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TMZ reported in late March that the man Ariana Grande was seen making out with around Valentine’s Day is actually Los Angeles real estate agent Dalton Gomez, and he has been her new boyfriend for “several months,” according to the outlet’s Grande sources. People and E! independently reported the same news hours later: that Grande is off the market but has been keeping her new relationship private.
Grande and Gomez are quarantining together, and he has appeared on her Instagram Story, TMZ pointed out.
The singer has not confirmed their relationship or commented on it at this point. Gomez made his Instagram private right as news broke of their dating, but Grande does follow him.
Several of her friends, including Alfredo Flores, Scott Nicholson, and Courtney Chipolone, do too. So who is Gomez? Here, all you need to know about him and his relationship with Grande.
Gomez works for Aaron Kirman Group as a luxury home realtor.
According to his bio on the site, Gomez was raised in southern California and has been working in the luxury real estate market for five years. He works with A-list buyers and has sold multi-million dollar homes.
TMZ points out he has other celebrity friends. He shared an Instagram Story of himself hanging out with Miley Cyrus in July 2017:
Gomez and Grande are quarantining together and have been secretly dating for weeks.
Gomez has appeared on Grande’s social media, hanging on her couch and petting her dog. TMZ’s Grande sources told the outlet that the two have “been seeing each other for several months now.”
People‘s source confirmed that: Grande “has been with the same group of people for days,” the outlet’s source said on March 25. “One of the people she is with right now is Dalton—they have been hanging out for a couple of months. 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.”
Gomez and Grande were first seen together in mid-February.
In February, footage came out of Grande making out with him at Bar Louie in Northridge, California. She arrived with him and her friends at 1 A.M. and stayed for about 30 minutes. Grande just had water there, TMZ reported at the time, while her friends drank. The guy she kissed “wasn’t instantly recognizable.”
Grande was last linked romantically to Social House’s Mikey Foster. But multiple sources confirmed to ELLE in September that actually, Grande had been single. Grande and Gomez’s relationship is her first remotely public one since her engagement to Pete Davidson ended in October 2018.
Grande and Gomez have many mutual friends.
No outlet has reported specifically on how the two met, but E! was told by a source at the end of March that the two share a lot of friends. “[They] run in the same circle,” the source said. “He used to be a dancer, and they have many mutual friends. She’s gotten to know him quickly with the quarantine. They’ve been spending a lot of one on one time at home.”
Grande admitted she’s purposely keeping her love life more private now.
Grande hasn’t posted anything about Gomez. She explained why days after news broke that they’re dating. Grande wrote on a since-deleted Instagram Story that the internet’s criticism of her personal life led her to choose to share less of it on social media.
Grande shared the video Florence Pugh posted defending her boyfriend Zach Braff after he was bullied by fans on Pugh’s IG because of his and Pugh’s 21-year age gap. “I am 24 years old,” Pugh told those fans in her video. “I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love. And I would never in my life ever, ever tell anyone who they can and cannot love. It is not your place. And really, it has nothing to do with you. So if those rules are something that you do not like, then please unfollow me because the abuse that you throw at him is abuse that you’re throwing at me.”
Grande praised Pugh for her statement and wrote that it resonated deeply with her because of her own experience sharing her life online. “Sharing special, personal life things that make u happy on the internet can be truly traumatic,” Grande said. “I know I’ve taken a step back from doing so to protect my loved ones and myself but I just wanted to share this and let u know how perfectly u expressed this and how appreciated u are for doing so @florencepugh.”
Fans noted Gomez helped Grande find her current house in Los Angeles.
Sleuth fans noticed Grande follows both Gomez and his tattoo artist brother Dakota. One pointed out that Gomez and Aaron Kirman had the listing for the property she purchased. He also commented “This gurl cute” on her Instagram Live this week, the fan pointed out, to which Grande responded “I feel blessed.”
Gomez is trying to keep private at this point, as news broke that he and Grande are dating.
The real estate agent and his family have gone private on Instagram. And while Grande has given little hints of the two having a connection, she has not posted about their dating at all on their social media. Time will tell whether they eventually become more public or whether this is a relationship Grande truly tries to keep out of the limelight. All signs point to Ari keeping this one private for now.