Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Have Reportedly Broken Up

It's apparently "not the right time for their relationship to take off.”

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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have reportedly broken up (opens in new tab), according to TMZ (opens in new tab). The couple, who have been engaged for four months, apparently ended it because it's “not the right time for their relationship to take off.”

TMZ's sources say they both love each other, but have decided to end the romantic part of their relationship. The news comes a little over a month after Ariana's ex Mac Miller passed away (opens in new tab) at 26 due to a reported overdose, though it's unclear if this is the reason for the breakup.

Pete and Ariana confirmed their engagement (opens in new tab) in June when Ariana started wearing a huge engagement ring after only a few weeks of dating. Since then, the singer and SNL star haven't been afraid to show their love and affection for each other. In August, they made their first official red carpet debut (opens in new tab) at the 2018 VMAs. Just last week, Pete made several references to his relationship with Ariana during his SNL sketch.

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Over the summer, Pete decided to delete all of his Instagram posts (opens in new tab), including ones with his fiancée. However, he immediately assured fans there was nothing to worry about.

"No there's nothing wrong. No nothing happened. No there's nothing cryptic about anything. I just don't wanna be on Instagram anymore. Or on any social media platform," he wrote on his Instagram story (opens in new tab). "The internet is an evil place and it doesn't make me feel good. Why should I spend any time on negative energy when my real life is fucking lit. The fact that I even have to say this proves my point. I love you all and I'm sure I'll be back at some point :)"

Ariana hasn't deleted any photos or videos of the couple together, and neither one of them have confirmed the breakup themselves.


Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.