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    Pete Davidson Had To Shoot Down Fake Marriage Rumors But The Story Gets Weirder Than That

    "Mr. Davidson has no idea who this person is."

    Pete Davidson is shutting down rumors that he secretly tied the knot...but the full story is honestly even more wild than that!

    Pete smiles on a red carpet
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    Rumors began circulating that the Saturday Night Live star had gotten married after a press release for a company called Bodega Cats Presents was released Tuesday.

    A screenshot from the Bodega Cats website saying their mission is to provide a stage for underrepresented voices in the entertainment industry
    Bodega Cats Presents / Via bodegacatspresents.org

    The PR blast claimed that Pete was the cofounder of the new production company alongside a person named Michelle Mootreddy — and alleged that they were married.

    Pete smiles on a red carpet
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    "Pete and Michelle were childhood friends prior to starting Bodega Cats Presents and are married," the release for the company claimed.

    Pete looks concerned while attending an event
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    Pete's legal team was quick to shut down the claims, explaining that the comedian has "no idea" who the person is.

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    "The press release being circulated this morning about Pete Davidson is completely false. Not a word of it is true. Mr. Davidson has no idea who this person is. We are investigating and considering all legal and equitable remedies," Pete's attorney told E! News.

    Pete looks a surprised in a photo from an event
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    While the marriage rumors were swiftly shut down, the website for Bodega Cats Presents is still live, and its founder is sticking to their story.

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    In fact, Michelle shared a 10-minute video aiming to "clear the air" about the situation on the Bodega Cats Instagram account, which has since been made private.

    A screenshot of Michelle's video
    @bodegacatspresents / Via instagram.com

    Before the account was shuttered to the public, I was able to watch Michelle discuss the press release, and they did not mention their marital status, writing only that they "apologize for the information saying that they’re married."

    In the video, Michelle also continued to allude to a "silent partner" involved in the project, while speaking about their mission to become a community for underrepresented voices.

    "There are a lot of questions circulating because we released our first press release today. ... But unfortunately, we stepped on some toes. I want to say that I take full responsibility for that; I didn't do my due diligence. My partner is involved in other projects and other organizations where this could be a conflict, so it was my fault for not making sure I double-checked with all the appropriate parties before moving forward with the press release," Michelle said.

    In the comments section, Michelle also expressed a willingness to go to court to defend the company's statements, writing, "At the end of the day, you can say he doesn’t know me [...] it doesn’t personally affect me. It seems like these comments are strategically done to smear my business, image & this response, when you guys aren’t representations of Pete Davidson. If anyone who should be speaking on it, [it] should be Pete directly."

    A screenshot of Michelle's comment
    @bodegacatspresents / Via instagram.com

    Michelle's Instagram account, which has now also been made private, continues to display their last name as "Davidson" and features Pete's name with a "💍" emoji in the bio.

    A screenshot of Michelle's Instagram bio
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    So while it's clear that Pete and Michelle aren't actually married, I'm still left with A LOT of questions about this whole thing. One thing's for sure: It's certainly going to make for an interesting episode of SNL!

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