts of this that are *definitely* accurate and not rumors are that she cheated on Jai Brooks when she was a teenager, and the Naya Rivera one from 2013 or 2014. That has to be weighed against the fact that Naya was physically abusive to some of her partners, including Big Sean. Are we really supposed to feel….sad…outraged…sympathetic that nearly a decade ago, a 20-something abuser was cheated on by their twenty-something domestic violence victim with a 20-year-old?

      • lionfire says:

        I don’t believe Naya was abusive and I do have something against stating it as a fact when Riviera can’t defend herself. The truth is that Big Sean claimed that only after Riviera discovered he was cheating with Ariana.

        The Mac Miller, Pete Davidson…it may not track considering when they broke up with their girlfriends officially, but do you really think that Davidson, for example, wasn’t emotionally invested in Cazzie David 2 days after ending their years long relationship? If you do, I have a bridge to sell you. 😉
        If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, eats like a duck it’s a? 🙂
        Girl likes “taking” emotionally taken men. Why not call it like it is?

        I’ll be a little bit mean and say I bet that she’s also the type who “doesn’t get along well with girls” and “why don’t I have girlfriends”. 🙄

      • otaku fairy says:

        LOL, how many people who hit their partners actually own up to it without it being a situation where they were caught already? We don’t know when it happened (and it wasn’t the only offense). It’s just interesting….weak, really… how eager some are to stiletto heel over the dv issue for that patriarchal prize of getting to slut-shame someone 10 years too late.

  9. ML says:

    This absolutely is a mess, but just like with BP and Angie and John Mulaney and his girlfriend, for me the proper response is Oh Ethan Slater what have you done??!

  10. Lucy2 says:

    Messy messy. 2 marriages blown up, and one with a baby.
    He is…not what I pictured.

    • GoldenMom says:

      I salute your tact.

      He is…..not the obvious choice, is he? I love a ginger, but no. Just no.

      • Millennial says:

        To me this really illustrates that it was more about being able to take a married man with a baby from his wife. Very Miranda-esque ego tripping happening here.

  11. SarahCS says:

    Woe, what a mess. Whatever the state of his marriage prior to them getting together, his wife and child do no need this in their lives. I bet the PR team for the film are less than thrilled too.

    As an aside, there has been a lot of talk about the ridiculousness of Ben Platt being cast as a teenager, this guy could pull it off.

    • Molly says:

      This is what I find frustrating too. Ariana seemed to take so much pride in being cast in this movie, and yet she’s turning it into some cheep tabloid attention chase.

      She’s really talented, but she can’t get out of her own way when it comes to messiness like this.

  12. Tree says:

    “Hey babe this ari grande thing is good for my career. Let’s just go with it. I can be the next Pete Davidson. ” I hope that’s how this went.

    I feel bad for lily and Dalton. Ariana people will bury dalton if he doesn’t take the blame and go away.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Tree, I am growing sick and disgusted with fans of certain celebrities or artists as their fan base of “worshippers” become too invested in the their personal lives while trying to destroy the other party. These people need to tell their fans to STOP every post, collaboration or public attacks they deemed that wronged their “idol”!! One in particular in mind is Taylor Swift. How does she consider their actions appropriate or right and not personally call of her attack dogs??

  13. Penguin says:

    Oh come on, Andrew Garfield was right there!

  14. That…that’s him in the pictures? Huh…..

  15. Embee says:

    When you’re young and not a parent it seems like hooking up with a new father is no different from hooking up with any other guy….but it is SIGNIFICANTLY different. The pressures on new parents are immense…sleep deprivation, 24 accountability, a new, wholly encompassing job… We really just need a (strong) social more against dating new parents. These people are in a massive transition and we need societal-level accountability for them to figure out their ish and step up. Third parties (esp childless people) have NO business intervening in a relationship that is orders of magnitude more complex than they live. I’m disgusted.

