Days after Ariana Grande was romantically linked with her Wicked co-star, Ethan Slater, Lilly Jay, the former SpongeBob actor’s now ex-wife, has broken her silence as cheating rumors swirl.

“[Ariana’s] the story really. Not a girl’s girl,” she told Page Six on Thursday. “My family is just collateral damage.”

While Jay explained that her focus was on being “a good mom” to the nearly one-year-old son she shares with Slater, she expressed her frustration that her family, rather than Grande’s recent split from her now ex-husband, Dalton Gomez, landed in the limelight.

“The story is her and Dalton,” she reiterated.

But even before Grande and Slater’s alleged romance, the “Break Free” artist has left several celebrities  — and their former S.O.s — heartbroken. From Mac Miller to Pete Davidson, here’s every star Grande has given the “Thank U, Next” treatment.

Graham Phillips

Grande’s first high-profile relationship came in 2008, after the then-Broadway actress began dating her 13: The Musical co-star, Graham Phillips. The pair ultimately went their separate ways in 2011, but appear to have ended on good terms, grabbing dinner together in 2016 and again in 2019.

Jai Brooks

In August 2012, Grande got together with Australian musician Jai Brooks of The Janoskians.

Their relationship came to an end in October 2013, after the former boy bander publicly accused the Victorious alum of cheating on him with Nathan Sykes of The Wanted.

“Yes I was cheated on. Yes it does suck. Yes I was left for another man,” he explained in an October 2013 TwitLonger post.

“Nathan may be a top bloke or a sweet person, but what he did was just completely wrong,” he continued. “He interfered with my life and did not respect my relationship, his actions caused me to not be able to sleep at night and not see the world as a beautiful place.”

Hours later, Grande fired back, taking to Twitter to express her horror at Brooks’ scathing post.

"Woke up this morning in complete and utter shock... I guess I shouldn't be so surprised,” the singer wrote in a now-deleted post. “You said to me if I didn't come back to you, you'd make me look bad to the entire world... I'm no longer afraid of you or your lies anymore."

The couple briefly reconciled in May 2014, but had called it quits by the following August.

Nathan Sykes

Grande and Sykes’ fling may have led to her breakup with Brooks, but the musicians’ relationship was short-lived, spanning four months from August 2013 to December 2013.

''We broke up a little while ago, but he's a really good friend,” she explained during a January 2014 interview, reiterating their split was “very civil” and “mutual.” ''He's so talented. I am so glad to have met him and have a friend like him in my life.”

Hey, at least they got a decent ballad out of it.

Big Sean

Though the opening line of “Thank U, Next” summarizes Grande’s doomed relationship with Big Sean — "Thought I'd end up with Sean, but he wasn't a match” — the couple dated from October 2014 to April 2015.

Their whirlwind romance, however, was not without controversy. In her 2016 book Sorry Not Sorry, Big Sean’s ex-fiancée, the late Naya Rivera, revealed she found Grande cozying up with the rapper prior to their breakup.

“I walk in, go downstairs, and guess what little girl is sitting cross-legged on the couch listening to music? … It rhymes with ‘Smariana Schmande,’” wrote the Glee actress, who died in July 2020.

Ricky Alvarez

After calling it quits with Big Sean, Grande began dating her backup dancer, Ricky Alvarez. While their relationship ended in July 2016, the former flames appeared to have remained pals, the dancer even joking about his line in Grande’s 2018 hit, which goes “Wrote some songs about Ricky, Now I listen and laugh.”

“HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH IM SORRY U GOT THE WORST LINE @RICKYROZAY,” she captioned a video of Alvarez listening to her song, clarifying that the line “WAS MEANT V LOVINGLY.”

Mac Miller

Shortly after calling it off with Alvarez, Grande dated musician Mac Miller until May 2018.

"I was in love with somebody. We were together for two years. We worked through good times, bad times, stress and everything else. And then it came to an end and we both moved on,” Miller, who passed away in September 2018, explained in a radio interview a few months before his death. “And it’s that simple.”

Though several fans speculated that cheating played a role in their breakup, considering Grande got together with Pete Davidson shortly after ending things with Miller, she denied these claims on Instagram.

"I didn't but go off... can you like stan somewhere else? ur boring,” she fired back to a commenter alleging she had acted unfaithfully towards the “Self Care” artist.

Pete Davidson

Grande and the Saturday Night Live alum were briefly engaged in 2018, however, the timeline of their relationship poses a few questions.

Two years after their split, Davidson’s ex, Cazzie David, revealed that she discovered her former beau was in a relationship with Grande on social media “one day” after they broke it off for good.


"The first thing I saw was a picture he'd uploaded of himself with his hand covering his face to show off his new finger tattoos," David explained in her 2020 memoir No One Asked For This. "My name, which had been written in cursive across his ring finger, was now covered over with black ink."

Their engagement may have been short-lived, but BDE lasts forever.

Mikey Foster

In August 2019, Grande reportedly began dating rapper Mikey Foster, whose band Social House opened for her on her Sweetener World Tour.

Despite flaunting their chemistry with a steamy makeout session captured in their “boyfriend” music video, the pair split in early 2020.

Dalton Gomez

In May 2021, Grade lived up to her prediction of walking down the aisle holding hands with her mama, tying the knot with real estate broker Dalton Gomez.

The pair announced their split in July 2023 after more than three years together. Shortly after confirming their split, Grande was romantically linked with Slater, tying the whole circle back together.