The latest romance to get nixed in the cursed year of 2021 is that of Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor, who were probably one of the least expected celeb couples of this year.

The Saturday Night Live comedian began a romance with our Bridgerton extraordinare only five months ago, but it’s been a whirlwind to say the least.

The pair started off hot, with a public display of cuddles and kisses at Wimbledon and claims from sources close to Pete Davidson that he was really serious about her. One magazine even claimed that Pete was going to propose to Phoebe, with Mirror reporting he’d been trying to get close to her family to gain their blessing.

Take that with a grain of salt, of course, but I wouldn’t be surprised is a ring was actually on the cards since we know Pete is prone to grande (hehe), impulsive displays of affection.

Anyway, it seems this rushed romance has come to end, with reports that doing long distance in the middle of a pandemic has made it hard to keep the spark alive. Who would’ve thought?

“Pete and Phoebe’s romance was a real whirlwind and from the start they were both totally committed. But as time has passed, it’s become increasingly obvious it is going to be difficult to make this work,” a source told The Sun.

“Phoebe has had back-to-back filming dates with Bridgerton in the UK. Meanwhile, Pete has been back in the US filming Saturday Night Live. Alongside that he has just started working on a new film, Meet Cute, with Kaley Cuoco.

“Phoebe and Pete were last together in the UK in July but since he flew back to the States, he’s not seen her. Obviously all the travel restrictions because of the pandemic have not helped.”

“People can’t just jump on planes and jet around the world when they want to,” the source added.

“It has made everything more difficult. It was pretty telling when Phoebe headed to Croatia with her mates this week rather than going to see Pete in America.”

Ooof. To be fair, if I had to choose between going to Croatia with my best mates or the US to see my boyfriend (of five months!) during a pandemic, I would choose Croatia.

“Their mates think they make a great couple but the distance has made it completely unworkable,” the source continued.

“They had fun and will remain close but unless something drastic changes their relationship won’t recover.”