Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez are divorcing, TMZ have confirmed. Sources close to the singer and the luxury real estate agent told the outlet that they have been separated since January — but have remained incredibly amicable.
“They came to the decision together,” one insider shared. “They were having problems before January, but they want to remain best friends.”
Gomez visited Grande on the set of Wicked in London in a last-ditch attempt to save their marriage, but “it didn’t work out,” the source claims. “They’ve been really good friends throughout the entire process, and their friends and families have been trying to protect them.”
Grande sparked rumours that the pair were having marital troubles when she appeared at Wimbledon over the weekend without her wedding ring. The last time the star was seen with her ring in public was back in April at Jeff Goldblum’s London concert.
Grande and Gomez secretly tied the knot in May 2021 at her Montecito, California, home. “It was tiny and intimate – less than 20 people. The room was so happy and full of love,” her rep told People at the time. “The couple and both families couldn’t be happier.”
Grande shared the first photos of the cosy event just days later, revealing her classic white Vera Wang wedding dress. Gomez proposed to Grande in December 2020 with a pearl and diamond ring that had special meaning to the pop star, as the pearl came from a ring that her grandmother had given her.
This was the songstress’ first marriage but second engagement, as she was previously set to walk down the aisle with former Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson in 2018 before they split up.