Ariana Grande surprised fans by announcing her engagement to Dalton Gomez a few days before Christmas, which sparked even more interest in the luxury real estate agent who won her heart.
The 27-year-old pop star took to Instagram on Sunday to share photos of herself snuggled with Gomez and showing off her stunning diamond and pearl engagement ring. She wrote: "Forever and more".
The couple's relationship has put Gomez in the spotlight, but the 25-year-old did his best to maintain his privacy as he and Grande embark on the next chapter of their lives.
Look of Love: Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez are engaged after nearly a year of dating
At home: 25-year-old Gomez was born and raised in Southern California. He lived in the San Bernardino area with his family before moving to Los Angeles
Unlike Grande, who was born in Boca Raton, Florida, Gomez is from Southern California. He grew up in the San Bernardino area before moving to Los Angeles where he met his lover.
While not in the entertainment industry, Gomez has worked as a real estate agent for the Aaron Kirman Group with famous clients including NBA star Chandler Parsons.
According to his biography on the company premises, he has been in the real estate business for five years. He currently has no active listings, but he recently sold a villa in Bel Air for $ 12.5 million.
Last year, he helped Grande's music attorney Aaron Rosenberg sell his mansion in Hancock Park to Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar for $ 7.5 million.
Gomez may not be a singer, but he and Grande run in the same A-list circles. In July 2017, he was spotted with Miley Cyrus, who has been friends with Grande for years.
Full-Time Appearance: Gomez has been in the luxury real estate business for five years and works for the Aaron Kirman Group
Big Money: Gomez doesn't have any active listings right now, but he recently sold a villa in Bel Air for $ 12.5 million
"He used to be a dancer and they have a lot of mutual friends," a source told E! News in March. “She got to know him quickly with the quarantine. You have spent a lot one on one at home. & # 39;
The couple first met when Grande was looking for another home through his luxury real estate company and her team enlisted his help.
"Ariana was looking for a home outside of Los Angeles to be her escape home and her team found Dalton to help," a source told us in Summer Weekly.
When she saw him, she immediately found him cute and very handsome and asked her team to arrange a face-to-face meeting with him. Ariana fell deeply in love with Dalton shortly after meeting them. & # 39;
Gomez and Grande were first married in January, and he attended their longtime manager Scooter Braun's party to celebrate his wife, Yael, who became a US citizen in February.
Start: Gomez met Grande when the singer was looking for another home through his luxury real estate company and her team enlisted his help
On the way to a meeting: Gomez used to be a dancer and is friends with Grande, with whom he has been dating since January
That same month, recordings of them went viral at Louie Bar in Northridge, California. Gomez & # 39; identity was a mystery at the time. TMZ reported that he was "not immediately recognizable".
The couple's love blossomed during the pandemic when they were quarantined together at Grande's Los Angeles home. Eagle-eyed fans quickly noticed Gomez in the photos and videos the singer shared on her Instagram stories.
In March, several outlets broke the news of their relationship, and a source told people that they had been dating privately for several months.
& # 39; Ariana stays at home with friends. She is very serious about self-removal and has been with the same group of people for days, "the source said.
“One of the people she's dating right now is Dalton – they've been hanging out for a few months. Ariana doesn't want to do any more public relations, so she tries to keep this quiet, but she seems very happy with Dalton. "
Relapse: In 2017, Gomez was spotted with Miley Cyrus, who is good friends with Grande
Another connection: Gomez attended Scooter Braun's party celebrating his wife, Yael, who became a US citizen in February. Braun has been Grandes Manager for years
Grande confirmed their relationship in early May with the release of the music video for her duet with Justin Bieber, "Stuck With U".
In the video, she makes herself comfortable with Gomez and even kisses him sweetly while enjoying a lockdown dance in her bedroom.
Gomez has kept his Instagram private since announcing his relationship with the pop star, despite following him and his tattoo artist brother Dakota Gomez.
It's unclear if Dakota is Gomez's only sibling, but Grande is known to her older brother Frankie Grande, who also follows the real estate agent on Instagram.
