Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's engagement has put the pop star and comedian into elite company. From Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis to Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett, from Sonny and Cher to Liza Minnelli and David Gest, there has never been a shortage of weird celebrity couples that have fascinated—and sometimes confused—the everyday public.
A comprehensive timeline of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's relationship captures just how quickly their whirlwind romance and engagement formed. The two started dating in the spring of 2018, and, just weeks later, they announced another celebrity engagement for 2018. Things moved fast, but when you're young and in love, drawn-out courting rituals are hardly a priority. Who needs to follow traditions when they already have matching tattoos?
March 2016: They Meet On 'Saturday Night Live'
It all started on Saturday Night Live. Grande hosted the Saturday night staple in March of 2016, and this is likely where she and Davidson first met, unless Davidson had the nerve to introduce himself on his very first show in 2014, which just so happened to feature Grande as the musical guest. They had a (potentially) prescient exchange at the end of her opening monologue in 2016, in which Davidson appeared on stage and asked her if she wanted to smoke pot with him. In the two-plus years between SNL and their rumored first date, Davidson went to rehab and stopped smoking pot, but the suggestion of a more intimate connection between the star could have been a sign of things to come. Or maybe it was fate.
May 10, 2018: Grande Announces Her Break-Up With Mac Miller
On May 10, 2018, Grande publicly shared that she had broken up with her longtime boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller. She posted the change in relationship status on her Instagram Story with a remarkably upbeat photo of the two happy together, commenting, "I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us!... I can't wait to know and support you forever and I'm so proud of you!!" Apparently, the universe had a new relationship on deck already because Grande and Pete Davidson were spotted together publicly just two days later.
May 12, 2018: Grande And Davidson Are Spotted Together In New York
On May 12, Grande and Davidson were seen spending time together at a Saturday Night Live afterparty. They spent most of the afterparty hanging out with Davidson's mom, so the couple got the "meet the parents" stage out of the way pretty fast. It was the first time they were seen in public together, prompting rumors that the two were dating, at least casually.
May 20, 2018: Astute Fans Discover Their Matching Tattoos
So Ariana Grande is rumored to be dating Pete Davidson and it seems they have matching tattoos now. pic.twitter.com/H59E0HTUeQ— Aᴢʀɪᴇʟ (@WarWithinSelf) May 21, 2018
With the rumor mill buzzing and interested fans watching, all eyes were on Grande and Davidson. On May 20, astute observers noticed the two might have gotten matching tattoos. On their left middle fingers, each has a small, almost unnoticeable tattoo of a small cloud. For a couple who were supposedly "very casual" and taking things slow, they sure seemed to be making significant commitments to each other.