Star Report

Ariana Grande attends Billboard's 13th Annual Women In Music Event at Pier 36 on December 6, 2018 in New York City.

Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez are officially filing for divorce. The “dangerous woman” singer’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, filed for divorce first on Monday (September 18), citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for divorce, per gossip website TMZ. Gomez filed a response immediately after. Sources told the gossip site that Ariana, 30, will be paying Dalton, 28, to close out their divorce. The couple, who were married for two years, have a prenup in place. Their date of separation is listed as February 20, 2023.

According to People, Grande and Gomez were “taking their time together to slowly work through the details of the agreement privately,” a source said. “They’ve been really caring and respectful of one another through every step of this process.” Their breakup was apparently “kind and patient,” according to the source, adding that the couple have “moved on.” Neither Ariana nor Dalton have commented publicly on their divorce.

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As we previously reported, Grande and Gomez apparently tried reconciliation to no avail. They began dating in 2020 following her relationship to Pete Davidson, whom she was engaged to. Since their May 2021 wedding, they have kept their relationship out of the public eye. Still, Gomez made the occasional appearance on Grande’s social media accounts. Gomez, 27, is a luxury real estate agent. Currently, his Instagram page has been deleted. Following the news of their separation, Grande has been reportedly dating her Wicked co-star Ethan Slater. The Broadway alum married his high school classmate, Lilly Jay, in 2018, and they welcomed a son last year. Slater filed for divorce from Jay in July, and sources previously told TMZ that Lilly and Ethan haven’t been on good terms since his relationship with Ariana began.

In the upcoming film adaptation of Wicked, Ariana is playing Glinda. Meanwhile, Slater plays Boq, the love interest of Nessarose (played by Marissa Bode). The film, which is over ten years in the making, is expected to hit theaters on November 27, 2024. The second installment of Wicked will premiere one year later, on November 25, 2025. It remains unclear if the SAG-AFTRA strike will affect its premiere.

Celebrity Breakups and Divorces of 2023

2023 has seen a lot of celebrity deaths — and deaths in love due to breakups. Some couples have called it quits after years of being together. New relationships formed that looked as though they were meant for each other.

We’ve all wished for some relationships to have stayed together, despite not knowing what goes on behind closed doors. Celebrities are a prime example of not knowing what they are like in real life versus the facade of a perfect relationship they put out there.

Sometimes, fans are more upset than the celebrities who are going through the breakup! When Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn called it quits after 5 years together and a rumored secret marriage, fans professed they gave up on love entirely. Others used the breakups as a way to bash celebrities. Ariana Grande’s divorce announcement to Dalton Gomez caused viral videos of her alleged years of cheating on partners. As for the couples who share children together, our hearts broke for the ones we thought were happily ever afters.

Take a look below at all the major celebrity relationships that have come to an end in 2023.

  • Billie Eilish & Jesse Rutherford

    After less than a year of dating 31-year-old The Neighbourhood frontman Jesse Rutherford, the pair decided to break up. A rep for Eilish confirmed in May that the two “split amicably and remain good friends. All cheating rumors are false. Both are currently single.” Fans have criticized the pair’s 11-year age gap.

  • Ariana Grande & Dalton Gomez

    After two years of marriage, Grande and Gomez called it quits. They have apparently been separated since January and are heading toward divorce, with Grande dating her Wicked co-star, Ethan Slater. Slater is also married to Lilly Jay with a son, whom he welcomed last August. Ariana and Ethan apparently didn’t start dating until after he separated from his wife.

  • Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello

    After seven years of marriage, the pair announced in July that they were divorcing. Sofia and Joe have apparently been “growing apart for a while” and “living separate lives.” The two began dating in 2014 and got engaged six months later. They tied the knot on November 22, 2015.

  • Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn

    Swift and longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn announced their split after 6 years of dating in April. Their breakup was supposedly “amicable” and “not dramatic.” The relationship has just “run its course.” Neither parties have opened up about the breakup, but as we know Swift’s songwriting inspiration, we might hear about it in a song in the near future.

