This is heartbreaking. On Oct. 15, news broke that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson suddenly called it quits after just five months of dating. Now, a report is suggesting that the tragic death of the singer’s ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, is a possible explanation for the pair’s split.
“[Pete’s] sad. He’s really sad about this split, and he only wishes the best for Ariana, but their relationship was really complicated with the passing of Mac Miller,” an insider close to the SNL star revealed to Us Weekly. “It put a tremendous amount of strain on their relationship.”
Sadly, Ariana has received a great deal of public backlash following her longtime love’s death. Ari dated the “Self Care” rapper for nearly two years before ending things in May. She confirmed her engagement to Pete just weeks later — and while both Ariana and the comedian insist there was no overlap in the relationships, fans have speculated otherwise. So much so, that many have gone as far as blaming Ariana for her ex’s passing.
Unfortunately, the loss of a loved one isn’t the only tragedy the 25-year-old has been forced to confront in recent years. Ariana reportedly still suffers from PTSD and anxiety following the May 2017 terrorist attack that killed 22 people at her Manchester concert.
Pete, too, is no stranger to hard times. Not only did the 24-year-old lose his father on 9/11, but he also lives with both borderline personality disorder and Crohn’s disease.
“Pete loved Ariana and wanted it to work, but they’ve both had such tragic events happen in their lives. And they are young,” the insider confessed to Us. At this time, neither Pete nor Ariana has publicly commented on their split. It’s clear that both of them need time to heal. Here’s hoping they both find peace of mind soon enough.