Enduring the most famous breakup of the year is no easy feat, but Pete Davidson is managing.
He’s continuing to live his life even though some deeply misguided Ariana fans want him to kill himself.
In fact, a new report says that Pete has started dating again! Good for him.
E! spoke to a source about Pete Davidson’s personal life.
The Saturday Night Live star “is dating again,” the insider reports.
This news comes about a month and a half after Ariana Grande called off her engagement to Pete on October 14.
Pete and Ariana had a whirlwind romance this spring that became a sudden engagement that endured throughout the summer.
Their highly publicized breakup ended in a highly publicized split, which left Pete reeling.
Before dating Ariana, Pete had been dating Cazzie David.
Cazzie, best known for being Larry David’s daughter, is a comedian in her own right.
She and Pete had enjoyed a two-year relationship before their breakup.
Given that Ariana had so recently ended a long-term relationship with troubled boyfriend Mac Miller, she and Pete were both looking for their next relationship.
The fact that they had been attracted to each other for a couple of years did not hurt.
But rebounds rarely last.
After the breakup, insiders reported that Pete Davidson was “doing fine.”
Pete has been open about his mental illness and he definitely did not come out on top after the breakup, so this was a relief for his fans to hear.
“He has a strong support system of family and friends around him that are keeping him laughing,” the source said at the time.
“While Pete’s focusing on himself,” the insider also added. “He always wishes the best for Ari.”
That is very sweet, even if it probably comes from a place of personal and emotional pain.
Meanwhile, Ariana famously penned “Thank U, Next,” her record-smashing single.
It’s a breakup anthem with a much more positive message than most would assume.
It’s about being grateful for one’s exes.
While Ariana made it very clear that the song was not a diss track, she did release it just heartbeats before a new episode of Saturday Night Live aired.
(Ariana’s sweet but she’s also a Slytherin — don’t forget it)
“I know some of you are curious about the breakup,” Pete said on that first SNL episode after the split. “But the truth is, it’s nobody’s business.”
“And sometimes things just don’t work out,” Pete continued. “And that’s OK.”
“She’s a wonderful, strong person,” Pete affirmed on air. “And I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world.”
Pete has built his career about joking about misfortune — often his own — and this was no exception.
After no longer residing with Ariana in the luxurious $16 million apartment, Pete cracked a joke at his own expense while doing stand-up.
“Does anybody have any open rooms?” Pete asked his audience. “Looking for a roommate?”
On a much sadder note, Pete posted a very direct and forthright message on social media on Monday.
He is being bullied and harassed, possibly by overzealous Ariana stans who don’t understand that not every breakup has a “bad guy.”
Their young ages and their ignorance is no excuse for what appear to be attempts to needle him into harming himself or taking his own life.
Pete Davidson lost his father in 9/11 and has battled with substance abuse and with mental illness throughout his life.
He can absolutely cope with cyberbullies, but he should not have to.
It’s great to hear that Pete is moving on with his romantic life.
But we have to wonder who seized their chance to grab Ariana’s savory seconds.