    • Belspethen says:

      Well said

    • wordnerd says:

      Preach! Sadly, people cheating while their partner is pregnant or newly post-partum is pretty common, which is pathetic when you consider everything they’re going through. You’re tired, your body is changing, and if you breastfeed, you’re constantly feeling touched out (not to mention your sex drive is completely zapped) so it really is a relationship test. Hopefully his wife has a great support circle and she deletes his number, because you know Ariana’s eventually going to move on to the next guy.

      • SophieJara says:

        This is so well said. Everyone where I live is poly, and as someone with two small children I just can’t imagine it (granted, most of my friends don’t have children). Like, you are really going to go through SO MUCH. You may not like your partner for quite a while. You may not like yourself or your life. It is *rough*, especially in today’s world where we are so isolated. I cannot *imagine* bringing a third into that situation. I hope when Ari moves on he mourns the real life he threw away.

      • B says:

        It is such a downer that post-partum is so frequently the moment where you find out if you actually married a team-guy or if the little sh*te was just cos-playing one.
        The woman is typically working her arse off in service of a baby that literally cannot do one single thing for itself and some guys cannot handle that she’s too busy to orbit him just then.

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    • Mallory says:

      Yes! Added to this is the fact that the second most dangerous time for a woman in an abusive relationship is when there is the addition of a child (the other is when she decides to leave). The reason is that the man is suddenly not the only thing that matters, new mothers get attention/care, & mothers will frequently choose their baby’s needs over their partner’s….and narcs can not have this stand. It’s a rough time for anybody & so stressful for any father, but it’s especially hard for new mothers in relationships that become increasingly abusive during this time.

  16. Ameerah M says:

    I have never been an Ariana fan and so for me this just confirms the vibes I’ve always had about her.

    • Onemoretime says:

      This girl is so messy, and should not be in any type of relationships. She seems to have an allergy to single men, yes it takes 2 to tango but she has a track record. He’s a terrible person as well knowing he has a new baby and leaving his responsibilities is trashy & scummy.
      Ari is that the kind of man you want? Apparently so! They deserve each other & this to will end how it started sir! She will dump you & move on to the next!

    • shanaynay says:

      @Ameerah M:

      Yup! Same here!

    • BlueNailsBetty says:


  17. Ace says:

    Well, he does look like a Boq.

    I was somewhat aware of her history but seeing it condensed in the comments makes me think that this girl really needs to look at her choices. Of course, maybe she already has and decided she doesn’t care about anything but herself.

    He is trash and I hope when she dumps him in a few months, he finds himself alone and uwanted, regretting for the rest of his life being a such an asshole.

    • B says:

      The one thing about this is that when the kid is grown up, s/he will be able to google and see what went down documented, as opposed to having to suss out whether one parent is lying about the other and wondering if it was really that bad.

  18. C says:

    This guy is not cute enough to be this messy, sorry….

  19. Belli says:

    This is so sad, his poor wife and baby. He’s trash.

    Ariana seems to have some real troubles with being single and her type seems to be taken men. Hasn’t every one of her relationships started when both of them were seeing someone else?

    I can’t see this lasting until next year when Wicked promotion starts, so we could be looking at Don’t Worry Darling 2.0.

    • Princess Caroline says:

      This is EXACTLY what I thought! They’re not making it until the movie releases. She’ll dump him when she gets bored and then he’ll probably try & crawl back to his wife

  20. SAS says:

    Oh Ari, yikes. She does love her pasty white boys. I know this is truly awful and so hurtful to his wife but where would we be if all of our pop stars were morally upright and had their shit together? Probs not here on my beloved Celebitchy.

    Wicked has a giant PR machine that is going to rival Barbie. I’m super interested to see how this is going to be handled.

  21. Concern Fae says:

    Something is wrong with men. I’ve known several really bitter divorced women with toddlers. There’s a romance, wedding, baby, and then the guy bails. We need to be doing something different as a society about how men relate to becoming responsible adults.

  22. Trish says:

    She’s accruing some bad karma here. Oh well, I never liked her tbh. I feel for the wife and child. What a douchebag this new guy is.

