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Ariana Grande and husband Dalton Gomez separated earlier this year and finalized their divorce shortly thereafter. As they remained a private couple during their marriage, fans are wondering why their marriage came to an end, how they settled their divorce and more.
When Did Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez Split?
Ariana and Dalton reportedly split in January 2023 and were quickly on their way to a divorce. TMZ was the first to report the news. The outlet also reported that Ariana and Dalton attempted to reconcile their relationship but ended up calling it quits. The couple were first romantically linked in 2020 and tied the knot in May 2021.
Despite the heartbreaking news of their split, the estranged spouses reportedly want to remain friends.
Are Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez Officially Divorced?
Ariana and Dalton are officially divorced after their proceedings came to an end on October 6, 2023. According to documents obtained by In Touch, Dalton will receive a one-time payment of $1,250,000 tax-free and half of the net proceeds from the sale of his and Ariana's home in Los Angeles, which has a mortgage of $6 million. He will additionally receive $25,000 towards legal fees, and neither party will receive spousal support.
The formerly married duo also agreed not to "give any interview, write, appear in connection with, or assist or cooperate in the preparation or presentation of any book, article, interview, program or other production or publication of any kind whatsoever concerning the other party.”
Why Did Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez Split?
Since late 2022, Ariana and Dalton have been physically apart while she has been filming the upcoming adaption of Broadway’s Wicked, in which the “Thank U, Next” artist portrays the character Glinda. Amid the separation news, reports surfaced that Ariana had already moved on with her Wicked costar Ethan Slater, who too filed for divorce from his spouse, Lilly Jay.
Before the separation news broke, Ariana was spotted attending Wimbledon alongside fellow celebs Andrew Garfield, Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton on July 16. However, Dalton was noticeably absent, and Ariana was not wearing her wedding ring.
Fans, of course, noticed that Ariana jetted across the pond without the bauble, with some even taking to Twitter to weigh in about split speculation.
“I’m sorry I’m really not tryna start anything i jus wanna know if anyone else noticed the ring finger has no ring [sic]??” one person wrote, while another tweeted, “Anyone else noticed #ArianaGrande hasn’t been wearing her wedding ring [sic]?????????”
The last time when Ariana was publicly seen wearing her wedding ring was in April.
The pair maintained a very low-key relationship, as Dalton even deleted his private Instagram account in April. Not only that, but Ariana also kept Dalton off of her personal social media accounts, as only one post of the two of them kissing remains on her Instagram from September 2022.
Ariana and Dalton previously became the subject of split rumors in August 2022 when the Nickelodeon alum wasn’t sporting her ring in a TikTok makeup tutorial video. However, Ariana was quick to shut down any speculation of a separation by noting, “I’m just not wearing my ring, it’s getting cleaned. I’m not getting a divorce, so before you start, don’t.”
After their relationship grew serious by mid-2020, a source told Us Weekly that August how different Dalton was treating Ariana in comparison to her former high-profile relationships, some of which included Pete Davidson and Big Sean.
“Ariana sees something different in Dalton that she has never seen before in guys she has previously dated,” the insider said at the time. “He is the type of guy she has been looking for. He’s very protective of her, will go out of his way for her and does little things that are chivalrous. Dalton will go above and beyond to meet her needs.”
The source added that after the real estate agent assisted Ariana in finding a new home outside of Los Angeles, she and Dalton had “fallen madly in love with each other.”
As for how they quickly clicked ahead of their whirlwind December 2020 engagement, the insider noted that Dalton “shares similar values that she and her family have.”