Pete Davidson breaks silence on Ariana Grande split at Swing Left show
Singer Ariana Grande and “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson shocked fans when they reportedly broke off their engagement over the weekend, but those close to the power couple knew a split was imminent.
Pete Davidson has finally broken his silence on his recent split from pop star Ariana Grande. The star appeared at a comedy show over the weekend where he tried to make light of his heartbreak.
The 24-year-old “Saturday Night Live” star co-hosted a comedy show titled “Judd & Pete for America” with Judd Apatow organized by the liberal group Swing Left, at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood on Saturday. While performing live on stage, his very public breakup with Grande was unavoidable.
As previously reported, the duo broke off their engagement a week ago after rushing into a highly public romance. The couple reportedly decided that this wasn’t the right time for their relationship to take off in a significant way, but still have love for each other and aren’t ruling out the possibility of re-igniting their relationship at some point in the future.
However, Davidson’s tone seemed significantly less hopeful than that on stage.
"Well, as you could tell, I don't want to be here. There's a lot going on," Davidson told the crowd, according to E! News. "Does anybody have any open rooms? Looking for a roommate?"
Davidson and Grande acquired a $16 million apartment together in New York City, but it seems like he’s now staying with family following the breakup.
Grande has been sporting a band-aid to cover the tattoo she got of Davidson, but he discussed the ink he got for her head on for the first time on stage.
"Um, I've been covering a bunch of tattoos, that's fun," Davidson said. "I'm f--king 0 for 2 in the tattoo [department]. Yeah, I'm afraid to get my mom tattooed on me, that's how bad it is."
He continued: "So, obviously you know I, we [Ariana and I] broke up or whatever but when me and her first got engaged we got tattoos. And it was like in a magazine like, 'Was Pete Davidson stupid?' And 93% of it said yes," Davidson told the audience. "So my boy, he was like, 'Don't listen to that s--t man. They're literally f--king haters.' And I'm like, yeah, f--k that. I'm not stupid. And the other day we were in my kitchen and he was like, 'Yo bro. Turns out you were stupid.'"
Later in the show, Apatow reportedly praised Davidson for coming out to the show at all, to which he joked that his name being on the flyer obligated him to show up.
“F--- my feelings,” he said.
“I care more about America than your feelings, I do,” Apatow joked.
“I feel like I am America,” Davidson retorted. “I’m a good guy that just keeps getting kicked in the d---. You’re like, ‘Ah, that f---ing poor kid. Hope he doesn’t kill himself.’ That’s America.”
Davidson previously canceled a planned show at Temple University after the breakup, making the Largo show his first appearance since the split. Grande, on the other hand, stepped out earlier this week for a taping of “A Very Wicked Halloween,” a concert special celebrating the Broadway hit “Wicked.”