Ariana Grande Shares Glimpse of Her Life with Boyfriend Ethan Slater in New Photo – Yahoo Entertainment

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Ariana Grande Shares Glimpse of Her Life with Boyfriend Ethan Slater in New Photo – Yahoo Entertainment

Ariana Grande is dating her “Wicked” costar Ethan Slater, a source close to the situation previously confirmed to TODAY.com. Recently, the couple appeared together for the first time on their Instagram page while promoting the upcoming film.

On April 11, the singer shared an Instagram post featuring her fellow “Wicked” cast members. The post featured Grande alongside the actor Cynthia Erivowho stars in the film, but a photo in the post showed Grande and Slater getting close.

In the post, Grande and Slater can be seen pressed together and alongside their “Wicked” castmates while Grande makes a kissy face.

The couple’s “Wicked” co-star, Jeff Goldblum, shared a different perspective of the photo, which shows Grande and Slater’s faces pressed together as the cast gathers around a mirror.

“Across the rainbow to find this magical family!” Goldblum’s message reads as follows.

“You are unique and incredible,” Slater responded to the message.

Grande also commented on the post, writing, “My heart!!!!!!!!”

Even though Grande is well known internationally, Slater might be a new name to many. Here’s what you need to know about Ethan Slater.

Who is Ethan Slater?

Slater is an actor and writer who is perhaps best known for his role as SpongeBob in “The SpongeBob Musical” on Broadway, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination. The musical ran on Broadway from 2017 to 2018. Slater was involved in the production from the early stages of development, according to its website.

“I learned more from this project than from anything else in my life,” he wrote on his site. “It helped cultivate my deep love of physical comedy, my appreciation for approaching any project with passion and creativity, and introduced me to longtime friends and collaborators.”

Slater appeared on TODAY in 2018 to perform “Hero Is My Middle Name” from the musical.

“It was really surreal,” he told Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Carson Daly and Al Roker about the musical’s Tony nominations at the time. “We’re a very close-knit group and it’s really good to see everyone nominated and respected together.”

The musical is now available to stream on Paramount+.

Slater’s website also details a number of projects he has written, including a musical called “Edge of the World” which he worked on with New York actor Nick Blaemire.

Most recently, he starred as Boq in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Wicked”, which is scheduled for release in November 2024.

Who is Ethan Slater’s wife?

72nd Annual Tony Awards, Arrivals, New York, USA - June 10, 2018 (Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images)

72nd Annual Tony Awards, Arrivals, New York, USA – June 10, 2018 (Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images)

Ethan Slater married Lilly Jay in 2018. A source previously confirmed to TODAY.com that the two were separated.

Does Ethan Slater have children?

Slater and Jay welcomed a son in 2022.

How did Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater meet?

Although it is not publicly known when or where Grande and Slater met, the two worked together on the production of the film “Wicked.” Grande plays one of the main characters, Glinda, while Slater, as previously mentioned, plays the role of Boq. Cynthia Erivo, Jonathan Bailey, Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Yeoh are just a few of the additional names who have been cast in the film.

When were Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater seen together?

In November 2023, Grande came out on the town to show her support for Slater.

Celebrity sightings in New York – November 16, 2023 (DAMEBK/Bauer-Griffin / GC Images)Celebrity sightings in New York – November 16, 2023 (DAMEBK/Bauer-Griffin / GC Images)

Celebrity sightings in New York – November 16, 2023 (DAMEBK/Bauer-Griffin / GC Images)

Grande, who split from her real estate husband, Dalton Gomez, after two years of marriage this summer, attended the Broadway premiere of Slater’s latest show, “Spamalot,” on Nov. 16, 2023.

Ethan Slater holds flowers in an old-fashioned floral tunic and bowl cut wig.  He is surrounded by other men dressed in medieval-looking knightly outfits and also holding flowers.  (Cindy Ord/Getty Images)Ethan Slater holds flowers in an old-fashioned floral tunic and bowl cut wig.  He is surrounded by other men dressed in medieval-looking knightly outfits and also holding flowers.  (Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Ethan Slater holds flowers in an old-fashioned floral tunic and bowl cut wig. He is surrounded by other men dressed in medieval-looking knightly outfits and also holding flowers. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Even though Grande didn’t walk the red carpet with her new beau, she still attended the show. She then shared photos from the evening — including her little black Loewe dress and long black mesh gloves — with a simple two-heart emoji caption.

She paired her look with bold red lips and pearl earrings.

As she left, paparazzi took photos of Grande stopping to give autographs to fans.

This article was originally published on TODAY.com

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