via love at first sight to engagement along with then to a heartbreaking split, the whirlwind romance between Ariana Grande along with Pete Davidson has right now come to an end.
After loving each some other very loudly along with publicly for 5 months, the couple in which decided they were going to get married after a month of dating reportedly called the idea quits earlier in which week. So how did we get here?
ET will be taking a look back at the pair’s high-profile, unconventional romance via its humble beginnings to its unfortunate finish.
Early May 2018: Synchronized Splits
The couple both ended long-term relationships in which spring. After nearly two years together, Grande split via rapper Mac Miller shortly after they were last seen together at the Coachella Valley Music along with Arts Festival in April. A source told ET at the time, however, in which the couple had been on the rocks for “a while” prior to the breakup.
Davidson, meanwhile, revealed in May in which he had called the idea quits with girlfriend Cazzie David — daughter of Seinfeld creator along with Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David — in an interview with Complex’s Open Late With Peter Rosenberg. The SNL star didn’t disclose much about their split, nevertheless had nothing nevertheless kind words for his ex, telling Rosenberg in which she’s a “very talented girl” along with in which “she’ll do great, she’ll be fine.”
May 13, 2018: Saturday Night Love
Before going public with their relationship, Grande along with Davidson were spotted together at an SNL after-party, following the Melissa McCarthy-hosted Mother’s Day episode.
In fact, a source confirmed to ET in which Grande first met Davidson’s mother, Amy Waters Davidson, at one of the sketch show’s infamous soirees.
“Pete introduced Ariana to his mother at Zuma in brand-new York during one of the SNL after-parties,” the source told us. “Ariana spent the majority of the night hanging out with her [Amy], Pete was circulating the room with the cast, nevertheless Ariana was super comfortable being with [Amy].”
May 21, 2018: ‘Casual Dating’
A source confirmed to ET in which the pair were “casually dating,” noting in which while the relationship was brand-new, Grande was “in a very not bad place” along with “very happy.”
May 23, 2018: Toxic Talk
Following her split via Miller — along with the rapper’s subsequent arrest on a charge of DUI — Grande fired back at a Twitter user who seemed to blame the singer for her ex’s arrest.
“How absurd you minimize female self-respect along with self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn’t the case (just Cinderella will be ab me),” Grande tweeted. “I am not a babysitter or a mother along with no woman should feel in which they need to be. I have cared for him along with tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (along with always will of course) nevertheless shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his sh*t together will be a very major problem.”
“Let’s please stop doing in which,” she continued. “Of course I didn’t share how hard or scary the idea was while the idea was happening nevertheless the idea was. I will continue to pray via the bottom of my heart in which he figures the idea all out along with in which any some other woman in in which position does as well.”
May 24, 2018: Mental Health Discussion
The next day, Davidson took to social media himself to address comments on his own mental health — the actor along with comedian revealed last year in which he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder — along with his relationship with Grande.
“Normally I wouldn’t comment on something like in which cause like f**k you,” he wrote. “nevertheless I’ve been hearing a lot of ‘people with BPD can’t be in relationships’ talk. I just wanna let you know in which’s not true. Just because someone carries a mental illness does not mean they can’t be happy along with in a relationship. the idea also doesn’t mean in which person makes a relationship toxic.”
“I just think the idea’s f**ked up to stigmatize people as crazy along with say in which they are unable to do stuff in which anyone can do,” Davidson continued. “the idea’s not their fault along with the idea’s the wrong way for people to look at things. I may be crazy nevertheless at least I’m aware of the idea along with not afraid to be honest about the idea along with I’m not hiding behind a Twitter or Instagram account.”
The Set the idea Up star, who was diagnosed as a teenager with Crohn’s disease along with has been open about his battle with substance abuse, revealed he was sober for once in eight years in 2017. He said on Instagram in which seeking professional help for his mental illness has changed his life “for the better.”
