Love is no longer in the air. Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have broken up.
Since they shared an on-screen kiss on Saturday Night Live back in October 2021, things got so hot and heavy it seemed like they would never lose any steam. From their first public hand-holding around Halloween and through the holiday season, the unexpected couple had been going strong.
But things came to a screeching halt as of late. A source told ET that the pair couldn’t make the long-distance relationship work.
“Pete and Kim broke up. The distance has been hard and things were starting to fizzle out,” the source said. “Pete being away for so long was hard for them. Kim is doing well and she knows she has a lot going on. Pete has been super busy as well.”
E! News was first to report the split. ET has reached out to Kim and Pete’s reps for comment. With the relationship over, ET takes a look back at how this wild romance started and how we got here.
Jan. 30, 2019 — B-Day Bash
Long before Kim called it quits with Kanye, the pair spent an evening hanging out with Pete and Timothee Chalamet at a birthday dinner for Kid Cudi.
It’s unlikely this is the first time Pete and Kim spent time together, as Pete’s former fiancee, Ariana Grande, is friends with the Kardashian family as well, and in June 2018, the comedian and singer both attended the outdoor listening party for Kanye and Kid Cudi’s joint album, Kids See Ghosts.
Feb. 19, 2021 — Kimye No More
After six years of marriage, Kim filed for divorce from Kanye after several months of marriage counseling. “Kim filing for divorce from Kanye is just a formal part of the process,” a source tole ET at the time. “The couple has been done for a while and have been amicable for a while. At the end of the day, Kanye and Kim love each other immensely but knew it was time to call it quits. Their children are their number one priority and no matter what will maintain a positive relationship for them.”
Aug. 16, 2021 — Pete and Phoebe No More
Pete called it quits with Phoebe Dynevor just a few months after they first stepped out together publicly. Apparently, with Pete in New York filming a rom com and Phoebe in England filming the second season of Bridgerton, the distance was too great an obstacle for them to overcome.
“The long distance made it very difficult,” a source told E! News at the time. “They had fun, but it wasn’t sustainable being so far apart… it was great while it lasted, but they both agreed it was best to move on.”
Oct. 9, 2021 — SNL PDA
Kim made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut, where she surprised critics with a confident monologue and some truly funny sketches.
In one sketch that is particularly notable, at least in hindsight, she and Pete played Aladdin and Jasmine taking a ride on his magic carpet. It was during this sketch that the pair shared a kiss. While it wasn’t exactly passionate, it seemed to predict the course of their coming months together.
Oct. 29, 2021 — Halloween Handholding
The pair first really sparked romance rumors shortly after Kim’s stint on SNL, just in time for Halloween, when they were spotted holding hands while on a rollercoaster at Knott’s Scary Farm. They were joined by Kourtney Kardashian, her fiancé, Travis Barker, and a few other friends, for the spooky night out. A source told ET that the group rented out the theme park for the occasion. The group went on several rides, while Kim and Pete paired up to share a cart by themselves on one of the park’s many rollercoasters.
Nov. 2, 2021 — Staten Island Eatery
Kim and Pete further fanned the flames of romance rumors when they had dinner together in Staten Island at the Italian restaurant Campania, which Pete has said in the past is his favorite restaurant. Kim was photographed heading out to dinner on Tuesday night, wearing thigh-high boots, an oversized gray coat and sunglasses.
A source told ET at the time, “Pete and Kim have been enjoying their time together and are having fun. Both are recently single and have bonded over that.” However, a second source told ET, “Kim and Pete like each other. They are trying to play it off that they are just friends, but it’s a little more than that right now. They’re having a lot of fun together. Pete makes Kim laugh and makes her feel special. Pete is obviously thrilled and has a major crush on Kim.”
Nov. 4, 2021 — Back-to-Back Dinner Dates
An eyewitness told ET that they spotted the pair arriving separately to Zero Bond in New York City one night after their Staten Island dinner date. Per the eyewitness, Pete arrived at the club with a male friend at 8:20 p.m. local time, about 20 minutes before Kim arrived solo, wearing Balenciaga sunglasses and a black dress. Kim and Pete left the club separately at around 11:30 p.m., per the eyewitness. However, the back-to-back nights out really convinced fans that there was more to their friendship than friendship.
Soon after, a source told ET, “Kim and Pete are casually dating and seeing where things go. Pete is really into Kim and excited about her. Kim likes Pete as well, but isn’t rushing into anything serious.”
Nov. 17, 2021 — Pairing PJs
Pete celebrated his 28th birthday with Kim by his side — as well as Flavor Flav and Kim’s mom, Kris Jenner — and the group rang in the special day in PJs. In photos shared by the legendary rapper, Kim and Kris appeared to be wearing the latest Christmas pajamas from the reality TV star’s shapewear and clothing brand, SKIMS. Pete borrowed the top from Kim’s plaid sleep set for the photos, sporting the long sleeved fleece shirt over his pink T-shirt and shorts.
