Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater's relationship: A comprehensive timeline

    From the initial spark to the present, this comprehensive timeline provides insight into the twists and turns of their romantic journey.

    Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater (Source: People)

    Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater (Source: People)

    Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater appear to be taking their relationship to the next level.The 30-year-old singer and the 31-year-old Broadway star first crossed paths while working on "Wicked," both married to others at the time. Fast forward a year, and sources suggest that the two have evolved into a "full-on couple," with some speculating that they're already cohabiting in New York City.

    December 2022

    In 2021, Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo were cast in the cinematic adaptation of "Wicked" as Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Wicked Witch, respectively. On December 7, 2022, director Jon M. Chu officially confirmed the commencement of filming. He shared a heartfelt note and drawing from his daughter to mark the first day of shooting on his Instagram story, with Grande expressing her sentiments by resharing the photo and adding, "My heart."

    Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater (Source: People)

    January 2023

    Amidst the filming of "Wicked" in England, reports from TMZ and People emerged, indicating that Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez had separated. According to TMZ, their relationship faced challenges post-pandemic restrictions, with Gomez allegedly feeling overwhelmed by Grande's fame. The constant presence of paparazzi and Grande's need for security were reported factors contributing to their reported breakup.

    March 2023

    In a celebration of Michelle Yeoh's Oscar win in London, the "Wicked" cast shared numerous photos online. Among them, a photo posted by Yeoh featured Grande seated between Cynthia Erivo and Ethan Slater, sparking intrigue about Grande's connection with Slater beyond their on-screen roles.

    July 17, 2023

    On this date, news surfaced indicating that Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez were "heading for divorce." Speculation had already been circulating, fueled by Grande's appearance at a Wimbledon tennis match without her wedding ring.

    Ariana Grande (Source: Reddit)

    July 20, 2023

    TMZ once again took the lead, breaking the news that Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater had become a couple. According to the tabloid, their romantic involvement began during the filming of "Wicked."Ethan Slater had been married to his high-school sweetheart, Lilly Jay, since 2018, and the couple welcomed a son in August 2022. Slater had previously expressed admiration for Jay in a Mother's Day tribute on May 14, 2023, which Ariana Grande liked.

    With the revelation of his relationship with Grande, neither Slater nor Jay had officially announced their separation. However, later that day, People confirmed that Slater and Jay had "gone their separate ways."

    Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater (Source: People)

    September 18, 2023

    On this day, both Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez simultaneously filed for divorce. TMZ reported that Grande cited "irreconcilable differences" in her official divorce filing, and Gomez promptly followed suit with his filing.

    September 29, 2023

    In their inaugural public appearance as a couple, Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater were seen strolling through Disney World, linking arms, and enjoying a night together.

    November 12, 2023

    The couple, Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater, graced the James Earl Jones Theater, attending a Broadway performance of "Gutenberg! The Musical!" together.

    December 23, 2023

    Ariana Grande, Ethan Slater, and Grande's father, Ed Butera, enjoyed a dinner at "her family's favorite Italian restaurant" in Manhattan, as reported by Page Six. The trio was photographed leaving the restaurant and later headed to the Theater District, where Grande attended another performance of "Spamalot."