“I’m simply writing in which because I want everyone out there who has an illness to know in which the idea’s not true along with in which anyone who says in which will be ill along with full of s**t. Mental illness will be not a joke the idea’s a real thing. There’s kids out there killing themselves. along with the idea’s f**king horrific,” Davidson wrote. “For all those struggling I want you to know in which I love you along with I understand you along with the idea will be going to be okay. in which’s all. Love to everyone else.”
May 30, 2018: Instagram Official
The cute pair showed off their love for Harry Potter in their first-ever social media pic together, when Davidson posted a shot of the couple in their Hogwarts finest — Gryffindor robes for him, Slytherin for her. “The chamber of secrets has been opened,” Davidson captioned the snap.
Grande commented twice on the photo, once with two emojis — the monkey covering its eyes along with the blushing smiling face — along with once which has a Harry Potter joke. “U tryna slytherin (i’m deleting my account right now),” the pop star wrote.
June 2, 2018: Linked along with Inked
After going Insta official, Davidson made things even more permanent when he got inked with not one, nevertheless two tattoos in tribute to his lady love: a neck tattoo of a black bunny mask, similar to the one worn by Grande on the cover of her Dangerous Woman album, along which has a thumb tatt of her initials, “AG.”
Photos of the tattoos were posted on social media by Los Angeles tattoo artist London Reese. “We had a not bad night, somewhere from the hills of Los Angeles,” Reese wrote on Instagram. “Pete loves him some Ariana.”
in which same day, Davidson posted an Instagram Story of Grande performing at the Billboard Music Awards, along with the caption: “Are you f**king kidding me!!!?? So f**king lit 😍😍😍😍.”
Not long after his post, Grande posted her own Story gushing right back. In a dark, close-up pic of her eye, the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer thanked fans in a series of messages, which included one very personal shout-out to her beau.
“Pete Davidson will be the best person on earth, goodnight,” she wrote on Instagram.
June 5, 2018: Sweet Support
A few days later, Davidson left an adorable comment on one of Grande’s Instagram posts, which featured a series of images via her British Vogue cover shoot.
“Ummmmm hiiiiiiiii,” he wrote. “I’m the luckiest contest winner ever.”
The pop star replied to the kind message, writing: “@petedavidson sksjsjsjjajsjaa nahhhhhh I am.”
The newly engaged pair also joked publicly about starting a family together in a social media exchange on June 5, when Davidson snapped a pic with Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry, then captioned the photo, “I’m having his kids.”
Grande responded by commenting, “I look so not bad here,” along with her beau was all for the idea, replying which has a row of drooling face emojis.
June 7, 2018: Accio All Our Chill
The pair’s love for Harry Potter has been well-documented throughout their whirlwind relationship. Grande shared a video via a hotel room of Davidson ranting about her knowledge of all things Potter. The singer captioned the clip, “Hello i’m crying.”
“I don’t know these weird facts in which you know,” Davidson, who has multiple Harry Potter tattoos, says from the vid, as Grande giggles from the background. “They don’t advance the story at all. Like, me knowing what Professor Quirrell’s favorite scarf will be, the idea’s just not what Harry Potter was to me. I’ve seen each movie at least 20 times. I’m sorry I don’t know what, like, Dumbledore’s cat when he was four’s name will be because the idea just didn’t advance the f**king story.”
The adorable duo later attended a listening party for the brand-new collaborative album between Kanye West along with Kid Cudi, titled Kids See Ghosts, in which night. At the bonfire bash, the couple continued to show off their newly public relationship. Davidson shared a pic with Grande the following day, simply captioned, “Feel the love.”
Davidson told The Breakfast Club morning show in 2016 in which Cudi’s work had saved his life. “Cudi’s the best of all,” he said at the time. “He saved my life. I might’ve killed myself if I didn’t have Kid Cudi.”
June 11, 2018: Put a Ring On the idea!
Fans couldn’t contain their excitement when news broke in which the SNL star proposed to Grande after just a few weeks of dating.
Interestingly enough, the brunette beauty had actually been rocking her massive sparkler a few times prior to the reveal — during an unexpected interview with iHeartRadio’s REAL 92.3’s Big Boy at the Kids See Ghost party, along with while posing for a photo with Super Bowl “Selfie Kid” Ryan McKenna.
