Actress Jill Talley took to Instagram to make clear which SpongeBob SquarePants actor is at the moment courting Ariana Grande — and it’s not Talley’s husband, Tom Kenny.
“Hello everybody, I’m married to Tom Kenny (who voices SpongeBob on the television present.) He isn’t courting Ariana Grande,” Talley, 60, commented on a recent Instagram post shared by The Minimize which featured the headline, “Is Ariana Grande Relationship SpongeBob Now?”
Kenny, 61, has portrayed SpongeBob SquarePants’ titular sponge on the beloved Nickelodeon animated collection — in addition to spin-offs The Patrick Star Present, Kamp Koral and extra — since 1999. Us Weekly confirmed on Thursday, July 20, that Grande, 30, in the meantime, is courting her Wicked costar Ethan Slater, who earned a 2018 Tony nomination for his portrayal of SpongeBob within the SpongeBob SquarePants Broadway musical.
“I don’t know if Ethan Slater (who performed SpongeBob within the musical) is or isn’t courting Ariana Grande,” Talley continued. “Nevertheless, they’re each lovable and I completely ship it.”
Talley — who herself has voiced Karen the pc since SpongeBob’s 1999 premiere — concluded her remark with a candy replace on her and Kenny’s marriage. “PS: as for me and Tom Kenny — we’re celebrating our twenty seventh marriage ceremony anniversary right now,” she wrote.
Final week, a supply advised Us that Grande and Slater’s romance was “pretty new,” including, “Ariana and Ethan have solely lately begun seeing one another however they’ve plenty of enjoyable collectively and are having fun with one another’s firm.”
Grande’s new relationship replace got here days after information broke that she and her estranged husband, Dalton Gomez, had separated after two years of marriage. “Ariana and Dalton have been having some points for months now,” a second insider advised Us on July 17. “They had been having points earlier than she left for Depraved filming [in London] that they couldn’t resolve, and the space didn’t assist. They haven’t been talking and are separated, and a divorce is probably going.”
Slater, 31, for his half, recently separated from his wife, Lilly Jay. They married in 2018 and welcomed a son collectively in 2022.
Earlier this yr, he praised his now-ex in a candy Mom’s Day Instagram publish, writing, “Glad first Mom’s Day to probably the most loving caring and great mother/individual on the planet — from me and this little man.”
Slater plays Boq in the upcoming Wicked films alongside Grande as Glinda the Good Witch, Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, the Depraved Witch of the West, and Jonathan Bailey as Prince Fiyero. Within the stage present, Boq has an unrequited love for Glinda, who finally units him up with Elphaba’s sister, Nessarose (Marissa Bode), whereas she pursues Fiyero.
Amid Grande’s breakup from Gomez, a 3rd supply advised Us that the Grammy winner was “decided to maneuver ahead” and that her family members are “blissful” about her private life progress.
Gomez, in the meantime, was “devatated” by the cut up. “A separation will not be what he’s wished,” one other supply solely advised Us. “He wished the fairy story, blissful ending, and it’s not trying that manner.”