Pete Davidson has an answer for this question. He tells GQ why they wanted to feature him this month. And, well, they couldn’t, and we probably can’t, dispute his rationale: 

"It's all bullshit. GQ wouldn't hit me up if I didn't recently get engaged to a super-famous person. Nobody gives a sh-t, you know what I mean?"

The “super-famous person”, obviously, is Ariana Grande. Later on in the article, when referring to the paps who hang out outside their home to take their picture, he clarifies that “they’re not waiting for me”. He’s not wrong. But…he’s not entirely right, either. They’re not waiting *just* for him. But he’s part of it, isn’t he part of it?  

Yes, Ariana was a big name before him and a bigger name than him. And yet, everything went next level when they started dating, partly because they shared so much of it on social media, partly because them hooking up was so unexpected, and unexpectedly enjoyable, and partly because, come on, they got engaged after five minutes. So he can take SOME credit, can’t he? 

I don’t worry about Pete the way I worry about other fame-unequal partners. Maybe he’s really good at pretending that he’s not that guy…

Davidson and Grande recently moved into a Manhattan apartment that reportedly cost $16 million. She bought the place, Davidson says, and he stocks the fridge. "She's really sweet. She's like, 'This is our house,' and I'm like, 'You're very nice for saying that. Thank you for letting me stay here,' " he deadpans. "She's like, 'We're getting married!' And I'm like, 'I know, thank you for letting me stay here.' " They're still working on decorating it. "It's like, we have six beanbags, but we have no forks—you know what I mean?" he says, taking a massive bite of pasta salad. "We're learning how to be adults. We're having a really fun time."

None of that pings me, sets off any smutty tingles. Like, I BELIEVE him. I believe he’s infatuated with her. I believe he thinks she’s the sh-t and not just because she’s “Ariana Grande”. I believe he’s not in it for the bonus. I believe that he’s still surprised by it when he says that:

"All I know is that I'm the luckiest guy in the world."

The sap in me is all in. Sappy sometimes makes you stupid. That’s another reason why their romance is so compelling. Many of us can relate to being on that love train, the one you can’t stop. When it’s running smoothly, the train, as Pete says, is a “really fun time”. It LOOKS fun, doesn’t it look fun seeing them together? 

It’s even fun now for me to watch Ariana, when not too long ago she was a giant “I Can’t”. I like her SO much. Have you watched her Carpool Karaoke yet? She’s really, really cute. Like in the Starbucks? With her corny jokes? Now it’s I Can’t stop with these two. I’m so into them…what is happening? 


Click here to read more about Pete in GQ.