Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor are getting serious about each other

I guess we can’t put this off any longer – Pete Davidson is dating Phoebe Dynevor. There was speculation in March that these two were an item after Pete was seen in Phoebe’s neighborhood in England. Then someone supposedly saw them holding hands. Neither Pete nor Phoebe were talking about it at that time. But Pete’s a romantic and when he’s in love, he can’t really keep it a secret. After most major outlets published the Pete and Phoebe rumors, Pete sort-of a confirmed it. A student asked during a Zoom Q & A who his celebrity crush is and he answered, “I’m with my celebrity crush.” Now Pete is not only saying they’re together (through sources), he’s telling his friends they’re serious.

Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor are officially together — and the Saturday Night Live star is letting people close to him know just how invested he is in the relationship.

Davidson, 27, and Dynevor, 26, are “really into each other,” a source says in this week’s issue of PEOPLE. The insider adds that “Pete is telling friends he’s serious about her.”

The twosome were first linked in March when Davidson was spotted in Manchester, England, where the Bridgerton star lives. A fan also posted a selfie with Davidson on Facebook when he visited the historic Altrincham Market, an area near Manchester. According to Entertainment Tonight, the pair were allegedly seen holding hands while out together in the U.K.

The month before, Dynevor took a trip to New York City, where Davidson currently lives and shoots Saturday Night Live.

Davidson further ignited dating rumors in mid-April while participating in a Zoom Q&A with Marquette University students. After being asked who he considered to be his celebrity crush, he smiled and replied: “I’m with my celebrity crush.”

Eagled-eyed fans then quickly noticed that both Davidson and Dynevor wore matching necklaces reading “PD,” which happens to represent both of their initials, during recent interviews.

[From People]

I guess we’re supposed to timestamp this relationship back to February when Phoebe was in Brooklyn posting pics to Instagram. However, Younger finished filming mid-February so that’s probably why Phoebe was there. Although, that could be when she and Pete met. And we know that Pete falls quick and hard so if they met in February, him traveling to England by March and getting serious by April sounds about right.

People are also making a big deal about their matching “PD” necklaces. Both Pete and Phoebe were seen wearing the same necklace on separate occasions, him on The Tonight Show and her on a YouTube appearance. I never realized how smart it was to date someone with your initials. You can get embroidered towels and matching jewelry and all kinds of stuff and when you break up, you can still use it! Zero waste. They both seem like nice people. I have nothing negative to say about this pairing. I’m not effusing over them because we’ve been here before with Pete’s romances. I’ll need a few more months before I get invested.

Something I’m truly not invested in is Pete playing Joey Ramone in Netflix’s I Slept with Joey Ramone. I don’t mind Pete as an actor but so many other people could have filled that role better. Hell, even fishing from the SNL pool, Andy Sandberg looks more like Joey than Pete.

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  1. EllenOlenska says:

    Run Phoebe Run!

    • Katie says:

      Yeppp…

    • Madelaine says:

      Am I the only one under the eerie impression that the Davidson lad is but the stallion that the young and sometimes older celebrities pass around for entertainment purposes? It seems to me he is fully aware of playing that part and is even fine with it, as long as he gets to have the finest females. Had Pete Davidson been a twenty-year-old girl, he would never ever have gotten a pass for sleeping around. He has reached that availability and circulation point when I’m wondering whether the celebrity agents don’t just give him a call asking him if he would be as nice as to deflower such and such or keep company to whoever. His relationship pattern is so consistent that it seems to derive from discreet arrangements. Pete Davidson’s dating journey reminds me of John Mayer’s sentimental career.

      • bettyrose says:

        @Madelaine – You’re probably onto something because that’s the only good explanation I’ve ever read. He’s tall, he’s funny, he’s possibly fun to hang out with (or at the very least gets you into good NYC parties), but none of that explains the constant string of A-List women he’s paired with. I mean, I myself would’ve been so hot for him in my 20s, but I’m not famous and honestly he’s just the kind of mistake I made at that age.

    • Kimberly says:

      is she one of those ladies that likes a project? Or does she just have a bad picker?

  2. Runaway says:

    I just don’t get it, other than the broken puppy thing, why? I mean just why?

    • Seraphina says:

      They seem so random. I don’t understand it.

