Pete Davidson tells Judd Apatow why he is America after Ariana Grande break-up

Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson has finally broken his silence on his break-up with pop star Ariana Grande. The 24-year-old comedian co-hosted Judd & Pete for America, a fundraising event Davidson and Judd Apatow threw for Swing Left at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood.

Davidson told the crowd: “Well, as you could tell, I don’t want to be here. There’s a lot going on. Does anybody have any open rooms? Looking for a roommate?” Caught up in young love, the two had moved in together, bought a pig, got engaged, and broke up in just five months. He also joked about the infamous tattoo he acquired as a tribute to his then-fiancé:

“So, obviously you know I, we broke up or whatever but when me and her first got engaged we got tattoos. And it was like in a magazine like, ‘Was Pete Davidson stupid?’ And 93% of it said yes. So my boy, he was like, ‘Don’t listen to that shit man. They’re literally fucking haters.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, fuck that. I’m not stupid.’ And the other day we were in my kitchen and he was like, ‘Yo bro. Turns out you were stupid.’”

Apatow praised Davidson for having the courage to appear in public post-break-up, to which Davidson replied that he feels like he has a lot in common with the U.S. “I feel like I am America,” Davidson said. “I’m a good guy that just keeps getting kicked in the dick. You’re like, ‘Ah, that fucking poor kid. Hope he doesn’t kill himself.’ That’s America.”

Allison Kilkenny

Allison Kilkenny is a writer and performer living in NYC. She is a contributor at Reductress, a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and the host of the political-comedy podcast Light Treason News (

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