Ariana Grande & Dalton Gomez filed for divorce, Ari will ‘cut him a check’

We haven’t heard much about Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater since July. That was when the SAG strike was called, the London production of Wicked was put on hold, and Ariana was briefly running her own PR while Scooter Braun was on vacation. Ariana thought she was being so cute and sly by rolling out Ethan as her boyfriend two seconds after she announced her split from her husband Dalton Gomez. Ethan’s wife Lilly Jay had other ideas! Soon after, Ariana’s people briefed TMZ that she and Ethan hadn’t even seen each other in weeks and she was giving him some space to work out his marriage drama. Then, mysteriously, People Magazine had an update two weeks ago – a bunch of unnamed sources carefully insisting that Ethan and Ariana absolutely did NOT start up until both of their marriages were over. A blatant lie, but one which went unchallenged by Lilly Jay. For what it’s worth, I even halfway believe that Ariana and Dalton were over before she started up with Ethan. And now it’s being formalized – Ari and Dalton both filed for divorce.

Ariana Grande is following in her boyfriend Ethan Slater’s footsteps … because she’s also officially filed for divorce from her husband of 2 years, Dalton Gomez, and he’s filed too.

Ariana’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, filed first Monday … citing the boilerplate “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for divorce.

Dalton immediately followed suit, filing his response in a clearly-coordinated effort. We’re told everything was worked out before going to the courthouse. Sources say Ariana will cut Dalton a check, and that will be that. BTW … they had a prenup. The date of separation is February 20, 2023.

As for why it took so long between the date of separation and the divorce filings, a source with direct knowledge tells us the two took their time to iron out details and settle. Our source says there are no hard feelings …”they’ve been really caring and respectful of one another every step of this process.”

[From TMZ]

I really wonder if Ariana stayed with Scooter Braun long enough for Braun to work out something with Dalton, or if all of this is the handiwork of some new management team? Like, this part of the scandal was handled well. Everything else was a shambolic mess, but Dalton was discreet and he didn’t pile on. I assume that his settlement will be a reflection of that – a generous peace offering with a non-disclosure agreement attached. Dalton is supposedly a pretty successful real estate guy as well, it’s not like he was a broke-ass hanger-on. Still, I’m sure the settlement will help him set up the next phase of his life. Ari will write a nice song about him too.

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  1. Pinkosaurus says:

    I hope he negotiated pre-approval of whatever she sings about him in the future.

  2. Lady Digby says:

    Dalton can start his life afresh with the minimum of fuss because it was a brief marriage with no children and AG has shown her true colours so there is nothing to regret. Lilly -Jay is in a difficult situation because of the length of the relationship and darling baby son to consider. She will have to coparent and may even have AG as step mom for her son so she will need every bit of grace and fortitude to deal with all the turbulence. So yes Dalton has a clean break but Lilly -Jay will be dealing with the fallout of this tornado for years to come. I am truly sorry for both Dalton and Lilly -Jay and I guarantee that given time both will heal and find love with someone who truly loves them. Also Lilly -Jay does have the consolation of her gorgeous son!

    • TheOtherOne says:

      I doubt Ariana will be around to truly co-parent. It seems like this is the rebound and she’ll move on.

  3. dina says:

    I can’t with this woman, even her face nowadays irks me. She’s so shady

  4. girl_ninja says:

    She and SpongeBob cosplayer are adulterers plain and simple. It’s been fascinating to see all of the Ariana news since the public found out about her affair. It seems like a bad attempt to distract from her misdeeds. She’s not a good person in my opinion.

  5. Michael says:

    I think at her heart Ariana is a hyper Broadway Diva with a ton of talent and an attitude to match. I bet she will have a very tumultuous affair with Ethan who also seems like a diva and they will separate after much drama

    • Robert Phillips says:

      Agree with most of what you say. Except the ton of talent. Can anyone sing her songs without looking at the lyrics. I can never understand a word she sings.

  6. Twin Falls says:

    That’s just so husband for hire thanks for your service of her.

  7. It Really Is You, Not Me says:

    I snickered at the part about Ariana and Dalton being over before she started up with Ethan. Let’s face it, this chick has one foot out the door as soon as she says yes to a ring. She just doesn’t seem like someone who is able to be satisfied with one romantic relationship for very long.

  8. Sass says:

    I feel terrible for dalton. I know nothing about him but he seems sweet.

    Still proud of Lilly for standing up and stomping the everlovin shit out of Ariana and Ethan

  9. Concern Fae says:

    I’m just remembering all of the “when I get married, it’s going to last” stuff from her and laugh my head off. I would love to know what SpongeBob told her about his marriage. I wonder if Ariana is going to end up writing a check for that divorce as well.