Phoebe Dynevor and Pete Davidson have split after 5 months

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Phoebe Dynevor and Pete Davidson have called it quits. After five months of bouncing between continents and breaking isolation rules, the latest chapter of “Pete Davidson is dating who?” comes to a close. Rumors about Pete and Phoebe hit the mainstream in April, although the romance began back in February. They let their friends run to the press about them for the first few weeks but by the end of the month, they were getting papped in her hometown, leading to speculation that they were getting serious. Although, to be fair, Pete gets pretty serious about everyone he dates. Come July, Pete and Phoebe were awash in PDA at Wimbledon, shutterbugs be damned. And now, just a month later, the fabled romance is finished, and they’re citing work as the cause of their romantic death.

THEY were fast becoming this year’s hottest celebrity couple – but the romance between Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor and US comedian Pete Davidson has gone ice cold.

Pals close to the couple, who started dating in February, have revealed the relationship has started to fizzle out after their busy work schedules started making it difficult for them to see each other.

A source said: “Pete and Phoebe’s romance was a real whirlwind and from the start they were both totally committed. But as time has passed, it’s become increasingly obvious it is going to be difficult to make this work.

“Phoebe has had back-to-back filming dates with Bridgerton in the UK. Meanwhile, Pete has been back in the US filming Saturday Night Live. Alongside that he has just started working on a new film, Meet Cute, with Kaley Cuoco.

“Phoebe and Pete were last together in the UK in July but since he flew back to the States, he’s not seen her. Obviously all the travel restrictions because of the pandemic have not helped.

“People can’t just jump on planes and jet around the world when they want to. It has made everything more difficult. It was pretty telling when Phoebe headed to Croatia with her mates this week rather than going to see Pete in America.

“It was wild while it lasted and they both really care for each other. But the distance has put a strain on them.

“Their mates think they make a great couple but the distance has made it completely unworkable. They had fun and will remain close but unless something drastic changes their relationship won’t recover.”

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Pete’s relationships always catch me off guard so I don’t usually form too many opinions about them. I don’t think they’re going to last but I accept them pretty easily. I liked the idea of him and Phoebe together. I don’t know if it was my preconceived notion of small English villages, but I felt like they’d have a quieter romance, and it would be a calmer vibe that Pete’s more bombastic liaisons in the past. I was turning a blind eye to the fact that somehow the paps kept getting fed their locations and we ended up with PDA heavy shots despite how private they claimed they were.

The long-distance excuse is bogus, though. These two gladly eschewed COVID restrictions during the height of the surge back in April and May to “jet around” to see each other, so I don’t buy it’s an issue now. It’s possible work got in the way. Phoebe is filming Bridgerton. I thought Pete was done with SNL, the fact that he’s shooting that was surprising. Maybe this thing burned fast and bright and then burned out, like most of these white-hot romances do. It’s a good thing Pete’s eliminating tattoos, though, and not inking his paramours on his person anymore. Otherwise, he’d have to turn Phoebe into a dandelion or something.

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  1. Nina says:

    I think it was just a publicity relationship for her

    • Ninks says:

      Agreed. It smacked of “my costar got all the press and the awards nominations and I won’t be the lead next season so I’ve got to keep my name out there somehow.”

      I’m sure the long distance thing probably didn’t help but they never let Covid restrictions interfere before.

    • Noki says:

      I think he is like the talented Scott Discik ,these new IT girls latch on to him for more mileage before they run off. The only one i scratched my head was Kate Beckingsale.

  2. Ohlala says:

    Omg 🤣 in two years he had more relationships than me managing to get any dates

  3. Truthiness says:

    Pete’s romantic interludes remind me of the luck of Seinfeld’s Kramer. Not a great looking guy to start with and he is always falling back asswards into romances with models, actresses, singers, you name it.

    • LillyfromLillooet says:


    • Trillion says:

      for men, it doesn’t matter if they’re good-looking or not. How he looks gets mentioned sometimes, but it’s always AFTER other qualifiers, like “funny”, “vulnerable”, “charming”. If he were a woman, that order would be reversed. :(

  4. Harper says:

    I remember when Bridgerton first started and I had a hard time buying Phoebe as its lead. I didn’t think she had enough star quality to make me believe she was the most desirable Regency catch. Now she’s all over the place; a supposed “it” girl, and I am still thinking “I don’t get it.”

    • Jezz says:

      Same. I adored Bridgerton, but if they hadn’t continually repeated that she was a “rare diamond” and so desired, I would have thought her character was the Jane Eyre type. A common stone.

