The ultra low-key couple have managed to stay out of the public eye in recent months, but Grande confirmed their relationship when the two appeared together in Grande and Justin Bieber‘s new quarantine created music video for their new duet, “Stuck with U.” The pairing marks Grande’s first public relationship since she ended her engagement with Saturday Night Live star, Pete Davidson.
TMZ first reported Gomez’s romantic link to the singer back in March 2020 when the two were reportedly spotted kissing at a bar, but the pair have continued to share subtle insight into their bond over the course of their relationship. By December, the pair announced they were ready to tie the knot. Below, we break down everything we know about the couple.
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THE TWO STARTED DATING IN JANUARY 2020.
According to People, the pair began dating at the start of the new year but Grande has insisted on keeping their union as hush-hush as possible, following her very public fling with SNL star Pete Davidson.
“They have been hanging out for a couple of months,” a source told the outlet. “Ariana doesn’t want to do another public relationship so she is trying to keep this one quiet, but she seems very happy with Dalton.”
GOMEZ IS A SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE AGENT.
Gomez isn’t a part of the entertainment industry, but rather a budding real estate tycoon. He reportedly works as a buyer’s agent for the Aaron Kirman Group, a luxury real estate company in Los Angeles. According to the bio on his official profile on the business’s website, Gomez “holds one of the largest rolodexes of A-list buyers” and is known for his “extensive knowledge in the fields of architecture and luxury estates.”
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GOMEZ AND GRANDE HAVE BEEN QUARANTINING TOGETHER SINCE THE START OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS.
The two have reportedly been heeding California’s stay-at-home orders and social distancing together at Grande’s Los Angeles home, reports People.
“[Ariana] is very serious about self-distancing and has been with the same group of people for days,” a source told the magazine. “One of the people she is with right now is Dalton.”
BOTH GOMEZ AND GRANDE HAVE MADE BLINK-AND-YOU’LL-MISS-IT APPEARANCES ON EACH OTHER’S SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.
Before the release of the “Stick with U” music video, both Grande and Gomez made brief appearances on each other’s Instagram stories.
A clip of Grande dancing while grasping a glass of wine previously appeared on Gomez’s (private) account while Grande once posted a black-and-white of her new beau from behind playing video games. Fans were quick to connect that the tattoos of the figure in Grande’s photo did indeed belong to Gomez.
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Since then, they’ve gone more public with posting about their love.
GRANDE CONFIRMS HER AND GOMEZ’S RELATIONSHIP BY APPEARING TOGETHER IN THE “STICK WITH U” MUSIC VIDEO.
Grande confirmed her and Gomez’s pairing when the two appeared together in the music video for “Stick with U,” the new, stay-at-home inspired duet from Grande and Justin Bieber. Towards the end of the visual, Grande appears alongside Gomez where the two endearingly embrace and dance together.
GRANDE SHARED A SWEET SELFIE OF HER AND GOMEZ AHEAD OF HER 27TH BIRTHDAY.
Grande shared a series of photos on Instagram ahead of her upcoming 27th birthday, including a rare selfie with Gomez. In the photo, Grande can be seen rocking an oversized grey hoodie while she snuggles up next to her smiling beau.
GRANDE SHARES A SLEW OF SWEET SNAPS OF HER AND GOMEZ FOR HIS BIRTHDAY.
Ariana Grande took to Instagram to wish her beau a happy birthday. In her dedicated post, Grande shares a series of intimate photos and clips of the pair including multiple shots of the pair cuddling, kissing, laughing and even a celebratory meme poking fun at their relationship.
“hbd to my baby my best friend my fav part of all the days 🙂 i love u,” wrote Grande alongside her Instagram dedication.
GRANDE AND GOMEZ COULD BE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL.
According to Us Weekly, Grande “really, really likes” Gomez and is relishing her new relationship with the real estate agent.
“Ariana sees something different in Dalton that she has never seen before in guys she has previously dated,” a source told the outlet. “He is the type of guy she has been looking for. He’s very protective of her, will go out of his way for her and does little things that are chivalrous. Dalton will go above and beyond to meet her needs.”
THE TWO SHARED A SWEET MOMENT AT THE 2020 VMAS.
Following Grande’s powerhouse performance alongside Lady Gaga at the MTV Video Music Awards in late August, the pop star took to Instagram to share a few behind-the-scenes moments. And within the series of snapshots, there’s a sweet photo of her and Gomez holding hands.
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GRANDE CONTINUES TO SNEAK IN PDA PHOTOS OF GOMEZ ON INSTAGRAM.
In December, Grande shared a slew of candid moments from her life on Instagram, including a sweet kiss shared with Gomez. The singer snuck the photo into a series of images including snaps of her dogs, selfies, and a FaceTime chat with her grandmother.
GRANDE SHARED NEW PHOTOS OF THEM WHILE ANNOUNCING THEIR ENGAGEMENT.