Flavor Flav later told ET’s Kevin Frazier that he was Kim’s birthday present to Pete.
“Pete Davidson loves himself some Flavor Flav. Everything he does is, ‘Flavor Flav this, Flavor Flav that, Flavor Flav this, Flavor Flav that.’ So Kim said, ‘OK, well, for your birthday, you are going to have Flavor Flav,'” Flav told ET. “She sent for me and that’s how I ended up there.”
Later, in photos first published by the Daily Mail, the pair seemingly confirmed their romance while walking hand-in-hand together in Palm Springs, where they celebrated Pete’s birthday.
Nov. 21, 2021 — Fine Dining in Santa Monica
The loved-up couple was spotted stepping out for a romantic dinner date in Santa Monica, Calif. The pair went out to enjoy dinner at Giorgio Baldi, an Italian restaurant. After dining in a private room of the restaurant, the couple made their way outside hand-in-hand. The two were all smiles, even giggling, as they sat in Davidson’s SUV before making their way home together.
Nov. 27, 2021 — Selfies With a Tourist
During a visit to Beverly Hills, California, Dutch tourist Paul Barewijk got a real thrill when he ran into Pete and Kim. Paul, a music editor and reporter for RTL Boulevard in Amsterdam, was on vacation in Los Angeles over the Thanksgiving weekend and was sightseeing around the mansions and high-end shops of Beverly Hills. It was then that he saw Kim and Pete, and didn’t miss a chance to snap some pics.
Paul spoke with ET about the chance encounter, sharing, “I walked towards Kim and Pete at The Beverly Hills Hotel and stopped my call with my mom because this was a once in a lifetime opportunity… hey absolutely seemed like they are dating. They were sitting close to each other and looked happy and like they were in a good place. Kim and Pete seemed very happy. She looked stunning and absolutely fabulous with just basic makeup on. Pete was relaxed.”
Dec. 9, 2021 — Miley Cyrus Has Jokes
As Miley and Pete prepared to co-host NBC’s special, Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, the pals had some fun as guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. To make Pete hilariously uncomfortable, Miley sang a cover of Yvonne Fair’s “It Should Have Been Me,” which is about a woman who’s sad to see the love of her life marrying someone else.
“Pete Davidson, this song is for you. When I saw those photos, this is what I played,” Miley said, as Pete happily watched the performance. Halfway through the song, Miley walked over to Jimmy’s desk, sat on it and draped one leg across Pete’s lap, who was seated in the guest seat. She then took off his hat and put it on herself.
Pete cracked up at the performance, as Miley referenced his recent romantic outings with Kim. “It should have been me,” she sang, before switching up the lyrics. “In that Lamborghini leaving that nice a** restaurant! I want to watch a movie in frickin’ Staten Island.”
Dec. 18, 2021 — Dinner and a Movie
The comedian and the reality star had another date night in his hometown ahead of Christmas. The pair were spotted by fans at the Eltingville’s Atrium Stadium Cinemas around 6 p.m. After the movie, they grabbed some dinner at Angelina’s Ristorante, and snapped selfies with the owner.
The date night came on the same night as Saturday Night Live was supposed to broadcast its season finale episode with host Paul Rudd. However, due to coronavirus concerns and a spike in the spread of the omicron variant in New York, the show opted to forgo their audience, their cast and musical guest. This gave Pete and Kim an opportunity to hit the town.
January 2022 — The Bahamas
The couple was spotted taking a boat ride together in the Bahamas. In the snaps, Kardashian wears a plunging, low-cut black top with black ripped jeans and heels. She accessorized with dark sunglasses and a black fuzzy purse. The comedian is seen in a beige hoodie and matching shorts with a navy jacket and socks with slides. He’s seen carrying a black Louis Vuitton bag and a laptop.
The photos come after the two were spotted boarding a private plane earlier this week. A source told ET at the time that Kardashian and Davison were spending some quality time together after being apart on New Year’s Eve.
March 2022 — Pete and The Kardashians
Kardashian tells Variety she has “not filmed with” Pete yet for the new Hulu show.
“I’m not opposed to it. It’s just not what he does,” Kim added. “But if there was an event happening and he was there, he wouldn’t tell the cameras to get away. I think I might film something really exciting coming, but it wouldn’t be for this season.”
March 2022 — Kim goes Instagram official
Just days after revealing how much Pete’s involved in the Hulu series, Kim made the relationship Instagram official when she posted snaps of them together. In one photo, she’s dressed to the nines in metallic boots, sunglasses and a gray coat. He’s dressed in jeans, a white tee, flannel shirt and jacket, and laying his head in her lap while looking up at her.
Another photo is a selfie taken by Pete. In the cute pic, Davidson smiles for the camera while his girlfriend blows a kiss in the background.
