Earlier this week, Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson and Grammy nominee Ariana Grande were reported to be engaged after dating for approximately one month. Despite cryptic posts from Grande's Twitter, affirmative sources, and a chatty jeweller, we're still not entirely convinced we have all the answers to this pop culture mystery. ICYMI: Their relationship timeline doesn't add up.
Unfortunately, this isn't a game of Clue and the answer isn't just Davidson at Robert Pattinson’s exclusive birthday party with a $100,000 ring. To unlock the chamber of secrets, you have to uncover all the clues the newly minted couple have left for us. And the best place to start is on their bodies. When you look closely at each person's tattoos, there's more to the story than just a cartoon portrait of Davidson's ex and Grande's affinity for dainty designs.
The real timeline is written in permanent ink, so buckle up and follow along to find out how — and when — Grande and Davidson really began.
5th May 2018: The presumed "May" tattoo still appears to be intact when Davidson is invited as a guest on SNL's Weekend Update.
7th May: Grande attends the Met Gala in New York without then-boyfriend Mac Miller — and without any new finger tattoos.
12th May: Davidson adds three more tattoos to the same hand (his left) where "May" presumably once sat. The new ink appears to be an image of Pikachu on his index finger, a cloud on his middle finger, and a heart on his pinky. You can see all three clearly in the SNL "Talent Show" skit below.
14th May: Fans begin to notice Grande's penchant for clouds — and emoji of clouds — on both Instagram and Twitter. She posts a photo with a caption proving their point.
17th May: Davidson shows off his new knuckle tattoos on Instagram. This time, "May" is nowhere to be found, seemingly covered by three black lines on the same ring finger. One could even argue that the design looks like an engagement ring tattoo...
~19th May: Jeweller Greg Yuna told E! News in June that Davidson called him at the "end of May" asking for a ring. Although the comedian never revealed who the ring was for, many assume it was the engagement ring for Grande. We're led to assume that Yuna was referring to the week of 19th May.
22nd-30th May: Several Instagram comments, Stories, and Harry Potter references later, the two appear to be dating at full speed.
2nd June: Davidson gets two Grande-inspired tattoos: her Dangerous Woman bunny mask on his neck and her initials, "AG," on his right thumb.
11th June: Davidson and Grande are reportedly engaged.