😮 Ariana & Ethan: From Broadway to Bae-Goals? 🎬❤️
TL;DR: Ariana Grande and her “Wicked” co-star Ethan Slater are now the talk of Tinseltown. This Broadway star duo is bonding beyond the stage, but who exactly is Mr. Slater and how did their love story unfold amidst breakups? 🤷♂️💔🎭
🔍 Who’s Ethan?
Ethan Slater, 31, may have gained his claim to fame by sliding into SpongeBob’s square pants on Broadway and getting a Tony nomination for it. Imagine that! 😂 Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he marked his calendars on June 2nd every year for some birthday love. 🎉 His days at Vassar College must’ve been regular student stuff until he nabbed the role of SpongeBob, which he says changed his whole approach to acting.
He fondly recalls the years-long journey of the SpongeBob musical, “It’s funny, it’s visually stimulating, it’s physical humor. Kids like it because it taps into this optimism and heart; and adults like it because it taps into things they remember from their childhood.” The guy seems pretty deep, doesn’t he? 🤔
❤️ Ariana & Ethan: New Flame Alert!
Now, to the juice you’re all here for! 💦 Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater are not only working their magic on-screen but off-screen too. And here’s a shocker: Both are coming out of marriages. Timing is everything, isn’t it?
Ariana and her previous beau Dalton called it quits in January. Meanwhile, Ethan, who had a decade-long relationship with Lilly Jay, also separated. They’ve got kids, career challenges, and Instagram drama in common. I mean, after the news broke, Ethan’s Insta suddenly went all shy and private. Wonder why? 😏
Oh, and there’s this! They’ve both been playing “like” games on Insta. Ariana had a thing for Ethan’s posts, especially the ones showering love on his ex-wife. Oops! 🙊
But hey, don’t go throwing shade just yet. Both are adults, and sources have been pretty clear that they only started seeing each other after they were single. They were even spotted sitting next to each other celebrating Wicked co-star Michelle Yeoh’s Oscar win. And, isn’t it a relief they didn’t mix business with pleasure during the filming of “Wicked”?
🎭 Broadway Bae’s Backstory
Life hasn’t been all roses and award nominations for Ethan. He lost his mother at a young age, and that void deeply influenced his life. He co-wrote a musical, Edge of the World, based on this heart-wrenching experience. He remembers, “She had left this huge imprint on me, even though I had so few memories…the impact she has on his life and his life trajectory is immeasurable.” Such vulnerability, right? 🥺
Questions, Thoughts, and Some Spicy Speculations:
With all this history, one can’t help but wonder what the future holds for these two Broadway sensations. Do shared experiences and mutual respect lay the foundation for lasting love or just a fleeting affair?
If their love story was a Broadway musical, what would the title be? And more importantly, would YOU buy a ticket? 🤨💖🎶