Both Ariana and Dalton cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split, with legal documents revealing that they’d actually quietly separated back in February — over six months before the news was made public.
As you’re likely aware by now, Ariana and Dalton’s split began to unfold publicly around the very same time that she and her Wicked costar Ethan Slaterapparently started dating, around July 20. About a week later, Ethan filed for divorce from his wife of four years, Lilly Jay — prompting widespread speculation that both he and Ariana had cheated on their respective partners when their rumored affair began.
However, multiple insiders went on to deny that Ariana and Ethan cheated on their partners. The pair since appear to be in a relationship, having been pictured linking arms during their first public outing at Disneyland late last month — shortly before reports claimed that they’ve moved in together.
Now, new court documents obtained by The Blast have revealed a bunch of details around Ariana’s divorce.
According to the outlet, Ariana and Dalton’s settlement was pretty smooth, given that the pair had an ironclad prenuptial agreement in place. As a result, the docs state that Dalton is set to receive a tax-free payout of $1,250,000 from Ariana, who will reportedly also cover up to $25,000 of his attorney fees, “in lieu of any spousal support payments."
What’s more, the estranged couple have also purportedly agreed to pay off their $6 million mortgage for their Los Angeles home. However, they'll later be evenly splitting the proceeds from its sale.
As expected, Ariana — who will not be legally single until March 2024 — is reportedly going to be keeping her personal assets. These include her “automobiles, clothing, jewelry,” and “miscellaneous personal effects,” the documents reportedly state.
And interestingly, both Ariana and Dalton have reportedly agreed that they won’t release any recordings or photographs taken within their former home, nor will they publicly speak out on each other.
The documents purportedly stated that Ariana and Dalton will not “give any interview, write, appear in connection with, or assist or cooperate in the preparation or presentation of any book, article, interview, program or other production or publication of any kind whatsoever concerning the other party.”