Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater are going a little more public with their romance following their divorces. TMZ obtained photos of Slater and Grande out at dinner on Saturday night at MO Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Eyewitnesses told the outlet that Grande and Slater were “super flirty and touchy-feely.” Grande even kissed him several times.
The singer was “getting up from where she was first sitting (across from Slater) to come be directly by his side, where she whispered sweet nothings into his ear, and planted some smooches,” the outlet shared. The couple enjoyed some wine during their dinner and were there for about two hours, talking.
This is the first time Grande and Slater have been spotted on a public date without any additional guests. They were previously seen in Disney World with a group of friends last month.
A source told Us Weeklyin early October that Slater and Grande had moved in together. “Ethan informed his friends and soon-to-be ex-wife [Lilly Jay] that he’s living with Ariana full-time in New York,” the source said. “They’re really happy and really good for each other. All of her friends love him.”
Reports of Slater and Grande living together first came out in Daily Mail on September 12. A source close to the situation claimed, “Ariana is living with a married man right now while she is still married [Grande filed for divorce from Gomez days later, on September 18]. It seems as if Ariana is holding onto Dalton in case things with Ethan don’t work. It is just so strange that she is living with Ethan and has not filed documents to end it with Dalton.”
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