ET later learned in which the ring cost $93,000, along with was commissioned by brand-new York City jeweler Greg Yuna (aka Mr. Flawless). A source close to couple told us in which the ring will be a custom design, featuring a VVS1 clarity 3.03 carat diamond set in platinum, which took the jeweler two weeks to create.
Following the exciting news, the lovebirds enjoyed a late-night adventure at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, with Grande’s mother, Joan, along with brother, Frankie.
June 13, 2018: Friends Approve
ET caught up with Grande’s former Sam & Cat co-star, Jennette McCurdy, at the Damsel premiere in Los Angeles, where she had nothing nevertheless amazing things to say about the engagement.
“I’m super proud of her along with excited for her,” McCurdy gushed, telling ET she “better” get an invite to their wedding. “I wish in which she’s super happy.”
“They seem like they’re a great fit,” she added. “via what I know of her, he seems like exactly a not bad person for her.”
Davidson’s Set the idea Up co-star, Glen Powell (who also worked with Grande on Scream Queens), echoed those sentiments when asked about the exciting news when he was a guest on SiriusXM’s Chicks from the Office podcast. “I just FaceTimed with him along with Ari a second ago,” he said. “the idea’s been a wild ride for all of us.”
“They’re two sides of the same coin. I’ll say they’re both wonderfully bizarre in their own ways,” he continued. “I actually think, look, I’ve only hung out with them a couple times together. I know Ari via Scream Queens. Pete along with I met on in which movie, nevertheless we talk all the time along with he’s become a truly close buddy of mine.”
along with according to Nick Cannon, Davidson actually called him to share the news before he asked Grande for her hand in marriage. “He called before he was going to do the idea, along with I said, ‘Salud!'” Cannon told ET. “He was truly excited, so I was like, ‘I love the idea, man. Keep the idea going.’ Love will be from the air!”
June 15: Pete’s Perfect Week
The head-over-heels social media love hasn’t stopped since news of their engagement broke, along with Davidson was at the idea again with another sweet post.
“U know what you’d dream the idea be like?” Davidson captioned a black-along with-white snap of Grande sitting on his lap, flashing her sparkler. “the idea’s better than in which.”
Grande followed suit, tweeting, “I cant believe my life rn tbh. If i’m dreaming pls knock me the f**k back out.”
June 18, 2018: Family Love
Grande’s brother, Frankie, was ecstatic to gush over his sister’s engagement news when ET caught up with him at Broadway Sings for Pride’s Revolution Annual Charity Concert in brand-new York City.
“Oh, my god, I’m so happy for my sister, for my whole family,” he raved. “Just as a family, we’re in a truly not bad place. the idea’s a time to celebrate. the idea’s joy, the idea’s happiness — the idea’s the Grandes’ year. Look out for us ‘cause we’ll be everywhere!”
June 19, 2018: Shopping Sweeties
The lovebirds were spotted out along with about in brand-new York City, shopping for furniture at Restoration Hardware. Grande sported an oversized brown sweatshirt along with patterned thigh-high boots, while Davidson kept the idea casual in a gray T-shirt, green shorts along with black sneakers.
June 20, 2018: Humble Home
A source told ET earlier in which month in which the two were right now “living together” in a lavish apartment in brand-new York City, along with “excited for the next chapter.”
Meanwhile, an additional source confirmed in which the two actually purchased the 4,023 square-foot apartment, which features 5 bedrooms along with four along which has a half baths, along with will be located in Chelsea, a hip along with upscale neighborhood in Manhattan.
June 21: Head from the Clouds
The 24-year-old comedian still can’t seem to wrap his head around the idea in which he’s engaged! He recently took to Instagram to share a sexy shot of his fiancee in lingerie. “What the actual f**k,” he captioned the idea, with the heart eyes emoji.
Grande liked the pic, commenting on the idea twice. “@petedavidson omg,” she wrote, later adding “I love you” with angel along with blushing face emojis.