  • Tina Knowles & Richard Lawson

    Beyonce’s mama filed for divorce from her husband Richard Lawson after eight years of marriage in July. She cited the cause of the split as “irreconcilable differences” and is asking the court to terminate the ability to award spousal support to her or Lawson.

  • Justin Trudeau & Sophie Grégoire

    The Canadian prime minister announced his separation from wife Sophie Grégoire after a whopping 18 years of marriage and three children together. He and his wife shared the same announcement on their social media accounts in English and in French.

  • Hunter Schafer & Dominic Fike

    Dominic Fike and Hunter Schafer attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    The Euphoria castmates went public with their romance last February. In a July interview, Fike said that he’s “done being in relationships right now” due to his struggle with codependency. He went on to speak optimistically about filming the third season with Schafer: “I think it’ll be fine. We’re all adults, kind of. I’m trying.”

  • Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef

    In July, the couple announced their divorce after six years of marriage. They said in a joint statement: “We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect and dignity for our children and honoring what we have experienced as a couple all these wonderful years.” They share two 4-year-old children born nine months apart via surrogate: daughter Lucia, and son Renn. Martin also has twin teenage sons, Matteo and Valentino, born from surrogate as well.

  • Billy Porter & Adam Smith

    Also in July, the Pose actor and his husband Adam Smith announced their “sad decision” to end their marriage after six years. “The decision was an amicable and mutual one and was made after much consideration. They continue to love and support each other as they embark on this next chapter,” said Porter’s rep. Porter and Smith met in 2009 at a dinner party, but broke up after dating for about a year. Five years later, they rekindled their romance and got married in 2017.

  • Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth

    After 12 years of marriage, the pair announced they were divorcing in March. They share one child together, 10-year-old son, Tennessee. Toth was Reese’s second husband; she was married to Ryan Phillippe from 1999 to 2008. She shares two children with Phillippe, daughter Ava, 23, and son Deacon, 19.

  • Bebe Rexha & Keyan Sayfari

    The “I’m Good” singer broke up with her boyfriend of three years following Bebe sharing texts from Sayfari discussing her weight gain over the last few years. His message, according to Bebe, read in part: “Because I care, would you rather I lied to you? You gained 35 pounds obviously you gained weight and your face changes? Should I just pretend it didn’t happen and that it’s ok? Come on I gain 3 pounds and you called me chubbs and fat. Doesn’t mean you don’t love me.”

  • Avril Lavigne & Tyga

    The unusual couple broke up after three-and-a-half months of dating, but are apparently on good terms. The punk rock princess and the rapper were first spotted together in February when they were seen hugging after having dinner with friends at Nobu. After that, they traveled to Paris together for Fashion Week.

  • Taylor Swift & Matty Healy

    As Swift’s rebound from Alwyn, she dated The 1975’s frontman for only a short time before she pulled the plug.

  • Halsey & Alev Aydin

    The “Bad At Love” singer and the screenwriter “amicably split” after three years of dating in April. They share son, Ender Ridley, whom they welcomed in July 2021. According to court documents filed by Halsey, she filed a petition to determine the parental relationship and asked the court for full physical custody of Ender. Additionally, she requests that “reasonable visitation” be awarded to her former partner and joint legal custody.

  • Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott

    Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner attend the Travis Scott: "Look Mom I Can Fly" Los Angeles Premiere

    The on-and-off couple called it quits for good (we think) in January. They share two children together: daughter Stormi, and son Aire. Though they have this turbulent relationship, the two “always remain friends and great co-parents.”

  • Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner

    The Jonas Brother filed divorce papers from the Game of Thrones alum in September after four years of marriage. The couple, who met after Joe slid into Sophie’s Instagram DMs, began dating in 2016 and got engaged a year later. Jonas and Turner tied the knot in a Vegas ceremony in 2019 and share two daughters together.

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