According to multiple reports on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, the Saturday Night Live star has apparently unfollowed and blocked ex-fiancée Ariana Grande on Instagram since their breakup earlier this fall.
The “No Tears Left To Cry” singer allegedly confirmed as much in a direct message to a fan this week. “I have never encouraged anything but forgiveness,” reads a screenshot of the message, which was shared on Twitter on Monday, Dec. 3. “I care deeply about pete and his health and would never encourage any kind of mistreatment. i haven’t seen any of it because i’m blocked but i want you to know that i would never want or encourage that ever and you should know that. i care about him deeply.”
For her part, Grande simply replied to the fan’s tweet with a black heart emoji.
Davidson and Grande, both 25, called it quits on their five-month relationship in mid-October 2018, having famously gotten engaged after only a few weeks of dating in June. As Nick Swift previously reported, Davidson made headlines earlier this week when he shared an emotional post on Instagram about being bullied online in the fallout of the former couple’s whirlwind romance.
“I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything,” Davidson wrote in part, captioning the post with a blue heart emoji. “I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference.” The stand-up comedian, who opened up about his mental health in the past, added, “No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this.”
Grande, who recently referenced calling off her engagement to Davidson in her “Thank U, Next” music video, later addressed the online hate on her Instagram Stories, writing in part, “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.” She added that she cares “deeply about pete and his health” and “will always have irrevocable love for him.”
Just ahead of receiving Billboard’s Woman of the Year Award later this week, Grande opened up about her highly publicized loved life, telling the publication on Wednesday, Dec. 5, “I live fast and full-out, and I make mistakes, and I learn from them and I’m grateful no matter what happens.”