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Ethan Samuel Slater (born June 2, 1992) is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer, and composer, he is a co-star in the Wicked movies and is the current boyfriend of Ariana Grande.[1][2]



Year Title Role
2015 Lightning Bugs in a Jar Ben
2016 EVOL: Theory of Love Ronny Goldstein
2021 The Man Behind the Camera Gerald
2022 Intervenors Miles
2024 Wicked Boq
TBA Lost on A Mountain in Maine Henry


Year Title Role
2018 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Riley Porter
2018 Murphy Brown Officer Reynolds
2019 Fosse/Verdon Joel Grey
2019 Instinct Noah
2019 The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! SpongeBob SquarePants

Relationship with Ariana[]

Grande and Slater first met in 2022 during the filming of Wicked. She would regularly hang out with Slater as well as the rest of the Wicked cast. On July 20th, 2023, news outlets - (most notably TMZ) - started to report that Grande and Slater have begun dating after the two have separated from both their respective partners after the two met on the set of Wicked.

It was later confirmed by both of their teams, that they are both together and did not cheat on their partners with each other, but both waited until both were single.[3]

On September 12th, 2023 it was confirmed exclusively by the Daily Mail that Ariana and Ethan are living together in New York City, as he's preparing for his starring role in the Broadway production "Spamalot."[4]

The Messenger confirmed exclusively on September 19th 2023 that Ariana and Ethan are "serious and spending more time together".

The article quotes as saying, "The bond that her and Ethan have is very real. They have a lot in common and are very connected. She wants to keep it as private as possible because there are families involved." [5]

On September 25th and 26th 2023, multiple news outlets reported that the website deuxmoi had exclusive photos and video (below) of Ariana and Ethan walking around arm in arm around Disney World in Florida. TMZ  reported that, "A source close to Ariana tells us she and Ethan hit the park with a group of friends -- including her mom and brother. We're told Ariana and Ethan are really happy together and really good for each other and all of her friends love him."[6]

Frankie confirmed Arianas and Ethan's relationship on PEOPLE. He says that Ariana has ever since her divorce from Dalton Gomez moved on with Ethan. Sometime in July, Slater had separated from his wife Lilly Jay. [7]

Ariana was spotted at 54 Below in New York City on October 22, 2023. Ethan was the special guest for the concert and she was there with him.[1] That same night, Ariana and Ethan were both seen having dinner together within the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the heart of Manhattan. Ethan and Ariana were super flirty and touchy-feely. TMZ sources said: "Ariana was actually the one who showed more affection here. Apparently, she kept getting up from where she was first sitting (across from Ethan Slater) to come be directly by his side, where she whispered sweet-nothings into his ear, and planted some smooches." Sources continued to say that: "they were there for a while, for almost upwards of 2 hours, they were just perched there chatting."[2]