I’m really hesitant to believe this. I mean Ariana posted about their wedding anniversary in May and Dalton recently got her name and their wedding date tattooed. But she wasn’t wearing her ring yesterday, so idk what to believe 😭. Either way, it’s not really our business, but I…
— steven ❀ (@arianaunext) July 17, 2023
But how did these two come to meet, date, tie the knot, and what eventually led to their demise?
I’m so sorry for her loss but I’m so happy for the next album
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Ariana Grande has had quite the tumultuous love-life, and news of the star’s split from her husband only further complicates things. Grande previously dated Mac Miller, who sadly passed away in 2018, from roughly 2012 to 2017.
In 2018, the pop star had a brief fling with actor and comedian Pete Davidson. The two were even engaged for a short period of time, but they never officially tied the knot.
It’s unknown exactly when Ariana and her husband met, but a source told ‘Us Weekly’ they first crossed paths when the singer hired Dalton as her real-estate agent. Grande was apparently looking for a getaway home, but was charmed by Dalton’s good-looks, and found another kind of getaway in him.
The first time the pair were seen publicly together was in February of 2020, while getting some food with friends in LA. While dating rumors were circulating, Grande didn’t confirm her new relationship until May of 2020.
Dalton appeared alongside Grande in her music video for ‘Stuck with U,’ a video made in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
In August of 2020, a source then told US Weekly,“Ariana sees something different in Dalton that she has never seen before in guys she has previously dated. He is the type of guy she has been looking for.”
By December 2020, Ariana and Dalton announced that they were engaged with a glamorous ring Instagram post captioned, “Forever and then some.” But unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like their marriage will be lasting quite as long as they had thought.
In July of 2023, an insider told US Weekly, “Ariana and Dalton have been having some issues for months now. They were having issues before she left for Wicked filming [in London] that they couldn’t resolve, and the distance did not help. They haven’t been speaking and are separated, and a divorce is likely.” A photo from Wimbledon appeared online with Grande without her ring on as well.
According to TMZ, Gomez has already started dating again, but neither Gomez nor Grande have yet to confirm. Reports came out that the couple was allegedly surprised no one caught on to the separation earlier in the year.