It was only last month that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson were kicking it in their $16 million apartment surrounded by beanbags, baby pigs, and exactly zero forks. Now, however, both TMZ and People are reporting the couple has split after five months of dating—and four months of being engaged. Before you start listening to “Pete Davidson” on repeat in mourning, though, remember that Grande and Davidson haven’t confirmed this news yet; it’s possible they’re still together and just had a small argument about lollipops or something. Maybe Grande wanted Davidson to dye his hair back to brown and he said, “No, this platinum look is lit,” and that caused a brief tiff. We don’t know! All we know is breakup rumors are swirling.
But it’s a confusing timeline. Grande and Davidson were reportedly chummy as recent as Saturday (October 13), which makes this news all the more jarring. How did this couple go from gallivanting at furniture stores in fancy sweatpants to breaking up in such a short span? God is a woman, and she’s just as perplexed as we are. Here’s what we know so far:
September 29: Grande attends the premiere of Saturday Night Live. She was posting Instagram Stories backstage, according to Vanity Fair, and acting very much like she still dug Davidson and his penchant for the word “sick.”
October 9: Davidson covers up one of his Grande tattoos. Specifically, the “Dangerous Woman” bunny he had inked behind his ear. It seems he had a heart drawn over it instead, which is only a little bit ironic.
October 13: Grande is spotted backstage at Saturday Night Live again. Per The Daily Mail, they appeared so “in love.”
October 14: News breaks Grande and Davidson have split. Davidson deletes his Instagram, which isn’t all that surprising because he’s more hot-and-cold with that thing than I am with my gym membership. According to People, those close to Grande saw the split coming and deemed her relationship “too much too soon.” TMZ notes that the death of Grande’s ex-boyfriend Mac Miller might’ve been a “tipping point.” Us Weekly, however, contends the two just called their engagement off and are still working things out.
October 15: In a deflection attempt only theatre nerds and gay men will appreciate, Grande posts about her involvement in the Wicked 15th anniversary special—her first social media post since the breakup rumors kicked off.
And that’s it for now, people. Knowing Grande and Davidson, though, it’s only a matter of time before we receive another update—most likely in all lowercase letters.