Gomez made a cameo on Grande's Instagram in late March promoting her collaboration with Lady Gaga, "Rain on Me."
Beware: while his relationship with the singer has put him in the spotlight, he has done his best to maintain his privacy. His Instagram profile photo is a picture of himself
Warning: Gomez has kept his Instagram private since announcing his relationship with the pop star, despite following him
The video she shared ended with footage of Gomez standing over her, sprinkling water over her umbrella with a retractable sink.
A source told Entertainment Tonight at the time that the couple were "in a really good place," but Grande was in no rush to catch up on her personal life on social media.
"Ariana has had some concerns about being as public about her relationship with Dalton as she has seen how it affected her previous relationships [as with Pete Davidson and Mac Miller], the source told ET.
The two became official on Instagram in June when Grande shared several pictures and videos – including a snap of herself snuggled up to Gomez – ahead of her 27th birthday.
They enjoyed a desert vacation in August and that same month paid tribute to Gomez on his birthday by posting an Instagram slideshow of videos of them together.
Surprise: Grande confirmed their relationship in May with the release of the music video & # 39; Stuck With U. & # 39; In the video, she is dancing with Gomez in her bedroom
Look of Love: Grande hasn't been shy on social media about her love for her fiancé, whom she has referred to as "best friend" and "all day favorite".
Famous: The couple's relationship has sparked a number of Instagram fan accounts filled with photos of him with both his future bride and himself
"HBD for my baby, my best friend, my all day favorite :] I love you," she said of the post.
Grande hasn't been shy on social media about her love for her fiancé, whom she has described as her "best friend" and "all day favorite".
Her love for Gomez was passed on to her followers, and their relationship sparked a number of Instagram fan accounts that were filled with photos of him with both his future bride and himself.
Grande happily announced their engagement on Sunday and shared a slideshow of photos of them together, as well as a close-up photo of their giant sparkler.
Denis Stepansky, an online luxury jewelry and high-quality diamond watch retailer, told ET that the oval diamond appears to be around five carats in size.
News: Grande happily announced their engagement on Sunday and shared a slideshow of photos of them together, as well as a close-up photo of their giant sparkler
Diamonds are forever: Grande's stunning engagement ring consists of a large oval diamond and pearl that fans consider a tribute to their late grandfather
"Such a ring with a high quality five-carat oval diamond is worth about $ 200,000 to $ 250,000," he said.
Fans believe the pearl in the ring is a tribute to their late grandfather, who passed away in 2014. A few months after his death, Grande tweeted a photo of a pearl ring that says: »Nonna had a ring made for me with the pearl from grandpa's tie pin. She says he told her in a dream that it would protect me <3. & # 39;
The couple's engagement announcement was supported by fans, friends and family.
Grande's mom, Joan, took to Twitter to give her seal of approval. Write: & # 39; I am very happy to have Dalton Gomez in our family! Ariana, I love you and Dalton so much !!!! To a happy life! YAY! xoxoxo. & # 39;
Her 37-year-old brother was also delighted to welcome Gomez into her family.
"Welcome Dalton to the family!" he wrote. & # 39; YAY! This is just the beginning of a long life of laughter and love. Pooh. I love you both! & # 39;
Loved: The position hitmaker and her real estate friend have been together since January 2020
Fast Lane: Grande's relationship with Gomez is her first after breaking up with ex-fiancé Pete Davidson, 27, who she was briefly engaged to in 2018
Braun, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Hailey Bieber and Demi Lovato were among the A-listers to congratulate the couple in the comments section of the post.
Grande's relationship with Gomez is her first after breaking up with ex-fiancé Pete Davidson, 27.
The two began their highly regarded love affair in May 2018 and confirmed their engagement just 24 days later.
Their October split inspired Grande's single & # 39; Thank U, Next & # 39; and he went on to ditch her in his comedy special Pete Davidson: Alive From New York.
As if Grande's love life wasn't plagued by enough drama, the singer dated rapper Mac Miller, who died of an accidental overdose in September 2018.
She was also in a relationship with Big Sean from 2014 to 2015, after dating on the set of the video in 2012 for her duet & # 39; Right There & # 39; had met.