Pete Davidson opened up about the night his romance with Ariana Grande began—and it started sooner than we thought
We didn’t think we could edit our Pete Davidson-Ariana Grande relationship timeline any more than we already have. Now that the two are engaged, we thought we could relax until their wedding. But Davidson just dropped another piece of info that has us going back to the drawing boards. The SNL star revealed that his relationship with Grande began earlier than we realized.
During a September 24th interview with Howard Stern, Davidson said he and Grande became romantically linked on May 7th. Bossip—the earliest to report on the duo—reported it on May 18th.
Davidson told Stern that Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, arranged a meet-up for the pair on the night of the Met Gala. Neither Davidson nor Grande had opened up to the public about their respective breakups yet (Davidson with Cazzie David and Grande with the late Mac Miller). It was a super-secret first date that only a few of Grande’s friends knew about.
In classic Davidson fashion, he arrived to Grande’s place wearing sweatpants and a T-shirt. Grande was dripping in glamour, having just left the Met.
"I was fucking shitting my pants," Davidson told Stern regarding how he felt driving to her house. When he arrived, he and Grande played “Quiplash with a few of her friends. Once the friends left, Davidson made his first move. "I literally was like, ‘Hi, can I kiss you, please?'" Pete said.
Davidson noted that Grande initiated the romance that night. He wasn’t confident that she liked him enough for him to stay after her friends left.
"I had to ask her friend if it was okay if I stayed. I was like, 'Hey, I should leave, right? She hates me, right?' And she was like, 'No, I think you should stay,'" Davidson told Stern.
He also noted that they were in “similar situations” (having both just gone through big breakups). Grande’s confirmed her breakup with Mac Miller on May 10th, and Davidson’s breakup news arrived on May 16th. Davidson and Grande officially confirmed their relationship on May 30th (almost a full month after they actually started dating).
And the rest is history.