It seems like only yesterday singer Ariana Grande was in the news for all the wrong reasons. Remember the incident where she licked the donut at Wolfee Donuts in California? She had also gone through a Rolodex of relationships that didn’t end well, but Ariana is young, and it's pretty normal to date around until you finally find someone who's worth it. There was Graham Phillips, Jai Brooks, Nathan Sykes, Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, and the late Mac Miller. Yes, it’s true, Grande seemed fairly busy dating between 2009 and 2018. But then she met SNL star Peter Davidson this year and sparks flew the moment they laid eyes on one another. Suddenly, it seemed like Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson were living their very own Disney fantasy packed with wedding bells and romance.
But what blew many Ariana Grande fans away was the fact that she and Davidson had bonded so quickly. In fact, they only dated for a couple of months. Then, the Hollywood rumor mill went wild with suggestions that these two lovebirds were engaged, and as it turns out, the rumors turned out to be true, which surprised a lot of folks! But when you look at them, can you honestly say these two don’t belong together? The two are almost identical in terms of personality and they seem to even share the same sense of humor. So now we’re going to take a look at 20 interesting revelations about this whirlwind relationship.
20 They Met On The Set Of SNL, But They Only Started To Open Up To Each Other When The Cameras Weren’t Rolling
The two of them looked very awkward together when they first appeared on the set of SNL. In fact, you could say that their reaction on camera was anything but a love match. Davidson popped up during Grande’s opening monologue, and she asked him if he wanted to hang out. But he simply replied, “I’m good," and then walked off the stage.
But you can’t judge their first meeting by what was seen on camera.
When they were backstage, they got to know each other a little better, and it became obvious that these two were seriously crushing on each other.
19 Pretty Soon, They Started “Hanging Out” At An SNL After Party And Pretty Much Everywhere Else!
The love connection might have been surprising to some fans, but the sparks were there from the start. An insider told Entertainment Tonight that the two started off "casually dating." Another insider told US Weekly that Grande and Davidson were seen together at the Saturday Night Live after-party, visibly cozy with one another. Then, they were spotted pretty much everywhere else. Grande was even said to have had had a little chat with Davidson’s mom, so it seemed as though these two were starting to take their relationship to the next level. Then, according to Hollywood Life, Davidson went to see Grande’s opening performance at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 20. Soon enough, people caught Davidson with his arms wrapped around the singer, and that's how the magic started.
18 They Were Totally Smitten With Each Other’s Sense Of Humor
They say that the way to a girl’s heart is through laughter. Well, apparently, the same trick works on guys.
Ariana and Pete both seem to have the same sense of humor, according to E! News. But you don’t have to take their word for it.
Grande once wrote a comment on one of Davidson’s Instagram posts and called him the “funniest” guy she knows. And if you follow her Instagram account, you’ll notice that there are a couple of videos where she’s laughing herself to pieces at one of Pete’s jokes. But according to comedian Sherrod Small’s Twitter, Grande can tickle his funny bone too. "She's smart, funny & adorable!" And we absolutely agree!
17 They Were Both Dating Other People When They Met…*Cough, Cough*
Grande was dating the late rapper, Mac Miller when she met Davidson. And on May 10th, Grande informed her fans that she and Miller were no longer together. “I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form,” she lovingly wrote on Instagram. Then on Twitter, a fan suggested that she dumped Miller so she could be with “another dude.” Meanwhile, Davidson did some house cleaning too, when he split with Cazzie David on May 16th. He and Cazzie had dated for two years but Pete claimed that there were no bad feelings when he talked about it on an episode of Open Late. But did they actually dumped their baes so they could date each other? Only Grande and Davidson know for sure!
16 Pete’s So Smitten Over Ari That He’s Been Gushing On Stage And Keeps Calling Himself “The Luckiest Guy On Earth”
If you’ve ever watched Pete Davidson on stage, he might come off as a bit of a pessimist. But it seems as though his relationship with Ariana Grande has really perked him up. Oh, and he doesn’t seem to be one of those guys who’s afraid of gushing about their girlfriends whatsoever.
While on stage at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club, Pete was asked about what he felt about Grande.
According to someone in the audience, Davidson started gushing about how lucky he was and compared dating the famous singer to winning the lottery. After a while, he stopped talking about his girlfriend, much to everyone’s relief, and got back to his comedy routine.
15 But Pete’s Exes Seem To Be Pretty Salty Over His Newfound Romance
Some of Davidson’s exes weren’t exactly cheering for the couple when news about their engagement broke out. Davidson’s ex, Cazzie David, posted a photo from a recent safari she had been on, with the sarcastic caption “Been in Africa, what did I miss?” She was, of course, referring to the very sudden engagement news that broke when she was on a trip. Then, Carly Aquilino, who dated Davidson in 2015, posted screenshots on her Instagram stories of a text exchange with a friend, which read: "I know I'm the 9 billionth person to text you about this but … I can't." Then Aquilino captioned a photo with a text that insinuated that everyone in her life was shocked by the news, including her dad.
