The most shocking celebrity divorces of recent times

Ariana Grande's new boyfriend Ethan Slater files for divorce from current wife

Stars Insider

27/07/23 | StarsInsider


When it comes to celebrity marriages, we of course hope they last. No matter the circumstances, divorce is never easy, and it's not something to wish on anyone. The reality is, however, that some celebrity marriages seem more likely to go the distance than others. And some celebrity divorces take us by surprise more than others.

Ariana Grande certainly surprised us when she confirmed her split from husband Dalton Gomez in July 2023, at the same time we discovered she was dating her 'Wicked' co-star Ethan Slater. Both Grande and Slater were still married when their relationship began, but they were reportedly separated at the time. Grande and Gomez ended their relationship in January after two years together, but Slater's relationship history is less clear. He married Lilly Jay in 2018 and they celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in 2022, along with the birth of their first child. The timing of their split is unknown. Filming for 'Wicked' began in the UK in December of 2022, Grande and Slater went public on July 20, 2023, and Slater filed for divorce from Jay on July 26. The reason for the divorce was not specific in the court documents. Sources close to Grande have stressed that the pair only began dating after they were both separated from their spouses. 

Check out this gallery to revisit some more of the most shocking celebrity separations of recent times, from Shakira and Gerard Piqué to Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. 

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