The singer sat down with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s The Tonight Show, where she opened up about the a track in her new album named “pete davidson.”
According to Grande, she wrote the song for her now-fiance whom she refers to as her “soulmate” on the track just a week after they started dating.
She recalled, referring to the track’s original title. However, naming it after her boyfriend was actually the less overt choice. She said;
“I just made it and I sent it to him, and I didn’t know what to call it. So I just called it ‘Pete,'”
“It was either going to be that, or ‘This Is About Pete Davidson,’”
“I was like, ‘Why not?’ You know? You should be direct.”
Reflecting on the beginning of her relationship with the Saturday Night Live cast member, Grande said that, despite meeting for the first time when she hosted SNL in 2016, they didn’t really connect until years later.
While Davidson might not have realized how much she liked him at the time, Grande certainly understood the level of her infatuation, and she even predicted their eventual engagement.
“I left his writers’ room when we were writing skits and stuff for the show, and my tour manager was in the hallway, and I’m not a crushy person, like I don’t have crushes on people I don’t know, but I left and I like jokingly said to my tour manager, ‘I’m marrying him. 100 percent. I’m literally marrying him,'” Grande recalled. “And we weren’t even friends [at that time].”
Grande and Davidson began dating this past May, following the singer’s split from long-time boyfriend Mac Miller, and less than a month later they announced that they were engaged.
While their relationship is admittedly moving fast, Grande said her family already loves the comic including her beloved grandmother, Nonna.