Ariana Grande Never Truly Knew Pete Davidson—OMG

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A lot can happen in a year. Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s relationship was a distraction. The Sweetener songstress explained that she never really knew Davidson, even after four months of being engaged. Now, nearly a year after the couple called off their realationship, Ariana is opening up about her whirlwind romance with the Saturday Night Live comedian.

In an interview with Vogue—Ariana graces the cover of their August issue—the 25-year-old pop star explained that dating Davidson was a welcome and fun “distraction” during a difficult year. “My friends were like, ‘Come! We’re gonna have a fun summer.’ And then I met Pete, and it was an amazing distraction,” she told the magazine. “It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic, and I loved him, and I didn’t know him. I’m like an infant when it comes to real life and this old soul, been-around-the-block-a-million-times artist. I still don’t trust myself with the life stuff,” she explained.

The couple’s engagement was fraught with some difficulty. Grande’s ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, died of an apparent overdose in early September. This proved challenging for Grande and Davidson to handle, and ultimately the relationship didn’t survive. Grande took to social media to sort of address the split on Instagram, saying she was taking a break on her story. “Time to say bye bye to the internet for just a lil bit,” she wrote. “It’s hard not to bump news n stuff that i’m not tryna to see rn. It’s very sad and we’re all tryin very hard to keep goin. Love u. And thank u for bein here always.” The post was quickly deleted but the message was out there.

Grande looks stunning on the August issue of Vogue, and her little pup Toulouse is a regular supermodel as well! This is one of the pop-stars most open and honest interviews. In addition to her relationship with Pete Davidson, the singer also discusses her on-stage breakdowns, and the challenge but beauty of singing songs for the late Mac Miller.

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Arriving at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California.

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Arriving at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, California.

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Attending the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California.

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Attending the 2013 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California.

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Performing during the Y 100 Jingle Ball in Sunrise, Florida.

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Attending the 56th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, California.

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Performing at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London, England.

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Arriving at the 57th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, California.

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Performing during the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California.

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Attending the 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World in New York City.

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May 2016
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Performing at Vevo Presents at The Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City.

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August 2016
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Attending the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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August 2016
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Performing with Nicki Minaj during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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September 2016
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Performing at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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November 2016
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Attending the press junket for NBC's Hairspray Live! at NBC Universal Lot in Universal City, California.

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December 2016
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Performing during Madonna presents An Evening of Music, Art, Mischief and Performance to benefit Raising Malawi at Faena Forum in Miami Beach, Florida.

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February 2017
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Performing during the Dangerous Woman Tour opener in Phoenix, Arizona.

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February 2017
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Performing during the Dangerous Woman Tour opener in Phoenix, Arizona.

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March 2018
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Performing in Washington, D.C. at the March For Our Lives event.

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May 2018
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Attending the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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June 2018

Posing in knee-high Gucci boots on Instagram.

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August 2018
August 2018

Presenting "The Sweetener Sessions" at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

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