Did this whole Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson thing totally catch you off guard, too? I feel like I just found out they were a thing and now they’re (allegedly) engaged? Dang. But while they may seem to be moving fast, there are actually some pretty compelling signs Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson were meant to be from the start.
Just in case you haven’t had a chance to catch up on this couple (and no shade if you haven’t, it happened fast), here’s some quick (pun intended) background on the two. It’s believed that the couple first met when Grande hosted Saturday Night Live, where Davidson's a cast member, in March 2016. At the time, both Davidson and Grande were in relationships. On May 10, 2018, Grande announced a split from her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller. The following week, Davidson confirmed that he too had split from his girlfriend, Cazzie David.
Here’s where things start to get a little juicy, because rumors of the couple actually began a few days earlier, on May 12, when the two were spotted together at an SNL after party, both holding cloud-shaped iPhone cases. I know what you're thinking: What do the cloud cases have to do with anything? It turns out that the cloud emoji may actually have been the couple's secret code, as Grande uses them in her Insta captions about their relationship and they reportedly got matching cloud tattoos on their fingers.
The couple made it Instagram official on May 30, and sources confirmed to People that they are, indeed, together. These same sources also told People that the relationship is “very casual.” Smash cut to June 11 when multiple outlets reported that this “very casual” relationship was actually now an engagement, and Grande was spotted sporting a very impressive engagement ring.
So yeah, it was definitely very quick, but when you stop and look at what these two actually have in common, well, it makes a lot more sense. Here are just a few of the signs these kids may have been meant to be together, all along.