Pete Davidson seems to be taking some time off following his break up with pop singer Ariana Grande. The 24-year-old comedian who was engaged to the 25-year-old singer for four months has reportedly changed his number since the breakup and is no longer speaking with his ex.
Although the couple had initially stated that the spilt was mutual, Grande, who has been coping up with the death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller, took the last call to end the relationship, according to sources.
Days after the breakup, the SNL star had canceled his previously scheduled appearance at Comedy Night Live at Temple University on October 17. The US Weekly reportedly stated that Davidson had pulled out due to "personal reasons". Although he did co-host the 'Judd and Pete for America' benefit in West Hollywood along with Judd Apatow on October 20, the comedian canceled his second appearance at the Saint Louis University in Missouri on October 25. Probably the high-profile break up was a little too much for the otherwise shy and composed comedian to handle.
Davidson has also removed his Instagram account.
A source explained to US Weekly, "He decided to focus on himself. He’s had the matching tattoo that he got with her changed", as he noted that Grande and Davidson are currently not speaking.
The source further claimed, "This has been a difficult experience for Pete. He’s always been an extremely private person and the Ariana Grande spotlight and social media were a lot of new pressure for him.”
Apparently, Davidson never got over Grande. It was recently reported that the SNL star hopes for a reconcilement, as he clearly sees a future with Grande.
A source told Page Six, "I talked to Pete a few days ago and he was joking again. He’s still in love with Ariana and sees a future with her. [But] He knows [the breakup] is for the best".
The source also shared that Davidson is coping with the help of his "strong support system".
"He is staying with very close friends he considers family. Pete has a strong support system," the source added.
Davidson and Grande were together at the time when the singer was going through a pretty difficult time following the death of Miller on September 7. She had also shared a post on Instagram which clearly indicated that she was not over Miller yet.
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i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.