After having shot down rumors in July that their whirlwind relationship and engagement was over, funnyman Pete Davidson and singer-actress Ariana Grande now appear to have broken up.
People magazine Sunday said it had confirmed a report in TMZ.com that the two had mutually ended the relationship. Neither outlet gave a time frame, but People noted that the two most recently were seen together publicly last week.
"Saturday Night Live" star Davidson, 24, has made private his only social-media platform, Instagram. It was unclear when it went dark; the most recent Wayback Machine archive was on Sept. 2, when his page listed 2.4 million followers despite no posts. "No Tears Left to Cry" singer Grande, 25, has not commented on social media.
Grande had abruptly canceled an appearance at a cancer benefit in Los Angeles on Saturday. "The Daily Show" host, comic Trevor Noah, appeared in her stead, and Grande’s scheduled duet with Kristen Chenoweth on a song from Broadway's "Wicked" was replaced by Chenoweth’s solo performance of "Bring Him Home" from "Les Misérables." Before Sunday's breakup reports surfaced, speculation centered on Grande feeling despondent over the Sept. 7 death of her former boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, at age 26 from a suspected drug overdose. Grande remains scheduled to perform on the NBC special "A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway," set to tape at New York's Marquis Theater for airing Oct. 29.
This spring, Davidson and Grande, who had met when she appeared on "SNL" in March 2016, began a relationship and soon began sporting tattoos devoted to each other. After a rapid-fire romance, Davidson on June 20 confirmed their engagement.
A month later, amid breakup rumors, he posted on Instagram Stories, "No there's nothing wrong. No nothing happened. No there's nothing cryptic about anything."
When he was seen in Los Angeles on July 29 with one of his Grande-related tattoos seemingly removed, TMZ reported that he had obscured it temporarily for a movie role.