“forever n then some,” she posted on December 20, announcing that she’s engaged to Gomez. The couple snuggle up on the floor in the sweet polaroid-looking shots, and Grande even shared some casual snaps of her sizable ring. Flip through the sweet images below.
GOMEZ SPENT CHRISTMAS 2020 WITH GRANDE’S FAMILY.
Following their recent engagement, Gomez celebrated Christmas with his fiancée’s family, and the pair couldn’t help but looked loved-up during the festive occasion. Grande simply captioned snaps taken with her family and her beau, “merry :).”
THE PANDEMIC GAVE THE COUPLE TIME TO GET TO “KNOW EACH OTHER IN PEACE.”
As a superstar known the world over, Grande’s love life is routinely in the tabloids, and it must be near impossible for the “positions” singer to date anyone low-key. However, according to a source, that’s exactly what happened in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A source revealed to People that the couple spent time together in New York, where Grande has an apartment, at the start of the pandemic. Apparently, it was during this time that Grande “realized he is very special.” As a result, she decided to take a leap of faith and move with Gomez when he returned to Los Angeles for work.
“It was getting tricky for them to see each other, so she decided to take her chance,” the source told People. “She purchased a house in the Hollywood Hills in June and never looked back. They are incredibly happy.”
And according to the source, Grande’s family is over the moon about the singer’s new relationship. “Ari’s family is very happy. Everyone loves Dalton,” the source said. “He is great for Ari. This phase of her life has been very quiet and uneventful in a good way. They are very happy that she is marrying Dalton.”
It seems as though Grande may have finally found her match. “He likes keeping his relationship with Ari private. They have been able to get to know each other in peace.”
THE PAIR HAD A LOW-KEY DATE NIGHT AHEAD OF THE GRAMMYS.
Per People, Grande and Gomez were photographed having a casual dinner date earlier this week at Fia Restaurant in Santa Monica. Both Grande and Gomez wore laid-back ensembles for the outing, with matching protective face masks. Their date marked a rare public outing for the couple, who have kept a low profile throughout their relationship, especially since announcing their engagement. You can see photos of the pair here.
ARIANA AND DALTON REPORTEDLY WANTED A SMALL-SCALE WEDDING CEREMONY …
“They both do not want a huge extravagant event, so they are figuring out what their options are for an intimate ceremony,” a source told E! News.
Something private and intimate makes sense for the couple, considering Grande usually remains tight-lipped about her relationship with the real estate agent.
“[Grande] been very respectful and tries not to share a lot about their relationship but it comes with the territory when you are dating a celeb,” continued the source. “[But] Dalton treats Ariana like a queen and they have a lot of fun together.”
… AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEY GOT.
Gomez and Grande said “I do” in a “tiny” ceremony with less than 20 guests, People confirmed. “The room was so happy and full of love. The couple and both families couldn’t be happier,” a source said.
Now, the world waits for the couple to share the first images from their snug nuptials.
GRANDE SHARED A RARE PDA MOMENT BETWEEN THE TWO FOR HER BIRTHDAY.
The singer celebrated her 28th birthday on June 26 and shared a sweet quick clip the day after, featuring her and her hubby cuddling for the camera. Gomez was dressed casually for the occasion, wearing a green flannel shirt and matching trucker hat, while Grande wore a fuzzy faux-fur leopard-print bucket hat and brown tank top.
“A bday baby,” Grande captioned the video. “Deeply thankful for so much love.”
The pair’s PDA moment comes after a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight that after marrying, Grande and Gomez felt far more comfortable going public with their relationship.
“Ariana and Dalton felt like before they were married they couldn’t be as open about their relationship without it being scrutinized in the media and now they feel way more at ease,” a source told the outlet. “They have plans to travel more together and feel closer than ever.”
THE NEWLYWEDS EMBARKED ON A ROMANTIC HONEYMOON GETAWAY TO AMSTERDAM.
The singer took to Instagram on July 11 to share a photo dump of her honeymoon trip with Gomez to the Netherlands’ capital, best known for its vast canals, artistic culture, and beautiful architecture. The batch of featured photos included a mirror selfie of the singer on public transportation with Gomez beside her, along with views of nature and an image of the pair sitting together in large wooden shoe-shaped seats.
Grande simply captioned the post with a snail and waffle emoji.
The pair reportedly “have plans to travel more together and feel closer than ever,” according to an Entertainment Tonight source. “Ariana and Dalton felt like before they were married they couldn’t be as open about their relationship without it being scrutinised in the media and now they feel way more at ease,” the insider also shared.
GRANDE SHARED A SWEET TRIBUTE FOR GOMEZ’S 26TH BIRTHDAY.
The singer posted a sweet tribute to Gomez on her Instagram stories August 7. Grande posted a sweet black-and-white selfie of the couple kissing on their wedding day, as they held one of Grande’s dogs.
The pop star also a pic of herself and Gomez on their honeymoon in Amsterdam, sitting in life-sized Dutch wooden clogs. “happy birthday to my baby my husband my best friend!!!! i love you infinitely,” she wrote.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.