Pete Davidson On Ariana Grande Engagement: 'I Feel Like I Won A Contest'

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Pete Davidson is on cloud 9!

The 24-year-old Saturday Night Live cast member and his girlfriend, Ariana Grande, are moving fast in their new relationship, but it's obvious Davidson is head-over-heels for the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer. During his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, the late-night talk show host couldn't help but comment on Davidson's recent big news.

"Now, you know, that you didn't have to get engaged to Ariana Grande to come on our show," jokes Fallon in a preview clip ahead of the episode.

"But I did though," Davidson happily replies, confirming that he and the singer are indeed engaged.

"I feel like I won a contest. I'm f**cking lit, Jimmy. It's so lit," the comedian gleefully expresses. "It's so funny walking down the street because dudes are walking by and they're like," he says before tipping his hat. "Did you ever see that Derek Jeter commercial where he's retiring and everybody just tips their hats. Some dude came up to me and said, 'Dude, you gave me hope.'"

Later in the interview, Davidson made light of his disparate levels of fame, quipping, "I am forever known as her plus-one."

However, despite the pair's status as a celebrity couple, Davidson expressed confusion and disdain at the amount of attention, publicity and investment his whirlwind romance has generated in the media and with the public.

"Why do people care? It's very weird. Like, the President is trying to pardon himself and he's f**king a porn star. Like, shouldn't we care about that?" Davidson said, getting censored and eliciting an awkward laugh from Fallon.

Later, Fallon pointed out a tattoo Davidson recently got on his neck as a tribute to Grande, and said, "I've seen it on the news."

"Yeah! I did too apparently!" the comic said, still sounding irritated at the media spotlight that's been pointed at his personal life.

During the interview, Davidson also admitted that he felt "lucky" to be with Grande, and it's clear the singer is equally smitten. She posted a photo of her beau to her Instagram Story on Wednesday, writing, "a perfect specimen."

Ariana Grande
Instagram Story

The couple got engaged earlier this month after weeks of dating. As they take their love to the next level, a source told ET that the two are now "living together" in a lavish apartment in New York City.

"[They're] excited for the next chapter," the source said. An additional source confirmed to ET on Wednesday that the twosome purchased the 4,023 square-foot apartment, which is featured on It features five bedrooms and four and a half baths, and is located in Chelsea, a hip and upscale neighborhood in Manhattan. They have already been spotted furniture shopping too.

Check out their stunning new place in the video below.

Davidson's full interview airs on Wednesday's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.


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