Fans of Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande likely have whiplash from following the former couple’s whirlwind romance over the past few months.
Shortly after splitting from their respective exes, Cazzie David and Mac Miller, Davidson and Grande went public with their romance in May. Weeks later, the Saturday Night Live star proposed to the “God Is A Woman” singer with a $ 93,000 diamond sparkler. From then on, the two became very public with their PDA, both on and off social media.
After only a few months together, news broke this weekend that the pair had called it quits and ended their engagement. Though many fans were surprised by the breakup, there have been a few signs that have indicated that their relationship was on the rocks.
For starters, Grande has mainly stayed out of the spotlight since the death of her ex Miller in September. The 25-year-old pop star posted several tributes to Miller online, and chose to skip the Emmy Awards where Davidson and the cast of SNL were honored. Davidson also chose to stay home with his then-fiancee.
Despite this, the pair appeared to still be going strong. They adopted a pig named Piggie Smalls together, and Davidson got the pet tattooed on the side of his body.
In fact, Davidson publicly spoke his romance with Grande several times following Miller’s death. First, he appeared on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show to openly talk about his fiancee, and he was then teased on the premiere of SNL about the quick engagement. Following that premiere, he gushed about Grande on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Grande, meanwhile, appeared to be struggling. In late September, she took to Twitter to share some of her tougher moments with fans.
“Can I pls have one OK day. just one. pls,” she wrote. “I’m so tired pls.”
Referencing her “tough month,” Grande thanked her fans for their support.
Grande also pulled out of performing on the premiere of SNL for “emotional reasons.”
Despite publicly joking about his romance, Davidson seemingly showed signs of an imminent split from Grande in mid-October. He was seen at a Yankees game with his Grande-inspired neck tattooed covered up with a large heart. The move was oddly reminiscent of the Cazzie David-inspired tattoo he had covered after their split earlier this year.
Then over the weekend, Grande pulled out of a scheduled appearance at the F**k Cancer’s inaugural Barbara Berlanti Heroes fundraising gala. The cancellation happened just hours before the split news broke, and Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, spoke out about it at the event where he was being honored.
“Someone I’m very close to was supposed to come to sing for you today, and because of things she’s going through, she couldn’t be here today,” Braun said. “And while I was frustrated, being the manager, my wife, being who she always is, just looked at me and she goes, ‘She needs this time.’”
Shortly after that news, multiple outlets reported that Grande and Davidson had split.
Neither Grande nor Davidson has yet to publicly speak out about the breakup. Davidson has seemingly deleted his Instagram account yet again, and Grande hasn’t posted for days.
For more on the split, watch the clip below:
The Bachelor in Paradise cast is not happy with Kamil.
The real estate agent and model seemed to cruise through this season without making too many waves, but that all changed on Tuesday’s season five finale of the Bachelor spinoff. All seemed fine and dandy between him and Annaliese during the episode, as he decided against the engagement she wanted to badly but rather to continue exploring their romance in the real world.
They seemed serious, and when she arrived at the reunion show, Annaliese revealed that they were “in a good spot.” Then Kamil came out and broke up with her. Annaliese, clearly blindsided, ran backstage and burst into tears, with the cast later huddling around to support her. Some cast members — including Bibiana, Astrid and Tia — couldn’t hide their shock and disappointment during the show, but they all had something to say about it afterward.
“Oh, my gosh, how bad was that?” Bibiana asked ET’s Lauren Zima at the taping. “I just think, like, where are your morals? Where do you stand as a person? For you to do that and just like, drag that relationship right up to that point, that takes a lot.”
“For someone who has it in him to do something like that, it’s better that he does something now like that than in the future,” she reasoned. “Just to think that he led her on and allowed her to make plans after this, yeah, some questionable things, but I don’t think he’s the brightest tool in the shed.”
Venmo John couldn’t believe what he was seeing. “I was just cringing through all of that. I remember looking up, and I’m, like, biting my fist. I was like, ‘Don’t do this, don’t do this,’ and he kept dragging it out and dragging it out. Then you look over at Annaliese, and she’s like, breaking down internally,” he said. “I think he could have handled it so much better. All he needed was to have a conversation even two days prior, and for some reason, he had to wait and do this in front of everybody watching. That was painful to watch.”
Kamil’s excuse, of course, was that he hadn’t seen Annaliese, and wanted to break up with her in person… on national television. “I wish he would have did it off-camera, but I feel like he was dying to say it,” Grocery Store Joe told ET. “So, I mean, he probably should have just said it a while ago, when he really felt it. But I don’t know.”
Kenny, who briefly romanced Annaliese this season, said it hurt him to see her betrayed like that. “Right before that was all said, we were talking and she said, ‘I am so excited to see Kamil!'” he revealed. “I don’t know Kamil, and it’s not my job to sit here and judge him on what he does and his choices, but I would just say that maybe if you were to watch this, maybe you would realize that there was a better way to do that. She’s just too good of a girl to have gone through that, and I really feel bad for her.”
“You always have a choice,” he continued. “When it comes to this thing, when it comes to love and someone and your heart is involved — the only thing that you owe the person is the truth. I don’t know how much truth he gave her.”
Annaliese and Kamil’s devastating breakup definitely put a damper on things, but we also got two engaged couples out of Paradise this season (or at least one). Chris and Krystal and Jenna and Jordan got engaged during the episode, and happily gave updates on their relationships. It was hours before the episode aired, however, and weeks after the reunion show was filmed, that a report surfaced accusing Jenna of cheating on Jordan.
“Jordan is shocked by the report,” a source told ET. “They were long-distance and a few things had raised his suspicions early on, but he moved forward. It’s a really strange spot for him to be in; they just spent time together recently. Frankly, he’s disgusted.”
A source close to Jenna, meanwhile, said that “she’s just feeling very confused on what to do from here.”
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