The singer-actress shared a sweet new pic of the couple on Instagram.
Ariana Grande has come a long way since playing adorable airhead Kat on Nickelodeon’s Victorious. At one point in 2018, for example, the singer/actress had the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 songs in the country, a feat not seen since the Beatles in 1964. Over the course of her career so far, Grande has also grabbed two Grammys, two No. 1 albums and a boatload of other distinctions. Plus, she’s one of the most-followed stars on social media, with 341 million Instagram followers—and through it all, she's continued to act, including a supporting role in Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence's dark comedy, Don't Look Up.
However, it hasn’t been all accolades and adoration for Grande; she’s also had to deal with extreme tragedy. In 2017, fans were leaving her concert in Manchester, England, when a bomb ripped through the venue, killing 22 people. She's said that she suffers with post-traumatic stress disorder because of the incident, even once sharing a “hilarious and terrifying” brain scan that she says proves it. "I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of [PTSD] as well,” she said in an interview. “Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I shouldn't even be talking about my own experience—like I shouldn't even say anything. I don't think I'll ever know how to talk about it and not cry."
The next year, four months after their breakup was made public, Grande’s ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, died after an accidental overdose of fentanyl, alcohol and cocaine. Grande was overcome with grief while contending with some Miller fans who blamed her for the relapse that resulted in his death. "They didn't see the years of work and fighting and trying, or the love and exhaustion," she said then. "You have no idea how many times I warned him that that would happen and fought that fight."
Miller's death coincided with Grande's extremely high-profile romance with—quickly followed by engagement to and then split from—Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson. After weathering those tumultuous times, Grande is enjoying a much quieter life these days with her forever partner and sort-of mystery man who's not part of the industry: Her husband, Dalton Gomez.
Fans first got a glimpse of Gomez in the video for “Stuck With You,” Grande's early-pandemic duet with Justin Bieber about being stuck in quarantine with a loved one.
In the visual, a man you can't really see twirls Grande around. Social media lit up, with everyone wanting to know who Grande was quarantining with. We now know it was Grande’s then-boyfriend, now-husband.
Intrigued? Keep reading to find out everything we know about Ariana Grande's husband, Dalton Gomez, including how they met, when they got engaged and tied the knot, why she didn’t marry Davidson after all, and which big designer came through on her big day.
Who is Ariana Grande’s husband, Dalton Gomez?
Gomez is currently director of estates for the Aaron Kirman Group, a luxury real estate firm that operates out of Beverly Hills, California. His experience has earned him “one of the largest rolodexes of A-list buyers,” according to his Aaron Kirman profile.
The profile also calls Gomez “highly sought-after for his extensive knowledge in the fields of significant architecture and luxury estates” and notes that he's “quickly becoming an industry titan.” Presumably because of his career, he’s friendly with several celebs besides his bride, including fellow pop icon Miley Cyrus.
Gomez is considered to be hardworking, “very focused on work and low-key," according to a PEOPLE source. "He likes keeping his relationship with Ari private. They have been able to get to know each other in peace."
He’s also a bit creative as well. According to his new bride, he’s the one who came up with the video concept for her song “Positions.”
He also helped jeweler Jack Solow design both the engagement ring and wedding band he gave Grande.
How did Ariana Grande and husband Dalton Gomez meet?
Grande met Gomez while he was on the job: She needed a Realtor to help her find a house! “When she saw him, she immediately thought he was cute and very good-looking, and she asked her team to set up an in-person meeting with him,” a source spilled to Us Weekly. “Ariana fell very hard for Dalton shortly after they met.”
They hit it off right away. In February 2020, TMZ dished that Grande had been seen kissing a mystery man in a random California bar. Since she'd said she hadn’t been seeing anyone since her split from Davidson in 2018, this was big news for fans.
But by May 2020, after the release of “Stuck With You,” everyone knew Grande was seeing a new guy–even if they both wanted to keep it quiet. “Ariana doesn’t want to do another public relationship so she is trying to keep this one quiet, but she seems very happy with Dalton,” a source said.
Grande and Gomez keep their marriage on the down-low most of time but she shared a rare photo of the two of them on Instagram in November 2022. The iPhone photo dump also included selfies, her pup, the moon and more.
How much was Ariana Grande’s engagement ring?
