Ariana Grande is ‘casually dating’ SNL’s Pete Davidson for some reason

When I heard that Ariana Grande was dating Pete Davidson of SNL I thought of this skit, where he plays a bachelor up for auction at a country club and women are competing hard to win a date with him. It’s funny because he seems like such an uninteresting guy and it’s hard to understand his appeal. That’s how I think of him because he doesn’t really stand out, but maybe he’s capitalizing on that in his career. Anyway Ariana Grande, 24, is dating him now. She was last with Mac Miller and I’m pretty sure all the songs on her last album, about not being able to walk after having too much sex and about being really into a guy, were about him. We just heard about Ariana and Mac’s breakup last month and they were together for two years. Meanwhile Pete, 24, was dating Cazzie David, Larry David’s daughter, also for two years (thanks Dlisted!) and Pete just confirmed their breakup last week. That sounds like overlap to me, but he’s so under the radar that they could have split prior to that and he was just trying to get ahead of the story that he’s with Ariana.

A source tells PEOPLE that Grande and Davidson’s relationship “just started,” adding that “it’s very casual.”

A second source also confirms the news, which was first reported by Bossip. Reps for Grande and Davidson did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Davidson was on hand to support Grande as she performed on Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards. “After Ariana’s performance, they were backstage and he had his arm around her,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE exclusively. “They seemed very lovey-dovey. He was hanging out with her and her friends with his arm around her. She seemed quite smitten.”

News of the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer’s new romance comes just weeks after PEOPLE confirmed Grande and Mac Miller, her boyfriend of nearly two years, had split.

“Ariana and Mac officially broke up right after Coachella weekend, but they ultimately struggled for a long time with their relationship, and it was basically over last year,” the first source adds.

[From People]

People reminds us that Ariana’s ex, Mac Miller, got arrested for DUI after a crash last week. I was about to get sentimental about them as I liked Ariana’s last album and wanted that to last for her, but that kind of lust isn’t sustainable anyway and it sounds like Mac has serious problems. I don’t know much about Pete but I do wonder how all the SNL actors and staff are scoring celebrities. If I had a significant other who worked for that show I would be worried.

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  1. Miss Kittles says:

    Sometimes it’s just hard to resist a guy who will make you laugh. I know that’s my weakness…

  2. Ali says:

    He’s cute in a goofy way, nothing wrong with that! And yea, a guy who can make me laugh always wins.

  3. me says:

    She never stays single for long. When I heard that Ariana and Mac split, I knew we’d be hearing about her dating a new guy very soon. Hey to be honest, guys that are funny are special. In a time when everything is so depressing, you just want to be around someone that makes you laugh.

    As a side note, that song about her “not being able to walk” has to be about Big Sean lol.

  4. Bridget says:

    Oh man, I don’t know. Davidson always seems like he’s hanging on to his sobriety by the skin of his teeth (SNL isn’t exactly the best environment for an addict) and he was strinkingly thinner on the last episode that I saw him.

    • lucy2 says:

      He definitely has been open about struggling with it, I hope he’s doing well. I have to agree that’s probably not a great environment, though I’m sure it’s way better than it was a few decades ago.

      Arianna and her little girl look bug me , but she’s stepped up after the attack at her concert, so I’m trying to think better of her.

    • another kate says:

      My heart just always aches for him for some reason. He seems like such a funny likeable guy but with such sad vibes. I agree SNL seems to have gotten better over the last decade or so, but it’s still such a high pressure environment for someone with these kinds of issues.

  5. savu says:

    This is a weird match. I wouldn’t expect him to be into her high-maintenance-ness. I’ve found his Weekend Update pieces about his struggles with mental illness hilarious. Especially the Kevin Love one. But whatever. Every girl wants someone to make you laugh. Mazel, kids!

  6. Grant says:

    Gurl, I loved Ari’s last album too!

  7. Ada says:

    What an utterly random pairing! I guess she kind of looks like Cazzie? Was also surprised to see a while ago that he’s friends with Emily Ratajkowski’s husband. In any case, I have a soft spot for Pete and how open he is about his mental health.

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  9. Tea Bags, baby! says:

    OMG, please tell me Dangerous Woman isn’t about Mac Miller. He’s so gross. Side to Side is so sexy and I don’t want it to be about him.

  10. poppy says:

    PD is a fox and prolly too good for her because let’s face it, he is far more appealing than she is. 😉

  11. India Rose says:

    Pete Davidson’s father was a firefighter who died on 9/11.

    His struggle with sobriety is related to mental health issues. He’s been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. He did a brief bit on Weekend Update about going through rehab last year for mental health issues and taking a break from the show to stabilize his mood.

    I think he may also be the youngest performer ever on SNL?

    He’s had a really tough time and his openness about mental health is commendable.