Ariana Grande Settles Divorce, Agrees to Pay Ex-Husband Over $1 Million | Vanity Fair

20 March 2024 3037
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Article by Kase Wickman

True to the lyrics of her song "7 Rings," Ariana Grande is sporting a ring but will no longer be called "Mrs." Reports on Tuesday confirmed that her divorce from Dalton Gomez has been finalized, as per court documents examined by the Associated Press.

Grande and Gomez got married in May 2021 in a ceremony held in Grande's Montecito backyard. After two years of marriage, the couple announced their separation, stating in July 2023 through a representative that they were "amicably and devotedly working on their friendship" as they navigated their divorce proceedings.

The two had an agreed prenuptial arrangement in place, and had settled the terms of their separation by October. However, a court mandate necessitated a six months waiting period before their divorce was finalized. In the settlement, Gomez, who is a luxury real estate broker, will receive a one-off payment of $1.25 million from Grande. This sum is inclusive of half the proceeds from the sale of their Los Angeles home and up to $25,000 in attorney fees, with no future alimony payments.

Shortly after news of their separation went public, Grande removed most references to Gomez from her Instagram page, deleting images from their wedding and honeymoon, as well as anniversary tributes. Speculations about her romantic involvement with Ethan Slater, Tony Award nominee and Broadway's SpongeBob SquarePants lead, have since surfaced. Slater is set to star alongside Grande in the upcoming two-part film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Wicked. Grande will portray Glinda the Good Witch and Slater, Boq.

The budding romance between the Wicked co-stars is also generating interest given Slater's situation. Slater and his wife Lilly Jay announced their separation almost immediately after Grande announced her divorce. Slater and Jay have a young child and had been married for four years.