Why did Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor split? 'Bridgerton' alum dated 'SNL' star for 5 months

'It was wild while it lasted and they both really care for each other,' a source shared while clarifying Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor's split

                            Why did Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor split? 'Bridgerton' alum dated 'SNL' star for 5 months
Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor were spotted high on PDA in at the Wimbledon in July (Instagram/Pete Davidson)

'Bridgerton' actress Phoebe Dynevor has reportedly broken up with Pete Davidson of 'Saturday Night Live' fame, after making a public couple debut in early July this year. The 26-year-old actress and the 27-year-old comedian have been dating for nearly five months and were spotted engaging in quite some PDA at the Wimbledon tournament in July." While Dynevor is presently busy shooting for the upcoming season of 'Bridgerton', Davidson is in New York filming for 'Meet Cute' with Kaley Cuoco. 

Their breakup was disclosed to The Sun by an insider source. Pete Davidson has had a long list of celebrity girlfriends as the comedian dated singer Ariana Grande, Kaia Gerber, Kate Beckinsale, and Margaret Qualley in the past. Meanwhile, Phoebe Dynevor had dated Simon Merrill for a year as well as British activist Sean Tale in the past. Neither Davidson nor Dynevor has made any comment about their breakup yet. 


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The couple got together in February 2021 after they met at a gathering in New York City. They became friends at first but things escalated into romance quite soon. At first, they were casually dating but both of them got serious later. In March 2021, Davidson was seen in Caverswall, UK, which is around an hour from Dynevor's hometown in Manchester.

A month later, eagle-eyed fans spotted the pair sporting matching necklaces with the letters P.D, which are both of their initials. It was in an interview in April that Davidson admitted dating Phoebe Dynevor, who he referred to as his "celebrity crush." The shutterbugs caught the duo cozying up at the Wimbledon game on July 3, as they kissed and held hands throughout.

However, it is the strain of the long distance that pulled the couple apart in the end. Their busy work schedules in two different countries made it increasingly difficult for both to take the relationship forward. According to an insider source, "Pete and Phoebe’s romance was a real whirlwind and from the start they were both totally committed. But as time has passed, it’s become increasingly obvious it is going to be difficult to make this work."

The source further added, "Phoebe and Pete were last together in the UK in July but since he flew back to the States, he’s not seen her. Obviously all the travel restrictions because of the pandemic have not helped. Phoebe has had back-to-back filming dates with Bridgerton in the UK. Meanwhile, Pete has been back in the US filming Saturday Night Live. Alongside that he has just started working on a new film, Meet Cute, with Kaley Cuoco."

Sadly, the source also snubbed possibilities of them reuniting in future, “It was wild while it lasted and they both really care for each other. But the distance has put a strain on them. Their mates think they make a great couple but the distance has made it completely unworkable. They had fun and will remain close but unless something drastic changes their relationship won’t recover."

The Sun also revealed that Dynevor headed to Croatia with her friends this week instead of visiting Pete in America, thus spelling an end to their short-lived romance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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