Two weeks ago, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson confirmed the rumors they were dating by going Instagram official. Less than one week ago, Grande joked about having Davidson's kids on Instagram.
And now, less than 24 hours ago, People, Us Weekly, and more outlets began reporting that the two are engaged after one month of dating. The speed took the internet by surprise, but sources close to the couple are already on the front lines defending their relationship. Below, a roundup of what all the big tabloids are reporting about Grande and Davidson's whirlwind public romance and proposal.
Multiple sources stressed to Us Weekly that this will be a long engagement. “They are a perfect fit. They are not rushing to get married,” one source said. “Their friends are really excited and supportive. They are both constantly making each other laugh, Their moms have met. They’ve been very public with their relationship on social media, and they are very in love.”
They were telling people about their engagement at Robert Pattinson's birthday party on Saturday (sorry, R.Patz, for them making your party no longer just about you.) But the wedding won't be nearly as fast-approaching. “They are looking forward to a very long engagement together," a second source said explicitly.
A source told Peoplethey had an "intimate proposal" that "was very much just the two of them” and that they became close because they had both gone through some very hard stuff. Davidson's father died during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack; Grande has spoken openly about how she has suffered from anxiety and post-traumatic stress in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing after her concert last year. “They’ve both been through hardships so that’s something they definitely have in common,” the source said. “They’ve both dealt with some dark stuff at a young age. Everyone around them is super supportive and happy that they’ve found love.”
Another source told Peoplethat Grande's engagement ring is giant. “All I know about the ring is that it’s big,” that source said. Another source summed up why they got engaged neatly to the outlet: “It’s a recent engagement. They’re just two people who found love quickly and make each other happy all the time. They both started talking about it this past weekend. It’s nothing they’ve been hiding.”
Entertainment Tonight had a source give them a very thorough explanation of why Grande and Davidson got engaged so fast: Davidson is the kind of guy who moves quickly, and both are just happy to be in a good relationship. "[Ariana was in a] bad past relationship, and now she is with someone who appreciates her and makes her laugh and just makes her feel good," the source said. With Davidson, "in relationships, he is known to be the caring one and the full steam ahead guy. He is not shy about who he likes and, like with Ariana, is very public." The consensus among Davidson's friends is Grande and his passion and emotions are fueling their romance and speed, the source said. "The combination of a girl who is yearning to be loved and mixing it with a guy like Pete creates this intense relationship that is moving a million miles a minute. For both of them, this relationship is heaven compared to their past relationships and they're just clinging to that heaven and thrilled about it."
Davidson hasn't confirmed news to any of his friends either, by the way, but they "really want to see Pete happy because he is a genuinely great guy."
E! also reported Grande and Davidson broke the news at Pattinson's party (so that makes three separate outlets reporting it)-and that they were set up by friends originally. "They were telling people that they were engaged," a source told the outlet of the Saturday gathering.
Regarding their getting together, another source said Grande had her friends set her up with Davidson. "They have been in many social gatherings together in NYC and met through connections related to SNL," the source said. Her relationship with Mac Miller, who she officially split with after Coachella in April, "had been long over before." The two apparently really connected because of their shared sense of humor. "People don't realize what a great sense of humor she has. It makes them a good match," a source said.
TMZ is reporting that Davidson proposed to Grande in the last week, according to its sources, for anyone wondering about the timeline of this. They just started dating a little over a month ago, sources told the outlet.
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