Pete Davidson Opens Up About Online Bullying And Mental Health After Ariana Grande Break-Up

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There's no doubt that 2018 has been a monumental year for Pete Davidson. The Saturday Night Live comedian found his fame and notoriety skyrocket when he entered a quickly-escalating romance with Ariana Grande, which found the famous young couple engaged very shortly after they got together before their heavily-discussed, media-friendly relationship fizzled only a few months ago.

During this time, beyond the quick and courteous address on SNL's "Weekend Update," Davidson has kept quiet about the break-up and how he's doing. But in a revealing Instagram post, Davidson opened up about online bullying, his mental health and his qualms with the fast-spreading information center known as the Internet -- among a few other things.

I've kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything. I'm trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference. Especially in today's climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it truly is mind boggling. I've been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I've spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth. I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won't. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is - I see you and I love you.

As Pete Davidson admits in the Instagram post, the comedian has rarely been shy about discussing his mental health and his troubled history with suicidal thoughts. But he has kept quiet since the fallout of his engagement to Ariana Grande. Both parties have stayed silent about what caused their relationship to fall apart. But with the release of Grande's hit single, "thank u, next," many people assumed that Davidson might possibly be to blame.

Pete Davidson doesn't mention Ariana Grande by name, and it sounds like he doesn't want to direct any attention onto her. Rather, Davidson is speaking from the heart about how he feels he is being mistreated on the Internet, and how that relates to his history with mental illness. It is another example of Davidson being real, upfront and sincere with his followers, which is a quality that helped earn him a coveted spot on SNL in the first place.

While Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande are officially done as a couple, Davidson is still receiving harassment and bullying due to his past relationship. He wants that to stop -- understandably. We hope he finds some peace as the dust starts to fate from the heavily-rumored state of his broken love. Meanwhile, for more updates and developments in the world of pop culture, television, film, entertainment and a lot more, find it here at CinemaBlend.

Will Ashton

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