Ariana Grande Supported Pete Davidson at SNL Hours Before Split News Broke: Sources
Just hours before news of their split went public, Ariana Grande was with Pete Davidson at the Saturday Night Live broadcast
Multiple sources tell PEOPLE that the “God Is a Woman” singer was present at the 30 Rockefeller Center studio on Saturday night as her boyfriend performed on the iconic New York City sketch comedy show.
Just one day later, PEOPLE confirmed that Grande and the comedian, 24, had called it quits.
“It was way too much too soon,” a Grande source told PEOPLE. “It’s not shocking to anyone.”
The pair decided to end their engagement over the weekend, TMZ first reported on Sunday.
A rep for Grande did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, and Davidson’s rep had no comment.
“Someone that I am very close to could not be here today because of things that she is going through,” he said, without providing specifics. “She couldn’t be here today, and while I was frustrated, being a manager, my wife, being who she always is, said to me, ‘She needs this time.’ ”
“If people are just here to see her sing and not [wanting to] be here for the cancer foundation, I don’t want them here anyway,” he added.
The couple’s split comes after Grande has endured a difficult few weeks as she came to terms with the loss of former boyfriend Mac Miller, who died from an apparent drug overdose on Sept. 7. After venting about her emotional exhaustion to her Twitter followers, the star took some time away.
“Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend,” her team told PEOPLE in September. “She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding.”
Thankfully, the rest has her on the mend. “I’m feeling sm better lately and this music is sick,” she recently told a fan on Twitter. “I’m so happy i love you.”