Ariana Grande And Pete Davidson Have Called Off Their Engagement After Five Months Together
The world was left reeling in May this year when pop sensation Ariana Grande and comedy star Pete Davidson revealed that they were dating.
Their relationship seemed inconceivable to fans of both celebrities given that they'd both been in longterm committed relationships only days prior. Davidson had been dating Cazzie David, the daughter of comedian Larry David, for two years, meanwhile Grande had literally just called it quits with rap star Mac Miller, who tragically passed away from a suspected drug overdose in September this year.
But, before their fans could fully process this new relationship, Grande and Davidson took things to a higher level when, just two days after they made their relationship official by Instagram, they got matching tattoos. In addition, Davidson also got Grande's iconic Dangerous Woman bunny ears inked behind his ear.
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A mere week later, rumors began to circulate that the young couple had already gotten engaged after a whirlwind romance. The rumors came after Grande was seen sporting an impressive diamond ring on her engagement finger whilst performing at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of fame Induction and Awards Dinner.
Then, to confirm the wild rumors both Grande and Davidson took to Instagram to share snaps of the ring, with Davidson captioning the image on his account: "u know what you'd dreamed it'd be like? It's better than that."
To heighten the pandemonium surrounding their engagement, Grande then revealed that she'd written a song titled 'Pete Davidson' which would be released on her new album, Sweetner.
On June 20, Pete officially confirmed their relationship to the world whilst appearing on The Tonight Show, referring to their union as "lit".
The following few weeks saw Grande get several tattoos dedicated to Davidson, including his late father's badge number - Davidson's father was a firefighter in New York City, who died during the 9/11 terror attacks.
The news of their union brought an unprecedented amount of attention upon Davidson, who had managed to fly under the radar in Hollywood despite being a regular on the hugely popular Saturday Night Live. As a result of this interest in Davidson, the comic often found himself in hot water over his jokes.
Prior to dating Grande, Davidson's style of comedy was considered quite dark. He'd often joke about his father's death and make light of horrific situations, something which was deemed inappropriate now that Grande's fans were listening to his material.
For example, on August 30, Davidson told a room full of college students at Auburn University: "I’m very lucky [to be engaged to Grande]. And my d**k‘s forever hard." The crude remark earned the comic a fair bit of criticism.
Then, to take matters from bad to worse, a week later Grande's ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, was declared dead from an apparent drug overdose. Miller had played a prominent role in Grande's life prior to Davidson, most notably being by her side instantly in the wake of the Manchester terror attack which claimed the lives of 22 of the pop star's fans.
Shortly after Miller's death was made public, Grande disabled the comments section on her Instagram account after trolls flooded her page with comments blaming her for Miller's death.
To comfort her during this difficult time, Grande purchased a pet pig as a therapy pet. In addition, Davidson skipped the Emmy Awards, where he'd been nominated as part of the SNL cast, in order to stay at home and support his fiancé.
For the next few weeks the couple remained quiet. However, on October 10, Davidson was spotted out with Grande where photographers were quick to spot that the bunny ear tribute tattoo on his neck was replaced by a black heart.
By October 14, news broke that the couple had called things off. According to TMZ, both parties have "acknowledged" that it simply "wasn't the right time for them" after five months of dating.
According to a close source, they both "still have love for each other, but things are over romantically." However, the source continued that they haven't ruled out rekindling their romance in the future.
In lieu of the reported split, Grande pulled out of her second show in as many months at the last minute. E! reported that Grande was scheduled to perform at the F**k Cancer Gala at Warner Bros, but pulled out with short notice, leaving her manager, Scooter Braun, "frustrated".
To make things more personal, Braun's wife, Cohen Braun, was the recipient of an award at the event.
The audience was informed that Ariana Grande had pulled out for "personal reasons", but no further details were given regarding her no-show - but many believe it is a clear correlation with TMZ's reporting of the singer's split with Davidson.
In response to Grande bailing on the gig, Braun was forced to call in a favor and bring in The Daily Show host Trevor Noah - coincidently his wife's favorite comic - to do a last-minute stand-up set.
"Someone I'm very close to was supposed to come sing for you today, and because of things that she's going through, she couldn't be here today,' Braun informed the crowd. "And while I was frustrated, being the manager, my wife, being who she always is, just looked at me and she goes, 'She needs this time'."
Grande's no-show comes a month after she was also scheduled to perform as the musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, but after canceling at the last minute, Kanye West was brought in to replace her.
Given this news and Davidson's way of weaving his personal life into his comedy, it is likely there is plenty more yet to be said on the subject!