      • Natters says:

        At first I thought this was random but she is from Manchester which is like the Staten Island of Britain. I heard they met when she was filming Younger. Got to hand it to the guy, he is a chick magnet for some reason.

      • Mina_Esq says:

        Natters: I just laughed so hard, thank you! Manchester IS kind of like the Staten Island of Britain lol

    • Mina_Esq says:

      I get it. He is funny and he doesn’t shy away from having a serious relationship. Those are two very positive characteristics.

    • Katie says:

      When I was younger, I was exactly into this kinda thing. I can’t explain it but I think it’s about him being so emotional that it feels like the love in the romance novels and movies and TV shows can actually be translated into real life (it can’t). You don’t learn that until you learn it)) Actual bliss comes with the calm and comfortable love where there’s no drama. But when you are young and brought up a certain way, it feels like the over the top dramatic way is the only way, that love should conquer all, and that stuff. He seems like a representation of that. And like you can overlook his shortcomings and love can change him. Something like this. Plus, he’s hot enough and believes the all-conquering love nonsense too.

    • JEM says:

      He seems like a man-child who always has at least 3 STIs. I truly don’t get his appeal, at all.

  3. Becks1 says:

    Well. Huh. He does fall hard and fast, so traveling to the UK for her makes sense, although it seems like a pain with all the quarantining etc.

  4. Darla says:

    I won’t hear anything against Pete unless he abuses a woman, but I don’t think he ever will. I enjoy him.

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed, I have a soft spot for him, too. I don’t see any red flags here yet except maybe potential excessive non-essential travel, lol.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      me too. he may be troubled but he’s not a d*ck, and he’s pretty funny. and self-deprecating too, which a lot of comedians aren’t.

      as I’ve said before, DO NOT DOWNPLAY the weight of a good sense of humor and a man who can make you laugh. it makes them very sexy, IMO, and can make a marginally good looking guy VERY attractive.

      • MerlinsMom1018 says:

        @whatWHAT?
        Can confirm. While MerlinsDad is HOT (In my personal opinion of course) it was his sense of humor that got me all those years ago and 42 years later nobody makes me laugh like him.

    • Elle says:

      Thank you, Darla, same

  5. GrassRoots says:

    I love her! She is a wonderful actress!

  6. Sue Denim says:

    totally ot but the puppy in the red coat is everything today so cute. looks like he/she’s telling Pete a secret… and yes to Darla, I have a soft spot for him too…I wouldn’t want to date him but I’m wishing good things for him…

  7. MattyLove says:

    Girlfriend. No.

    At least it’s matching necklaces and not matching tattoos…

  8. bub244 says:

    She is a beautiful woman and a great actress. I find seeing her in real life a bit jarring though – outside of the big Bridgerton dresses, she looks quite small and frail. It’s hard to believe she’s 26.

  9. Case says:

    I mean, idk. He seems like he’s gotten himself together recently; as we talked about in another thread a couple weeks ago, he’s been genuinely great on SNL for probably the first time since he was cast, and he looks healthy. He doesn’t have the best dating history, but maybe this will last longer than we’re thinking.

  10. Imogene says:

    Pete Davidson must be charismatic as hell in person.

    • Commonwealthy says:

      This is the only explanation.

      Nothing against him, and I loved his rap in the ‘Loco’ video, but his rise in pop culture screamed PR stunt that only a white celeb could get away with and benefit his career, and not much has changed my opinion. I think this may be a PR stunt for Daphne too – she didn’t blow up the way Rege-Jean Page did after Bridgerton, and her team could be making up for lost ground. I think she should have taken the craft-focused path, where the right role (plenty for young white actresses) would lead to her star rising. But maybe her team wants to strike while iron is still hot-ish (Bridgerton fever was January guys! It’s almost end-April, wow.)

      Edit: Pheobe! Not Daphne.

      • Common sense says:

        Yes, I think it would have been wiser to focus on her career for a while before getting into a very public relationship or rather into a relationship with a public figure. But that’s just me, she’s free to do what she wants.
        Lol, I love how you call her Daphne. It seems like a common mistake for many people; myself included. Funny enough no one ever seems to call Regé Simon. Phoebe and Daphne are similar sounding names I suppose that’s why people mix them up.

