Social media users expressed surprise last week over news that singer Ariana Grande is reportedly dating Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson.
Sources told People that the pair had ‘just started’ seeing each other and that it was ‘very casual’ — and fans quickly noticed a slew of flirty comments that the pair left on each other’s Instagram posts, including plenty heart-eyes emojis.
But while some find the pairing unexpected, Pete is hardly the first SNL funnyman to snag a gorgeous singer or actress. In fact, he’s not even the only current member of the cast to date a famous beauty.
Kiss kiss! Ariana Grande is reportedly dating Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson
Modern romance: The two have been spotted together recently and leave flirty messages on each other’s Instagram posts
Hook-up show: Pete previously dated Cazzie David, after the pair met when Cazzie’s dad Larry David hosted SNL in 2015
Previously, Pete had dated Cazzie David, after the pair met when Cazzie’s dad Larry David hosted SNL in 2015.
‘SNL has literally set up so many couples,’ Cazzie told W Magazine. ‘There are millions of couples that met at SNL. Well, not millions…
‘I went earlier in the year when my dad was playing Bernie [Sanders], and I didn’t meet Pete then, but I was around. Then I met him when my dad was hosting, and I was very interested. I was definitely the one trying to make it happen.’
Now Pete’s met his next match from the show. Ariana most recently performed on the sketch comedy program back in March of 2016.
They were also spotted hanging out at the Saturday Night Live after-party on May 12, and Pete hung around Ariana after her performance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 20.
Hot pair: Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost is dating actress Scarlett Johansson
A-list: The two have been seen getting cozy at SNL after-parties
Ex: Colin had previously dated actress Rashida Jones, though it’s unclear whether or not they met through SNL
Couple: Emma Stone was linked to SNL segment writer Dave McCary last fall
Rebound: After splitting from Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck started dating SNL producer Lindsay Shookus
‘They were backstage and he had his arm around her,’ a source told People. ‘They seemed very lovey-dovey. He was hanging out with her and her friends with his arm around her. She seemed quite smitten.’
He and castmate Colin Jost can bond over their shared Hollywood romances, as the Weekend Update co-host is currently in a relationship with Scarlett Johannson. The couple recently made their red carpet debut at the April premiere of Avengers: Infinity War.
Colin’s also had a history of dating famous ladies. He and fellow Harvard alum Rashida Jones dated from 2013 to 2016.
Meanwhile, actress Emma Stone is also dating an SNL-er, except hers is behind the camera: In October 2017, it was reported that she was seeing writer and segment producer Dave McCary.
SNL producer Lindsay Shookus has also been with Ben Affleck since shortly after his split from wife Jennifer Garner.
Staying power: Jason Sudeikis met Olivia Wilde at an SNL party and the two later married
Before: He also met January Jones, whom he briefly dated on the show
Rear Window parody: The pair were in a sketch together when she hosted in 2009
While that’s it for current cast members and crew — as far as the public knows — past SNL stars have also nabbed starlets.
Jason Sudeikis famously married Olivia Wilde, and the pair now have two kids: Otis and Daisy. The couple met at a finale party for SNL, and Jason says they ‘hit it off’ that night.
At the time, though, Olivia was dating someone else. But later, when they split, the two got together.
‘We sort of reintroduced ourselves,’ he said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. ‘The universe had more in store for us in the fall.’
Olivia, meanwhile, told Allure: ‘I met Jason, and I thought he was so charming … but he didn’t even get my number. Over the next six months we kept running into each other. [One night], my best guy friend walked up to him and said, “This is Olivia’s number. Use it.” That was the beginning.’
Marriage: Elisabeth Moss met her now-ex-husband Fred Armisen after Jon Hamm, an SNL host, introduced them
Flashback: Carrie Fisher met Dan Aykroyd on the show in 1978 and the two later dated
Double dose: Carrie (far left) dated Dan (center) and later married Paul Simon, whom she met on the show as well
Jason had also met a past girlfriend — Mad Men star January Jones — through the show, when she hosted in 2009.
One of Jason’s co-stars, Fred Armisen, also dated — and married — a Mad Men star thanks to the SNL connection. Jon Hamm introduced them in 2009 when he hosted the show.
And while most of the famous matches seem to be more recent, SNL has been playing matchmaker since at least 1978 — three years after the show started.
According to Vanity Fair, Star Wars superstar Carrie Fisher hosted in 1978, and would meet a boyfriend — cast member Dan Aykroyd — and a husband — Paul Simon — on set.