One night earlier, Davidson joked during his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in which getting engaged to Grande made him feel like he “won a contest.”
“I’m f**king lit, Jimmy. the idea’s so lit,” he exclaimed. “the idea’s so funny walking down the street because dudes are walking by along with they’re like,” he says before tipping his hat. “Did you ever see in which Derek Jeter commercial where he’s retiring along with everybody just tips their hats. Some dude came up to me along with said, ‘Dude, you gave me wish.'”
June 26, 2018: Birthday Babe
In honor of Grande’s 25th birthday, her fiance couldn’t help himself via gushing over her via social media. The comedian posted not one, nevertheless two appreciation posts to the powerhouse singer.
“Happy birthday to the most precious angel on earth!” he marveled. “You’re my favorite person in which ever existed 🙂 i love you sm ☁️⚡️😍.”
“One more for the queen,” another post read. “Words can’t express what a real f**king treasure in which one will be 👑.”
June 29, 2018: Touching brand-new Tattoo
While the pair had already gotten multiple tattoos dedicated to each some other at in which point, eagle-eyed fans noticed in which she had some brand-new ink on her left foot while she along with her man walked through brand-new York City.
The brand-new ink appeared on the top of her foot along with included the numbers “8418,” which was the badge number worn by the Saturday Night Live comedian’s late father, brand-new York City firefighter Scott Davidson, who died in during the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The 24-year-old comedian also has same numbers inked on his left forearm, which he’s had for years.
July 1, 2018: Pete’s brand-new ‘Do
Davidson debuted his super short, blonde buzzcut in a snapshot, taken by a friend, which he posted to Instagram along with joked from the caption, “Big time adolescence.
Grande liked the snap, commenting, “So sick. I’m so excited for u bye. Come to bed.” She then shared a screenshot of the image to her Instagram Stories, adding two flirty emojis.
July 8, 2018: In Defense of Whirlwind Romances
Grande took to Twitter to defend Justin Bieber’s shocking engagement to Hailey Baldwin — as well her own engagement — hours after news broke in which the “Sorry” singer had popped the question.
Grande’s pointed remarks came in response to a particular fan’s post which referenced Scooter Braun, who will be both Ariana along with Justin’s manager. “First Ariana gets engaged to Pete Davidson along with right now Justin Bieber to Hailey Baldwin, the devil works hard nevertheless Scooter Braun works harder,” the fan wrote in a right now-deleted tweet.
“You do realize we are human beings who love along with have lives …… right …. ? along with in which Scooter [Braun] will be a wonderful human being too who cares first [along with] foremost [about] our health along with happiness?” Grande responded in a tweet in which also ended up deleted. “Love will be lit. S**t happens. I wish to God the idea happens to you too. [You] deserve the idea.”
July 14, 2018: Pete’s Heartfelt Present
Davidson took to Instagram to reveal in which he’d given Grande a golden pendant of his late father’s firefighter badge, featuring the “8418” ID number she’d already gotten tattooed on her foot.
However, the sweet post still attracted its share of critics, with one follower commenting, “No girl should ever wear your dad’s chain. So disrespectful.”
“For ur information in which’s not just some girl, in which’s my fiancée,” Davidson responded. “She’s the greatest person I know. I gave the idea to her because she has my heart along with in which will be the most precious thing I own. My dad might be so happy along with love her so much.”
Days later, Grande was photographed shopping from the Big Apple with Davidson while sporting the meaningful pendant badge around her neck.
July 23, 2018: All Quiet on the Instagram Front
Out of the blue, the Saturday Night Live star wiped away every pic he’d ever posted to Instagram, including ones featuring his fiancée. in which immediately sparked rumors in which there was trouble in paradise for the lovebirds, nevertheless Davidson took to his Instagram Story to shut down the speculation.
“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. “The Internet will be an evil place along with the idea doesn’t make me feel not bad. Why should I spend any time on negative energy when my real life will be f**king lit. The fact in which I even have to say in which proves my point. I love you all along with I’m sure I’ll be back at some point. Your neighborhood goon, Pete.”