  11. detritus says:

    She’s got that Gal Gadot ‘I’m a cute fawn who just farted oooopsie’ look.

    Please someone tell me why I find that look so annoying and talk me out of it.

    • Esmom says:

      I didn’t get past the first episode of Bridgerton and tbh a big part of it was I just didn’t buy her in the role. Maybe she got better but I saw zero charisma from her and no chemistry between her and the duke.

      • Lucy2 says:

        I thought her Bridgerton character was rather bland, especially considering how smoldering hot the duke was, but I don’t know if that’s on her or the writing or both.

        I REALLY don’t get the Pete thing, but good luck to them.

      • detritus says:

        Maybe I’m just too old but it felt icky to me too

      • Desert Lizard says:

        Thank you, thank you for saying that. It’s not an accident that all of the attention from Bridgerton is on Rege-Jean Page and not on both of them or on her. I didn’t get any charisma between them and that seemed to come from her. I don’t think she’s much of an actress based on Bridgerton but I’d watch her in something else to see if I still feel that way. They seemed incredibly mismatched, not by looks but by talent.

    • Solace says:

      You’re not alone, Detritus.

      She overplays the wee baby look. She was miscast against Rege who looked so much older that I found their scenes uh weird.

      And don’t get me started on her blatant Keira Knightly mimicking pout. And the tendril bangs. Lord Jesus.
      I’m in the minority in my dislike. But I’ve realized I want her cast against actors who look her age.
      And Petey. He’s still not over Ariana.

      • detritus says:

        You nailed it. I couldn’t handle her and Rege as a couple. It seemed like a teenager and her teacher.

      • Becks1 says:

        She’s supposed to be a teenager though. I think she’s supposed to be 18 or 19. In the book she may be 20. And simon is the same age as Anthony who is 10 years older than her. So it is supposed to be a 28/30 year old man with a woman/girl 10 years his junior.

        I do think they did her character dirty in the show – in the book, its her second or third season, she can’t get married because everyone just sees her as a friend, and she’s funny and smart and really witty – which we didnt really get in the show. we just get a lot of scenes of her criticizing Anthony and telling Simon how many dances they have to do together. So in the book, Simon’s plan to fake-court her makes sense because it takes her out of the friend zone for the men and puts her in the potential wife zone.

        I think that kind of fell flat in the show, but Reje, so whatever, ha.

      • JanetDR says:

        In most of the recency books that I’ve read (mostly Geogette Heyer) that is a very typical age difference. The men lead a profligate life and then find themselves courting a girl * who has just been introduced to society. It does seem icky when you view rather than read it, which is why I didn’t get too far with Bridgerton. * or, sometimes a terribly older woman of 26 or so who didn’t “take” when she had her season.
        Georgette Heyer also wrote wonderful murder mysteries. The dialogues between her characters are really something! She makes me laugh out loud.

  12. Scal says:

    I think it’s a good sign this relationship hasn’t been blasted all over social media and the tabs (yet) With Ariana, Kate, kaia by week 2 it was constant pap walks and twitter shares and talking to the media.

    This relationship has been fairly low key in comparison

    • Commonwealthy says:

      I’ve been seeing it on social media for the last 3-4 weeks (I think, what is time anymore?), but yes no major tabs on it (I assume, since I follow tabs via Celebitchy – thank you Celebitchy)

    • Humbugged says:

      It was just some rando in England that spotted his walking about

  13. Solace says:

    I don’t think the roll out matters. He’s clout chasing. It’s so transparent 🙄😁

  14. Solace says:

    Oh..I mean he wants to be with the next it girl. Or rather any actress who’d take him. He’s chasing media clout. Not Phoebe’s social status but the fact that she was in a recent hit series.

    • Desert Lizard says:

      My first thought was that she is chasing his clout. Pete is on SNL and has been with some impressive women. It seemed that, at least for a while, women were falling all over themselves to contract with him – Kaia Gerber and Kate Beckinsale are two I can think of off the top of my head.

      It would be nice if this relationship is real. I hope so.

  15. Veronica S. says:

    I’m assuming he has to be really funny and charming in person because otherwise I’m just like…really? Visually, there’s just nothing that explains to me why this man manages to land the It Girls (TM) of the moment so often. Celebrity profile and money, I guess, too, but that doesn’t explain people like Ariana Grande.

