‘SNL’ Recap: Pete Davidson Shares Thoughts on Ariana Grande Breakup

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande (Credit: YouTube)

After mentioning his engagement to Ariana Grande in a Saturday Night Live promo (and later getting slammed by Grande), Pete Davidson decided to hold the jokes on their short-lived union and instead praised his ex.

“The truth is, it’s nobody’s business and sometimes things just don’t work out and that’s okay,” Davidson said on Nov. 3, during the Weekend Update after mentioning that he’s moved back in with his mom.

“She’s a wonderful, strong person, and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world,” the comedian added about Grande.

Then he turned his attention to the Nov. 6 election: “Now please, go vote on Tuesday.”

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Davidson, 24, previously addressed the breakup by “proposing” to this weekend’s musical guest, Maggie Rogers, in Thursday’s promo for the episode.

Shortly after the clip was posted online, 25-year-old Grande took to Twitter with a message for her former flame.

“For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh,” she wrote in a since deleted tweet.

The pop star is now getting candid about the breakup in her new single, Thank U, Next, which was released Saturday Night, just before SNL came on.


Grande name-drops Davidson on the track, along with past boyfriends Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez and the late Mac Miller.

“Thought I’d end up with Sean / But he wasn’t a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh / Even almost got married / And for Pete I’m so thankful / Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm [Miller] / Cause he was an angel.”

She then says in the chorus, “Thank u, next.”

Grande and Davidson called it quits last month, after getting engaged in June.

Watch the video with Pete Davidson above.