Remember back in July when Pete Davidson deleted all of his Instagram posts? Well, it seems Ariana Grande‘s soon-to-be hubby has made a social media comeback… sort of. On Aug. 30, we noticed that Ari tagged the SNL star in one her IG stories. Pretty odd considering he no longer uses the platform, right? So, we investigated.
As it turns out, Pete has updated his profile since declaring his hiatus and of course, it was all for his beloved pop princess. Sadly, he didn’t upload any new snapshots of the pair, but he did change his Instagram profile picture to Ari’s Sweetener album cover. How cute!
It’s a shame that Pete has yet to make a full social media comeback. However, we do understand why. After all, the reasons behind his Instagram purge were pretty intense. For those of you who don’t remember, it was seemingly sparked after the 24-year-old star wrote “omg what a cutie,” on a post of Ariana and her late grandfather, who died of cancer in July 2014.
Some of Ari’s fans started blasting Pete, calling his comments “inappropriate.” The actor was taken aback by the criticism, as he responded: “Are you guys all insane? I was talking about how cute her grandpa is. What’s wrong with that? You guys will really look for anything to attack people. It’s sad.”
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Wow some people only try to make @petedavidson look bad! You can clearly see that he was talking about her grandpa who sadly passed away 4 years ago! It's super annoying that both @arianagrande and @petedavidson have to defend themselves and their relationship all the time…
Pete did eventually clear the air via Instagram Stories after making headlines. “No, there’s nothing wrong. No nothing happened. No there’s nothing cryptic about anything. I just don’t wanna be on Instagram anymore. Or on any social media platform,” he wrote. “The Internet is an evil place and it doesn’t make me feel good. Why should I spend any time on negative energy when my real life is f—king lit.”
“The fact that I even have to say this proves my point. I love you all and I’m sure I’ll be back at some point. Your neighborhood goon, Pete,” he concluded. While we definitely miss Pete’s posts of the two packing on the PDA all over our newsfeed, we totally get why he had to take a step back!