30 Interesting Facts About Pete Davidson You Probably Didn’t Know Before

Pete Davidson
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Pete Davidson, one of the stars who managed to draw the most attention in “Saturday Night Live,” is kind of the neighboring kid, who catapulted to stardom in the last few years. In fact, he seems to be making his mark with each passing year, becoming one of the best comedians out there. Here are some interesting facts about the artist that will make you love him even more:

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  1.  His very first attempt at stand-up comedy was at the age of 16, when his group of friends, dared him to take to the stage in Staten Island bowling alley, knowing his aspirations to become a stand-up comedian.
  2.  Davidson is a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, and showed his support in the 2016 U. S. Presidential election. He has also got a tattoo of Clinton on his leg, calling her to be “one of the strongest people in the universe.
  3.  Following his claim as Clinton to be his “hero,” Clinton herself thanked Davidson and joked saying that she has had a Pete Davidson tattoo for years.
  4.  His ex-fiancée Ariana Grande released a song “Pete Davidson” featured on her 2018 album “Sweetener.” She has also referred to Davidson in another song “thank u, next.”
  5.  She had actually written the song “Pete Davidson” just a week after they started dating, and was initially planning to name it as just “Pete” or as “This is about Pete Davidson.”
  6.  Peter Michael Davidson was born on November 16, 1993 to Scott Matthew Davison and Amy Waters, in Staten Island, New York.
  7.  His father was a firefighter who died during the September 11 attacks, and was last seen running up the stairs of the Marriott World Trade Center, right before it collapsed.
  8.  He was only 7 years old, when his father died, and he was very much affected by the loss. He has often claimed in interviews that the loss was overwhelming to him.
  9.  At one point of time, he was such a severe trauma that he ripped his hair out, until he was bald. He even acted out in school many a times, and struggled with suicidal thoughts when he was younger.
  10.  He once revealed in an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” that it was music of artist Kid Cudi that actually saved his life, from himself, when he was suffering from depression, with extreme suicidal thoughts.
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  12.  His mother Amy works as the school nurse at Xaverian High School, in Brooklyn, from where he graduated in the year 2011. He also has a younger sister – Casey.
  13.  Before this, he attended the St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, and later went to the Tottenville High School, before transferring to the school in Brooklyn.
  14.  He then enrolled at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, where he decided to have a career in comedy, for full-time, after studying just a single semester.
  15.  A woman falsely claimed in March 2021, to be married to Davidson and falsely misrepresented an association with her business. It was reported that the woman allegedly illegally entered his home and therefore faces legal charges.
  16.  His earliest onscreen appearance was in the MTV comedy series’s – “Failosophy’s” third episode, which premiered on February 28, 2013.
  17.  Following this, he appeared for the first time in "PDA and Moms," a third-season episode of the MTV2 reality TV comedy series “Guy Code.” He was later featured in another three episodes.
  18.  From 2014 to 2015, he was involved in a romantic relationship with stand-up comedian Carly Aquilino, who is a regular cast member of the MTV comedy series “Girl Code.”
  19.  Davidson named his comedy special "SMD" because it was his father's initials, but also because it has an obscene meaning.
  20.  Apart from this, he is also known to make light of his father’s death during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in his comedy routines, especially the roasts.
  21.  At the age of 17 or 18, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, for which he received intravenous treatment, using medical marijuana for pain management.
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  23.  He was involved in romantic relationship with Cazzie David, an American writer and actress, for more than two and a half years, from 2016. She is the daughter of comedian Larry David.
  24.  He was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in late 2017, and has been undergoing treatment for it.
  25.  He was nominated for “The Comedy Movie Star of 2020” for his work in “The King of Staten Island” and “The Comedy Act of 2020 Pete Davidson: Alive from New York” at the 46th People's Choice Awards.
  26.  He was involved in a relationship with actress Kate Beckinsale, who was twenty years his senior. The age difference was highlighted by the media, to which, he responded by saying that such an age gap was new to him.
  27.  He took it to his official Instagram account, to announce that he had quit drugs, although it was only medical marijuana, and was sober for the very first time in eight years on March 6, 2017.
  28.  He started dating singer Ariana Grande in May 2018, and got engaged to her in June 2018. However, the relationship did not last long, and the engagement was called off in October 2018.
  29.  Still, within this very short period, Davidson has gotten 4 tattoos dedicated to Grande – her initials, her bunny ear logo, an inside joke of the duo, and their favorite song.
  30.  He was involved in a relationship with actress Margaret Qualley, daughter of actress Andie MacDowell, for a brief period. The relationship ended in October 2019.
  31.  On December 15, 2018, he shared a candid Instagram post, that expressed his thoughts of suicide, and went on to delete his account on the social media platform.
  32.  Following this, at the insistence from his followers and former fiancée Ariana Grande, the New York Police Department conducted a wellness check on Davidson.
  33.  Pete Davidson Net Worth: $6 Million

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