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A ‘Saturday Night Live’ Legend! Pete Davidson Has Changed So Much Over the Years

Pete Davidson is on everyone’s radar. After all, the New York City native is more than just a former standout cast member on Saturday Night Live.

For starters, he’s branched out to film. In 2018, he played Tom Zutaut in Netflix’s The Dirt. The following year, Pete starred as Zeke in Hulu’s Big Time Adolescence. In 2020, the funnyman teamed up with Judd Apatow for The King of Staten Island.

The film, which received a solid 83 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, is based on Pete’s childhood. Not only did he grow up on Staten Island, but his father, Scott Davidson, who was a NYC firefighter, tragically died on 9/11 when Pete was just 7 years old.

“I made a tribute to my mom and dad, and I got to face these things I’d been avoiding for a really long time head-on,” the comedian explained in a June 2020 interview with CBS Sunday Morning. “I really wanted this to be cleansing for me. I feel like I got to speak about it in the biggest way possible and I could get my story out there, so I feel like now, I can let it go.”

In 2023, Pete debuted his semi-autobiographical series Bupkis for Peacock. It costars heavy hitters Edie Falco as his mom and Joe Pesci as Pete’s grandfather.

When it comes to his dating life, Pete made headlines for his highly publicized relationship with Ariana Grande. The pair began dating in May 2018 and got engaged just two months later. Unfortunately, after a mere five months together, Pete and Ariana called it quits. Following their relationship, he went on to date Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber and Phoebe Dynevor. Pete’s highest profile romance to date was his 10 month relationship with Kim Kardashian, although the pair amicably split in August 2022. 

Beyond his career, the former MTV personality is a big advocate for mental health awareness. Over the years, Pete has discussed his borderline personality diagnosis on a number of occasions, including the weekly Saturday Night Live segment “Weekend Update.”

Pete said goodbye to his time on the hit NBC series in May 2022 after being a part of the comedic cast for eight seasons. On his behalf, Dave Sirus posted a video of Pete after he performed his first sketch on the show, while confirming his departure from the show.

Thank you for teaching me life values, how to grow up and for giving me memories that will last a lifetime. SNL is my home,” the May 2022 caption read. 

Scroll through the gallery below to see Pete Davidson’s total transformation over the years.