In a new interview, Pete Davidson opened up even more than usual about his relationship with Ariana Grande, his mental health struggles and his past.
Davidson sat down with host Howard Stern to talk about his life, which has changed drastically recently. After breaking up with ex Cazzie David, Davidson started dating and then got engaged to Ariana Grande. Amidst the objections of her fans and admirers to Davidson and Grande’s relationship, her ex Mac Miller passed away at the age of 26 due to a suspected drug overdose.
Addressing Davidson’s past relationship, Stern said, “You’ve both broken up…with people. You had dated Larry David’s daughter for two years, a serious relationship. You broke up for whatever reason. She was with that guy Mac Miller and you both break up.”
Davidson said that the splits happened around the same time, saying, “Timing, I feel like, is everything and we both were in a similar situation at the time.”
Stern also asked Davidson what he thought of Grande when they first met in 2016 on Saturday Night Live. She said, “I was just like staring at her.”
The two then parted ways for a few years, and then reconnected due to Grande’s manager Scooter Braun. Davidson joked, “Booking my career and wife! No, he was like ya know…I was down in the dumps and he came and visited me at SNL”.
Addressing the fact that he struggles with borderline personality disorder, Davidson said, “Everything feels so extreme, dude. Like it’s the most extreme or the least extreme.” When Stern asked whether Davidson was worried his condition could affect his relationship with Grande, Davidson said, “I just think some people are meant to be together and some people aren’t, even if they are good people or not. Some people just aren’t good in relationships together. And I just think we’re supposed to be together.”
Davidson also joked that when him and Grande started dating, he asked her to reconsider for better looking options several times. He said, “Before we started dating, I literally like went through a list, I scrolled through a list of really hot guys on the internet and I was like, ‘Wait a minute, are you sure? Like here’s all of One Direction, I was like you sure? I was like this guy? Alright. OK cool.”
He also revealed that after they got together, a fan threatened to shoot Davidson in the face, which was one of the things that prompted Davidson to leave social media.
Davidson stars on Saturday Night Live, which returns to NBC on September 29.
Watch part of the interviews below: