Ariana Grande has been vocal about encouraging people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, but may be leaving out the fact that she herself is hunkering down with a brand new beau. TMZ reports that the singer has been dating real estate agent Dalton Gomez, which would make her yet another celebrity — like Lady Gaga, Emma Stone, and Jennifer Lawrence before her — to shack up with a "normal" boyfriend.
While reps for Grande did not immediately return Refinery29's request for comment, TMZ reports that she and Gomez have been dating for the past few months, and were even spotted kissing at a restaurant pre-quarantine. Now, he's made appearances in a number of her Instagram Stories, although his own Instagram has been set to private.
According to his bio on the Aaron Kirman Group website, he served as the Director of Operations for three years and is now the sole buyers agent for Aaron Kirman. He apparently has one of "the largest rolodexes of A-list buyers," which would explain how he ended up on Grande's radar. He must have worked with some celebs in her circle, and now the two are seemingly quarantining together in Grande's home.
"Spoiler for the rest of this year / probably my life: it’s no one," she wrote in a now-deleted January 2019 tweet about who she's dating. "please refer back to this tweet for further questions."
But now that we're well-into 2020, all bets are off. What better time than a pandemic to dive into a (socially-isolated) relationship?
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