Pete Davidson Felt Like a ‘Loser’ on ‘SNL’ for Dating Drama

Over it. Pete Davidson is conscious of the eye surrounding his romantic relationships — however being the “butt of the joke” isn’t all the time simple. 

“I’m in my 20’s and I’ve dated individuals. And for some purpose, that’s very loopy and fascinating to individuals. I don’t suppose it’s fascinating,” Davidson, 29, stated throughout a Thursday, March 30, episode of the “Actual Ones With Jon Berthnal” podcast. “I’ve been in present enterprise for, like, half my life virtually — for 14 or 15 years and on a nationwide TV present. In 12 years I’ve dated 10 individuals. I don’t suppose that’s that loopy, however to some individuals, that’s very fascinating. That turned all anybody would speak about.” 

The Set It Up star shared that it’s “complicated” to see individuals so invested in his love life, particularly as a result of he isn’t on any social media platforms. 

“I’m not, like, flexing, you recognize what I imply? And these those who I’ve dated, I met them at work. I wasn’t in anybody’s DMs, nobody was in mine. I labored at one of many 5 Hollywood epicenters of the place you meet individuals and that’s the way it occurred,” he stated, including that he doesn’t “have management” over getting his picture taken in public.  

“All of a sudden you’re on this zeitgeist and that has nothing to do with the work. And that’s a extremely shitty feeling,” he defined. “I turned extra identified earlier than the work was there, however I used to be all the time working.”

Davidson has usually made headlines for his romantic endeavors. In 2018, the King of Staten Island star bought engaged to Ariana Grande just some weeks after they began courting. When the duo broke off their engagement in October 2018, the Victorious alum, 29, wrote the hit tune “Thank U, Subsequent,” which referenced Davidson and their whirlwind relationship.

After being linked to varied A-listers together with Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber and Phoebe Dynevor, Davidson was noticed spending time with Kim Kardashian after the fact star, 42, hosted Saturday Evening Dwell. The pair had been collectively for 9 months earlier than pulling the plug on their relationship in August 2022.  

Since his break up from the Skims founder, the Filth actor has dated Emily Ratajkwoski and most not too long ago, Chase Sui Wonders, whom he was first noticed with in December 2022. 

Whereas Davidson instructed host Jon Bernthal on Thursday that he’s “cool” along with his “late-night associates” sometimes making jokes about his romantic life, he usually felt like a “loser” when being poked enjoyable at throughout his time on SNL. (The Suicide Squad actor starred on the NBC sketch present for eight seasons from 2014 to 2022.)

“When it’s your personal present, and I’ll be sitting within the again watching the chilly open and [it’s] topical political humor or no matter within the tradition, and so they’re making enjoyable of you and also you gotta stroll out and do a sketch subsequent and hit your mark — the present simply made enjoyable of you, so why are they going to chuckle at you? They simply dogged you.” 

The Our bodies, Our bodies, Our bodies star clarified that he “loves” his former costars and owes his “life” to SNL creator Lorne Michaels, earlier than noting that it was “f—king complicated as a result of it’s the character of leisure.” 

“It was a extremely tough factor to do. You’re feeling insecure. You’re feeling like a small individual,” he shared. 

Davidson, who was been recognized with borderline character dysfunction in 2017, hasn’t shied away from discussing his psychological well being struggles over time. In December 2018, he bought candid about how he was negatively affected by bullying following his breakup with Grande. 

“I’ve been getting on-line bullied and in public by individuals for 9 months. I’ve spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly solely within the hopes that it’ll assist convey consciousness and assist youngsters like myself who don’t need to be on this earth,” he wrote through a heartfelt Instagram put up on the time. “I simply need you guys to know. Irrespective of how arduous the web or anybody tries to make me kill myself. I received’t.”