Ariana Grande has been spotted out and about for the first time since her split from husband Dalton Gomez.
The singer, who first sparked speculation about her marriage when she was spotted without her wedding ring at Wimbledon on Sunday, enjoyed a spot of retail therapy at Lowe’s on London’s Bond Street with her Wicked co-star Cynthia Erivo.
Still without her wedding ring, Ariana wore a cozy pale pink cardigan and oversized jeans as she left the luxury boutique with an iced coffee in hand.
The star, whose work on Wicked was put on hold by the SAG-AFTRA strike, covered her dyed blonde tresses with a Wimbledon cap.
Ariana and real estate mogul Dalton went public with their relationship in 2020 and said ‘I do’ the following year in May 2021 during an intimate ceremony at Grande’s home in Montecito.
EXCLUSIVE: Ariana Grande Spotted For First Time Since Split From Husband Dalton Gomez
Emerging: The singer enjoyed a spot of retail therapy at Lowe’s on London’s Bond Street, a day after news broke of her two-year marriage ending
Relaxed: Still without her wedding ring, Ariana wore a cozy pale pink cardigan and oversized jeans as she left the luxury boutique with her Wicked co-star Cynthia Erivo
The former Nickelodeon star has been living in the UK since the beginning of the year after landing the role of Glinda on Wicked.
It’s thought she and Dalton actually split in January, with sources claiming she’s been back on the dating scene for ‘months’.
TMZ also reported that the couple’s relationship didn’t work in a ‘post-Covid world’ as each of their lives are ‘vastly different’.
Now sources close to the exes have told the outlet that when Ariana and Dalton were first romantically linked in January 2020, the two were each other’s everything. But as restrictions for Covid began to dissolve, so did their relationship.
The real estate broker was reportedly ‘surprised’ by Ariana’s fame and ‘unaccustomed to her schedule, the paparazzi and the various opportunities that took her out of LA’.
Insiders explained to TMZ that the pair’s ‘differences began to unravel the marriage’ and the pair split the following month when Grande withdrew to film Wicked in the UK in late December last year.
The singer and actress has been cast as Glinda in the adaptation of the hit musical and the film is scheduled to be released in two parts on December 25, 2024 and December 25, 2025.
In May, the pair reportedly tried to fix their marriage, which ‘they both threw in the towel two weeks ago’.
Done: She and Dalton are thought to have actually split back in January, with sources claiming she’s been back on the dating scene for ‘months’
Not yet! Once again the star was without her wedding ring as she headed to the capital
Outing: The star, whose work on the movie Wicked was halted due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, covered up her dyed blonde tresses with a Wimbledon cap
Split: Ariana and real estate mogul Dalton went public with their relationship in 2020 and helped ‘I do’ the following year in May 2021
Report: TMZ also reported that the couple’s relationship didn’t work out in a ‘post-Covid world’ due to each of their lives being ‘vastly different’
The difference: The real estate broker was ‘surprised’ by Ariana’s fame and ‘unaccustomed to her schedule, paparazzi and opportunities that took her out of LA’.
Ariana and Dalton are now headed for a divorce, a source told Newstimesuk.com, after it emerged Ariana has deleted all romantic photos from her May 2021 wedding on Instagram.
‘Ariana and Dalton have nothing but respect for each other. They’re still friends and want to move forward like that,’ explained the insider.
‘There was no cheating between them, no resentment, the marriage just didn’t work out. These things happen,’ a source close to the couple revealed.
A spokesperson for Ariana confirmed the news to Newstimesuk.com.
Ariana was spotted ring-less at Wimbledon over the weekend; He has not been seen wearing his ring for some time.
Their insider claims the couple tried to reconcile two months ago but it ‘failed.’
It was also claimed that Gomez flew to London in January in a last-ditch attempt to save the pair’s marriage – to meet his wife on the set of Wicked but it ‘didn’t work’, reports Page Six. The pair were spotted cramming together in the UK capital.
‘Ariana and Dalton have been having some issues for months now,’ a source told Us Weekly on Monday.
Ariana has been busy filming the musical Wicked across the UK since December.
The source said Ariana and Dalton had been having issues before filming began. The actress and the realtor still ‘talk’ on the phone regularly and ‘remain friends.’
Before Wicked went into filming, The Us Weekly Insider had issues [in London] That they couldn’t solve, and the distance didn’t help. They are not talking and talking, and there is a possibility of divorce.’
Struggle: In May, the two reportedly tried to fix their marriage, which ‘lasted just two weeks before they both threw in the towel’
The wedding is over! Ariana and Dalton are now headed for a divorce, a source told Newstimesuk.com, after it emerged that Ariana has deleted all of her romantic wedding photos from Instagram.
Insight: ‘Ariana and Dalton have nothing but respect for each other. They’re still friends and want to move forward like that,’ explained the insider
Friendly: The source said Ariana and Dalton had issues before they started filming. The actress and the realtor still ‘talk’ on the phone regularly and ‘remain friends.’
Another insider to the outlet noted that their marriage was ‘thriving’ until earlier this year: ‘Things have been going really well for Ariana and Dalton since the wedding.
‘But unfortunately, they hit a rough patch a few months ago and haven’t been able to recover.’
Page Six also reported on their ‘split’, revealing their source: ‘They came to the decision together. They had problems before January, but they want to remain best friends.’
He tried to ‘save’ their marriage with a trip to meet her on the set of Wicked but the source said ‘it didn’t work out.’
‘They’ve been really good friends throughout the whole process and their friends and family are trying to protect them,’ the source said.
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