Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Are Dating

By Isha Thorpe

May 22, 2018

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are dating, PEOPLE is reporting. The entertainment outlet claims that the two “just started” and “it’s very casual.”

An insider admitted to PEOPLE that Davidson attended the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with Grande and supported her first awards show performance since the Manchester attack last year. “After Ariana’s performance, they were backstage and he had his arm around her,” the source said. “They seemed very lovey-dovey. He was hanging out with her and her friends with his arm around her. She seemed quite smitten.”

This new romance comes just a couple of weeks after news that Grande and Mac Miller broke up. On the singer's Instagram story, she still called the rapper "one of my best friends in the whole world." Grande added: “I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us! Unconditional love is not selfish. It is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it’s not you.”

Many may recognize Davidson from television. The comedian has a very interesting backstory. Davidson was born in Staten Island in Nov. 1993. His father was a firefighter who passed away on 9/11. The last time Davidson's dad was seen was when he ran into the Marriott World Trade Center. The now-comedian was only 7 years old at the time and the death deeply affected him.

At 16 years old, Davidson began doing comedy. His mother said that was the only thing that made him "really, really happy." The star would continue rising in his career by performing opening sets on Nick Cannon’s tour; and appearing on shows like Cannon's "Wild ‘N’ Out," "Guy Code," "Gotham Comedy Live," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and more. In 2014, at age 20, Davidson became one of the youngest comedians ever to join the cast of "Saturday Night Live." He's also the very first one to be born in the 1990s. 

Davidson suffers from Crohn’s Disease. He previously said that marijuana helped him feel better from his illness. However, he quit the drug this past year. Since then, the comedian's been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. "It is working, slowly but surely," he told Rolling Stone about his BPD medication last year. "I've been having a lot of problems. This whole year has been a f**king nightmare. This has been the worst year of my life, getting diagnosed with this and trying to figure out how to learn with this and live with this."

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