Pete Davidson and Cazzie David were ‘on a break’ when he started seeing Ariana Grande


u know what you’d dream it be like ? it’s better than that

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There’s been so much buzz around Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s whirlwind romance and engagement. They were with each other for about a month before they got engaged. Pete and Ariana each announced breakups with longterm partners right before they went public. There’s speculation that the 93k engagement ring Pete gave Ariana was actually intended for his girlfriend of two years, Cazzie David. The timeline given by the jeweler points to the fact that it was intended for Ariana all along, but only if Pete was truly split with Cazzie. It turns out that Pete and Cazzie were “on a break,” according to sources who spoke with TMZ. Supposedly she’s ok with the outcome though, which makes it sound like she’s the one who talked to TMZ. That’s me after a breakup. “Everything’s fine! Screw my ex.”

Sources close to the newly engaged couple say Pete and his ex-gf, Cazzie David, were “on a break” in early May — but not necessarily broken up for good — when his relationship with Ariana sparked. But they hit if off, and it quickly became clear Pete was serious about moving on with Ariana.

The good news — it seems all parties involved are happy with the end result. As we reported, Cazzie’s not upset or dwelling on her ex’s quick rebound. Hey, if it’s good enough for Ross and Rachel.

[From TMZ]

Sidenote: The “on a break” line from Ross and Rachel’s relationship on Friends was a Jeopardy question last week. Ross used that as an excuse for why he cheated on Rachel. (More on that in the Friends wiki.) That’s an example of the danger of taking a break on a relationship, as is the way Pete moved on so quickly. Some guys just can’t stand to be alone, but given how into it Pete and Ariana are maybe it’s for the best. Speaking of that, Ariana and Pete are still gushing about each other on Instagram, where Pete called their engagement “better than a dream.” Dreams end! I hope they manage to transition into a more sustainable relationship, but signs point to a crash and burn. We’ll see though. Pete and Ariana became a meme last week, with people making jokes about Ariana’s new single with Nicki Minaj, Bed, as it applied to Pete.

These two snapchatted a video of themselves listening to Bed, face filters and all. Plus Ariana posted a message to IG stories that has many people thinking they moved in together. They’re already engaged, why not?

This is probably Ariana in the apartment.

super big and mature looking

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  1. lucy2 says:

    I hope Cazzie takes this as a wake up call and knows she dodged a bullet.

  2. JAC says:

    Jesus, the description of the picture is so cheesy. I’m their age and outgrew that kind of thing when I was 14.

  3. Lynnie says:

    Lol. And ofc everything’s being sharedsuper publically on their social medias too cuz that’s never backfired or anything 🤦🏾‍♀️

  4. Jillian says:

    My friends and I still argue about Ross and Rachel’s “we were on a break” storyline

  5. Goldengirlslover34 says:

    I’ve never understood the whole break thing. Aren’t you just broken up? Is it just delaying the inevitable?

    • QueenB says:

      Me too. It seems weird to not break up. If there are problems why not stay together and think about the relationship. Breaks are mostly to have sex with other people. Or to get engaged to them lol.

    • Lynnie says:

      In my experience observing my friends’ breaks are breakups that one person, or both, in the relationship don’t know about yet. They usually stem from problems like QueenB said, but by this point the problems take up too much mental and physical energy in the relationship that someone wants to step away from it all (which I fully agree with because after a point if fighting’s all you’re doing after exhausting all other avenues then it’s not worth it).

      Usually at that point the couple will break up, but some create breaks because they want the freedom to go out and meet other people, but the security of knowing that their SO is still there should they want to come back permanently. From there it’s up to them on whether the break becomes permanent or not, and that usually stems from how successful one or both people in the relationship are at the dating game lol.

    • alternative fact says:

      I think a break can work if both partners have a clear understanding of what that means for them as a couple and if you have some kind of timeline for said break.