    • Caribbean says:

      All I can think of are those women advocating for more women to be stay at home wife and mother. This is what can happen to you if you have nothing but the husband. Not saying that is this lady’s situation…
      I don’t know if some of those women know the history of some stay at home wife and mother and what they had to put up with.

  23. Mel says:

    Meh, I was always weirded out by that baby voice thing she does. Someone mentioned on Reddit Broadway sub ( they figured out it was him DAYS ago) that they’ve met him and he has some undercover sexy vibes going on when you meet him. Whatever, I’m going to see wicked just for my girl Cynthia Erivo, carry on.

    • SJ says:

      i haven’t met the guy but this checks out. in my experience, having hot person energy is functionally equivalent to actually being hot. these pics do less than nothing for me but if people say he has hot person energy irl, i believe it.

    • jbones says:

      Same reaction as all when I scrolled to his photo, but maybe he’s oozing sexual energy. I’ve been there a few times with guys who would garner the same reaction from my friends/family, based purely on their looks, yet I was obsessed. Maybe the thrill of snagging a baby daddy added to the allure for Ari?

      obvs, terrible terrible situation for his ex if they were still together when this went down.

  24. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    He looks like a ginger Pee Wee Herman. I don’t get it.

  25. Mrs knight says:

    The never aloners are so frightening. I know many in my life, and they don’t leave a relationship until the next one is lined up. I really think there are 2 categories of daters – never aloners and everyone else.

  26. M says:

    This dude played Spongebob on Broadway. He’s not even hot, but I bet he worships her so she’s all about it. Seems like she hasn’t really moved on from her donut-licking phase. She just keeps the mess confined to her relationships.

  27. Andrea says:

    This seems like a common thing celebs do (find a man with a new baby) and like someone said above, it is quite common when a baby comes into the mix men cheat. There was a massive study I read where some men need
    alot of attention and when a baby comes along that dynamic changes and thus, they seek it elsewhere.

    I also want to say I know several high school and college sweethearts that divorce in their 30s and 40s because quite simply they wanted to see what it would be like with someone else. I know some people will say but we are still together, but as a general rule, I find first loves never ever last long term.

    • Kitten says:

      “some men need alot of attention and when a baby comes along that dynamic changes and thus, they seek it elsewhere.”

      I’ve heard some version of this my entire life and it’s always f*cking infuriated me. Men are just giant effin babies I guess.

    • Veronica S. says:

      It’s not that they need it. It’s that they’re taught they deserve it. A lot of them have this subconscious idea of women as helpers for them and their needs. Babies inherently change relationships specifically because their needs have to take priority, and a lot of men can’t handle no longer being the center of attention.

      Though, and I’ll be brutally honest, part of the problem is the number of women who allow it (and that includes the mother raising men like this). I encounter way too many who ignore tons of red flags because they’ve subconsciously grappled on to the idea they can be the woman who’s “different.” At that point, you’re setting yourself up for failure.

      • Andrea says:

        @VeronicaS I have a few girl friends who don’t understand why I didn’t stick it out with certain men, I could change them, con them into getting married etc. I felt I didn’t want to force them to mature or grow up; they either were or they weren’t and I see on social media they STILL aren’t 15 or 20 years later (I am 42). Some are divorced, some are still alcoholics. They feel I missed out not having babies with these men. I don’t regret a thing. It would have only caused me more aggravation, particularly since I have fertility issues.

        Had a friend I went to graduate school with, she married her bf after 10 years. Two kids later, youngest was only 6 months old, he disappears one night and she fears he is lying in a ditch. Come to find out, he calls her the next day and says he is never coming home, ran off with a waitress (he was a restaurant assistant manager). They were 35!! I met him several times and he just gave me Peter Pan vibes (former frat boy, liked to party still etc). You cannot force men to grow up because you want to get married and have kids. I never understood why not find someone who is more on your level? I get it though, it is hard period.

        I agree with you 100% women cater to men too much particularly their mother’s mommy them. Had an ex at 22 his mom still bought him tighty whities.

