Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson became the center of the social media spotlight when they announced her relationship soon after her split from Mac Miller. In the wake of their surprise engagement, their popularity as a couple has skyrocketed and become the center of scrutiny, praise, and overall attention. People across all social media following their relationship has led to endless memes and the speculation that Pete Davidson is packing “down under” (from this theory comes the term, “Big Dick Energy”). Both celebrities have been very vocal about their issues with anxiety and Pete Davidson has spoken out on being diagnosed as bipolar.
However, this week Pete Davidson announced on his Instagram story that he has deactivated his account to step away from social media and work on his mental health. While Ariana Grande has maintained her presence on all of her social media platforms, her past 7 Instagram posts have been uploaded with the comments disabled- keeping fans from replying or critics from spewing hate.
While it may be fun and games to talk about celebrity relationships and speculate on theories, rumors, and ideas, it is essential to remember that they’re people too. From the constant hate about dating so soon after her break up to the people that critique her new relationship in the first place, it is understandable that they may need a break from the thousands of people who think their opinions matter the most.