      But yeah a “break” does not mean a free pass. It should be a time for both parties to evaluate the situation.

  6. Inad says:

    He is THE BIGGEST loser. He left is long time girlfriend from Cazzie David, too. So, it’s not surprising. He’s a social ladder climber with mediocre talent.

  7. me says:

    I watched some entertainment news show yesterday where they said Big Sean stated Ariana was obsessed with marriage and kept pressuring Sean to propose. She really wanted to get married or perhaps she’s one of those girls that just wants to plan a big wedding and isn’t even thinking about the “spend the rest of our lives together” part. I don’t know.

    • Amelie says:

      Big Sean also cheated on Naya Rivera with Ariana if memory serves correct. I would take what he says with a huge grain of salt.

      I do believe Ariana is a serial monogamist though. I checked out her dating history briefly and it seems a lot of her relationships overlap or start/end within weeks of each other.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Naya Rivera suspected that Big Sean cheated on her with Ariana because she found her at his place with headphones on. They could have cheated, but this also happened at a time when Ariana and Big Sean were working together.

  8. Bridget says:

    I get the impression that Cazzie is relieved.

    That Friends Wiki got it totally wrong. Ross was a paranoid d-bag and didn’t trust her to work with another dude, and she got so sick of it that she said they needed to take a break. Then he soberly hooked up with someone else.

    • Celebitchy says:

      To be fair I skimmed it so I will take out my bad interpretation and just link to it thanks!

    • terra says:

      Oh, Ross was totally a douchebag, no doubt, but they were on a break. You said it yourself, Rachel – rightfully – wanted sometime away from him and asked for the break herself. Was immediately hooking up with The Copy Place Girl a good idea? No. No, it was not. But he wasn’t cheating, he was just continuing to be a douchebag.

      Also, fun fact: The Copy Place Girl was played by Cary Grant’s only child, daughter Jennifer.

      • Bridget says:

        You’re actually wrong. Jennifer Grant was never on Friends. I know this because she played Steve Sanders’ girlfriend on 90210 for a couple of years.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        no, the copy place girl was played by the same woman who played Adam Sandler’s gf who leaves him at the altar in The Wedding Singer.

        she also played the “maid” that Jerry starts to sleep with on Seinfeld.

        Jennifer Grant (who looks amazingly SO MUCH like her mother, Dyan Cannon) was on BH 90210. she was the girl that Steve won a date with on the dating show he did with Brandon.

        and now I’ll show myself out for knowing WAY TOO MUCH about 90s TV.

      • Lyla says:

        Yup. He was a paranoid jealous douche, but she asked for a break. So it was t cheating. It wasn’t cool, but it wasn’t cheating.

      • Emily says:

        Personally, I don’t think it was a real break in the sense of an agreement to see other people. In the heat of a fight Rachel said she needed a break which I interpreted to mean a break from this conversation/ arguement. Not freedom for insecure and controlling Ross to cheat and blame even more stuff on her. His character was always the worst.

      • terra says:

        Thanks for telling me. A friend and I alternated choosing shows to binge watch and Friends was his choice. He’s the one who told me that piece of information and I just assumed it was correct. Googling informs me that she was actually in the first season as a co-worker Chandler was supposed to fire, but started dating instead? I don’t remember that at all.

        The show wasn’t my particular cup of tea, mostly because I thought all of the main characters were pretty awful. That and the absurd real estate and utter lack of any people of color…in New York City. I could only withhold my sense of disbelief for so long.

      • d says:

        no, terra’s right. in the episode she clarified ” i mean’t a break from us” and in the next she says “we broke up” so rachel considered it broken up then she considered it “cheating”

  9. QueenB says:

    Ugh I HATE when rich people act like they are poor. They could have easily hired an entire team to furnish their aparment, seriously.

