This summer fling surely needs to be added to ‘unexpected celebrity couples’. After just five months, actress Phoebe Dynevor and comedian Pete Davidson have reportedly split. After last being seen at Wimbledon together, a source for The Sun has said long distance put a strain on the relationship.
“Pete and Phoebe’s romance was a real whirlwind and from the start they were both totally committed,” the insider told the publication. “It was pretty telling when Phoebe headed to Croatia with her mates this week rather than going to see Pete in America. It was wild while it lasted… But the distance has put a strain on them. They will remain close but unless something drastic changes their relationship won’t recover.”
Dynevor is in the UK filming the second season of Bridgerton. Davidson continues his work for Saturday Night Live in New York City.
In some ways the split comes as a surprise. Just last month it was revealed things were getting very serious between the two with Davidson allegedly speaking about marriage (although you have to take a grain of salt with some of these reports) after meeting the actress’ parents.
Rumours of the relationship were first sparked in February when Dynevor was said to be “spending time” with Davidson in New York. It wasn’t until April that an insider for Page Six confirmed the news but noted it “wasn’t that serious”. Later, the SNL star spoke of the new love interest with The Breakfast Club.
“I am just very, very honest,” Davidson said of his own dating advice. “I think what a lot of people do is they try to put on—not even their best self—but almost a version of themself that they would like to be. And eventually, that will unravel, you know? So, I just, off the top, I’m like, ‘Hey, I’m nuts. Here’s all my issues. Here’s what I do. Here’s the therapists. This is what happens.’ And that can either be a lot for someone…or they could be like, ‘Cool, that was really refreshingly honest.’ Or, sometimes it can be a little intense and weird and people can’t handle that stuff.”
If Instagram is anything to judge by, Dynevor does not have a care in the world as she vacations through Europe (um, jealous).