Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez are officially married. Here's a complete timeline of their relationship.
- Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez recently got married in a "tiny and intimate" ceremony.
- They were first spotted kissing at a bar in Northridge, California on February 8, 2020.
- The "Positions" singer announced their engagement that December, writing, "forever n then some."
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez are officially a married couple.
A representative for the pop star confirmed the news to Insider on May 17, 2021, five months after she announced their engagement.
Though it's unclear how they met, Grande is clearly smitten with her husband, who works as a luxury home realtor based in California.
Here's a complete timeline of everything we know about their young relationship.
Anonymous sources claim that Grande and Gomez began dating in January 2020
In late March, People reported that Grande and Gomez had been together for "about two months."
The anonymous source added that Grande "doesn't want to do another public relationship," so it's possible they began quietly dating earlier without sharing details online.
To the public's knowledge, this is Grande's first relationship since her broken engagement with Pete Davidson, which largely inspired her Grammy-nominated album "Thank U, Next." At the time of its release, Grande said she was disinterested in dating and described herself as "closed for renovation, until further notice."
February 8, 2020: They were spotted kissing at a bar in Northridge, California
-TMZ (@TMZ) February 11, 2020
TMZ published grainy footage of Grande kissing a "mystery man" in early February, noting that he "might not even be all that famous" since he wasn't "instantly recognizable."
The gossip site later confirmed that Grande's "mystery man" was Gomez.
Early February: Fans noticed that Grande, plus many of her friends, were following Gomez on Instagram
Although Gomez's Instagram account is private, "Arianators" realized he had many familiar followers, including Grande's childhood best friend Courtney Chipolone, her choreographer and pal Scott Nicholson, and close collaborator Njomza.
Fan accounts also found that Grande and her friends were following Gomez's brother, Dakota Gomez. According to one such sleuth, many of those follows were initiated after a game night at Grande's house on February 22, indicating that Gomez has made a good impression on Grande's close circle.
February 25, 2020: Gomez accompanied Grande to a party with her friends and management team
Grande's manager, Scooter Braun, threw a party for his wife at Saddle Ranch in West Hollywood on February 25.
Grande's attendance was widely covered, thanks to her spot-on karaoke performance of "Party in the USA" - but at the time, hardly anyone noticed that Gomez was in attendance, too. He can be seen in the background of some videos from the evening, particularly in one video of Grande singing, in which he walks in front of the camera.
March 21, 2020: Gomez covertly appeared on Grande's Instagram story
Although Gomez's face isn't clear in either photo, fans were able to identify him based on his tattoos.
March 25, 2020: News officially broke that Grande and Gomez were in an exclusive relationship
According to one of People's anonymous sources, Grande and Gomez had decided to quarantine together and "she seems very happy." TMZ's sources said the same, and claimed that they'd been "seeing each other for several months now."
Just one day prior, Grande had posted a snippet of a brand new song, which contains the lyrics: "You got me all up in my feels / In all kind of ways / I be tryna wait but lately, I just wanna keep it real / No more playin' safe / Let's take it all the way."
May 8, 2020: Grande confirmed their relationship with a cameo from Gomez in the 'Stuck With U' music video
The music video shows a montage of fans and celebrity couples dancing to the tune. Grande's mom is shown dancing with one of her dogs, and clips of Bieber and his wife, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin), are heavily featured.
Grande herself is only shown alone until the very end when Gomez appears, hugging and dancing with her.
May 26, 2020: Gomez made his official debut on Grande's Instagram
Grande posted the first clear shot of Gomez's face in late May, amidst posting promotional videos for her Lady Gaga collaboration, "Rain On Me."
Gomez helped Grande by spraying her with water in the bathtub. She captioned one behind-the-scenes shot with the face-surrounded-by-hearts emoji.
Additionally, photos circulated of Gomez and Grande, who's wearing the same makeup from the video, cuddling in bed. Fan accounts say they were shared on Gomez's Instagram.
