Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater, in their first public appearance together, were seen arm in arm together as they enjoyed a Friday night at the Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The pair were spotted from a distance, accompanied by a guide as they explored the theme park. In another snapshot from the outing, they were seen patiently waiting for a ride.
The outing comes less than a week after the Grammy Award winner filed for divorce from her husband, Dalton Gomez, after two years of marriage.
Keeping a low profile
The couple was casually dressed up for the occasion, with Grande donning a black hoodie with a pleated skirt and sheer tights while Slater appeared relaxed in a black hoodie and black joggers. They seemed to be maintaining a low profile as they wore baseball hats during the outing.
Ariana and Ethan Slater spotted at Disneyland recently pic.twitter.com/Vnlv8gAzRH
— Ariana Grande Today (@ArianaToday) September 26, 2023
About the fun excursion, a source told People that Grande and Slater “went with a big group of friends as well her mom and brother.” The insider shared that the pair is “really happy and really good for each other.” Another source close to Slater insisted, “All of her friends love him.”
Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater were spotted enjoying a date night at Walt Disney World.
They were accompanied by family and friends, including Ariana's mom and brother. Ariana filed for divorce from Dalton Gomez this month and Ethan separated from his wife Lilly Jay in July. pic.twitter.com/UlWgPoDXCb
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When did Ariana and Ethan begin dating?
Grande and Slater’s relationship has reportedly been “blown out of proportion” and it is not as it seems. Clarifying the timeline of when the two began dating, a source close to the couple told People that their relationship has been “much different than what has been portrayed in the public.” They continued, “They are just trying to navigate their new relationship in private.”
A family friend of Grande and Slater insisted that the pair did not start dating before separating from their respective partners. “People have tried to question the timeline. The truth is, Ariana and Ethan didn’t begin seeing each other until after both parties were separated, respectfully,” said the insider. Another source added that both parties “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.”
No bad blood between Ariana and Dalton
Earlier this week, the ‘7 Rings’ songstress filed for divorce from her estranged husband, Dalton Gomez. In the legal documents, Grande has asked for her prenuptial agreement to be respected. She also wants her expensive jewelry to be recognized as her own property, as per Page Six. Despite the split, the former partners are reportedly on good terms. “They’ve been really caring and respectful of one another every step of this process,” a source told TMZ.
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez have officially simultaneously filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for divorce. The pair had a prenup in place. (TMZ)
Ariana Grande now lives with new boyfriend Ethan Slater. (Daily Mail) pic.twitter.com/DfxMs7YDIu
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