After a tumultuous series of events, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande are no longer engaged. The break-up occurred roughly three weeks ago, but the comedian and the singer have mostly kept quiet about the well-publicized affair -- until now. With the return of Saturday Night Live, Davidson finally opened up about his broken engagement to Ariana Grande.
Perhaps surprisingly, Pete Davidson didn't have anything negative to say when addressing the highly publicized break-up on SNL. In the new episode of the live comedy series, Davidson took a moment to wish his former romantic partner well, stressing that sometimes relationships "don't work out," and that's "okay."
In a clip from the NBC series, Pete Davidson alluded to his break-up with Ariana Grande by claiming that he was paying more attention to the mid-term elections -- since he "had to move back in" with his mother, implying that he was no longer living comfortably in Grande's apartment. (Davidson quipped "she loving it" soon after this retort.)
After a series of jokes centered around the physical appearances of politicians found in the news, and a few cracks about his own looks, Pete Davidson offered some caring parting words about his broken love with Ariana Grande, and provided more of a public update.
Below, you can watch the Saturday Night Live clip with Pete Davidson addressing his fractured relationship with Ariana Grande.
Those comments go against some rumors concerning tension between Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson. Such rumors were re-sparked after an SNL promo for this Saturday's episode found Davidson making light of his failed engagement by flippantly asking the musical guest, Maggie Rogers, if she wanted to get married.
When she declined his offer, Davidson sighed, saying "0 for 3," referencing not only Grande but Davidson's previous romantic partner, Cazzie David. (Truth be told, when I first heard this, I thought the joke implied that Davidson also unsuccessfully proposed to the show's guest host, Jonah Hil.)
Ariana Grande didn't take kindly to that joke, apparently. Once the promo made its way online, Ariana Grande tweeted the following response (which was later deleted), providing a snide response to the light-hearted way Pete Davidson chose to joke about their broken-off engagement.
Once things between Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson were starting to get intense, the couple reportedly agreed to not talk about their relationship publicly, according to TMZ. So either that wasn't actually the case, or Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande both broke their promises.
In addition to Pete Davidson's comments on Saturday Night Live, Ariana Grande addressed the break-up with her latest song, "thank u, next," which dropped (rather conveniently) on Saturday night. In the new song, Grande isn't afraid to mention Pete Davidson and her other ex-boyfriend, the late Mac Miller.
You can listen to Ariana Grande's new song, "thank u, next," below.
Based on Ariana Grande's new song and Pete Davidson's comments on Saturday Night Live, it sounds like the musician and the comedian are both ready to move on and let their relationship pass. Whether that remains the case is something that will be determined in the days and weeks to come.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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