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. By October 2018, the couple called it quits.
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?
Grande made an infamous (and quickly deleted) tweet concerning her then-fiancé's endowment back in June 2018. When Davidson returned to standup in January 2019, he joked that Grande's TMI moment was actually a work of "genius." Why? So it would throw off future women's expectations:
I don't like that she talked all that sh*t for my [member]... Everything is huge to her. Why would she tell everyone that I have a huge [member]? So that every girl who sees my d*ck for the rest of my life is disappointed.
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.
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."
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.