Comedian Pete Davidson tweeted that he was engaged to pop star Ariana Grande on May 24, but that he may not have been serious about the proposal.
On the “Today” show Friday, Davidson clarified that he and Grande, who both starred in the TV show “Pitch Perfect,” “never broke up.”
“We’re still together,” he said. “We’re just taking it slow.”
Later on the “Today” show, Davidson took a question from a “Today” viewer about how former girlfriend Kate Beckinsale was reacting to his engagement.
He replied, “Kate Beckinsale would be happy for me or whatever.”
It was the most public of responses from Davidson about his engagement to the pop star.
Beckinsale, who dated Davidson from 2013 to 2015, commented on his engagement on Instagram.
“Congrats Pete!” she wrote. “You deserve the world.”
With Beckinsale, Davidson went through a cycle of dating an actress and actress’ daughter, as he also dated actresses, Sophie Turner, who is the daughter of “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin, and Sophie Budd, who is the daughter of “True Blood” actor Joe Budden.
On Tuesday, Grande posted a topless photo of Davidson to Instagram, which has since been deleted.
An insider told Us Weekly that Grande took Davidson out on Saturday nights, throwing “high profile, double dates” and partying “every weekend.”
“He came on her wave of success,” the source said. “He can really hold his own.”
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” began new episodes with “SNL Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost in Davidson’s place, but some fans argued that Jost was not suitable to fill Davidson’s role as host.
Actress Leslie Jones, who starred in both Davidson’s and Grande’s roles, said Friday on “The Tonight Show” that Davidson was going to take over as “SNL” co-anchor, and she loves it.
“I cannot wait to see who they hire to replace Pete,” she said. “It’s amazing.”
Davidson joked on Twitter that his decision to leave “SNL” may be influenced by his engagement to Grande, but he added that he “would be happy working there with anyone.”
Then on Friday, another star from the show had a humorous take on Davidson’s engagement.
“Y’all thought I [email protected] (they thought I said boo), and I said… i said “you? You a guidette?”” Guest host Pete Davidson wrote on Twitter.
His “SNL” co-stars were quick to jump in.
“You win I’m never speaking to you again,” Judd Apatow tweeted.
“Make him (Dave) cry and I’ll wear ya ring,” Leslie Jones replied.
Actress Kate McKinnon also weighed in.
“He has broken the Internet already & now he and @ArianaGrande will let you know where you can get a much bigger engagement ring than that from with no invite,” she tweeted.