    • Katherine says:

      Hm, I actually like her outside the show. I did not enjoy her styling on the show, or even her character, but she seems so nice and looks very pretty and has the it thing in candids. I was first reluctant to see it because I was jealous but then I saw it and I like her now. I hope they both do not suffer from broken hearts over this and just had fun in each other’s company, moved on, and are now both happy, this is what youth is for.

    • kgeo says:

      Same! I just kept thinking, maybe they were going for a victorian era ‘it’ girl and that meek, pale, and mild were the desired qualities then. I mean, no doubt she’s pretty, it just took me a while to see it. I guess I’m used to leads being more in your face or uniquely attractive rather than subtle.

    • lucy2 says:

      I have to say the same. I don’t have any opinion on the actress, but I found the character rather bland, and couldn’t get the fuss over her.

    • Normades says:

      Apparently in the book she wasn’t such the it girl so her pact with the Duke made more sense. Should have been the same for the show. She’s stunning irl but the styling in Bridgerton did her no favors.

      I wonder if they weren’t dunzo a while ago. He made that crack on the last episode of snl that it was mental health awareness month “which is why she stopped taking my calls”.

  5. MelissaQ says:

    He’s shouting a movie in NYC with Kaley Cuoco so I imagine he is actually busy for the next few months…

    • Darla says:

      Oh yeah that’s right. I wonder if Kaley’s husband is nervous, lol.

      • Truthiness says:

        Yeah. There are rumors about them already, despite Caley being married. And if we wait long enough that relationship too will be expired past its due date.

        Someone should start a Girl band named The Exes of Pete Davidson.

  6. Case says:

    He almost seems like a for-hire boyfriend for stars looking to get papped and stay in the press because he’s just up for anything. It’s really a curious situation.

  7. Bettyrose says:

    Frequent short relationships are pretty normal for a borderline personality. They have trouble being alone and constantly want to be in a relationship, and that surface level charm
    hooks people at first. And then the neediness and intense emotions set in … and it’s hard to be with someone like that for too long.

    • Ariel says:

      It is intoxicating, and then it is EXHAUSTING.
      I remember thinking by the end of my relationship with someone with that brand of mental illness (back then his issue was referred to as rapid cycling bipolar)- wow, no one will ever love me like *THIS* again….. but i am okay with that.
      Oh yeah, it burns bright. But oh yeah, i swear it took me a year to recover, to turn back into me.

    • Amanda says:

      White hot doesn’t necessarily fade (speaking from experience) but healthy people do tend to run from BPD relationships once they tire of all that illness, neediness and instability. Unless there are already kids involved and they’re staying to protect the kids.

    • Dlc says:

      I think you hit it on the head.

  8. Scrambled Eggs says:

    Pete Davidson’s perplexing “it-boyfriend” behavior puts him firmly in the John Mayer school of “huh??? attractiveness” for me. I just do not get it on any front. I guess at least maybe Pete is fun and nice and does that “all in” romantic stuff at the start of relationships, but he’s falling constantly into high-profile romances and I just don’t understand the attraction PLUS the sheer number of women he’s constantly linked with. It seems like post Cazzie David, none of his relationships have lasted more than a few months.

    • steph says:

      Ariana gave his career a major boost and he’s still riding that wave of notoriety she gave him. And this dating every model/influencer/starlet goes along with the image.

  9. KG says:

    I get that Pete is filming the movie with KC — but how can he be “filming” SNL? A live show that hasn’t even announced the premiere date of its next season?

    • lucy2 says:

      Thank you! I wondered that myself, lol, that’s not how that show works.

      Also “They were fast becoming this year’s hottest celebrity couple”…were they?

  10. Joan Callamezzo says:

    I’m wondering if the blind about him was true, that he wanted to propose and maybe he did and it scared her off.

  11. Veronica S. says:

    Five months is a decent run for a dating couple. That’s usually when you realize it won’t work out once the sex glow wears off, and the fall off is intense with BPD. Frankly, that’s one disorder I think the media or medical community tends to downplay the dangers of too much. I get that they don’t want mentally ill people singled out, but man…some of those disorders are legitimately not great to deal with untreated. With all of these women, I come out of it mostly feeling like they wised up and got out just in time.

  12. Shari says:

    Looks like it just ran its course. Happens to everyone at some point.

  13. NiqGee says:

    Is Pete Davidson the IRL Good Luck Chuck? Asking for a friend…


    I think Pete is currently filming Meet Cute with Kaley Cuoco, NY maybe