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Ethan Slater's estranged wife breaks silence and slams Ariana Grande amid romance scandal

Anish Vij

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Ethan Slater's estranged wife breaks silence and slams Ariana Grande amid romance scandal

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Ethan Slater's estranged wife, Lilly Jay, breaks her silence by slamming Ariana Grande amid romance rumours with her husband.

Slater, 31, filed for divorce in a New York court on Wednesday (26 July) after his rumoured relationship with Grande was made public.

The reason for the divorce is unknown.

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Ariana Grande pictured with co-star Ethan Slater. Credit: Instagram/@michelleyeoh_official
Ariana Grande pictured with co-star Ethan Slater. Credit: Instagram/@michelleyeoh_official

Slater and Jay started dating in 2012 when they were in high school, and the pair later got married in 2018.

They then welcomed a son together in January in 2022.

But the rumours began last week after various publications reported that Slater had began dating his Wicked movie co-star Grande.

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"Ariana and Ethan recently started dating. They have a lot in common and have a lot of fun," a source told the publication.

Also last week, Grande, 30, split from her husband, Dalton Gomez, 27, and a source told People Magazine that the pair were currently on track to get divorced after having separated earlier this year.

“Ariana and Dalton separated in January,” said one source. “She and Ethan recently began dating, and he is separated from his wife.”

Grande, 30, has split from her husband, Dalton Gomez, 27. Credit: Instagram/@arianagrande
Grande, 30, has split from her husband, Dalton Gomez, 27. Credit: Instagram/@arianagrande
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And now, earlier today, Jay broke her silence and insinuated that she was not happy with Grande.

“[Ariana’s] the story really. Not a girl’s girl,” Jay told Page Six.

“My family is just collateral damage.

“The story is her and Dalton."

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She said that her current focus is on being 'a good mom'.

So, perhaps the strangest thing to come out of all of this was when Jill Talley - the wife of original SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor, Tom Kenny - was forced to explain that Grande is not dating her husband.

Tom Kenny was the original SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor. Credit: Nickelodeon
Tom Kenny was the original SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor. Credit: Nickelodeon

Slater, 31, is known for his portrayal of SpongeBob in The SpongeBob Musical on Broadway, and people are getting him confused with voice actor, 61.

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One user wrote: “What do you mean Ariana Grande is dating the guy who played SpongeBob in the musical what?”

Another said: “Ariana Grande is dating SpongeBob SquarePants. What timeline am I in bro.”

To clear the air, wife Talley, 60, replied to a post shared by The Cut on Thursday (20 July) that read: "Is Ariana Grande Dating Spongebob Now?"

She wrote: "Hi everyone, I'm married to Tom Kenny (who voices SpongeBob on the TV show).

"He is not dating Ariana Grande.

"I don't know if Ethan Slater (who played SpongeBob in the musical) is or isn't dating Ariana Grande."

UNILAD has contacted Slater and Grande's representatives for comment.

Topics: Celebrity, Ariana Grande, Sex and Relationships, Film and TV, Music, Entertainment

Anish Vij
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