The “Thank U, Next” singer and her beau tied the knot over the weekend.
- Ariana Grande got married on May 15 to real-estate agent Dalton Gomez at her home in Montecito.
- On Wednesday, she shared 12 new photos from the intimate ceremony on Instagram.
- The bride wore a custom silk Vera Wang gown, with half-up hair and soft curls.
Ariana Grande secretly got married on May 15, and she’s finally giving fans a peek into the intimate ceremony.
Sources familiar with the gathering told TMZ that the wedding was rather “informal” and not an actual “ceremony,” however it was still a heartfelt union witnessed by their nearest and dearest.
The couple began dating in early 2020. Despite only dating for a short period of time, Gomez, a Miami real estate agent, moved out to California to quarantine with the singer during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the two announced their engagement just before Christmas in late 2020. Grande shared several photos of the couple, as well as a close-up photo of her ring. The two have been living in Montecito, a suburb just outside of Santa Barbara, at Grande’s new home since she purchased the property back in June.
What they don’t know is that the young pop idol is of Greek descent, as she revealed through her social media accounts 7 years ago.
“Just found out my grandparents are heavily Greek and part North African…. I thought I was Italian… who am i ? my whole life is a lie”, she tweeted on April 11, 2014.
Ariana publicly declared that she has Italian ancestry. Specifically, she is half-Abruzzese and half-Sicilian. Sicily and Abbruzzo are both Italian states in the modern day Italy. Both her parents are descended from an Italian family. Deeper research into her roots has shown her to be half North African and half Greek, which still would point back to her Italian origin.
In Antiquity, Sicily – along with large portions of mainland southern Italy – was known as Magna Graecia, a sort of Greek province; colonial settlements coming from the Greek peninsula and archipelago were numerous, especially along the eastern and southern coasts.
Even today, entire, impressive cities with the vestiges of the era are clearly visible – just think of Syracuse and Taormina, with their magnificent Greek theatres, the open-air stages both perfectly preserved and 1,500 and 1,700 years old, respectively.
More about Ariana Grande
Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Grande began her career at age 15 in the 2008 Broadway musical ’13’.
She rose to fame for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–2013) and Sam & Cat (2013–2014).
Ariana Grande has received various accolades throughout her career, including one Grammy Award, one Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, nine MTV Video Music Awards, and eight Guinness World Records.
Outside of music, Grande is known for her fashion, and signature ponytail hairdo.
Since 2019, Grande is the most followed woman on Instagram.