May 31, 2020: Grande and Gomez joined the Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles
Grande was spotted protesting with a "Black Lives Matter" sign, marching alongside Gomez and her close friend, Doug Middlebrook.
June 10, 2020: Grande bought a new house in Montecito, California - presumably for herself and Gomez
Grande went on a property shopping spree in 2020 - which may be how she met Gomez, since he's a luxury real estate broker based in California.
On June 10, the Los Angeles Times reported that she'd bought a new mansion in Hollywood Hills. Then, just one day later, the LA Times reported that Grande had moved into another new home in Montecito, California.
Grande reportedly closed on the house in May and filmed the "Rain on Me" promotional footage in the home's master suite bathtub.
Judging by her Instagram posts, Grande and Gomez began quarantining together in the two-bedroom residence. Fans took this to mean that she and Gomez had officially moved in together, especially since Grande made a similar purchase when she and Davidson got engaged.
June 25, 2020: Grande posted her first selfie with Gomez
Grande shared a cute selfie with Gomez in a slideshow on Instagram, posted the day before her birthday.
Fan accounts also shared two additional photos, taken at the same time, which were apparently posted on Gomez's Instagram grid. One shows Grande kissing Gomez on the cheek.
June 26, 2020: Grande shared two photos with Gomez at her 'Midsommar'-themed birthday party
Gomez helped Grande celebrate her 27th birthday, which was themed around the horror film "Midsommar." According to her Instagram story, he even gave her framed photos of her beloved dogs as a gift.
Grande also shared a black-and-white photo with Gomez on her Instagram story, which appears to be a screenshot of Gomez's post wishing her a happy birthday.
-Ariana Grande Today (@ArianaToday) June 26, 2020
August 7, 2020: Grande wished Gomez a happy birthday on Instagram, calling him her 'baby' and 'best friend'
Grande posted a slideshow of photos and videos with Gomez, including two videos where he kisses her cheeks and a meme of what their kids might look like.
"hbd to my baby my best friend my fav part of all the days," she wrote. "i love u."
October 30, 2020: Grande dropped her newest album 'Positions,' which is full of references to Gomez
"Positions" plays like a frisky jaunt through Grande's domestic bliss. Most (if not all) of the songs on the album seem directly inspired by her new relationship.
"Love Language," for example, seems to contain a sneaky nod to Gomez's profession ("I ain't tryna sign no lease / I'm just gon' make you my home").
Leon Thomas III, one of the album's producers, confirmed to Insider that "Safety Net" was inspired by "a conversation about free-falling into real love."
"We both were kind of just geeking out about our newfound loves," he said, clarifying: "I usually don't say anything about stuff like that, but I mean, the news is out that she's in a relationship right now."
Similarly, cowriter Tayla Parx told Insider that "Positions" is a realistic look at "where [Grande] is emotionally."
On Twitter, Grande told a fan that Gomez doesn't have a favorite song on the album.
"he just got very excited that someone asked !!!" she wrote. "he says: all of them."
-Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 30, 2020
December 20, 2020: Grande announced their engagement
The 27-year-old pop star surprised fans with a slideshow on Instagram, which included cuddly photos of herself with Gomez, as well as photos of a new diamond ring.
"forever n then some," she captioned the post.
In addition to the post's obvious implications, many friends and members of Grande's team commented to say congratulations, all but confirming the engagement.
"Congrats to these two amazing souls," wrote Grande's manager Scooter Braun. "Ari we love you and could not be happier for you. Dalton you are a lucky man."
Six days later, Grande shared several photos celebrating the holidays with Gomez and her family. She also posted a short tribute to her fiancé that following April, calling Gomez "my heart" and "my person."
May 17, 2021: News broke that Grande and Gomez had gotten married at home
The couple tied the knot in a "tiny and intimate" ceremony with less than 20 people in attendance, a representative for Grande confirmed.
"The room was so happy and full of love," Grande's rep told People magazine, "The couple and both families couldn't be happier."
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