Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater: A Complete Timeline of Events

Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater: A Complete Timeline of Events

After taking some time off from social media, Slater returned to Instagram with a small carousel of pics including a photo of himself, a dog in a window, and a rehearsal for his upcoming Broadway production, Spamalot. Grande was (subtly) there to show her support by giving his post a double tap, and you know fans didn’t miss it — especially since both Grande and Slater currently have comment restrictions on their Instagram profiles.

September 4, 2023: A source claims Grande and Slater tried to navigate their romance “respectfully.”

Grande and Slater have kept their reported relationship very quiet, but a source claiming to be a close family friend gave People more info about what’s really going on with them and their exes in early September.

“People have tried to question the timeline,” the source shared. “The truth is, Ariana and Ethan didn’t begin seeing each other until after both parties were separated, respectfully. They are doing their best to balance the fact that they are in the public eye with the desire to be respectful to all parties involved.”

August 3, 2023: Grande and Gomez went on double dates with Slater and his wife.

According to the Daily Mail, a source claims that Grande and Gomez went on double dates with Slater and his ex-wife Jay. The four were reportedly seen on the outings by other cast members. This comes after reports that Grande had spent time with the couple. Page Six claims that Slater and Jay even met Grande’s family.

July 27, 2023: Slater’s ex-wife Jay speaks out.

Jay, Slater’s estranged wife, broke her silence about the situation, speaking to Page Six: “[Ariana’s] the story really. Not a girl’s girl. My family is just collateral damage.” Jay told the publication that she’s currently focused on her son and “being a good mom,” adding, “The story is [Grande] and Dalton.”

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An insider close to the new couple also reiterated to Page Six that Slater and Jay had been separated for two months before his relationship with Grande began. “[Jay is] rightfully upset because her marriage fell apart, but Ariana and Ethan didn’t do anything wrong… Ethan is trying to take the high road and hopes he can resolve this situation for the sake of their child.”

July 27, 2023: A source says Grande and Slater are “full-on dating.”

A source told People that the two actors had an instant connection. “It was obvious on the set from early on… they were very sweet to each other and often seen laughing together,” the outlet reported. “Everyone just thought they were both happily married though and didn’t expect them to end up dating.” The source also added that the pair are currently “full-on dating.”

July 26, 2023: Slater files for divorce from his wife.