According to a new report from Us Weekly, the Wicked costars are living together “full time” in New York City.
“They’re really happy and really good for each other,” an insider told the outlet yesterday. “All of her friends love him.”
If you’ve been following the couple, you’ll know things have hardly been plain sailing since reports first emerged this summer that they were dating.
Confirmation of Ari and Ethan’s budding relationship came July 20, just three days after her split from Dalton Gomez initially made headlines. They officially filed for divorce on Sept. 18.
Given that Ari and Ethan are believed to have met on the set of Wicked while they were both presumably still married to their respective partners, it didn’t take long for people to start speculating that there'd been cheating involved at the start of their romance.
Ethan filed for divorce from his wife of four years, Lilly Jay, on July 26, and since then, numerous sources have spoken out to allege that Ari and Ethan had an “affair” while shooting the movie musical in the UK.
“They were sloppy on set,” an insider told the Daily Mail in early August, claiming that the alleged infidelity was common knowledge among their castmates. “They were seen being all over each other while he was still supposedly happily married to Lilly.”
Another source claimed around the same time that Ethan, Ari, Dalton, and Lilly used to hang out together in London and went on “several” double dates together.
However, one of the most shocking allegations came when an insider alleged that Ariana spent time with Ethan and Lilly’s infant son — who was born in August 2022 — while the rumored affair was ongoing.
“Lilly hung out with Ethan and Ariana so many times,” an inside source claimed. “They had dinners together in London — and Ariana told Lilly that she wanted to have a baby one day and that she couldn't wait to start a family.”
Obviously, none of this has been confirmed, and amid the speculation, numerous sources have vehementlydenied that Ari and Ethan cheated on their partners.
And now their reported move-in indicates that the pair are attempting to put the divorce drama behind them and move forward as a couple.
According to the new Us Weekly report, Ethan has “informed his friends and soon-to-be ex-wife” of the new development, which comes after reports he “desperately” hopes to co-parent his 1-year-old son with Lilly.
For her part, Lilly has made it clear that she isn’t Ariana’s biggest fan, telling Page Six that the singer is “not a girl’s girl” and that she feels her family were “collateral damage” in Ari’s divorce from Dalton.
The news that Ari and Ethan are now living together comes just over a week after they were spotted with friends on a trip to Disneyland, marking their first public outing since the dating rumors surfaced.
According to eyewitness photographs, the couple attempted to fly under the radar in black hoodies and baseball caps as they walked around the park arm in arm.