Ariana Grande Breaks Her Silence After Splitting With Pete Davidson

Diply 17 Oct 2018

It's not all that surprising when couples in Hollywood break up, yet I can't help but feel a little (okay, a lot) sad for Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson.

According to several sources, the two have called it quits. Both have been quiet about this news, but Ariana recently broke that silence on her Instagram, and our hearts are hurting for her.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's relationship went from 0 to 60 overnight.

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Maybe it's different in Hollywood? They're certainly not the first celeb couple to have a whirlwind relationship like this.

*cough* Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin *cough*.

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At the time, people thought that the pair getting tattoos for each other was a big commitment.

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So you can imagine everyone's surprise when the pair got engaged after a few weeks of dating, according to *People*.

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Over the following months, Ariana talked about Pete with her fans and even addressed rumors that she was pregnant.

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And although she clearly wasn't, she let it be known that having babies together was something they were planning on somewhere down the road.

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There was no doubt that these two were the real deal.

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And honestly, the two did seem really happy together.

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Pete wasn't shy about their relationship either.

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He appeared on *The Tonight Show*, where he told Jimmy Fallon that being engaged to Ariana felt like he won a contest and that it was "[expletive] lit."

And they say romance is dead.

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Anyway, as quickly as this relationship started, it came to a screeching halt. 

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*TMZ *reported that the pair had ended their engagement, and even though the large majority of people were less than surprised, it's still pretty sad news.

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I'll admit that I was in denial about the news at first.

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I don't really like to believe celebrity gossip unless it's confirmed from that celebrity or their publicist.

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It turns out that Twitter was also shook by this news.

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A lot of people were upset for Ariana, mostly because she's already been through so much in the last two years. She's way too young to face this much heartbreak all at once.

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Naturally, neither Ariana nor Pete has come out and publicly addressed the breakup, but a few days after the news broke, Ariana did make a public appearance. 

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She shared photos of her taking part in the Wicked 15-year celebration.

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She also posted a selfie from the evening and mentioned that she almost let anxiety ruin the event for her.

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Ariana shared the selfie in her Instagram story.

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"Can't believe I almost let my anxiety ruin this for me today!!! Not today Satan!" wrote Ariana over-top this pic.

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As tough of a time as she's going through right now, I'm sure that we can all agree that she's still out there living her best life.

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"Not tomorrow or the next day either, not no more you can suck my big green d*," continued Ari.

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"Finna sing my heart out and be a big walking vessel of love, bye," said Ari.

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Oh, but there's MORE...

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She also shared and then deleted a text post on her Insta story that I'm 99.9% sure was about Pete.

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"Ok today was v special and I'm so grateful I was able to be there," she began.

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"Time to say bye bye again to the internet for jus a lil bit," continued Ariana.

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She added, "It's hard not to bump news n stuff that I'm not tryna see rn."

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"It's very sad and we're all tryin very hard to keep goin. love u. and thank u for bein here always," concluded Ariana.

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Yeah, I'm not a professional detective or anything, but I'm pretty sure her post was referring to the breakup.

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Staying off the internet is a smart move right now. I couldn't imagine going through a breakup like this and then having the media and basically the whole world talking about it at the same time.

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We also know that Ariana allegedly returned the 3.03 carat engagement ring that Pete had given her.

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But she did apparently keep the teacup pig, Piggy Smallz, that the couple bought together, again according to *TMZ*.

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As of right now, Pete hasn't publicly addressed the split, but he did back out of a comedy event he was scheduled to attend.

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According to *TMZ*, he backed out due to "personal reasons."

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Which, TBH, kinda relatable because who could do stand-up if they're a mess?

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I'm no comedian but even I have a hard time writing humorous things when I'm in a bad mood. Like okay it's literally his job BUT STILL.

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Fans couldn't help but resurrect an old sketch with Pete, where he joked that the two would never break up.

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But if they did, the song Ariana wrote for Pete, called "Pete Davidson," would be playing over the speakers at K-Mart, and he would be working there.

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Although we thought we were going to get a LOT of drama when Ari announced that she was dropping a single.

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Right before Pete was set to be on SNL, no less.

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And Twitter was ALL over it because when Ariana speaks (or sings), we listen.

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Naturally no one had any idea what the song would be about except that it would mention breakups, and so everyone guessed it would be a diss track,

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And then we were blessed with "thank u, next," and I tell you, we were not ready.

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I kid you not when I say I listened to that song on YouTube on repeat for almost an hour. I wasn't even an Ariana stan before, but I am now.

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We were all proved wrong, as it is the LEAST petty song about exes to ever exist. Probably.

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I'm pretty sure, anyway. It's more about self-love — and man, I am so into that. Also, it's catchy AF, and that doesn't hurt.

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And if this is the first single, I cannot wait to hear what else she has to say on the entire album.

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If she dropped names in this single, I have to think she'll spill some more info on the rest of the album.

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But I love that when Ari decides to open up, she goes all out.

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It might not be the tea that people were looking for, but I'm totally here for it all the same.

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The power of "Thank U, Next" isn't just lyrical, though.

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The single is the first by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 since Adele did it with "Hello," making it iconic upon release.

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Apparently, when Ari said "one taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me pain," we ALL felt that.

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The song inspired a brand new meme format that's taken Twitter by storm—from other celebs to brands and companies, a lyrical trio from the song makes for a perfect template.

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But — once again — the power of this song is SO immeasurable, one might even call it a...Force.

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In fact, Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, even tweeted her lyrics out. Ariana was obviously shook. But it gets better!

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Mark didn't realize he was quoting her song, but had an amazing follow-up tweet.

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We stan a Jedi who can accept his wrongdoings and see the powerful force that is Ariana Grande.

And, of course, we stan Ariana.

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Ultimately, we're never happy seeing a relationship come to an end, and we hope that these two can move on without a lot of drama.

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