Pete Davidson speaks out about Ariana breakup: "she's a wonderful, strong person"

scandal 05/11/2018

Pete Davison is used to joking around on Saturday Night Live but recently the comedian got visibly choked up when he addressed his breakup with pop singer Ariana Grande, with whom he'd been engaged.

Davidson spoke about the very public split on the show's Weekend Update segment saying, "It's nobody's business and sometimes things just don't work out." He then called Grande a "wonderful, strong person."

Leading up to the show, Davidson had poked fun at his relationship drama, even doing a promo in which he jokingly proposes on the spot to musical guest Maggie Rogers.

Last month Grande and Davidson called of their four-month-long engagement saying that the decision was mutual. 

Interestingly, Grande dropped her latest single "Thank U, Next" about 30 minutes before the SNL show. The song addresses her relationships with her exes, including a lyric about Davidson, as well as the late rappper Malcolm McCormick, known as Mac Miller:

"Thought I’d end up with Sean, but he wasn’t a match, wrote some songs about Ricky, now I listen and laugh, even almost got married, and for Pete I’m so thankful, wish I could say thank you to Malcolm, cause he was an angel."