Ariana Grande reportedly dating still-married co-star after split

It seems like it took Ariana Grande just “One Short Day” to move on from estranged husband Dalton Gomez.

The Thank U, Next singer is reportedly dating her Wicked co-star Ethan Slater amid her split from Gomez, multiple sources confirm to Page Six.

Sources close to the couple told TMZ, which broke the news, that she 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 movie.

A photo from March showed the cast of Wicked celebrating Michelle Yeoh’s Oscar win in London, and in it Grande, 30, is sitting close to Slater with his arm wrapped around her.

Reps for both Grande and Slater didn’t immediately return Page Six’s requests for comment.

Slater married Jay in 2018, and they welcomed a son last year; however, sources told TMZ that he and Grande got together after he already had separated from Jay.

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

Page Six reported this week that Grande and the real estate broker were divorcing after two years of marriage. The now-former couple decided to separate in January but remained amicable despite going their separate ways.

“They came to the decision together,” an insider shared with us. “They were having problems before January, but they want to remain best friends.”

Gomez, 27, visited the 7 Rings performer on the set of Wicked in London in a last-ditch attempt to save their marriage, but “it didn’t work out,” the source said.

“They’ve been really good friends throughout the entire process, and their friends and families have been trying to protect them.”

Gomez also appears to have moved on, as it was reported that he’s been dating other people for months.

Despite their amicable split, the former Nickelodeon star erased all traces of her wedding to Gomez from her Instagram.

In addition to images from the pair’s nuptials, Grande also deleted the anniversary post she shared with her 377 million followers in May.

However, a source recently claimed to Us Weekly that Gomez is “devastated” by the split and he did not want the separation.

“He wanted the fairy tale, happy ending, and it’s not looking that way,” the source told the outlet, adding that Gomez is hoping for a reconciliation.

This story originally appeared on Page Six and is republished here with permission.

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