Ariana Grande's relationship with Spongebob voice actor debunked by his wife; clarifies rumors of romance with Ethan Slater
Voice actor Tom Kenny, known for voicing SpongeBob SquarePants, is not dating Ariana Grande, according to his wife, Jill Talley. Rumors had circulated that Grande was dating Ethan Slater, who played SpongeBob in the Broadway musical adaptation. Talley clarified on Instagram that her husband is not dating Grande, but she thinks Slater and Grande are "totally adorable" together. Talley also celebrated her 27th wedding anniversary with Kenny. Slater recently made his Instagram profile private amid reports of his rumored relationship with Grande.
Tom Kenny, the voice actor of SpongeBob SquarePants, is not dating Ariana Grande, according to his wife Jill Talley. Rumors of a romance between Grande and Ethan Slater, who portrayed SpongeBob in the Broadway musical, emerged following Grande's separation from her husband Dalton Gomez. Talley took to Instagram to address the speculation, clarifying that her husband is not dating Grande. While she doesn't know if Slater and Grande are dating, she finds them "totally adorable" and "ships" them together. Talley also celebrated her 27th wedding anniversary with Kenny, who has been the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants for over two decades.
Slater recently made his Instagram profile private amidst reports of his relationship with Grande. A source revealed that Grande and Slater began dating recently after both separating from their significant others. Slater and his wife Lilly Jay got married in 2018 and have a baby boy together. Another source mentioned that Grande and Slater have many similarities and didn't start dating until after their breakups.
Grande is set to play Glinda in the film adaptation of a popular Broadway show, while Slater will portray Boq, the love interest of Elphaba's sister Nessarose. Prior to the reports of their separation, Grande was seen without her wedding ring at the Wimbledon 2023 tennis championships, and she removed wedding photos from her Instagram account. Before marrying Gomez, Grande was engaged to Pete Davidson but ended the engagement after five months.
Slater has been in a relationship with Jay since 2012 and celebrated their four-year wedding anniversary earlier this year. They welcomed their first child together in January, as revealed in an Instagram post by Slater. The post featured a photo of a baby onesie with the words "Wicked Cute."