Ariana Grande Says She Knew She'd Marry Pete Davidson Before They Even Started Dating

Like, YEARS before

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Pete Davidson wasn't the only one who knew it was love at first sight: Ariana Grande recently admitted that she too was completely head over heels the first time she met her fiancé.

The singer, who released her latest album Sweetener earlier today, went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to talk about the album—and more specifically, one of her tracks she aptly named "Pete Davidson" after her fiancé. "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,'" Grande explained. She then realized that she wanted to make the song specifically about her main man, so she renamed the track accordingly. "It was either going to be that, or ‘This Is About Pete Davidson. I was like, ‘Why not?’ You know? You should be direct."

Grande then went on to discuss the first time she met her beau, which was back in 2016 during an Saturday Night Live rehearsal. Though the two didn't get to know each other until years later, the pop star said that she felt chemistry from the very beginning.

"We never exchanged numbers or anything. We weren’t even like friends for the longest time," she said. "But I had the biggest crush in the whole world on him the whole time, like forever. Like, my friends used to make fun of me for it, all that stuff."

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 said. "And we weren’t even friends [at that time]."

The couple, who have yet to reveal their wedding date, got engaged in mid-June, just weeks after the couple went public with their relationship. Though the two have had a whirlwind romance, the couple says that they're in it for the long run. Grande even added how much her grandmother approves of her finacé.

"Nonna loves him. The first time they FaceTimed, she called him David. She was like, ‘Oh David! You’re a nice Italian boy, huh?’ And he was like 'Well I’m only 20 percent, but I could be more if you want.'"

And if grandma approves, it sounds like "David" already has an in with the in-laws!

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