Six weeks after calling off his engagement with Ariana Grande and completely wiping his Instagram account, Pete Davidson is back on the proverbial horse.
Earlier today, Pete returned to the ‘gram, sharing his first post since the high profile breakup.
Rather than offering some coy selfie or random throwback shot – pretty standard content for celebrities returning from a social media hiatus – Pete posted an album of stills from his upcoming film Big Time Adolescence.
The film, which just scored a spot at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, stars Pete alongside American Vandal actor, Griffin Gluck, and rapper, Machine Gun Kelly.
Pete, who was clearly stoked about the film festival news (and rightfully so) wrote, “see you at sundance muthfuckas”.
Interestingly, despite having over two million followers, at the time of writing Pete is following a sum total of ZERO accounts in return. Um, righto…?
Like, I can understand just following only your closest friends and family members, but nobody seems a little odd IMO.
What do you even see when you log on? Is your feed completely blank? Or you get suggested accounts in the feed instead? Who. Even. Knows.
Then there’s Pete’s very suss profile picture:
Before you ask, no, I have no bloody idea who this is. He seems pretty cute, but that just makes him a sweet-faced stranger.
(Forgive me if this is an iconic shot, but the Google’s reverse image search failed to recognise it, so it can’t be that iconic.)
Now, for those playing at home, Pete’s had a love/hate relationship with Instagram this year, wiping his account again back in July, while he was still engaged to Ariana.
The Saturday Night Live deleted all his photos and videos the day after her stated receiving backlash for a comment he left on a picture of Ariana and her late grandfather.
Pete subsequently explained his decision to remove himself from the account saying, “no, there’s nothing wrong. No nothing happened.”
“There’s nothing cryptic about anything. I just don’t want to be on Instagram anymore. or on any social media platform.”
He added that Instagram wasn’t good for his mental health:
“The internet is an evil place and it doesn’t make me feel good. Why should I spend any time on negative energy when my real life is f–king lit. The fact that i even have to say this proves my point. I love you all and I’m sure I’ll be back at some point.”
Well, welcome back Pete. We’ve missed ya.
Getty Images / [Jeff Kravitz]