Pete Davidson & Margaret Qualley are over after a two-month relationship

Pete Davidson and Margaret Qualley hold hands while out for a stroll in Venice

In August, we learned that Pete Davidson had begun dating Margaret Qualley, the 24-year-old daughter of Andie MacDowell. Margaret is still very much on the come-up, and while casting directors knew her name, a little romance with a famous guy didn’t hurt at all. But did it have to be Pete? I don’t know. Their romance was brief, in any case. Just a late summer fling, with one nice trip to Venice (where she was promoting a movie). Now it’s over:

It’s over for Pete Davidson and Margaret Qualley. The twosome have called it quits after a whirlwind romance, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.

“They remain friends,” a source close to the former couple told Us on Thursday, October 17.

Us broke the news in August that the Saturday Night Live star, 25, and the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress, 24, were dating.

[From Us Weekly]

The youths today are a lot like the youths in my day, in that it’s rarely over the first time. They had a two month romance, my guess is that they’ll probably go back for more at least once. And it’s fine. Even though I dislike Pete and I think he seems like an a–hole boyfriend, I’ll praise him for not going crazy-fast with Margaret and hell, at least this one didn’t end with a sudden engagement. Maybe he’s figuring out how to have healthier relationships or figuring out how to just “date.” As for Margaret… this got her some headlines, but I got the vibe she actually liked Pete a lot. But yeah, I’m happy for both of them that they’re moving on.

Pete Davidson and Margaret Qualley hold hands while out for a stroll in Venice

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    It’s called “dating.”

  2. Anon33 says:

    Wow, he looks completely strung out.

  3. Diana says:

    She looks just like her mom! 🤩

    • Originaltessa says:

      She has that 80’s-90’s brunette look that I envied so much. Jennifer Connelly, her mom, the woman from Legends of the Fall. Just beautiful.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Julia Ormond. Margaret actually looks more like Jennifer or Julia than her mom; she and they have a wider face.

  4. smee says:

    those shorts aren’t for him

  5. Jillian says:

    They both dress like small children

  6. Adrien says:

    They look like siblings.

  7. Addie says:

    Oh no, I thought this would last! <—- Sarcasm

  8. WTW says:

    When you say Pete seems like an “a–hole boyfriend” and “at least this one didn’t end with a sudden engagement,” it’s important to note that he has BDP, a personality disorder characterized, in part, by intense, unstable relationships. People with BDP have fear of abandonment and attachment issues, which can make it difficult for them to have long relationships, though some people with the disorder are able to have longish relationships or marriages. I just point out his personality disorder because it’s one that most likely has an impact on his dating life. For example, the suicidal ideation he experienced after his engagement to Ariana Grande ended is characteristic of the BPD. So, while I’m not a Pete stan, I definitely don’t consider him a typical Hollywood cad or playboy. He’s likely experiencing a great deal of suffering as each of these short relationships ends.

    • Mandy Melons says:

      Well said. I don’t get asshole boyfriend vibes from Pete at all. Whilst he publicly said a lot of inappropriate and insensitive stuff about Ariana during their relationship I believe he really loved her but had a very difficult time expressing himself as a whole. I think he gets a player reputation that isn’t accurate. This man loves being in love.

      • sue denim says:

        I agree, I’ve heard podcasts with him, have heard his stories about his father’s death on 9/11 (he was a firefighter), the ongoing trauma from that sudden loss (not just of his father but of his father’s whole group, a group Pete had played with and gotten to know), his devotion to his mom, being bullied, his coming into his own as a comic and a creative, etc. there’s more to him than meets the eye I think, def lots of room to grow and mature and learn, but I have a soft spot for him.

    • Whitecat says:

      @WTW, I 100% agree. While I’m not necessarily a fan of Pete, I kind of feel for him as a BPD sufferer as well, and I recognize so much of the symptoms – intense unstable relationships, followed by suicidal ideation when the feeling of your loved one ‘abandoned you’. It’s hard, and I hope Pete gets the help he needs and have people who love him around him. I was in the same boat for a long time – burnt through relationship intensely, and suddenly, often ending in self harm and suicide ideation. It took years for me to finally stabilize and now thankfully I’m in a happy marriage with my partner who understands me and my symptoms. It bothers me when people paint Pete as an a*hole boyfriend when most likely he’s suffering tremendously. I know, I’ve been there and I’ve been called a lot of crap stuff as well because I couldn’t deal with my symptoms and emotions.

