Pete Davidson Jokes About Failed Engagement with Ariana Grande During ‘SNL’ Rehearsal

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Pete Davidson

Ariana Grande Still On the Brain

During ‘SNL’ Rehearsal

11/2/2018 1:00 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Pete Davidson ain’t above turning his pain into comedy, which is why he’s working on some Ariana Grande-related jokes for ‘SNL’ — even if it pisses her off — TMZ has learned. 

Sources connected to ‘SNL’ say Pete’s been in good spirits as the cast preps for a new episode this weekend, and during brainstorming sessions he’s cracked jokes about jumping into relationships too soon. 

Hmmm … sounds familiar. We broke the story … he and Ariana called off their engagement and split nearly 3 weeks ago.

We’re told Pete’s Ariana-themed joke killed this week around the office, and he even tried to write a sketch about it, but it hasn’t made the cut yet for this week’s show. Still, he made enough of an impression for ‘SNL’ to work a failed engagement crack into a promo with this week’s host Jonah Hill and musical guest Maggie Rogers.

The clip definitely rubbed Ariana the wrong way, because after it was posted online Thursday … she tweeted, “for somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh. thank u, next” 

She’s since deleted the tweet.

Pete previously joked about their engagement when ‘SNL’ came back from summer recess … and he recently made light of the breakup during a stand-up gig in WeHo.

Now that he’s lost Piggy Smallz, but regained that $100k engagement ring … we’re thinking Pete won’t be hurting for new material anytime soon. 


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