Ariana Grande Addresses Tabloid Attention On Her Personal Life Amid Ethan Slater Romance

Ariana Grande is addressing the tabloids in a candid new interview. The pop star appeared on the “Zach Sang Show” on Feb. 26 to talk about her upcoming seventh studio album “Eternal Sunshine” and her highly anticipated film “Wicked,” but she also briefly discussed the media interest surrounding her personal life. Ari specifically shared her take on how the tabloids can impact the audience’s perception of celebrities. “We selectively remember that this is what the tabloids do to people, especially women, based on whether or not we like the person,” she said in part. “We selectively remember that. We selectively leave space for humanness, for nuance. Like, they don’t leave space for that—well, they do for their friends and their family. It’s selective. But they turn it off when that aligns with the version of a person that they have in their head that they want to believe is true.” Ariana’s personal life made headlines last year when she was romantically linked to “Wicked” costar Ethan Slater following her divorce from Dalton Gomez. Though she didn’t clear up any of those rumors, she did acknowledge the challenge of seeing the coverage affect those she cares about. “I feel like we don’t need to go into any specifics,” she said. “But of course, there’s an insatiable frustration, inexplicable, hellish feeling with watching people misunderstand the people you love, and you and anything.”