Pete Davidson Breaks Silence On Ariana Grande Split

Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson is breaking his silence.

According to E! News, the comedian publicly addressed his recent split from pop star Ariana Grande for the first time while teaming up with Judd Apatow on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, to co-host Judd & Pete for America at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood, Calif.

In reference to the former couple's headline-making breakup, Davidson jokingly said to the audience, "Well, as you could tell, I don't want to be here. There's a lot going on." The stand-up comedian went on to poke fun at two highly publicized reports stemming from their whirlwind romance: the duo's previously shared $16 million New York City apartment, which was purchased by Grande, and the multiple tattoos Davidson got in honor of his now ex-fiancée. 

"Does anybody have any open rooms? Looking for a roommate?" he quipped, while later noting, "Um, I've been covering a bunch of tattoos, that's fun. I'm f**king zero for two in the tattoo [department]. Yeah, I'm afraid to get my mom tattooed on me, that's how bad it is."

As Nicki Swift previously reported on Sunday, Oct. 14, Davidson, 24, and Grande, 25, called off their engagement after five months of dating. The two first got together in May 2018, and famously got engaged just a few weeks later. After the news that they'd called it quits broke, Davidson opted to keep a low profile. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, he cited "personal reasons" for canceling a headlining gig at Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn. (via Us Weekly).

"Pete's doing fine," a source told E! News that same day after he was spotted out and about for the first time in New York City. "He has a strong support system of family and friends around him that are keeping him laughing." The insider added, "While Pete's focusing on himself, he always wishes the best for Ari." 

For her part, Grande spoke out on the matter after making her first public appearance in weeks at the taping of A Very Wicked Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 16. While announcing a social media break in a since-deleted Instagram Stories post, the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer wrote, "It's hard not to bump news n stuff that i'm not tryna to see rn. it's very sad and we're all tryin very hard to keep goin. love u. and thank u for bein here always."