Ariana Grande reportedly ‘sees a future’ with Ethan Slater

Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater’s romance is blossoming; has a ‘very normal relationship’
Credits: ARIANA GRANDE and ETHAN SLATER / Instagram

The budding romance between Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater seems to be taking a serious turn. The two initially crossed paths on the sets of the musical “Wicked” and officially started dating in July 2023. Despite the controversy surrounding their relationship, the couple has remained unfazed and does not let it affect their connection.

“Things between Ariana and Ethan have grown more serious in the past few months, and they’re pretty much inseparable,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly. The insider added, “Ariana deeply cares for Ethan and absolutely sees a future with him. She’s looking forward to a fresh start in the new year and can’t wait to see how things continue to grow for them.”

Ariana Grande’s family and friends approve of her relationship with Ethan Slater

Grande, 30, and Ethan Slater, 31, reportedly began dating following their breakups from their respective partners. Grande filed for divorce from her husband, Dalton Gomez, in September 2023, concluding a two-year marriage. Meanwhile, Slater initiated divorce proceedings with his wife, Lilly Jay, two months prior.

With the final days of “Wicked’s” shooting delayed due to the SAG-AFTRA labor strike, Grande and Slater relocated to New York City. There, Slater joined the Broadway revival cast of Spamalot. Grande reportedly attended multiple previews and the opening night of the show. In December 2023, she even brought her father, Ed Butera, to witness the production and meet the cast backstage, as per Us Weekly.

Grande’s family reportedly approves of her romance with Slater. “Ariana appreciates how her friends and family support their relationship,” an insider dished. “Having their support has really helped and means the world to her.”

Grande reflected on her year in an Instagram post

The ‘Thank You, Next’ singer recently took to Instagram to address the ups and downs she faced in 2023.

“One of the most transformative, most challenging and yet happiest and most special years of my life,” Grande wrote on her Instagram Story. “There were so many beautiful yet polarizing feelings. I’ve never felt more at the mercy of and in acceptance of what life was screaming to teach me.”

She added, “I have never felt more pride or joy or love while simultaneously feeling so deeply misunderstood by people who don’t know me, who piece whispers together and make what they want out of me and their assumptions of my life. I have learned how much more important one of those things is than the other.”

‘Ariana is serious with Ethan’

A source previously told People that things are “serious” and getting more so each day between Grande and Slater. “Ariana is serious with Ethan,” the insider claimed. “She loves being with him.”

The inside went on to say that the couple does “go out occasionally” but that they “mostly enjoy staying in. It’s a very normal relationship.” “They love to support each other in their work,” the source added. “When she’s done with work, Ariana loves going to the theater when she can.”