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Ariana Grande files for divorce

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2023 | 12:08 AM
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has officially filed for divorce from her estranged husband Dalton Gomez after two years of marriage.

The 30-year-old Thank U, Next singer’s filing comes nearly two months after her alleged new boyfriend Ethan Slater, 31, filed for divorce from his 29-year-old wife Lilly Jay.

Grande cited “irreconcilable differences” in court documents obtained by TMZ, which reported Gomez filed his own divorce petition almost simultaneously.

Their date of separation was listed as February 20, 2023.

Sources told TMZ the estranged couple “worked everything out” before going to the courthouse and that Grande will not have to make a payout to Gomez, as they had a prenuptial agreement in place.

The site added there are no hard feelings between the pair, whose insiders said: “They’ve been really caring and respectful of one another every step of this process.”

It emerged in July that Grande and Gomez, 28, had separated, with a source telling Page Six at the time: “They came to the decision together. They were having problems before January, but they want to remain best friends.”

Grande and Gomez were first romantically linked in early 2020 during the pandemic but reportedly hit a rocky patch in their relationship when COVID restrictions were lifted and the luxury real estate agent was said to be “taken aback” by Grande’s hectic work schedules.

Grande was last spotted sporting her wedding ring in public in April when she attended a Jeff Goldblum concert in London.

A divorce attorney previously told Page Six she and Gomez’s prenup “almost certainly protects all assets and income that either of them had prior to the marriage”.

Grande, who has an estimated net worth of US$240 million, secretly married Gomez in May 2021 at her home in Montecito, California, six months after he proposed with a pearl and diamond ring.