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Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson's Emmys 2018 Absence Explained

Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson's Emmys 2018 Absence Explained

There were reports swirling over the past several days that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson would be in attendance at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

The 25-year-old entertainer’s team responded to reports last night.

“Contrary to reports, Ariana will not be attending the Emmys tonight. Pete has also opted to not attend to be with her in New York,” her team told People. “Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend. She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding.”

Ariana‘s ex, Mac Miller, passed away suddenly and tragically less than two weeks ago at the age of 26. On May 22, 2017, Ariana was performing in Manchester, England where a terrorist attack occurred at the venue, killing 22 people and injuring hundreds of others. We’re wishing Ariana well as she takes time to heal.

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  • Casey C

    what a ridiculously dramatic excuse to miss a single awards ceremony. why would they even go, not like they’ve any reason

  • Nikki

    And here I thought it was simply because they, Pete in particular, couldn’t figure out the door handle. Previous comments he’s made have me believing that he’s not the brightest crayon in the box.

  • Stoni

    No reason to explain. Most are probably just thankful they don’t have to listen to Ariana’s annoying voice.

  • Sansa Squad

    SNL was nominated (and won), so Pete was invited. He and Ariana (his plus one) were confirmed on the guest list/seating chart so at that point it’s the polite thing to do to provide a reason for not attending, as with any event where you drop out after RSVPing “yes”

  • Sansa Squad

    I really feel for her – having to deal with such heavy personal tragedy is hard enough, so to do it under the scrutiny of the public eye must be exhausting. She’s handled everything so gracefully, and it sucks she has to keep reminding people to give her space (and why).

  • who

    To quote a line in a Taylor Swift song – Playing the Victim Again… it’s all she knows how to do (Ariana)

  • Lexi

    Why is it Mac’s death is an afterthought and the main story is how poor Ariana is dealing.

    This is the same woman who when she dumped him, made it public that the reason was she couldn’t deal because he was
    an addict yet two minutes she’s suddenly dating another user and telling anyone who will listen that it doesn’t matter what he’s going through because they are in love and that means you can handle whatever is thrown at you.

  • Sim

    Hmm… he is on SNL, which was not only nominated (and won) but the hosts of the Emmy’s were from SNL as well.

  • Jo

    Your second paragraph is hard to say but it’s what no one is saying. She broke up with Mac for probably good reasons, it was super hard on her, but then is immediately engaged to another drug addict? I’m sure that was devastating for Mac. She was extremely public with Pete and he wasn’t even stable.. his last girlfriend dumped him for the same reason she dumped Mac

  • Jo

    She’s not though, it would have been inappropriate for her to attend a lavish ceremony days after her recent long-term boyfriend died?