The couple were at the NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Centre, as singer Ariana supported her then-fiance Pete on the Saturday Night Live set – right before it was said they called off their engagement.
While it came as a shock to many, it was claimed by TMZ the couple were going through the motions as they engaged in PDA behind the scenes before leaving together on Sunday.
The two were seen in fan pictures uploaded to social media walking out of the SNL HQ and into a waiting car around noon on Sunday.
The couple held hands as they walked along in the grainy footage, not showing any hint they were travelling troubled waters and on the cusp of a breakup.
TMZ alleged the two shared plenty of hugs and kisses through the night.
A source added it appeared their show of love was more of a couple holding on for dear life and desperately trying to make their relationship work as they went through the motions.
While neither Ariana or Pete have publicly addressed the rumours surrounding their split, the comedian deleted all forms of social media – while the singer broke her silence on Twitter.
The pop star took to Twitter on Monday morning to reveal that she would be performing for a special 15th anniversary performance of the Broadway musical Wicked, although she failed to mention her romance with Pete.
Honored to be included in this celebration of 15 years of my favorite musical of all time wouldnt miss it for the whole universe, she tweeted; Ariana is going to be back on stage, filming the Wicked TV special on Monday and Tuesday.
The No Tears Left To Cry singer and Saturday Night Live comic confirmed their engagement in June, following a whirlwind relationship.
But sources close to the pair revealed on Sunday that their engagement had come to an abrupt end, although the insider added that the two arent ruling out the possibility of anything in the future.
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