14 The Lovebirds Had Already Taken Their Relationship To The Next Level – They Already Got Couples' Tattoos
It’s easier to get rid of a wedding band than it is to remove a tattoo, and it’s less painful too. But Davidson apparently had no choice. He had a relationship tattoo on his forearm from the time when was dating Cazzie David.
But rumors suggested that he had the tat covered up after he started his relationship with Grande.
A tattoo artist named Jon Mesa posted a before-and-after photo of Davidson on his Instagram, which showed a pretty adorable design that covers his tattoo tribute to David. But now he and Grande are proudly sporting matching cloud emoji tattoos on their fingers. And we honestly hope their relationship is as permanent as those tattoos.
13 They’re Obviously On Cloud 9, But Is That The Reason Why Is Ariana Keeps Posting Cloud Emojis On Social Media?
In June 2018, Ariana Grande went on Twitter and teased a cloud-shaped perfume which she captioned with (what else?) a cloud emoji! It seems that the cloud emoji may have somehow been connected to the cloud tattoo that Davidson had on his finger, though. Maybe the perfume was inspired by their matching tattoos, or maybe it was just her way of letting the world know that she’s on "cloud 9" because she’s so happy and in love (aaaw!). She’s also been posting a lot of cloud emojis in the captions on social media and on Twitter, so Ariana... what are you trying to say to us? Then again, she might just be a big fan of big, fluffy, white clouds, and this is all just some random coincidence!
12 Both Of Them Were Diagnosed With Different Mental Illnesses, But They’re Dealing With It Like Total Pros
Ariana Grande has suffered from PTSD ever since the Manchester Arena incident where so many of her fans lost their lives. "I don't think I'll ever know how to talk about it and not cry," she told British Vogue.
Fortunately, her fiancé can relate to his lady's struggles.
In 2016, he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Davidson told Rolling Stone, “Around October [or] September last year, I started having mental breakdowns where I would, like, freak out and then not remember what happened after.” After having a serious mental breakdown, he decided to forego the use of controlled substances.
11 Their Struggles And The Tragedies They Experienced Led To Them Bonding In A Way That No One Could Possibly Understand
Aside from struggling with mental issues, Pete Davidson has also dealt with tragedy at an early age. His dad was a firefighter who lost his life during 9/11. He captioned a photo of his heroic father on social media with the quote, “Missing the legend !!!” Since the events of 9/11 and the incident at Manchester were both similar, it makes sense that Davidson and Grande bonded over the anxiety and PTSD caused by both of these life-altering events. They’re both young and they both had something horrible happen to them, but they seem to be relying on one another to support each other through the darker times as well.
10 But Some “Fans” Had The Nerve To Advise Ariana To Not Date Pete Due To His BDP Diagnosis, Which Is Crazy
Most Ariana Grande fans have been pretty supportive of her relationship to Pete Davidson, but not everyone has shown that they’re happy for them. Some fans went as far as to go on social media to offer Grande some unsolicited advise which was... well, pretty ridiculous. They suggested she shouldn't even date Davidson because he has borderline personality disorder. Davidson had previously opened up with Rolling Stone about his struggles with mental health in the past, and he even talked about how dealing with these issues affected him deeply.
But when he learned that fans were discouraging Grande, Pete took to social media to call them out.
“Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they can’t be happy and in a relationship. It also doesn’t mean that person makes the relationship toxic,” he wrote.
9 They Both Love Anything Harry-Potter Related!
Don’t ever challenge Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson to a trivia game of Harry Potter. They’re both huge Harry Potter fans and know pretty much everything there is to know about that magical world. In fact, when the couple announced that they were together, Davidson wrote, “The chamber of secrets has been opened,” on Instagram. Davidson even made fun of his fiancé's knowledge of Harry Potter, and claimed that she knows more about what happened in the movies than he does. But for now, it seems that posting about Harry Potter, clouds, and how much they love each other will be recurring themes on their social media accounts.
8 Their Relationship Unfolded FAST, And Soon Enough, They Were Talking About Babies And Marriage!
To say that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s relationship moved fast would be an understatement. Their love story developed like a whirlwind tornado of hugs, laughter, and tons of PDA, and it’s possible that Pete had a lot to do with it. An insider told Entertainment Tonight, “In relationships, he is known to be the caring one and the full steam ahead guy.”
What began as a brief encounter onstage on SNL has become a serious relationship that no one saw coming.