    • dlc says:

      Any personality disorder is tough, they don’t tend to respond very well to treatment. People I have known with borderline personality disorder seem to thrive on chaos. When it is not there they unconsciously create it. That can seem very exciting until it becomes exhausting and scary.

    • tcbc says:

      Just because he’s suffering doesn’t mean he’s not responsible for the bullshit he inflicts on others.

      People tend to excuse this kind of stuff from men while holding women to impossible standards. Young women should be supported when they decide to walk away from these “fixer-uppers.”

  9. Reef says:

    Maybe I’m old, but is this man attractive, is he charming af, or is it both? I’m so confused about the women this dude is pulling.

    • maggi says:

      I had the exact same thought – maybe I’m too old to understand the youngsters of today but sweet haysus, could the guy not even bother to find a pair of proper adult trousers? Seems like a performance of white guy non-verbal negging.

  10. lucy2 says:

    She is really pretty.
    Sounds like normal 20 something dating. At least he didn’t go all over the top like he did with Ariana.

  11. Nacho_friend says:

    He looks like he lost weight :(

  12. Sumodo1 says:

    OMG her mother must have had a MAJORITY hissy fit. Margaret Qualley is the second coming of Andie MacDowell, a huge movie moneymaker! Make no mistake, she’s a golden child—you should see her brother! Pete and his BDE is a hideous hose beast!

  13. JustMe says:

    Paging Miley here’s someone as thirsty as you

  14. Jas says:

    Yeah, it’s just dating. But bear in mind all of the awful things everyone said about Ariana moving too fast or not being great in relationships, even though she has less history than him and has not been in a relationship since him. Men get the benefit of the doubt from women, while those same women tear down other women.

    • otaku fairy.... says:

      All of this. Some people in surprisingly liberal spaces are actually still a bit incel-y about Ariana’s history too. As much as I liked Thank U Next, and thought Ariana handled the reaction to her love life well, I also thought a guy the same age wouldn’t even be made to feel the need to explain himself over the number people he’s been with like that. And yeah, people never seem to have the same outrage for or names to call men for doing what they want with their bodies that they do for fast girls who need to be ‘put in their place.’ Just look at how chill people have been about Channing Tatum’s situation despite him actually being a parent and well into his 30s.

      • Jas says:

        It’s like yes, his mental health matters, don’t bully him, but she gets much more bullying by virtue of her fame alone, has been open about her mental health struggles, etc. I can plainly see at this point that a lot of women (not all) only extend their sympathy and basic rationality over these issues to famous dudes they have crushes on.

      • otaku fairy... says:

        “I can plainly see at this point that a lot of women (not all) only extend their sympathy and basic rationality over these issues to famous dudes…” Me too. Although I don’t even think attraction to the guy is always necessary for women to prioritize his feelings. Ariana does automatically get more abuse because of gender too, on top of mental health struggles she already has. Misogyny isn’t good for mental health either.
        The sad thing is that even after they hear or see it take its toll more than once, a lot of enablers/promoters of the misogyny dismiss the girls/women as liars, or use it to say some version of, “See what happens when females disobey and aren’t hidden?” There’s a similar response to domestic violence and sex crimes.

  15. Jas says:

    So on point. For instance, I once saw someone sticking up for Pete say that Ariana only brought up her ptsd/anxiety when “convenient”, as though there is ever a convenient time to endure the effects of various deaths and being picked to pieces. Not to mention how people living in the Me Too era laughed when she was groped at a funeral. “Crush” may be a generic way of explaining that men with mental health issues are strangely fetishized to a degree. They think of the effects of something like bpd as intense and passionate instead of the severe dysfunction it often is.

  16. otaku fairy.... says:

    Not surprised that you saw comments like that about Ariana at all, because it’s normal to dismiss female pain as faked for attention, to tone-police, and to trivialize what women go through on a regular basis. This is a man’s world.
    You’re right about mental health and gender too. Kanye and Cardi have the same diagnosis,
    but more common for people to see his as a reason to be sympathetic and not get too mad. Even though he is older and has been famous longer. Mental illness is also used to reinforce patriarchal standards for women in more than one culture.