Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez said their “I dos” in May 2021 after one year together. Catch a glimpse of how the twosome went from quarantining together to becoming newlyweds under everyone’s noses.
While the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown spelled doom for many relationships around the globe, some seized the opportunity to nurture their love into something bigger. Notably, the iconic singer Ariana Grande and her beau, Dalton Gomez fall into the second group.
Rumors of their relationship first swirled in early 2020, at the onset of the pandemic. However, those speculations remained unconfirmed, eventually dwindling as the world stood still for months amid the pandemic.
But the lives of the young couple were anything but still. By late 2020, the former Nickelodeon star announced her engagement to Gomez, leaving the world in shock. Months later, they dropped another bombshell surprise, with the announcement of their wedding!
Now married and ready to start a family together, Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez’s relationship remains the topic on every lip. Here is everything worth knowing about their whirlwind romance that took everyone by surprise.
MEET DALTON GOMEZ
Ariana Grande’s husband, Dalton Gomez is a real estate realtor, working in the Luxury Real Estate Market for five years. According to his biography on the Airman Kirman Group website, he serves as the sole buyer agent for the firm.
He previously worked as the Director of Operations for his first three years with the company. The 25-year-old is a native of Southern California, where he grew up.
ARIANA GRANDE AND DALTON GOMEZ’S RELATIONSHIP TIMELINE
Details about the couple’s first meeting remain vague. However, they first garnered public attention in February 2020 after photographs of them locking lips during a dinner date surfaced. Media outlets soon identified the mystery date as Gomez, fazing out earlier speculations that Grande was dating singer Mikey Foster.
Before the press could uncover more details about the twosome, the world went into lockdown. Just as several outlets reported the possibility of a romance between them, fans spotted Gomez in several pictures and videos the 27-year-old shared on her Instagram stories, hence, confirming they were quarantining together.
The release of Justin Bieber’s “Stuck With You” quarantine anthem featuring several celebrities and fans dancing to the tune further confirmed the romance. Notably, her contribution to the May 2020 clip featured an affectionate kiss with Gomez.
Later that month, a source confirmed in an interview that the icon was in a good place with Gomez. They became Instagram official in June, ahead of her 27th birthday.
Since taking their romance to the ‘gram, the lovebirds have shared several loved-up photos and videos of themselves. To mark Gomez’s 25th birthday in August, Grande openly declared her love for him on social media.
THE ENGAGEMENT NO ONE SAW COMING
In December 2020, Ariana Grande went public with the news of her engagement to Dalton Gomez. She shared the news by posting a slideshow on Instagram showing her and her beau cozying up to each other while showing off her jaw-dropping diamond sparkler reportedly worth $200,000 to $250,000.
Her caption, “Forever n then some,” spoke tons of their expectation for their ever-increasing love. Fans could hardly contain their excitements as they took to the comment section to dish out congratulatory messages to the “Thank You, Next” crooner.
Family and friends also joined the outpouring, with Grande’s mom, Joan declaring her love for the twosome. Reality star, Kim Kardashian voiced her happiness over the news, pouring out loads of love to the couple. Hailey Bieber followed suit, admitting her happiness over their relationship milestone. Joan later took to Twitter to officially welcome Dalton into the family.
WHAT FRIENDS HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT
While most were happy about the lovebirds’ engagement, some considered it rushed and headed for rock bottom in the near future. Speaking about their relationship and engagement in an interview, a source disclosed:
“They are very in love right now. But friends think the engagement was somewhat rushed, and are skeptical the relationship will be short-lived.”
THEIR INTIMATE WEDDING PLANS
Following their engagement, whispers of their upcoming wedding became prevalent. In April 2021, a source revealed the twosome planned to exchange vows in the summer and were already looking at wedding venues.
The source also disclosed that the couple favored California over other possible locations, as they wanted a “very small, intimate affair.”
While plans for the wedding were carefully laid out, the source confirmed Dalton Gomez and Ariana Grande intended to put off the wedding until it could safely hold amid the pandemic.
CHEERS TO THE NEWLYWEDS!
On May 17, 2021, news outlets confirmed that Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez tied the knot in an intimate ceremony. About twenty family and friends of the couple witnessed the informal weekend ceremony, which took place at the singer’s home in Montecito, California.
A source described the event as tiny and intimate. The source also confirmed that the room was full of love as both families were happy to witness the milestone moment in the lives of the couple.
As the lovebirds embark on this journey together, one can only hope they hold up to their promises of spending forever by each other’s side.