Ariana Grande is ‘serious’ with Ethan Slater, ‘She loves being with him’

Some people have expressed surprise that Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater are still together. They started up in the spring, by what I can tell, and their affair ruined both of their marriages. By July, Ariana had left Dalton Gomez and they would eventually settle their divorce very quietly. Ethan’s situation was more complicated, given that he had a wife and baby at home and Ariana had even tried to befriend Lilly Jay (Ethan’s wife). All of that went down this summer, but it’s been relatively quiet in recent months. Every now and then, we’ll hear about Ariana supporting Ethan in New York, and Ari is still trying to rewrite the narrative. Anyway, they’ll stay together throughout 2024, that’s my prediction. Wicked – the film where they met – won’t be out until November. They’ll try to stay together through the promotion. Meanwhile, People Magazine had this exclusive:

Things are getting very real for Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater. A source tells PEOPLE that things are “serious” between the “7 Rings” singer, 30, and the Spamalot actor, 31, who have been confirmed to be dating since July.

“Ariana is serious with Ethan,” they said. “She loves being with him.”

The insider added that while the pair “go out occasionally” as Grande puts the finishing touches on her upcoming album, they “mostly enjoy staying in. It’s a very normal relationship.”

On Saturday, the couple was pictured together for one of their first times out together.
The singer and Broadway star were photographed during a night out in New York City when a source close to Grande told PEOPLE they ate dinner with her father Ed Butera at her family’s favorite Italian restaurant before seeing Slater in Spamalot.

Grande sported an all-black with a furry bucket hat, mini skirt, and black top with furry cuffs. Meanwhile, Slater opted for a more athletic getup with a zip-up, joggers and running shoes.

“They love to support each other in their work,” the source said. “When she’s done with work, Ariana loves going to the theater when she can.”

Grande shared a carousel of photos to Instagram earlier this month, which featured one image with a Spam can ornament hanging on a wall Christmas tree made of green garland. The ornament is, of course, a shoutout to Spamalot, the 2005 Tony-winning musical adaptation of Monty Python and The Holy Grail. Slater is currently starring in a revival of the comedy on Broadway.

[From People]

One of my favorite things is when one of these pop star divas dates a guy and her fanbase absolutely loathes the guy. It happened to Taylor Swift when she dated Matt Healy – the Swifties panicked because the guy sucked and he was pretty racist to boot. From what I’ve seen of the Arianators online, they’re counting down the days until Ari dumps Ethan, and they’re grossed out by the fact that Ethan looks so much like her brother Frankie. All of which to say… Ari isn’t Taylor. She’s not going to dump a guy just because her fans hate him. Especially because two marriages ended to make this mess happen.

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Ari was out with Ethan this week:

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  1. Caroline says:

    I get it, she stopped coloring in her eyebrows to look more like him. BUT it’s really accentuating the bags under her eyes in that last pic. Girl looks exhausted.

    • Jais says:

      I was just about to post about her eyebrows. I get the blonde hair for her wicked role but the dyed blonde eyebrows are strange. Maybe it’ll work for the role.

    • Snuffles says:

      The blond makes her look sickly. It doesn’t flatter her at all.

    • BeanieBean says:

      She looks like an alien, not just because of the no-show brows, but her ultra-thin chin & plumped up lips & cheeks, and really big eyes.

      • S says:

        Her chin is not “ultra thin”, it’s normal and feminine. Here eyes are of normal size, as are her cheeks and lips. You’re just jealous you look manly.

    • goofpuff says:

      yeah, she doesn’t look good as a blonde at all. It ages her at least 5 years.

    • Isa says:

      That looks like a bruise under her right eye.

  2. Ameerah M says:

    I barely recognize her – she looks like a completely different person. And that photo of them together is hilarious- they look like they are going to two different places.

  3. TIFFANY says:

    I wish she would return to brunette or darker. That blonde hair does her no favors and points out what you should look to avoid.

    • Ameerah M says:

      It’s blonde for the film but honestly – I would have just worn a wig. Blonde is not her color

  4. sevenblue says:

    Gross. I hope they stay together, so they don’t ruin another person’s life. Ariana is preparing for a new album launch. So, her fans will forget what a horrible person she is. I hope Ethan’s ex-wife (Is the divorce even finalized yet?) has a great life. I am a petty person, if they did that to me while I am still healing from birth, I would give interviews to all the media companies. It is so upsetting that Ariana’s PR was lying about the poor woman’s marriage to clean up her cheating mess. They are horrible people and deserve each other.

    • equality says:

      Hopefully they are paying her big money to not do interviews.

    • Matchen says:


      If you think that’s horrible wait until you hear what Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach did to a 9 month pregnant Jennifer Jason Leigh……having an affair while working alongside her on the same film set, having sex in JJL’s mom’s house where they shot some scenes, then running off together, leaving Jennifer Jason Leigh to give birth ALONE.

