Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande is officially back on the market. News of the separation between Positions singer and her husband of two years real estate agent Dalton Gomez spread like wildfire last week.
In addition to the shocking news of her separation, so were reports that the pop star is already dating someone else. However, there seems to be a bit of confusion regarding her new beau.
Who is Ariana Grande’s new boyfriend?
Reports surfaced that Grande is dating her Wicked co-star Ethan Slater. The couple recently began dating after ending things with both of their significant others. Slater is an actor famous for his work on Broadway, most notably as the titular role in the Drama Desk-winning musical Spongebob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical.
However, in a bizarre mix-up, fans believed that Grande was dating Spongebob Squarepants television show voice actor Tom Kenny instead of Slater. As the rumors about Kenny and the Thank U, Next singer swirled, Kenny’s wife of 27 years Jill Talley set the record straight.
Talley commented on an Instagram post by The Cut that asked: “Is Ariana Grande Dating Spongebob Now?” The actress’ response cleared up the confusion.
"“Hi everyone, I’m married to Tom Kenny (who voices Spongebob on the TV show). He is not dating Ariana Grande.I don’t know if Ethan Slater (who played Spongebob int he musical) is or isn’t dating Ariana Grande. However, they’re both adorable and I totally ship it.Just wanted to set the record straight.”"
Talley’s response to the rumors came as she and Kenny celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary. The couple met in 1992 while working on the short-lived comedy series The Edge. Talley and Kenny have two children, and like her famous husband, Talley is also a voice actress.
While Talley and Kenny are still happily married, Grande and Slater are navigating their new relationship while dealing with their divorces and the general public’s opinion on their status. According to Entertainment Tonight, Slater is estranged from his wife Lilly Jay, with whom he has an infant son.
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