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?
November 1, 2018: They Both Make Subtle Digs At Each Other
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.
September 24, 2018: Davidson Gushes About Grande On 'The Howard Stern Show'
Davidson went on the shock jock's show just ahead of SNL's 44th season premiere, but the comedian spent a majority of his time discussing his relationship with Grande instead of promoting the show. The two covered a lot of ground regarding the young engaged couple's relationship. Davidson recalled pitching sketches to Grande back when she was hosting the show in 2016, saying, "I was just like staring at her."
Davidson credited Grande's manager Scoot Braun as their matchmaker. He said Braun hinted at Grande's interest in him, so the two made plans to hang out after she attended the Met Gala.
"I was f*cking sh*tting my pants," he said, recalling how nervous he felt on the way to their first casual date. Davidson said he asked Grande permission before they shared their first kiss. He knows how lucky he is to be with Grande as well.
"I don't know what it was but I'm just f*cking lucky and I hope I don't wake up," he said of their whirlwind romance.
July 30, 2018: Grande Changes Her Song 'Pete' To 'Pete Davidson'
i like the way it looks— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 30, 2018
i love his name and i love him
music lasts forever. it’ll outlive any tattoo, any memory, any anything, even myself so i want my love for him and how i feel to be a part of that
As Davidson's and Grande's romance blossomed, Grande revealed that her new album, Sweetener, features an interlude called "Pete." On July 30, 2018, she decided a first name dedication was not enough and updated the title to "Pete Davidson."
When a fan on Twitter asked her why, she replied, "i like the way it looks i love his name and i love him. music lasts forever. it'll outlive any tattoo, any memory, any anything, even myself so i want my love for him and how i feel to be a part of that."