Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande confirmed they were dating in May 2018, a little too soon after he broke up with Cazzie David. It was among his most publicized relationships, and things escalated at sonic speed. Pete sported Ariana-inspired tattoos just weeks into the relationship, including her iconic “Dangerous Woman” bunny ears and the initials “AG.”
We would be understating it when we say that fans, foes, and industry observers were obsessed and deeply invested in the new couple. One could not miss a post about them on social even if they tried. For a minute there, they really were the new power couple of pop culture.
Cazzie Deals With Ariana Fans
For reasons known only to her, Cazzie decided to check Instagram shortly after the news broke, only to discover a gazillion messages from Ariana fans flooding her inbox and notifications. Ariana loyalists had a field day comparing Cazzie with their beloved pop star. Pete had leveled up, they implied.
Despite her best efforts, the comparisons and not-so-subtle jibes about being “inferior” got to the actor. Relentless trolling affected her mental health, sending her on a downward spiral. There was only so much that her comedian dad Larry David could do to comfort her. Eventually, she would need to find the inner strength to move on.
Pete And Cazzie Are Alright Today
While she admitted to feeling humiliated by how quickly her ex moved on, Cazzie seems to have moved on since then. And she and Pete Davidson seem to be in a good place these days. She mentioned and appreciated Pete in the acknowledgments of her book. "I love you, Pete."
She wrote, "Thank you for being encouraging when it wasn't necessary. Your courage inspires me, and your friendship means everything to me." So it seems that their relationship ultimately had some kind of happy conclusion in the end. Sources confirm that the two are on good speaking terms and remain friends.
The Beginnings of a Five-Month Whirlwind Romance
Everyone wanted to know how it all began. The internet was none the wiser on the specifics, but hawk-eye fans and media began tracing the origins of the relationship. The pair first met on and episode of "Saturday Night Live" in September 2014, where Ariana appeared as a musical guest.
In a sheer coincidence, it was also the night that Pete Davidson made his "SNL" debut. Pete and Ariana began appearing in each other's "SNL" monologues soon after, and it was clear that the pair had amazing chemistry, both on and off the stage. Everything was pointing toward a steadily-growing attraction and romance.
Things Get Super Serious
In May 2018, two years after hosting "Saturday Night Live," Ariana Grande performed at the Billboard Music Awards, where she and Pete Davidson were spotted together backstage. The pair seemed to be deeply in love. Pete had his arms around her while hanging out with her friends. A smitten Ariana could not get enough.
The speculation ended a day after the Billboard Music Awards when Ariana and Pete made their relationship Instagram official. Pete posted a photo of them wearing Harry Potter robes and a caption that read, "The chamber of secrets has been opened." To continue the metaphor, the magic was only just beginning for this funny wizard and very charming witch.