Ethan Slater is an actor who is known for playing Spongebob on Broadway⁵. Recently, he has been in the news for his reported relationship with Ariana Grande

 his co-star in the upcoming movie adaptation of "Wicked"⁵. According to several reports, Slater's wife, Lilly Jay, feels that he abandoned her and their new son for the singer

It has been claimed that Slater only told his wife about the new romance shortly before the news was made public, and she was 'completely blindsided' by the relationship

Slater and Jay reportedly met in high school, got married in 2018 and welcomed a child together earlier this year