    • Rachel in August says:

      Absolutely they could have! That being said, I’m sorry, but I find Ariana Grande a narcissistic little twat. And I must be old or something because I have not clue who Pete Davidson is? I only know he dated Larry David’s daughter. He doesn’t look terribly deep or serious … or mature.

  10. HeyThere! says:

    I hate the on a break thing. Be together or don’t be! Lol You can’t be both!

  11. wendywoo says:

    I have a baaaaad feeling about this.

  12. Pandy says:

    You KNOW Cazzie is going to have the last and best laugh out of all of this nonsense.

  13. LittlefishMom says:

    Cazzie thank your lucky stars. He is “that” guy. Can’t be alone, all over the board, unhinged, talentless. Bye.

  14. Tea Bags, Baby! says:

    Everyone keeps pointing to his BPD, but does anyone think like, maybe he’s more of a social climber? Gets on SNL and is dating another young comedian (the oft-mentioned Carly,) he makes some comedy connections and starts dating Cazzie David (daughter of the one of the most famous names in comedy Larry David,) they go on a break and Ariana Grande (one of the biggest new pop stars) is free so he moves on immediately and locks it down.

  15. Geekychick says:

    I just can’t with Ariana Grande. Her whole “sexualized baby” aesthethic gves me chills, it’s like her whole brand is made for popularization of p*edo aesthethic and I hate the fact that it is emulated.
    I know it’s judgey and wrong, but her whole persona of “innocently se*y” just gives me the creeps.
    Davidson is either unmedicated, super stupid and immature, douchebag or all of the three mentioned. The tone of the posts, the way they are posting everything online…it doesn’t feel like real relationship, it seems like a performance for teenage fans.
    it’s all so skeevy.
    dude, your loss.

  16. HelloSunshine says:

    I’m still convinced the ring was for Cazzie and he gave it to Ariana instead.
    I’m also convinced that AG just wants a wedding and the groom is negotiable and that Pete is being impulsive/needs some consistent check ins with someone he’s close to. I don’t see this lasting and he’s going to need someone there for him.

  17. Dizzy says:

    “On a break” is broken up. How many couples go on a break and then get back together? Not many I bet.

  18. A says:

    I f**king hate those instagram filters.

  19. Jenna says:

    I hate those filters too. And Ariana is getting more annoying with each passing day.

  20. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    This relationship screams of a manic episode on both sides.

    • ocjulia says:

      Impulsivity is one of the challenges of people with borderline personality disorder. Because he has been so open about his diagnosis, I just assumed that he was under the care of mental health professional. HIs recent behavior is concerning.

  21. stinky says:

    He fears (or knows) hes not good enough for the former girlfriend.
    So hes sabotaged it. Since time began people do this. Then in the meantime he can love-bomb the new one… and she’s too naive to recognize it. Sorry. Yes – Im old & bitter & loving it!

  22. Rebecca says:

    Maybe Cazzie is not angry because she is the one who wanted the break from him.

  23. Mrs Odie says:

    Eww, Pete and Ariana are acting out the “schmoopie” episode of Seinfeld. Performance art? Did I solve it? Can it stop now?

  24. Lady Medusa says:

    Getting engaged to someone with BPD after a month of dating is like becoming a neurosurgeon after two biology classes. It’s not going to end well, and someone’s brain is going to get f–d up bad.

    Sure, people with BPD can have fulfilling relationships. But this relationship isn’t taking that trajectory. This is not how someone who is managing their BPD conducts relationships. And Ariana apparently is vulnerable and codependent enough to play into the unhealthiness.

    There’s nothing “wrong” with either of them. Like all of us, Ariana and Pete are just flawed humans trying to make it through life and find happiness. But this relationship has more red flags than a Chinese army parade. Maybe it will crash and burn quickly before too much damage is done.

  25. Loki99 says:

    Maybe she likes fixer uppers and he sure is one. He’s damaged goods. Dad died in the towers on 9/11 when he was like 7 so he’s got issues. I kind of think of him as a sad puppy.