The ‘Saturday Night Live’ star is currently engaged to the 25-year-old singer after having popped the question just one month into their romance in June this year, and has admitted the Internet has been less than friendly over the whirlwind romance.
Explaining one of the reasons he no longer uses his social media accounts, Pete said: “I got a death threat. Someone wanted to shoot me in the face because she’s so hot. Do you know how insane that is? I was like, ‘Am I that ugly that people want to shoot me in the face?'”
The 24-year-old comedian is just as shocked as some of his online trolls that the ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ hitmaker wants to marry him, as he joked that he “went through a list of really hot guys” she could’ve dated instead.
Speaking during an interview on SiriusXM’s ‘The Howard Stern Show’, Pete said: “Before we started dating, I went through a list of really hot guys on the internet and I was like, ‘Are you sure?’ I was like ‘Here is all of One Direction. Are you sure?’ I scrolled through everybody.”
Meanwhile, Ariana previously admitted she is “very grateful” to have met Pete.
When asked when she knew Pete was “the one”, she said: “It’s just, like, a feeling. I know that’s so cheesy, people are always like, ‘When you know, you know,’ and you’re like, ‘Oh yeah. Whatever. OK.’ I mean, he ticks every box and it gets better every day. And I’m very grateful.
“We’re gonna take our time to plan [the wedding]. My friends and I, my mom [Joan] and everybody have been brainstorming and sharing ideas and stuff. It’s really fun. I work so much. I’ve never spent this much time or energy planning something personal that feeds my soul so much, and my heart. I’m gonna cry, I’m just so excited. It’s sick, it’s really fun. But it’s not soon soon, it’s gonna be like … next year.”
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