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A Breakdown Of Ariana Grande & Dalton Gomez's Relationship Timeline

From public makeouts to filing for divorce.

by Candice Jalili and Hannah Kerns
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Seems like Ariana Grande might not have meant “Stuck With U” in a literal sense. Grande and Dalton Gomez’s relationship is officially over after TMZ confirmed both parties filed for divorce on Sept. 18. The couple, who got married in May 2021, have reportedly been having “issues for months,” and having to navigate long-distance while she filmed Wicked in London apparently didn’t help matters.

Outlets first reported Grande and Gomez’s separation on July 17, but according to the divorce filing, they split back in February. “They came to the decision together,” a source told Page Six when separation rumors began. “They were having problems before January, but they want to remain best friends.”

Although the pair is officially divorcing, it sounds like they’re still planning on keeping things amiable. A source told People on Sept. 18 that the split was “kind and patient.” Per the insider, Grande and Gomez were "taking their time together to slowly work through the details of the agreement privately” before going to court.

Wondering what went wrong? Let’s take a look back over their relationship up until this point.

January 2020: They Started Dating
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The world first learned about Grande and Gomez when they were spotted making out at a bar in February 2020. In March, a source told People that Grande was "into" Gomez, explaining that they had been seeing each other for two months. In March, they reportedly decided to quarantine together.

May 2020: Grande Confirmed Their Romance

In May, Grande made their romance music video official. In the MV for her and Justin Bieber’s song “Stuck With U,” she included a cute clip of her and Gomez together. The next month, she debuted their relationship on Instagram with a since-deleted post.

December 2020: They Got Engaged

Grande announced their engagement on Dec. 21. She posted a series of photos, some of which featured her engagement ring, alongside the caption: "forever n then some." At the time, a source told People, "They couldn't be happier, they're just so excited. This is a happy time for them, both sets of parents are thrilled.”

May 15, 2021: They Got Married

Grande and Gomez celebrated their wedding in May 2021. "They got married," Grande's rep told People a couple days later. "It was tiny and intimate — less than 20 people. The room was so happy and full of love. The couple and both families couldn't be happier."

August 2022: Grande Joked About Divorce Rumors

In August 2022, when posting a promotional video for her beauty brand, r.e.m. beauty, Grande pointed out her missing wedding ring, getting ahead of rumors before they could start. "I'm just not wearing my wedding ring, it's getting cleaned. I'm not getting a divorce, before you start, don't,” she joked.

May 2023: Grande Celebrated Their Anniversary

Grande took to her Instagram to celebrate her and Gomez’s second wedding anniversary. “I love him so,” she wrote alongside a wedding photo of them kissing.

July 2023: They Were Reportedly “Heading For Divorce”
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On July 16, Grande went to Wimbledon with Wicked co-star Jonathan Bailey, and fans noticed her wedding ring was missing. A day later, reports of their separation began, with TMZ reporting that they were “heading for divorce” after separating back in January. A source told Us Weekly, “They were having issues before she left for Wicked filming [in London] that they couldn’t resolve, and the distance did not help. They haven’t been speaking and are separated, and a divorce is likely.”

However, they’ve reportedly remained friends. Per People, they "have been quietly and lovingly working on their friendship” since splitting.

September 2023: They Filed For Divorce

On Sept. 18, Grande and Gomez both filed for divorce. Per TMZ, the couple had already settled many of their disputes before heading to court. One thing that’s apparently been agreed upon? Grande will write her ex a check, though the amount is unknown.

Per TMZ, the couple had a prenup agreement in place. “They’ve been really caring and respectful of one another every step of this process,” a source told the outlet.

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