  28. Oswin says:

    Ariana clearly sucks for this behaviour, that’s a nonstarter. I’m just stuck on “the raw sexual magnetism of Andrew Garfield.”

    Andrew Garfield has raw, sexual magnetism? Huh. He’s an attractive man, to be sure, but in the same way that Eddie Redmayne, Jack Whitehall, and Joe Alwyn are attractive. Tom Hardy, James McAvoy, Regé-Jean Page, those are a few UK actors I could see described by their sexual magnetism.

    But that’s just me! It just kinda made me giggle to imagine Andrew as a raw, sexy beast. I’m sorry! I’m likely in the very small minority… He is an excellent actor, though, no question there.

  29. tealily says:

    THAT’S the guy?

  30. Elsa says:

    What trash people. I haven’t liked her since she licked those donuts. I think she is disgusting. The man in this situation is even more of a pig. His poor wife home with a baby! Awful. I hope it ruins both careers.

  31. Jaded says:

    Good lord she’s shagging Doogie Howser! They’re both perfectly awful people lacking even the remotest sense of ethics and integrity.

  32. Whyforthelovel says:

    Yeah, this lady is a mess and her doughnut licking days are far from behind her. Both of these people are dreadful and I have so much sympathy for this dude’s wife and kid. And yes, he looks …underwhelming. Wicked is one of my favorite Broadway Musicals and I’m not even sure I will see this mess of a movie

  33. Julie says:

    Please do a side by side of Ethan and her brother Frankie…twinsies

  34. Lily says:

    What an idiot man for leaving a high school sweetheart for a woman with Ariana’s dating track record. She will dump him in a couple of years for someone else. He will be left without the love and support of a long term love and without seeing his baby everyday.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      I bet they don’t make it to New Year’s Eve.

      She should have waited a week or two. She could have snagged Joe Manganiello.

    • schmootc says:

      I would bet money this won’t last long and he’ll go crawling back to his ex – like that guy who was touring with Miranda Lambert.

      • Moxylady says:

        She married that guy! Miranda did. The cop. Aren’t they still married?

      • Isa says:

        No, Miranda married a cop with a new baby. She had an affair with a musician that was on tour with her and after the affair ended the wife took him back.

  35. HeyKay says:

    Married with a new baby. HE is the one who is in the wrong here. Period.
    That goes for every married person with a new baby. H or W. No!
    Respect your spouse and child.
    Go to a doctor, go to counseling, change jobs to put distance between you and the non spouse, whatever it takes.

    • Reborn Rich says:

      Nope. She’s also VERY wrong.

      • Kitten says:

        He’s wrong-er but she’s still wrong, too. Getting involved with a married man who has a new baby is a CHOICE.

      • Bee says:

        As they say on reddit, ESH – everyone sucks here (except Lilly).

    • Abbie says:

      You do realize she is also married? Just because she doesn’t have a baby doesn’t mean this cheating was any less hurtful for her husband.

  36. Claudia says:

    I feel so bad for his wife and child. Ariana’s bored and he meets the beautiful famous Ariana Grande (I for one have never understood the hype around her) and that’s enough to destroy a family. FYI, this won’t last. Only positive, his wife found out sooner than later.

  37. AC says:

    Ariana is talented no question. But there’s something about her that’s always been off for me. And this definitely isn’t helping her reputation.
    Don’t know much who Ethan is but that’s disgusting what he did to his wife and baby.

  38. Grant says:

    Ugh I love her and I love her beautiful voice but get it together, girl. Andrew Garfield was a much better choice.

  39. Rnot says:

    He looks like a cross between Pee-wee Herman and Alfred P Newman. What on earth?

  40. blue says:

    I’ve never liked her, especially after she licked the donuts. I feel sorry for any guy she aims for but this dweeb? Leaving his long-time gf->wife & baby for AG??
    She’ll grind him to mush then toss him in the trash, which’ll serve him right.

