Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have reportedly called off their engagement. People reported Sunday that the couple called it quits over the weekend, with a source close to Grande saying that the split was “not shocking to anyone” and that “It was way too much too soon.”
Meanwhile, TMZ reported that sources close to the couple are saying the decision was mutual, with both agreeing that the timing wasn’t right.
The singer and the Saturday Night Live castmember had been engaged since June after only dating for a few weeks. Over the summer, they moved into a Manhattan apartment that was reportedly on the market for $16 million. The pair were scheduled to attend the 2018 Emmys together last month, but chose to stay home in New York instead.
“Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend,” a rep for Grande said at the time. “She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding.”
Grande has been vocal about her need to step away from the spotlight in the wake of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s death of an apparent overdose and a May 2017 terrorist attack at her show in Manchester, England, that killed 22 concertgoers and injured more than 500 others.
Just a few weeks ago, she tweeted a series of messages alluding to her mental state, including “can i pls have one okay day. just one. pls.” and “i’m so tired pls” and “everything will be okay.”
Meanwhile Ariana was a no-show at the 2018 F*ck Cancer Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala, held Saturday in Los Angeles. Scooter Braun, Ariana’s manager, was in attendance to speak about his wife, Yael Cohen Braun, who received an honor as co-founder of the organization.
Ariana was supposed to perform, but did not because of “things that she’s going through.” “One of the most amazing things about this organization is that they help people when they’re having the worst moments in their life, and they give sympathy and a calm nature to people in need in those moments,” Scooter said. He continued, “And you saw your invite, someone I’m very close to was supposed to come sing for you today, and because of things that she’s going through, she couldn’t be here today. 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’.”
Scooter said he “called in a favor” and arranged for The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Yael’s favorite comic, to perform a short stand-up act in Ariana’s place.
Not surprisingly, the internet blew up after the breakup news. One fan created a Go Fund Me for the comedian, calling it “Pete Davidson Homeless” and seeking to raise $2,500. “As you may all know, Pete Davidson and his fiancé have recently broken up. He will need somewhere to sleep tonight.”
While some fans were sadden, some thought it was a good thing that the pair had ended their romance.
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