The insider also added, “Pete creates this intense relationship that is moving a million miles a minute.” So, it was inevitable that these two crazy kids would start talking about taking things to the next level.
7 So Pete Wasted No Time And Popped The Question With A Ring Worthy Of A Queen Like Ariana Grande
The VVS1 clarity on Ariana Grande’s engagement ring is amazing! Davidson bought the ring with the massive diamond from Greg Yuna, a prestigious diamond district jeweler in New York City. The diamond is pear-shaped and surrounded by tiny little diamonds, and they’re all set in a band made of platinum and diamond. So, how much did he spend on the engagement ring? $93,000. According to Parade, the SNL cast gets paid about $24,500 per episode. So, the ring was about 4 episodes worth of hard work, which is practically chump change for the comedian, and well worth it too, considering how much he loves Grande.
6 In True Millennial Spirit, They Made Their Relationship Official On Social Media
How else would you expect young millennial celebrities to break the news about their relationship than through social media? Before popular news outlets and the paparazzi could do it, Grande and Davidson decided to beat them to the proverbial punch. When Davidson announced his relationship to Grande on Instagram, he posted a photo where Grande wore Slytherin attire and Davidson wore Gryffindor style clothing. For all you non-Harry Potter fans out there, Slytherin and Gryffindor are two houses featured predominantly in Hogwarts, the magical school in both the books and the film.
The couple became official on May 30th.
Since then, they haven’t been shy at all about their relationship at all, being joined at the hip pretty much everywhere.
5 Pete Just Can’t Get Enough Of Watching His Talented Fiance Slay On Stage
When Ariana Grande posted a video where she performed at the iHeartRadio and 102.7 KIISFM’s Wango Tango concert, Davidson couldn’t contain his excitement. He posted a comment on social media where he praised her and called her a “young legend." But he also posted screenshots of Grande’s performance on his Instagram story in an attempt to show the world that he's her number one fan. Then, Grande posted a behind-the-scenes video of her performance of “God is a Woman." In it, Davidson is seen with his jaw practically on the floor. The SNL cast member is obviously head over heels in love with her and her crazy vocal chords. Then, in a comment, Davidson wrote, “Mesmerized. couldn't even like believe what I was seeing.”
4 The Love They Feel Is So Inspirational That Pete Even Plays A Role In Ariana Grande’s Music
When you’re a young musician in love, it’s only natural that the person who makes you happy will inspire you. Just ask Ariana Grande who initially named a song after her main squeeze. It was called “Pete,” and was part of her album “Sweetener."
But the first name alone just didn’t cut it, so Grande decided to change the name of the song to “Pete Davidson."
Fans were curious about the name change, and they reached out to the singer to see why she did this. Then Grande wrote on Twitter, "I like the way it looks. I love his name and I love him, music lasts forever.” Aaaawww! Stop it you two! (Actually, DON'T!)
3 He’s A True Disney Prince And A Total Gentleman, Which Swept Ari Off Her Feet
Chivalry is very much alive... in Ariana Grande’s relationship. It turns out that Pete Davidson is a true gentleman. An eyewitness told E! News that they had spotted the lovey-dovey couple in Disneyland. Grande and Davidson were there to celebrate their recent engagement. "Ariana and Pete were in the front row and he got out first and then turned to her and held out his hand to help her up," the eyewitness shared. Once fans spotted Grande, they noticed that she and her fiancé were holding hands. She was all smiles and was seen giggling and waving at her fans as they called her name. Clearly, Davidson had quite an effect on the young artist.
2 There Was A Fan Theory That Ari And Pete Were Going To Get Married On August 4, 2018
Fans have been eager to see Grande and Davidson walk down the aisle. In fact, until recently, there was a fan theory, reported by Cosmopolitan, that the two of them would be getting married on August 4, 2018, which didn’t happen. Many made this assumption because Davidson’s dad had the firefighter badge number 8418.
Grande has this number tattooed on her left ankle, while Davidson has his tattooed on his left forearm. So, it made sense that they would marry on 08/04/18.
But according to People, Grande told Michael Strahan on Good Morning America that they are planning their wedding carefully, and then she even teased, “It’s gonna be, like, next year.” We simply can't wait!
1 They Both Feel Like They’re Dreaming
For Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, finding each other was like a dream come true. In fact, Grande tweeted, "I cant believe my life rn tbh if i'm dreaming pls knock me back out." Then on Instagram, Pete wrote, “U know what you'd dream it be like? it's better than that." But before Davidson deleted his Instagram account, it was flooded with comments that showed him responding to Grande, saying things like “I love you,” and “I love u more tho." He also wrote, “Ummmmmm hiiiiii. I’m the luckiest contest winner ever." And was her sweet response? “Nahhhh I am." Seriously, you guys! Just tie the knot already!