“Ethan informed his friends and soon-to-be ex-wife [Lilly Jay] that he’s living with Ariana full-time in New York,” the insider says.
Grande, 30, and Slater, 31, met while filming Wicked in London, which began shooting in December 2022. The pair’s relationship turned romantic earlier this year. (Grande will star as Glinda in the two-part film, while Slater will play munchkin Boq.)
“They’re really happy and really good for each other,” the source continues. “All of her friends love him.”
Ahead of her relationship with Slater, Grande was married to Dalton Gomez. The “Dangerous Woman” singer married Gomez, 28, in May 2021. Us confirmed on July 17 that Grande and Gomez called it quits after having “issues for months,” according to a source.
Grande officially filed for divorce on September 18, according to court documents obtained by Us. The actress listed the date of separation as February 20. Slater, for his part, filed for divorce from his estranged wife — with whom he shares a child born in 2022 — in July after more than 10 years together.
As more details about Grande and Gomez’s split came to light, Grande made headlines for her blossoming relationship with Slater.
“Ariana and Ethan are dating; however things are fairly new,” a source exclusively told Us in July, noting that both Grande and Slater were separated from their respective spouses when they got together. “Ariana and Ethan have only recently begun seeing each other but they have a lot of fun together and are enjoying each other’s company.”
Grande and Slater have not publicly commented on their relationship. However, they seemingly confirmed their status last month when they went to Disney World as a couple.
“They went [to the theme park] with a big group of friends including her mom and brother and are really happy,” an insider exclusively confirmed to Us in September.
For more on Grande and Slater’s low-key romance, pick up the latest issue of Us Weekly — on newsstands now.