Ariana Grande was the one to pull the plug on her and Pete Davidson’s relationship, a source tells ET.
News broke on Sunday that the couple — who got engaged in June after less than a month of dating — have split. According to our source, the pair broke up due to bad timing. Grande is still dealing with the death of her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, in September from an apparent overdose. The two are also, of course, busy with their thriving careers.
“Ariana made the final decision,” the source says. “It was time to realize this wasn’t the right time for them and Pete is incredibly heartbroken. Pete is still is so in love with her. He wanted his whole world to revolve around her but she was emotionally unavailable. He realizes she was at her limit with pressure from everyone and everything around her. There were days she just wanted to run away from the world just to get some peace and quiet and piece of mind. Pete had to give her that space out of love.”
“Ariana and Pete didn’t plan this abrupt split, but they both know this breakup is the right decision for them right now,” the source says. “Their family and friends stand behind their decision entirely and Ariana’s team feels this will give her time to heal.”
“They got engaged because they both felt this instant connection and even now after their split they are still deeply in love,” the source continues of Grande and Davidson. “But their timing has truly affected their plans and made it impossible for them to make it work at the moment. … They have a very special connection, partly because Pete has been there for Ariana during a painful time in her life. She will forever and always be grateful to Pete.”
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson hit a life-changing fork in the road last month when Mac Miller died — and his death was the tipping point that led to their split … TMZ has learned.
Sources close to AG and PD tell us … Ariana was in an incredibly dark place following her ex-boyfriend’s apparent fatal overdose. She didn’t blame herself — she feels she did everything she could to get him sober — but it left her an emotional wreck.
In the aftermath of Mac’s death, our sources say Ariana realized a couple of things — she couldn’t be fully invested in her relationship with Pete, and she had rushed into a looming marriage way too fast by getting engaged.
She never signaled things were bad. In fact … Ariana was at ‘SNL’ Saturday supporting Pete and nothing seemed amiss. Folks who were there say they looked all boo’d up, kissing and holding each other backstage. Something clearly snapped Sunday.