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Ariana Grande taking social media break after Pete Davidson breakup

Meanwhile, Davidson canceled a college performance for "personal reasons."

Pete Davidson and then-fiancee Ariana Grande attend the

Pete Davidson and then-fiancee Ariana Grande attend the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20.   Photo Credit: Invision/AP/Evan Agostini

Singer-actress Ariana Grande, whose rapid-fire engagement with comedian Pete Davidson has ended, says she is taking a break from social-media.

"Time to say bye bye again to the internet for jus a lil bit," Grande, 25, wrote on Instagram Stories, in a People magazine screenshot early Wednesday of a post no longer available. "It's hard not to bump [into] news n stuff that i'm not tryna see rn [right now]. it's very sad and we're all tryin very hard to keep goin. love u. and thank u for bein here always."  

Instagram Stories posts automatically expire after 24 hours, and several other posts remained on Grande's Instagram Stories feed as of early Wednesday afternoon, posted 15 to 22 hours prior. It was unclear if Grande had continued posting after her leaving-Internet message or if it had come later and she deleted it before expiration.

Grande had prefaced that message by saying, "ok today was v[ery] special and I'm so grateful I was able to be there," referring to Tuesday's taping of the upcoming NBC special "A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway." Grande had tweeted Monday that she was scheduled to sing "The Wizard and I" from the hit musical.

She additionally had written on her regular Instagram account late Tuesday night, "Can't believe I almost let my anxiety ruin this for me today!!! Not today Satan! Not tomorrow or the next day either. . . . Imma  sing my heart out and be a big walking vessel of love bye."

Meanwhile, Davidson, 24, canceled a scheduled stand-up performance Wednesday night at Temple University in Philadelphia. The college's programming board said in a statement Tuesday that the "Saturday Night Live" star "will no longer be able to do our homecoming show due to personal reasons." Comedian Adam Devine was substituted. Davidson appeared Saturday in the "SNL" opening sketch and in a pretaped segment near the end. He has not commented publicly on the breakup or the Temple cancellation.

He and Grande, who had met when she appeared on "SNL" in March 2016, began a whirlwind relationship this spring and by June were engaged. People magazine said Sunday it had confirmed a report on TMZ.com that the couple had mutually ended the relationship at some unspecified recent point.

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