Pete Davidson and Madelyn Cline‘s romance has left Us — and them — surprised by how quickly their connection developed.
“Madelyn and Pete have been dating for several weeks but have grown close fairly quickly,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly concerning the couple, who “desired to keep things under wraps” for so long as possible. “They assumed there could be a complete frenzy surrounding their relationship.”
Us broke the news on Friday, September 22, that Davidson, 29, and Cline, 25, have been dating after calling it quits with their previous partners. (The comedian parted ways with Chase Sui Wonders in August after lower than one 12 months of dating. Meanwhile, Cline confirmed her split from Jackson Guthy in July when she unfollowed the musician and removed all traces of their relationship from her Instagram.)
“[Madelyn and Pete] had hoped to stay low-key for some time, especially because Madelyn is a extremely private person,” the insider continued. “But they’ve spent quite a lot of time together and have built a powerful bond in a brief time frame.”
In the future after Davidson and Cline’s romance made headlines, Us confirmed that the Outer Banks star supported her recent man at his stand-up show at The Chelsea in Las Vegas. In response to the source, Davidson and Cline have already hung out with one another’s friends and family members.
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“Pete loves Madelyn’s dry humorousness which he thinks is cute because he’s the identical way,” the insider shared. “They’re thankful they’ve a loyal group of close friends because they’ve frolicked with several people at quite a lot of events and no one has leaked their romance.”
Cline has also received the stamp of approval from Davidson’s family. “Pete’s sister is thrilled to see him so joyful and he or she definitely approves of this relationship,” the source concluded.
Before his romance with Cline, Davidson was linked to Ariana Grande, Phoebe Dynevor, Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski, and more A-list stars. He previously discussed his approach on the subject of dating someone recent.
“I’m just very, very honest,” Davidson said during an interview on “The Breakfast Club” in May 2021, noting that he isn’t into “playing any of the games” in a relationship. “I feel what quite a lot of people do is they struggle to placed on — not even their best self — but almost a version of themself that they would really like to be. And eventually, that can unravel, you recognize?”
The Bupkis star said it was essential to be honest with a possible partner. “Off the highest, I’m like, ‘Hey, I’m nuts. Here’s all my issues. Here’s what I do. Here’s the therapists. That is what happens,’” he continued. “And that may either be rather a lot for somebody … or they could possibly be like, ‘Cool, that was really refreshingly honest.’ Or sometimes it may well be a little bit intense and peculiar and other people can handle that stuff.”
Cline, meanwhile, opened up about the main lesson she learned after publicly dating costar Chase Stokes.
“I’m a extremely private person. There’s a component of me that’s for me and no one else. But in hindsight, duh, making my relationship public made it everybody else’s business,” the actress, who dated Stokes, 31, from 2020 to 2021, told Cosmopolitan in February. “And I noticed the negative negative effects of that while going through the breakup, realizing I had let people in after which felt like I couldn’t get anybody out. It just hit me like a freight train. I wanted us each to maneuver on and be joyful. People see the necessity for sides. There are not any sides — there’s no winning or losing in a breakup.”
With reporting by Sarah Jones