Fans found out that Grande was engaged on December 20, 2020 when she posted a series of photos alongside the caption "forever n thensome." The pics included shots of her and Gomez lounging together on the floor, as well as close-ups of Grande's left hand adorned with an unusual bauble: a ring with both an oval-shaped diamond and a round pearl set next to one another on a thin gold band.
“[Gomez] had very strong feelings about how he wanted [the engagement ring] to look, a contemporary kind of way,” jeweler Solow later explained about the custom engagement ring. “It was his idea to do the diamond on an angle and he said to me we had to incorporate a pearl into the finished piece because it is very sentimentally special, the element of a pearl is very, very sentimentally special to Ariana. He wanted to include that in the ring." Estimates have placed the ring's cost at about $200,000 to $250,000.
What makes pearls so "sentimentally special" to Grande? As she tweeted years before she met Gomez, her grandmother once had a ring made for her that incorporated a pearl from her grandfather's old tie pin; Grande's "Nonna" dreamed the pearl would protect her, she Grande on social media.
When did Ariana Grande get married?
Grande and Dalton were married on May 15, 2021, in Montecito, California. A Grande rep confirmed at the time, "It was tiny and intimate—less than 20 people. The room was so happy and full of love. The couple and both families couldn't be happier." Grande also confirmed her wedding date in an Instagram post.
Grande wore a strapless Vera Wang dress with a plunging back for her big day—there’s a rumor that Wang herself promised Grande she'd design her bridal look when her big day came—complete with six-inch heels.
Who was invited to Ariana Grande’s wedding?
For such a big star, Grande had a tiny wedding. With fewer than 20 people, there wasn’t much room for celebs—plus, some famous folks were invited but couldn’t attend for COVID-related reasons. For instance, Grande’s longtime friend and former Victorious co-star Liz Gillies wasn't able to make it. “I could not get off of work [from The CW's Dynasty] to go to her wedding because we would have to be cleared for like seven days to fly,” Gillies said. “So not only could I not tell anybody, I also couldn't even ask for the day off and I couldn't get the day off. I would have been there."
Is Ariana Grande married to Pete Davidson?
No. When Miller died in 2018, Grande and Davidson were engaged. Davidson has since said that Miller’s death definitely changed things between him and Grande and ultimately led to their split. “I was like, ‘Listen, I get it, do whatever you’ve got to do, I’ll be here,’” he shared in an interview. “I pretty much knew it was over after that. That was really horrible... All I do know is that she really loved the s**t out of him.”
Later, Grande downplayed her relationship with the comedian. “I met Pete, and it was an amazing distraction,” she told Vogue in 2019. “It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic, and I loved him, and I didn’t know him.”
That hurt Davidson, who responded by discussing Grande in his standup special—and saying that doing so was fair game, since she’d discussed him and their relationship to Vogue. “Can you imagine if I did that?" he said. "My career would be over tomorrow if I spray-painted myself brown and hopped on the cover of Vogue Magazine and just started s***ting on my ex.”
Davidson isn’t the only celeb Grande has dated. She wrote “Thank U, Next” about her exes and the lessons she learned from them, including Davidson, Miller, Big Sean and Ricky Alvarez. (As Grande noted on Twitter, Big Sean and Alvarez heard the song before it was released and gave her the OK to release it.)
What is Ariana Grande’s husband’s net worth?
Gomez’s net worth has been reported to be in the ballpark of $20 million, as he regularly deals with multimillion-dollar houses for work.
Does Ariana Grande have a daughter?
Almost immediately after her wedding, people started to speculate that Grande got married so quickly because she had a bun in the oven. That turned out to be false. On The Voice though, when it was time to choose teams as one of the season 21 coaches, Grande told one singer she’d have a baby to get her onboard, although she took that back pretty quickly.
Is Ariana happy with Dalton Gomez?
Grande and Gomez seem to still be very much in the honeymoon phase of their relationship, and by all accounts, Grande loves being married, even if she doesn’t talk much about it to the press. "Ari and Dalton were very giddy throughout the dinner and were cuddling close the entire time," says a source who caught the couple on their first date night after getting married, a month after the wedding. "You could tell they were in love and she was very happy. Ari mentioned that she was excited to be celebrating finally being married."