If there's one thing our divided nation can agree on, it's that there's no sexier topic of conversation than how to develop a thriving property portfolio. Which makes Ariana Grande an extremely lucky woman: In May of 2021, she quietly married real estate agent Dalton Gomez. The two had been engaged since December. "forever n then some," Grande wrote on Instagram alongside photos of a gorgeous pearl and diamond engagement ring.
While Gomez has now, sensibly, made his Instagram account private, an LA Times link in his bio indicates the type of real estate he handles: the very, very expensive, multimillion dollar type. According to his work bio on the Aaron Kirman Group website, Gomez is "highly sought after for his extensive knowledge in the fields of significant architecture and luxury estates," and is "quickly becoming an industry titan." Oh, to be a real estate agent with extensive knowledge in the fields of significant architecture and luxury estates!
Things between the couple are going very well, no doubt thanks to their scintillating discussions about cash flow and capital appreciation and liquidity and assets (I don't know what any of those words mean). They even quarantined together, with Gomez making a few discreet appearances on Grande's Instagram. So what else do we know about the 25-year-old real estate agent?
What does Gomez do?
Though he's now a real estate titan, he made Hollywood connections through dancing. Gomez's Instagram stories suggest he's typically hanging out with A-listers: An old post, screenshotted by TMZ, shows him posing with Miley Cyrus and a few other friends–perhaps this is how he and Ariana met? A source told E!, "They run in the same circle." The source continued, "He used to be a dancer and they have many mutual friends."
When did Gomez and Grande start dating?
Unbeknown to us, Grande and Gomez began dating in January 2020. Grande remained tight-lipped about their fling because she didn't want to have another, super public, relationship following her whirlwind romance with Pete Davidson.
A source told People, "They have been hanging out for a couple of months." They continued, "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."
In late March of 2020, TMZ reported that the man Ariana Grande had been caught making out with at a bar was Dalton Gomez. According to TMZ, the two had been dating for "several months" at that point, sources said. Other publications independently confirmed the couple's relationship. Eagle eyed fans also noticed that Gomez was the man who appeared on Grande's Instagram story around the same time.
According to a source from People, "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."
Grande confirmed her relationship with Gomez in the music video for her and Justin Bieber's song "Stuck With U." The music video features a variety of couples and friends dancing and laughing to the song, with a special appearance by Grande, her dog, and Gomez. In the video, the two embrace.
When the coronavirus hit the U.S. last March, Grande followed Gomez back to Los Angeles to quarantine together. According to a People source, "It was getting tricky for them to see each other, so she decided to take her chance." The source added, "She purchased a house in the Hollywood Hills in June and never looked back. They are incredibly happy."
"Dalton is a great guy. He is very focused on work and low-key," said the insider. "He likes keeping his relationship with Ari private. They have been able to get to know each other in peace."
Does Grande post about Gomez on Instagram?
Although Gomez hardly frequents Grande's Instagram grid, if you look a little bit closer, you can find a picture of the couple in the many photosets she has uploaded:
What else do we know about the relationship?
Hours before her 27th birthday last June, Grande posted a photoset on Instagram. Hidden in the photo dump was a selfie with Gomez, with the duo looking blissful. It was the first time Grande acknowledged her BF on the 'gram, so naturally we all freaked out just a little bit.
After Grande's internet breaking engagement announcement in an Instagram post that read "forever n then some," the couple spent the holidays with Grande's family. The "Positions" singer shared images of her and Gomez embracing, together with some shots of friends and family. A merry Christmas, indeed!
Grande's chart-topping album Positions is a look into her romance with Gomez, full of sweet and sexy, uncomplicated bops. The major takeaway from the record is that Grande is in love, with lyrics like "You know me better than I do / Can't seem to keep nothing from you / How you touch my soul from the outside? / Permeate my ego and my pride" from the song "pov." Excuse me while I go cry for a moment.