On Wednesday, a new development: Slater reportedly filed for divorce from his estranged wife, Lilly Jay.
According to legal documents which first reported the news, Slater filed in New York City without stating an official reason for the split. Slater and Jay, high school sweethearts, had been married for five years. They share a son, who was born in 2022.
While the initial headlines announcing Grande and Gomez had split were published on July 17, it was noted the separation occurred in January after the luxury real estate agent visited his wife in England, where she was filming the Wicked adaption pre-strike, and they realized their marriage was over. Almost immediately, it was reported that Gomez had started dating again, with Grande’s blessing.
Soon after, on July 20, we learned that he wasn’t the only one back in the dating pool. Grande was too — and she was seeing the Broadway actor who’s playing Boq to her Glinda. There was an immediate wrinkle, however — Slater was also going through his split with Jay.