  41. ME says:

    What is with Ariana? Can’t she stay single for even a minute? Damn. Also, I remember Naya Rivera (RIP) stating when she was dating Big Sean, she went over to his house one day and he was sitting on the sofa with Ariana (could have been just friends but they started dating soon after). Both Sean and Ariana were wrong for that. Now she’s dating a man who just split from his wife. Yikes. She has ZERO type. I don’t know if she’s using this relationship to help get over her marriage…but damn girl put yourself first for once and spend some time by yourself.

  42. Oya says:

    And here is Arianna continually proving how much of a f*ck girl she is. If we haven’t learned this from her music, her actions definitely prove it every time.

  43. Stef says:

    He looks like a preppy and cleaned-up version of a Chucky doll and that freaks me out more than anything.

    Ariana gave us hints of being a terrible person a few years back and many of us forgot about it. I still have hope for her, just not with regard to her terrible taste in men.

    Uh, do better, woman!

  44. Grandma Susan says:

    Ariana is still the same girl who went into a donut shop, licked the donuts and then put them back on the counter.

  45. Cathalea says:

    Why do I always suspect her of loving the dr*ggie type, cause she too is one? Now turned in to a suspect 😩

  46. Normades says:

    To quote Trent in Never have I ever “Yeah, Coyote Girl cheated on you with that Young Sheldon-looking dude”

    That’s allI I got. Messssyyy!!!

  47. L4Frimaire says:

    Sorry but is she ok? That guy must have a massively appealing personality because he’s giving Mickey Rooney in Andy Hardy.

  48. SandyK says:

    She is a complete garbage person. Major snake vibes and I doubt she has any female friends.

    As for him, what a complete and total idiot. Way to be a cliche instead of a good man. I pray his wife doesn’t take him back after Ariana dumps him in a couple months.

  49. DaisyMay says:

    This witch is playing Glinda the Good!? She’s too short, emaciated, evil and lacking in wisdom to play dear Glinda, one of my childhood heroines.

    • Polly says:

      I’ll forever be disappointed they didn’t make this movie back when Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth were playing the lead roles on Broadway, they were perfect. Can’t imagine a better Glinda than Kristen.

  50. L4Frimaire says:

    Good luck to the marketing and PR team promoting this movie because the press tour will be a minefield. Hella messy.

  51. otaku fairy says:

    Welp, that was unexpected. And a bummer. All I’ll say for now is that sometimes what looks like a lie is the truth, and we don’t know what either of them was actually told about the separation date. *If* it is the best case scenario, the concern isn’t that two separated people are dating (that’s really not something women should be demonized for by the atheist/agnostic left in the 21st century). This isn’t a case of poor Dalton is being buried/blamed, or something that warrants himpathy. She was in the right to put out a statement about how he’s been dating for months as well because the public tends to have a double standard and play favorites about how quickly people date after ending a relationship. It’s the fact that there’s a baby involved. It’s still selfish and messy of both of them to be doing this now (although it’s mostly the parent’s responsibility to make sure that they’re as available as they need to be for childcare). Waiting until the baby was older would have been the right thing to do. Very poor and questionable judgment on both ends. If it’s the worse case scenario… yikes. Yikes yikes yikes. For now, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the best case scenario and wait for more facts to come out.

  52. Veronica S. says:

    LMAO. THAT is the married men she went after? My God, this is more pathetic than we thought. This will be over in no time, but I highly recommend his ex-wife shred him in court financially.

  53. Nonesuch85 says:

    Ariana is an incredible talent but needs to sort this out fast. With a therapist.

  54. Surly Gale says:

    Pretty poor casting overall…isn’t she playing the ‘good’ witch?
    As far as I’m concerned, she just blew all credibility she might have had in the role.
    Her producers should rightfully sue her for tarnishing the reputation of THEIR work, as she’s no good witch at all…she’s just a witch. Periodt

    • Mario says:

      That is the thing with Wicked though, a show about how everyone thinks Glinda is a good witch, but she’s actually a backstabbing, manipulative, ego-driven social climber who basically was her own friend’s villain origin story. Totally works here.