      Heinous people do these things and I’m a big believer in calling them ALL out . Ariana & SpongeBob just have a bigger attention on them. But at least Ariana isnt pretending to be a champion of women like Gerwig & Baumbach are profiting off of with Barbie……

      • Sass says:

        @Marchen THANK YOU. I had no idea, did some research and…wow. Holy fck. I’ve always gotten an off vibe about GG even though I loved the Barbie movie. I think that’s the first thing of hers I’ve knowingly seen because her weird modern “brat pack” and clear favorites oversaturating Hollywood bug the hell out of me. I just read Marriage Story was based on NB’s and JJL’s own marriage wtf. And he also wrote Madagascar 3 to pay for his divorce 🤣 good. What a tool

      • Lens says:

        @SASS where was this tea you found about JJL and NB? I remember being surprised as hell when she filed for divorce when her kid was a 7-month-old baby but thought she always had too much class to talk about it (since I never saw anything after that about timelines etc).

      • Sass says:

        @Lens, I read it on Reddit 🤣 so really only rumors without further evidence.

      • La Dolce Vita says:

        Yeah Greta Gerwig was 26 when she started working for a 40 year old Noah Baumbach and his 47 year old wife Jennifer Jason Leigh who was pregnant with their son. The rest is history. A sordid tale as old as time.
        Greta Gerwig is the woman who would teach us all about feminism.

  5. k says:

    I generally agree that this is going to flame out. However, I think that he is the most “her type” guy she’s been with. They are both musical theater dorks.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      My perception is the total opporite of yours. They both look awkward in each others company in every picture I’ve seen. She doesn’t look into him at all.

  6. HellNah! says:

    What’s there to say?
    Two cheaters. Both are scum.

  7. M says:

    To me she’s still the a-hole donut licker, so her personal life being a hot mess tracks.

  8. She loves being with him until she doesn’t love being with him. She has a pattern of this.

  9. Queenie says:

    He looks so much like Frankie here, no?

  10. Beech says:

    She pays all the bills?

  11. JaneS says:

    She is exhausting. A JLo repeat.
    She loves to be IN LOVE

  12. Tina says:

    I think they will last a bit longer. I predict a wedding and a baby. Then she will dump him. He’s am idiot.

  13. Stef says:

    She’s vile in my opinion and they look awkward together. The fact that he looks so much like her brother is gross too. Barf!

  14. girl_ninja says:

    Thumbalina and SpongeBob are still going strong. How lovely for them.

  15. BeanieBean says:

    Huh. People magazine is now writing like the DM, describing outfits we can clearly see in the accompanying photos. Did they hire a bunch of rota rats for some reason?

  16. Jeanette says:

    What is up with her eyes in the photos where shes got the black hat on? They look different to me and I cant put my finger on it.

  17. Kirsten says:

    “I support your job” has got to be like the barest minimum standard for a relationship ever. Just above physically existing in the same space. Yikes.

  18. Sass says:


    “And I love…being with you”


  19. Hatemecuzyouaintme says:

    Yikes! I agree with everything. The blonde eyebrows are whack! She is messsssy! It’s so odd to me her needing to absolutely change her skin tone, hair, mannerisms, makeup and speech so often. When she was tanning with her dark hair, dark makeup and “different speech”, I actually thought she was black. The whole situation of her and Ethan is just WILD. But I guarantee she’ll get bored in the next few years and go blow up another marriage

  20. JaneS says:

    AG goes from Pete “BDE” Davidson, a 6′ dark haired, single guy to a married at the time, actor almost her exact height.
    IDK or much care who AG is involved with, except stay away from married.
    And she was married too.

    The blonde hair is awful. She could use a make over in hair color and style. Is she going to wear the long, fake ponytail forever?

    Do we think these 2 stroll thru their day singing to/at each other? I can’t help picturing her, pointing her finger at him and randomly hitting her highest notes as her “love language” 😂

  21. JaneS says:

    Oooh! He was not only married but had a new baby too. Ugh! That’s awful.
    Is he successful? Broadway theater? Well known in NY mostly?
    I have only seen him since this AG mess.

  22. Flower says:

    She strikes me as the girl who ‘gets into character’ for each new phase of her professional life.

    I think this will fizzle out when the film is completed and she returns to her family and friends.

    That said I wish them well and hope they make it work – after all they broke up two families to be together.

  23. bears says:

    They have to keep up the love story charade for at least a few more months. It’s not like she can come right out and say, I’m kinda bored now that I have what I wanted, I don’t want it anymore. Once you’ve destroyed the family, the drama of the ‘taboo’ relationship is gone. All that’s left is ashes, for all parties.

  24. Lau says:

    Isn’t Wicked supposed to be coming out in two parts ? Because if so the promo is going to be exhausting. And if the first one comes out in November that means they’re aiming for an Oscar campaign, these two are going to be so annoying.

  25. Grant says:

    I don’t know why she went blonde the way she did. She went platinum blonde a few years ago and it actually looked awesome, mainly because she didn’t ALSO dye her eyebrows. I think that would have looked much better, but I get she wanted to emulate the OG Glinda, KChen. But darken the eyebrows!

    Anyways, glad she’s been low-key with this disaster. I actually like her because I think she has a fantastic voice but all this nonsense was ruining my excitement for the Wicked movie.