Are Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson one of the cutest Hollywood couples or what? They confirmed their engagement earlier this summer, moved in together, and have talked about how they wanted to marry each other from pretty much day one. Now, Ari is also sharing her plans for how she plans to change her name once she and Pete are married, and the Spark Notes version is that she’s hoping to Beyoncé it.
Remember how Bey was originally known as Beyoncé Knowles, then changed her named to Beyoncé Knowles-Carter when she got married, but everyone just calls her by her first name? Ari is hoping to follow in her foot steps. After she and her hubby tie the knot, she’ll legally make the switch to Ariana Grande-Davidson. She’ll stick with Ariana Grande professionally (and FYI her full legal name right now is actually Ariana Grande-Butera), but she’s also playing with the idea of one day just going by Ariana. “Isn’t that sick? I think it’s got a ring to it,” she said in an interview with Beats 1.
“I have to keep Grande because of my grandpa,” she continued, clarifying that it’s actually pronounced Grand-ee, not Grand-ay. “I think of him with everything I do in it. He was so proud of our name. I should keep it. I’mma keep it, nevermind.” Ari was always close with her grandpa, so it’s sweet of her to continue to honor him by keeping his name. But she also says she’s still got plenty of time to make up her mind: her album and tour come first, then whatever name changes will happen after.
As for her wedding, well, that could be a way off, too. When asked what her and the SNL star’s time-frame looks like, she commented that it was more than five months, but less than five years. Ari also weighed in on what the rest of their future looks like. When it comes to kids, she “probably” wants three, but there’s no rush on that either. She wants them “eventually, like down the line” she clarified. With the speed these two have been moving at, though, we’d be surprised if it doesn’t actually take that long to have a whole clan of Grande-Davidsons. The real question is, will Pete be changing his last name, too?