Did Ice Spice and Pete Davidson ever date? (Rumors explained)

Over the past few months, rumors claiming rapper Ice Spice and comedian Pete Davidson are dating have swirled. Here's the truth to the gossip and where the idea came from.

Ice Spice at the SNL Season Premiere Party
Ice Spice at the SNL Season Premiere Party / Johnny Nunez/GettyImages

At this point, no celebrity relationship could surprise me. We've seen so many unexpected pairings in recent years, along with breakups we never would've seen coming. When it comes to the biggest names in pop culture, it just seems like everyone knows each other. Saturday Night Live is a great example of this. This past weekend, The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal crashed Bad Bunny's show, and the two appeared to be great friends. The Saturday before that, new couple Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce showed up at the live event, making a surprising appearance that viewers absolutely loved. Seriously, how do these celebrities all know each other? I guess when you're that famous, it's easy to make connections.

Speaking of Saturday Night Live, the season 49 premiere on Oct. 14 saw Pete Davidson host with musical performances from guest Ice Spice. That's the episode Travis and Taylor showed up at, and the Grammy-winning artist introduced the rapper. The two musicians have collaborated in the past, making it a cute reunion. The SNL episode also reignited rumors about Pete potentially dating Ice Spice, gossip that started earlier this year despite neither celebrity confirming or denying it. So what's the truth here? Well, we can confidently report that the comedian and rapper are not dating, and we have no reason to believe they ever did.

The Ice Spice x Pete Davidson dating rumor began back in Feb. 2023, and unsurprisingly, it started on X (formerly known as Twitter.) As reported by TMZ, the fake rumor started as a joke on the social media website, and users didn't think to double-check its validity before sharing their opinions on the matter. If you follow celebrity gossip, you'll know that the 29-year-old actor from Staten Island has dated his fair share of famous women in the past few years, making this incorrect claim not so difficult to believe. And ahead of the SNL season 49 premiere, one clip went viral which saw the two celebrities minorly flirting just a little bit when Ice Spice said she thought it was "sweet" that Pete shares a car with his mom.

But despite any potential flirting between Pete and Ice Spice, any relationship they have is just platonic. We can confirm this especially because the comedian is currently linked to another beautiful woman, actress Madelyn Cline.

Pete Davidson is dating Outer Banks star Madelyn Cline

It was first reported in late September that Pete is seeing Outer Banks star Madelyn Cline. A source told Us Weekly at the time: “Pete and Madelyn are dating. They spent the night together at the Beverly Hills Hotel and then had breakfast together there the next morning.” The two celebrities were photographed together heading to the Saturday Night Live after-party following the premiere episode earlier this month, solidifying that there's definitely something going on between the two even if it's not serious. Cline, 25, is best known for playing Sarah Cameron in the Netflix Original, and she's also appeared in the movies Glass Onion and Boy Erased.

Pete previously dated his Bodies Bodies Bodies co-star Chase Sui Wonders, and they reportedly split in Aug. 2023. Prior to this relationship, his reported dating history includes Carly Aquilino, Cazzie David, Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber, Phoebe Dynevor, Kim Kardashian, and Emily Ratajkowski. Of course, he was also engaged to Ariana Grande for a few months back in 2018.

Ice Spice confirms she's dating someone, but won't say who

As for Ice Spice, it looks like she's also off the market — although she's much more private about her dating life. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times published on Oct. 12, the 23-year-old New York Native confirmed she's “currently dating someone," though she did not reveal the lucky person's name. She noted she's keeping that under wraps because she wants her fans to “keep their focus on what [she's] here for, which is music.” And that's totally understandable.

Ice Spice clearly wants her dating life to be kept private, so we won't do any digging into it until she's ready to come out and debut a relationship with her fans. Until then, at least we know for certain that she is not dating Pete Davidson.