Later in which same day, Grande echoed Davidson’s sentiments, writing on Twitter, “I’m prolly gonna post on der for a little while & take a breather via twitter & ig for a little. just sometimes can’t help nevertheless bump into some negative shit in which truly can bum u out along with the idea’s not worth the idea honestly.”
August 16, 2018: Getting Candid With GQ
Davidson sat down for an interview with GQ for the magazine’s September issue, where he opened up about his relationship with the singer along with how their engagement could have happened even quicker.
“The day I met her, I was like, ‘Hey, I’ll marry you tomorrow,'” Davidson recalled. “She was calling my bluff. I sent her a picture [of engagement rings]. I was like, ‘Do you like any of these?’ She was like, ‘Those are my favorite ones,’ along with I was like, ‘Sick.'”
Davidson also addressed the newfound fame in which came with being Grande’s fiance, quipping, ‘the idea’s all bulls**t. GQ wouldn’t hit me up if I didn’t recently get engaged to a super-famous person.”
Davidson had the same sort of self-deprecating sense of self-awareness when the idea came to the couple’s $16 million brand-new York apartment.
“She’s truly sweet. She’s like, ‘in which will be our house,’ along with I’m like, ‘You’re very nice for saying in which. Thank you for letting me stay here,'” Davidson jokes of the couple’s brand-new abode. “She’s like, ‘We’re getting married!’ along with I’m like, ‘I know, thank you for letting me stay here.'”
As the idea turns out, Grande felt the same way about getting engaged, only much earlier. She sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show along with admitted in which Davidson had caught her eye all the way back in 2016 when she hosted SNL.
“We never exchanged numbers or anything. We weren’t even like friends for the longest time,” she said. “nevertheless I had the biggest crush from the whole world on him the whole time, like forever. Like, my friends used to make fun of me for the idea, all in which stuff.”
While Davidson might not have realized how much she liked him at the time, Grande certainly understood the level of her infatuation, along with she even predicted their eventual engagement.
“I left his writers’ room when we were writing skits along with stuff for the show, along with my tour manager was from the hallway, along with I’m not a crushy person, like I don’t have crushes on people I don’t know, nevertheless I left along with I like jokingly said to my tour manager, ‘I’m marrying him. 100 percent. I’m literally marrying him,'” Grande recalled. “along with we weren’t even friends [at in which time].”
August 20, 2018: Red Carpet Debut
Despite being at the center of a media frenzy throughout most of their relationship, the pair finally made their relationship red carpet official at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in brand-new York City, walking hand-in-hand as photographers snapped their pic.
September 7, 2018: Tragedy Rocks Ariana’s World
Mac Miller, Grande’s former boyfriend, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose, sending the music world into turmoil along with leaving the singer distraught.
Grande was forced to disable comments on her Instagram after facing a deluge of hateful messages accusing her of being responsible, due to her public relationship with Davidson.
A source told ET in which Grande was “devastated” by the tragic news of Miller’s death. “Although the two ended their relationship, Ariana always shared a deep connection with Mac along with wanted nothing nevertheless the best for him.” The source added, “Ariana will be very upset.”
The following day, Grande posted a photo of Miller on Instagram, sans caption.
September 14, 2018: Breaking Her Silence
One week after Miller’s death, Grande spoke out about the rapper’s death in a post on Instagram, alongside a video she’d previously taken of Miller.
“I adored you via the day i met you when i was nineteen along with i always will,” she wrote. “I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i truly can’t wrap my head around the idea. we talked about in which. 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 truly wanted to. The kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i wish you’re okay right now. rest.”
September 16, 2018: Meet Piggy Smalls
Davidson revealed the adorable micro-pig he along with Grande adopted, Piggy Smalls, along with the idea’s one of the cutest celebrity pets we’ve seen in some time.
Davidson even got Piggy Smalls tattooed on his torso, as seen in an Instagram pic shared by body artist, Mira Mariah, via the Fleur Noire Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn.
