Pete Davidson Joins Dating App, Addresses Cyberbullying After Ariana Split

Catherine Michelle

December 4, 2018

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Pete Davidson recently returned to Instagram after a self-imposed post-breakup hiatus. But since his return to social media, he’s been on the receiving end of negative comments and hate messages over his failed romance with Ariana Grande.

Now, days after Ariana dropped her breakup anthem “Thank U, Next”, Pete has written a raw, honest message addressing all the cyberbullying that’s been directed his way, not just since the split, but over the course of many months.

Read his powerful words here:

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The 25-year-old SNL star has always been very open about his struggles with mental health.

His post was met positively, with fans sending him messages of encouragement and support.

Prior to the “Thank U, Next” video’s release, Ariana’s manager Scooter Braun made it clear that there was no bad blood between Ariana and Pete. When he found out about all the hate Pete had been getting, he voiced his desire for everyone to “stop the bulls**t”, stating:

“It is nothing like that and Pete is a good dude. No one has hate for this guy and he is a stand up guy. Show respect because trust me, everyone on this side knows he deserves it and wishes him well.”


And Ariana is urging her fans to be gentler and kinder to Pete.

Following Pete’s emotional message, Ari took to her Instagram Stories to repost his words, writing:

“I know u already know this but I feel I need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others. I really don’t endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity. I care deeply about Pete and his health.

I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet. I’ve learned thru my own mistakes not to be reactive on socials so I do understand. But you truly don’t know what anybody is experiencing ever. Regardless of what they choose to display on social media or how they may appear in public. I can promise u that.

So please let whatever point you’re trying to make go. I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point.”


In other Pete news, a source has dished to ET that he’s signed up for a popular dating app:

“He wants a fresh start. He’s focusing on his self-happiness.”