Pete Davidson Breaks His Silence Since Split With Ariana Grande

Diply 22 Oct 2018

It's been a hot minute since the news broke that Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande split up, and honestly, I'm still not over it.

Part of me really thought that they would be the ones to make it, and if I'm this upset, I can only imagine how these two are feeling right now.

Days after the news broke, Ariana broke her silence, and now it's Pete's turn.

99% of the world was certain that the whirlwind romance between Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson wouldn't last.

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The two became engaged after just a few weeks of dating, and pretty much nobody was about that life.

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People tried their hardest to tear the two lovebirds apart. 

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Fans would spark drama, but both Pete and Ariana would shut that ish down in a heartbeat. They took the odd break from social media, but for the most part had no problem sharing their relationship online.

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Personally, I really wanted them to last.

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They could have gone on to have a reality TV show, and it would have blown the Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica ratings out of the water.

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Sadly, it wasn't meant to be, and TMZ reported that the pair called it off.

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Nobody was surprised, but it's still sad!

Especially when you take into consideration all the heartbreak that Ariana has gone through in the last two years. Someone give this girl a win already.

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People expected that the two would stay pretty quiet about the news, but it was only a few days later that Ariana spoke out about it on her Instagram.

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And when I say "spoke out about it," I mean that she subtly hinted that there was definitely something going on, and we read between the lines.

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She took part in the Wicked 15-year celebration and shared photos from the night.

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Afterwards, she posted on her story that she was going to take a break from the internet for a bit because she wanted to avoid the news. 

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I can't say I blame her. The internet can be really mean.

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Then when she came back, she came back big. And Twitter was READY for the drama.

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More ready than I've ever been for anything. I didn't have to see a tweet from Ari herself to know that the single was coming, and I was ready for the hot goss.

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Then, plot twist, Ari was anything BUT petty in her latest single.

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HELLO THANK U, NEXT!

She dropped a song all about self-love and what she's learned from her exes, and it's so good I don't think Pete could say anything bad.

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But still...imagine being Pete and seeing that news break right before he's supposed to perform live on the show?

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Sorry, but I would be throwing my phone, leaving, and not listening to anything. But that's because I'm dramatic.

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Anyway, Pete did take a turn to speak up about the split.

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He had cancelled a comedy gig that he was scheduled to attend, citing "personal reasons" as the reason for backing out, says TMZ, so we weren't really expecting to hear from him anytime soon.

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Surprisingly, it wasn't long before we heard from the man himself.

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As Pete does, he resorted to humor to address the situation and made jokes at his own expense.

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E! Online reported that he made his first public appearance while co-hosting the comedy show, Judd & Pete for America.

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"Well, as you could tell, I don't want to be here. There's a lot going on," he joked with the crowd.

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"Does anybody have any open rooms? Looking for a roommate?"

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Pete also joked about his tattoos, seeing that he has several dedicated to Ariana.

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"Um, I've been covering a bunch of tattoos, that's fun."

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While Pete was revealing that he was getting his tattoos covered up, Ariana was busy hiding hers with a simple Band-Aid while preforming at the Wicked event.

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Whether she eventually gets hers officially removed is something only time will tell.

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"I'm [expletive] 0 for 2 in the tattoo [department]."

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"Yeah, I'm afraid to get my mom tattooed on me, that's how bad it is," he told the crowd.

Yikes, but not wrong.

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"So, obviously you know I, we [Ariana and I] broke up or whatever," he continued.

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He went on to speak about how he and Ariana got tattoos when they got engaged. "And it was like in a magazine like, 'Was Pete Davidson stupid?' And 93% of it said yes, so my boy, he was like, 'Don't listen to that [expletive] man. They're literally [expletive] haters.'"

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Which I mean, I think that's what anyone would have said at the time.

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And I'm like, yeah, [expletive] that. I'm not stupid. And the other day we were in my kitchen and he was like, 'Yo bro. Turns out you were stupid,'" he joked.

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Later on, Judd Apatow thanked Pete for showing up to the event.

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"Well, you put me on the flyer, I had to, [expletive] my feelings," Pete joked.

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Then that night of SNL came and went, and Pete didn't even say anything spicy about his ex.

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Which left us all rather shocked, to say the least.

He had done a few jokes about the split up before, so why stop now?

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Maybe he was having a Good Guy moment and decided it wasn't worth it?

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Which sounds like the exact opposite of anything Pete would ever do on SNL, but hey, I'm kind of out of answers on this one.

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In the end, we really want the best for these two, and we can only hope that their breakup remains free of any unnecessary drama.

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Which would be nothing short of a miracle in Hollywood...

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But really, maybe Pete listened to the song and realized that yup...he could not touch her.

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After a track like that, if he tried to drag her, I think it would just go very, very badly for him. So maybe going back to silent was the best move.

So I really think that this will be it...at least, on Pete's end.

Or at least we have to wait for the rest of Ari's album to drop before we see if she's going to dish anything out.

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At least, that's exactly how I thought it was going to end, but let me tell ya, Pete keeps me on my toes.

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Sure he kept it pretty tame on SNL, but he threw around a few references to the breakup.

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He joked that he'd started paying more attention to the news after moving back in with his mom.

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And, if you look closely, you can see that his Ari bunny ear tattoo behind his ear has def been changed.

But he did say that, ultimately, the breakup was "nobody's business" and wished Ariana all the happiness in the world. Which is pretty sweet, if you ask me.

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But just because it's nobody's business doesn't mean that it's not fair game in the "SNL" world.

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Is anything really off-limits when it comes to SNL?

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The next week, when Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw made an appearance to accept an apology for a joke gone bad,he got in on the fun.

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His phone started ringing during the segment and it was Ari's song "breathin,'" which Pete really tried to shrug off.

Key word here, tried.

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Pete naturally laughed it off, trying to appear chill as always.

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"Ariana Grande's cool, man," he said. Which isn't wrong. And then Crenshaw asked, "Oh, do you know her?"

SAVAGE.

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Ariana has been poking fun at herself too though, which I LOVE.

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The fact that she can comment things like this just proves that she's not just the queen we want, but the queen we need.

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And her tweets lately? FIRE.

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BRB, crying tears of laughter because well, she's not wrong but at least she knows it.

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At this point, I don't think we'll ever move past this breakup.

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And while Pete may not want to poke too much fun at it, I think everyone is going to have their fair share of jokes.

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