Congratulations and well wishes are in order for one soon-to-be-Mrs Ariana Grande and her boyfriend Dalton Gomez. The couple announced via Instagram that they’re engaged!
Grande posted a bunch of lovey-dovey cuddly pictures of her and her new fiancé, with the caption “forever n then some”.
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It’s the good news that we really needed to salvage this year from hell.
Messages fo love, support, and congratulations came in thick and fast; beginning with the seal of approval from Grande’s mother, Joan.
I am so excited to welcome Dalton Gomez into our family! Ariana, I love you and Dalton so much!!!! Here’s to happily ever after! YAY! xoxoxo
— Joan Grande (@joangrande) December 20, 2020
Of course, Ariana’s fans were sent into a tailspin over the news, with reactions split between “wtf I was supposed to marry her” and “go off queen”. But the general consensus was “I’m a blubbering mess”.
ariana’s engaged 🥺 imma cry fr and its not even my engagement
— ashley (@bealrightvia) December 20, 2020
I probably cried over Ariana’s engagement more than I will in mine
— shirel/ SW MOVIE TOMORROW (@getwellsoonmf) December 20, 2020
— 𝚢 (@imyamins) December 20, 2020
Me at ariana and daltons reception pretending to be a center piece pic.twitter.com/c9VFApR0Nz
— BTS/MEG/CXH GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST •᷄ɞ•᷅⁷ (@taesbestie) December 20, 2020
We’re at the finale of 2020. The writers finally gave us a good plot, Ariana Grande’s engagement. pic.twitter.com/PbRKgH8fiu
— I have issues (@Iambarelyahuman) December 20, 2020
It’s believed the Grammy award winner began dating the real estate agent back in January, when Gomez sold Ariana her house. Can someone say meet cute?
That’s the stuff of rom-coms right there.
The couple’s first public ‘debut’ of sorts was a lightning fast cameo (with Gomez wearing a hood, to keep the mystery alive) in the ‘Stuck with U’ music video way back in May.
Am I crying again? Maybe. Look at how cute they are!
And in classic Twitter fashion, rumours have started to swirl around the engagement – particularly the massive (but simple) pearl and diamond ring Grande flashed in the announcement.
Fans are led to believe that the pearl leaning against the huge oval-cut diamond could be the same pearl from one of her her late grandfather’s tie pins. The pearl was set into a gold ring by Grande’s Nonna and gifted to the singer “to protect her”.
nonna had a ring made for me w/ the pearl from grandpa’s tie pin. she says he told her in a dream it’d protect me. <3 pic.twitter.com/BkvGSfuGWh
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 28, 2014
the pearl on ariana’s engagement ring is from her grandpa’s tie pin IM CRYING 🥺 pic.twitter.com/7btTgVtYHM
— cam 🎄 (@gainsarianafans) December 20, 2020
— mon (@hoqran) December 20, 2020
i’m pretty sure that the pearl on the ring is something her late grandfather gave to her and it means a lot to her
— ariana grande ♡ (@nastymotivesig) December 20, 2020
Now, these rumours have neither been confirmed or denied by Ariana, Dalton, or the Grande or Gomez family/friends/associates (and I will not trust an anonymous ‘close’ source). But it’s fun to hypothesise and indulge the fan’s theories.
Regardless of where the ring is from, this is the best news I’ve heard all 2020.
Congratulations Ariana and Dalton!
Image Sources: Instagram (@arianagrande)