Celebrities A Step-By-Step Chronology Of Ariana Grande And Pete Davidson's Romance  

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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, 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 escalated. The two started dating in the spring of 2018, and weeks later announced another celebrity engagement in a busy year for star-studded love connections. Things moved fast, but when you're young and in love, drawn-out courting rituals are hardly a priority. Who needs to follow tradition when they already have matching tattoos?

December 15, 2018: Grande Goes To 30 Rock After Davidson Puts Up An Alarming Post

Just 12 hours before he was set to go onstage for SNL - during which his sole duty was to announce musical guest Miley Cyrus - Davidson posted what looked like a goodbye on his Instagram. "i really don't want to be on this earth anymore. i'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last. all i've ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so."

Davidson later deleted his Instagram, but not before Grande caught wind of the alarming note. The pop star showed up to 30 Rock and sent out a since-deleted message to Davidson, saying, "I'm downstairs [at 30 Rock] and I'm not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that's not me, but i'm here, too." Reportedly, Davidson alerted his security team and asked them to keep his ex from seeing him. 

December 4, 2018: Davidson Stays Strong And Grande Tells Fans To 'Be Gentler'


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After receiving a lot of hate on social media, Davidson took to Instagram to let folks know he isn't going anywhere. "No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won't. I'm upset I even have to say this," he wrote on a post.

Grande screen-grabbed her ex's post and added her own block of text to her Instagram story, saying, "i care deeply about pete and his health. i'm asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet."

November 1, 2018: They Both Make Subtle Digs At Each Other

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On Thursday November 1, Davidson appeared on promos for SNL featuring host Jonah Hill and musical guest Maggie Rogers. In the clip, Davidson asks Rogers, "Hey Maggie, I'm Pete. You wanna get married?" The singer offers him an awkward "no" as Hill stands between them.

Roughly an hour after the promo started airing, Grande sent out a tweet that seemed to be aimed at her ex-fiancé, saying "For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh." She followed that up with another tweet, "k, that's the last time we do that."

Grande has since deleted the tweets. 

October 14, 2018: They Break Off Their Engagement

On this fateful Sunday, TMZ broke the news that Grande and Davidson broke off their engagement, completely ending their romantic relationship. According to a source from TMZ, both the pop singer and SNL cast member acknowledged it was not the right time for their relationship. Both had ended long-term relationships before they started dating, and on September 7, Grande's ex Mac Miller passed away

A few weeks before the split, Grande insinuated she was going through a rough time via her social media posts, with tweets saying, "an i pls have one okay day. just one. pls." She canceled her SNL appearance for September 29 and a few other planned public appearances. Davidson made several jokes on the SNL season premiere about Grande breaking up with him. 

Davidson deleted his Instagram after the split was announced.