All hail the King of Staten Island! Pete Davidson has had his fair share of highs and lows through the years — from professional successes to broken engagements.
After starring in a number of comedy films, the comedian made quite the name for himself in the entertainment business in the early 2010s. Guy Code2013 and joining Saturday Night Live as one of the longtime series’ youngest cast members at age 20 in 2014.
Davidson has made it a point to raise awareness about mental health throughout his career as a sketch comedian and beyond. In September 2017, he revealed he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder during an appearance on the “WTF With Marc Maron” podcast.
“I’ve been a pothead forever. Around October [or]September last year was the beginning of my mental breakdowns. I would panic, then forget about what had happened. Blind rage,” he noted on the show. “I never really did any drugs, so I was, like, ‘I’m gonna try to go to rehab. Maybe that’ll be helpful.’ So I go and get off weed. They told me, they’re like, ‘You might be bipolar.’ … One of my psychiatrists [diagnosed me].”
He shared his diagnosis with us the next month. SNL.
“As some of you know, I was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, a form of depression,” he shared in an October 2017 episode. “First of all, if you think you’re depressed, see a doctor and talk with him about medication and also, be healthy. Eating right and exercise can make a huge difference.”
As he grows with and learns from his own personal struggles, Davidson’s public success has continued. In May 2020, his semi-autobiographical movie, The King of Staten IslandIt was released. Starring and cowritten by the stand-up comedian, the film earned him a People’s Choice Award nomination for the Comedy Movie Star of 2020.
The author is also a freelance writer. Suicide SquadStar-studded love life is another reason actor is well-known. His two-year relationship with actress Cazzie David to his whirlwind engagement to — and split from — Ariana Grande.
In April 2021 Us WeeklyThe writer was verified to be dating BridgertonStar Phoebe Dynevor.
“They’re happy with each other. He makes her laugh. Pete is a good guy and definitely a charmer,” a source shared at the time. “He’s easy-going and fun to be around.”
The duo decided to end their relationship four months later. “The distance put a strain on the relationship and it made it hard to maintain,” an insider told Use in August 2021, adding that the pair “had a great time while they were together.”
Though Davidson had indicated previously that he might leave, SNLAfter the 46th season, he was back for another round in October 2021. “I can’t believe I’m back,” he said during the season 47 premiere that month.
A few weeks later, his private life became headlines when he was seen with friends. Kim KardashianBefore Halloween. The couple was photographed in Palm Springs, California, holding hands in November 2021 to confirm their relationship.
Scroll down to look back at Davidson’s career highlights and personal life: