Ariana Grande’s boyfriend Ethan Slater files for divorce from wife Lilly Jay amid sudden romance with his Wicked co-star | The Sun

ARIANA Grande's latest love interest, Ethan Slater, has filed for divorce from his wife, Lilly Jay.

Reports surfaced that the Wicked co-stars were a couple just days after it was revealed that Ariana and her husband Dalton Gomez called it quits.

Ethan, 31, filed to legally end his marriage to Lilly on Wednesday, according to TMZ.

He filed the paperwork in New York where he and his partner had been living together.

It's not yet known the specific reason Ethan listed for their separation.

He and Lilly welcomed a baby boy together in 2022.

The pair were high school sweethearts and married back in 2018.

TMZ was first to report that Ariana and Ethan were a couple, revealing that the duo had been dating for several months.

They met on the set of Wicked.

Lilly reportedly felt "completely blindsided" by Ethan's apparent relationship with Ariana.

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A source told Page Six: “It’s horrible. They were high school sweethearts. They have a baby! She’s a wreck."

The insider added that Lilly can't understand why they “suddenly break up now when nothing appeared wrong between them."

Lilly and her baby visited Ethan on set and spent time with Ariana, according to the outlet.

Lilly and Ethan celebrated their 10-year anniversary in November.

As early as May, he posted a loving tribute to his "wonderful wife" on Instagram for Mother's Day.


On July 17 news broke that Ariana and her husband Dalton separated and were heading for divorce.

Sources told TMZ at the time that they tried twice to reconcile and failed both times.

The Seven Rings singer has been living apart from her husband while filming Wicked.

Sources told the outlet that the pair had problems before production even started.

Although their marriage is ending, the exes remain friendly and speak to each other on the phone regularly.

An insider claimed The Voice notable ditched her wedding ring.


Just a few days later, TMZ revealed Ariana and Ethan's relationship.

In March, the new couple was spotted near each other as the cast of Wicked watched the Oscars together in London.

The Fosse/Verdon star has been married to Australian singer Lilly, 29, since 2018.

Sources told the outlet that Ariana and Ethan did not start dating until after he separated from Lilly.

Not long after their romance became public, Ariana appeared to throw shade at her ex.

A fan account on Twitter shared a screenshot of the posts she interacted with on Instagram.

The first said, "Never again will I be in a relationship with someone I fear."

She also interacted with posts about setting boundaries, healing from trauma, and dealing with difficult people.

Given that she liked the posts just days after her separation went public, many fans assumed Ariana could relate to them. 

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One wrote, "Dalton, don’t let me have to find out you did something to my girl…"

Someone else commented, "I’m scared for her now."

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