    Not sure I’d waste my time with somebody who’s as emotionally volatile as this dude comes across at times, but we haven’t heard anything excessively negative about the way he treats women in relationships, so maybe he’s mostly able to just restrain it to being very dramatic. Good luck to them, I guess.

  16. Amelie says:

    I have a soft spot for Pete for whatever reason and I think at heart he is a good guy. He is not abusive and he deeply cares. And he’s funny and a nice guy so that probably helps him a lot in the dating department. The problem is when he starts dating a woman, he goes all in fast and deep and becomes waaayyy too intense. And because he is so sensitive, my guess is it doesn’t take much for him to have an anxiety attack/mental crisis and when his partner sees that for the first time it’s really scary. He had some kind of episode with Kaia Gerber, the last person he dated that we know of, and her parents had to get involved and basically separate her from him because she was way too young to be dealing with that on her own. He has admitted to all of this in interviews, he is very self-aware of how he is and his borderline personality disorder which he has admitted to. He even swore off dating for awhile and it looks like he followed through with it since it’s been over a year that we know he’s been single.

    I’m really hoping he can break that pattern and maybe he’s had some intense therapy to help him. I am not really invested in him and Phoebe yet but I do want both of them to be happy. I think he could be a great partner to someone, he just really needs to take it one step at a time. It doesn’t really sound like he’s doing that here though, but I hope he learns one day.

  17. Abby says:

    Just, why. He kind of skeeves me out. The lineup of beautiful young barely twentysomething girls with doe eyes looking at him like he’s the best thing in the world just sickens me. With his BPD, I bet he comes on SO STRONG and these girls feel like the most special thing to ever exist, and then his abandonment/rejection issues kick in the second it doesn’t feel euphoric and here comes the rollercoaster. (And no, I’m not pashing BPD – I am diagnosed with complex trauma and have been in therapy for 15 years dealing, coping and healing.)

    • Humbugged says:

      Where does Kate Beckinsale fit on your list

      And all his other girlfriends apart from Kaia are the same age him or slightly older

      • Abby says:

        Kate is an outlier. Phoebe, Kaia, Ariana, Cazzie (although I think they dated for awhile, which makes it more legit in my mind), Margaret.

      • Humbugged says:

        All 3 women are either 1 year younger or exactly the same age as him .Mid to late 20′s

  18. LA says:

    I don’t get the hate. He’s good to his girlfriends, he’s hilarious, and per Ariana, he, er, gets it done. Yes, he falls too fast. But that doesn’t make him a terrible person.

    • detritus says:

      I get the feeling Pete puts the effort in and is a good time in bed.

      That plus being funny, not being a misogynist, and actually wanting to commit are all big sells.

      Leo vs Pete? I’d take Pete any day.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Funny, nice & good in bed go a looooooong way. Take a note, boys!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      to add to that, he clearly loves his mom and treats her well, and not in a gross Shia LeBeouf kind of way.

      a man that treats his mother well and with respect is often a good man.

  19. Ann says:

    I don’t have a problem with this pairing. They’re young. Pete has been openly troubled and I don’t find him at all handsome but as others have said, he’s funny, he seems like a decent person and when he’s in, he’s in. I can imagine a woman Phoebe’s age finding that package very appealing. And she’s only 26, it’s a nice age to just be young and in love.

  20. Alex says:

    You know how most of us were like “run” with Zack…Scrubs Zack, I forget his name and Florence Pugh? I always assumed it’s because it triggered our observations and experiences with older men and younger women. And it feels like something about PD triggers something in a lot of us like…something about him says messy college boyfriend. It’s hard to not project things onto that guy…but damn it I’d bet money his gfs want to “save” him.

  21. LRobb says:

    What is it with Pete Davison? I don’t get it. At all.

  22. Em says:

    Do not see the appeal whatsoever. He’s funny, but not that funny. He seems gross to me. He’s been around a lot and very publicly. Also echoing that he seems like he has STI’s. Can’t really imagine what these two would have in common…at all really. Seems an odd pairing and she seems like she’s trying to make some sort of statement with this relationship.