Note: This post has been moved from Latest Picks due to length of extended updates.
Sadly it was not to be for the internet’s new favourite couple.
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson hit a life-changing fork in the road last month when Mac Miller died [Blog 7th Sept. 2018]—and his death was the tipping point that led to their split … TMZ has learned.
“Sources” close to both telling Celebsville’s resident town cryer to ALL-CAPS shout that “Ariana was in an incredibly dark place following her ex-boyfriend’s apparent fatal overdose”, that “she didn’t blame herself” and “feels she did everything she could to get him sober” but that “it left her an emotional wreck” and:
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.
But although seemingly they “looked all boo’d up, kissing and holding each other backstage” at Saturday Night Live on Saturday, something clearly happened Sunday, but with neither yet commenting on the breakup.
Such a shame.
Updated 17th October 2018
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have called it quits, and that usually means dividing up the pots and pans, or in their case a super expensive engagement ring and a pet pig.
The $100k engagement ring being 3.03 carat diamond set in platinum specifically made for Grande and the pet pig being a teacup pig named “Piggy Smallz” they adopted last month.
Updated 18th October 2018
As 25-year-old Ariana was seen in public for the first time [on stage on Wednesday 17th recording the 15th anniversary A Very Wicked Halloween TV musical celebration of witches of Oz Broadway musical Wicked] since the news broke last night, she wore a Band-Aid over the tiny “Pete” inking she has on her ring finger.
With Pete having already turned the iconic Ariana bunny ears tattoo he got behind his left ear into a heart, with plenty of other tats to go:
As well as the bunny ears, Pete had her initials tattooed on his thumb, Grande inked down his rib cage and a tattoo of the adopted Piggy Smallz on his stomach.
In addition to four more matching tattoos both got during their five-month relationship—a cloud on a finger, “reborn” on their as well as and Ariana’s favourite phrase, “H2GKMO” (“Honest to God Knock Me Out”)—and Ariana getting a matching tattoo on her ankle of Pete’s father’s fire department badge, who died in the 9/11 attacks, on his arm.
But with regards the Band-Aid and the “awkward” covering up is seemingly “a case for the FBI” according to breakup commentators for Cosmo:
I’n an article laying out the CSI of what might have gone down:
First, she could have actually gotten a paper cut or something … second, she could have either 1) gotten the tattoo removed or 2) gotten it covered up. Both might result in her having to wear a Band-Aid for protection … but finally, it’s also possible that she just wanted to cover up the design for the taping and the Band-Aid was the easiest solution.
But perhaps the investigatory lex parsimoniae of Occam’s razor (Wikipedia) being called for rather than an overstretched FBI searching for Orange Don Russian pee tape for the LOLz if nothing else.
Whatever the actual reason for the plaster, her anxiety almost stopped her singing as Elphaba the green Wicked witch she has so long coveted (Latest Picks 6th Mar. 2018):
Admitting that she skipped dress rehearsal and almost didn’t make it but “delighted fans by belting out ‘The Wizard And I’ for the 15th anniversary of the show” by inviting Satan and anxiety to suck her and Elphaba’s “big green d**k”:
Before her performance, she posted a series of selfies on Instagram, writing: “Can’t believe I almost let my anxiety ruin this for me today!!!! Not today Satan! Not tomorrow or the next day either not no more. U can suck my big green d**k. Imma sing my heart out and be a big walking vessel of love bye.”
Certainly an exclamation really requiring to be recomposed as a Cat Valentine malapropism or “suck my big dirty green pickle which should belong to the warlock rather than the witch” ingénue euphemism.
And while the commentary blame game has undoubtedly started it might be worth putting yourself into Ariana as Wicked’s Elphaba’s silver rather than MGM copyrighted ruby red slippers with regards her ex with drug addiction issues has just passed and Pete’s decision to return to smoking weed after rehab and a brief period of sobriety:
The 24-year-old Staten Island native told Howard Stern on Monday (Sept. 24) that he needed rehab to gain control of his marijuana use, but ultimately, could not live without it.
Use in his opinion helping him cope with his bipolar disorder and ravages of Crohn’s disease:
He told High Times in a past interview: “I found that the medicines that the doctors were prescribing me, and seeing all these doctors and trying new things, weed would be the only thing that would help me eat.”
Here’s Ariana’s rendition of “The Wizard and I” at the A Very Wicked Halloween recording, due to be broadcast by NBC on the 29th (nbc.com) contrasted with an eager young Ariana as Elphaba twelve years earlier.
Updated 21st October 2018
Ariana Grande, Wicked tongue (21st October 2018).
Pete’s pal revealed that the stand-up hopes they can reconcile, as he ‘sees a future with her’.
The “pal” saying he or she had seen Pete a few days ago and that he was “joking again” and that “he’s still in love with Ariana and sees a future with her” but that “He knows [the breakup] is for the best” and that he is “staying with very close friends he considers family” but that another “insider” telling The Current Bun last week that “Ariana dumped Pete” after “they’d been rowing for two weeks about Pete’s lack of support after Mac’s death”.
Updated 5th November 2018
Grande surprised fans by releasing a new song Saturday night called “thank u, next,” in which she shouts out all of her ex-boyfriends by name. It’s the same words she used in a since-deleted tweet aimed at the comedian last week.
The “since-deleted tweet aimed at the comedian” addressing what might be considered slightly off-colour comedy for SNL by Davidson (goodmorningamerica.com). And certainly making the song work for her:
Ariana Grande conquers the breakup song (theatlantic.com).
It’s a list of former lovers: the rapper Big Sean, the backup dancer Ricky Alvarez, Davidson, and Miller. One taught her “love,” one taught her “patience,” one taught her “pain,” she sings as she locks into a suspenseful melody. Then comes the fluttery, immediately catchy chorus. “Thank you, next,” Grande repeats, eventually arriving at a descending, carefree trill: “I’m so fucking grateful for my ex.”
With the lyrics then describing the meeting someone new which turns out to be herself pointing that the song is about her self discovery rather than an attempt to throw shade or blame.
Next page: Pete refuses to see Ariana after apparent suicide threat after both get caught up in Drake and Ye’s Twitter feud.