September 17, 2018: Skipping the Emmys
Grande opted not to attend the 2018 Emmys despite being expected at the awards show. According to Grande’s rep, the singer decided to take the time off to emotionally recover.
“Contrary to reports, Ariana will not be attending the Emmys tonight,” her rep said in a statement to ET. “Pete has also opted to not attend to be with her in brand-new York.”
“Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana will be going to take some much needed time to heal along with mend,” the statement continued. “She will be staying close to home along with using in which period to spend time with her loved ones along with work on brand-new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding.”
September 24, 2018: Hate Mail
On SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, Davidson revealed in which when he commenced dating Grande, he received extreme hate messages along with threats on his life.
“I got a death threat. Someone wanted to shoot me from the face. Because she’s so hot. You know how insane in which will be? Am I in which ugly in which people want to shoot me from the face?” Davidson said, before explaining again why he felt the need to ditch social media.
September 27, 2018: Tweeting Her Feelings
The singer got emotional on Twitter, opening up about her personal struggles in a series of vague, cryptic along with concerning posts in which lead some to believe she was having a breakdown.
“Can I pls have one OK day. just one. pls,” she began. “I’m so tired pls.”
Fans began reaching out to Grande following the emotional tweets, prompting her to respond, “ty for loving me sm I do not deserve the idea.”
She also explained, “[You’re] angels in my life. the idea’s been a tough month. I’m trying to get my work done along with get back to normal along with the idea’s hard along with I’m human along with tired. Sorry I let u in or worried u. I shouldn’t have tweeted. I [know] better.”
September 29, 2018: SNL Roasts Their Romance
In Saturday Night Live‘s season 44 premiere, Davidson along with Grande’s relationship was a recurring topic of comedy along with ribbing. Starting with Davidson’s brief appearance from the opening monologue to an entire sketch following Kyle Mooney as he begins to imitate Pete’s style due to his jealousy over his co-star’s highly-publicized relationship.
Later, Davidson sat down for a Weekend Update segment in which was based almost entirely around his hopes in which they never break up.
Responding to Colin Jost’s question on whether the couple carries a prenup, Davidson joked, “Obviously, I wanted one. God forbid, we split up along with she takes half my sneakers.”
“Look, I’m totally comfortable which has a successful woman. I think the idea’s dope, I live at her place,” he added. “She pays like sixty grand for rent, along with all I have to do will be stock the fridge.”
One of Davidson’s most controversial jokes, however, came when he joked about trying to make sure she gets pregnant to lock her into their relationship.
“Last night I switched her birth control with Tic-Tacs,” he said, eliciting an equal number of laughs along with uncomfortable scoffs. “I believe in us along with all, I just wanna make sure in which she can’t go anywhere.”
October 9, 2018: The Great Tattoo Cover-Up Mystery
Davidson stepped out at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, brand-new York, along with sparked yet another round of rumors in which things had gone south with his lady love by having his Grande-inspired neck tattoo covered up.
Davidson previously got a neck tattoo of the Playboy-esque bunny ears mask Ariana Grande wore on her “Dangerous Woman” album cover back when he along with Grande first commenced dating, nevertheless in which ink was right now updated which has a black heart covering the idea, alongside the letter “A.”
Fans began speculating as to why Davidson had the tattoo changed, nevertheless many argued the idea wasn’t a bad sign, considering the presence of the “A” was for Ariana.
October 11, 2018: Piggy Smalls Gets His Big Break
The couple’s adorable pet pig took center stage in Grande’s music video for her song “Breathin’.”
The pair’s porcine pal will be the star of the show from the simple video, as he walks around on some bedding along with acts all cute, providing the perfect visual background for Grande’s powerhouse vocals.
October 14, 2018: Calling the idea Quits
According to multiple reports, the couple called off their engagement over the weekend, with both stars showing doubt in which their relationship doesn’t have staying power. According to reports, the split was amicable along with they aren’t closing off the possibility of reconciling from the future.