This same month, Pete came to Kim’s defense in a series of since-deleted alleged texts shared by the comedian’s friend, Dave Sirus. In those texts, Pete stands up to Kanye after he critiqued Kim’s parenting abilities.
“Yo it’s Skete. Can you please take a second and calm down. It’s 8am and it don’t gotta be like this,” Davidson said in his texts to West.
“Kim is literally the best mother I’ve ever met. What she does for those kids is amazing and you are so f***ing lucky that she’s your kids mom,” he continued. “I’ve decided im not gonna let you treat us this way anymore and I’m done being quiet. Grow the f**k up.”
As for how Kim felt about Pete standing up for her, a source told ET at the time, “Kim didn’t want Pete to make things worse, but she was also glad that he stuck up for her. It is nice that Kim has Pete on her side publicly and privately.”
Kim would also share Pete’s tattoos that he got in her honor before revealing he also got her name branded on his chest.
April 2022 — Kim and Pete attend The Kardashians premiere
She brought him to the L.A. premiere at Goya Studios, marking their first event together.
An eyewitness at the premiere told ET, “Pete and Kim arrived together, but as Kim walked the carpet and took photos, Pete walked behind the carpet and stood at the end of it waiting for her. He seemed very chill, and was animated when talking to various members of Kim’s team and Kim’s friends.”
In an ABC News special, Kim reveals she’s “at peace” with Pete.
“I am a relationship kind of girl, for sure, and I wouldn’t be with someone if I didn’t plan on spending a lot of my time with them,” Kim shared. “Obviously, I want to take my time, but I’m very happy and very content. And, it’s such a good feeling to be at peace.”
At the end of April, Kim and Pete make their red-carpet debut at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She wore a shimmery silver dress by Balenciaga Couture. The Kardashians star brought extra sparkle and shine with earrings and a ring by Lorraine Schwartz. Keeping it chic, the SKIMS founder rocked a soft glam and her long dark tresses in a wet wavy look.
Pete looked dapper in a Prada suit with a skinny tie and classic black and white Vans and dark black Prada sunglasses. The couple walked the carpet showing minimal PDA. Pete let his lady shine, as he stepped to the side and allowed the cameras to capture solo shots.
May 2022 — The Met Gala
Kim took it up another notch when the couple attended the 2022 Met Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art on theme and showing a little PDA.
Kim took the theme of “Gilded Glamour and White Tie,” literally as she stunned in one of Marilyn Monroe’s most breathtaking looks. The mother of four sparkled in the Jean Louis dress that the late actress wore during her “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” performance.
“The idea really came to me after the gala in September last year. I thought to myself, what would I have done for the American theme if it had not been the Balenciaga look? What’s the most American thing you can think of? And that’s Marilyn Monroe,” Kim told Vogue. “For me the most Marilyn Monroe moment is when she sang ‘Happy Birthday,’ to JFK, it was that look.”
June 2022 — Kim made the first move
During a confessional on The Kardashians, Kim explained that, while she was hosting Saturday Night Live in October 2021, she and Pete had to kiss during a sketch.
“It was just a vibe,” Kim said of her and Pete’s onscreen kiss. “I was like, ‘Oh s**t, maybe I just need to try something different.'”
But Kim’s hopes were dashed when Pete didn’t show up to her SNL after-party. “Pete does not come to my after-party. Everyone was at my after-party! [He] does not give me the time of day,” she said.
But she was determined, and decided to get Pete’s phone number a few days later.
“I called the producer at SNL and I was like, ‘Hey, do you have Pete’s number?’ They were like, ‘Yeah!'” Kim recalled. “And I text him.”
Kim also revealed her true intentions.
“I wasn’t even thinking, like, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to be in a relationship with him.’ I was just thinking, ‘Heard about this BDE, need to get out there,'” Kim admitted. “… I was just basically DTF.”
A source would later tell ET that Kim and Pete are “super serious and in love.” The source adds that “they are talking about their plans going forward as a couple.” The source said that the former Saturday Night Live star being so great with Kim’s four children is something Kim “really loves and appreciates” about him.
“Seeing him with her children has made her fall even harder for Pete,” the source says. “Kim and Pete are very invested in each other and feel closer than ever. They had an amazing time in Tahiti and can’t wait for what the future holds.”
July 2022 — “So in love”
It seemed like nothing could could get in the way of this couple, and at this point it seemed like things were only getting more fun and more serious.
A source told ET, “Pete and Kim are so in love. Kim is light and happy with Pete and it shows in so many ways, including being a mom, with her work, in her friendships, and more.”
“Pete has made a real effort to immerse himself into Kim’s world and with her family and kids,” the source adds. “He is so amazing with her children and she loves seeing him be silly with them and take an interest in their lives.”
On the heels of Pete telling Kevin Hart he would love to become a father, a source told ET that Kim and Pete have spoken about having kids.
“Kim’s kids think Pete is so funny, playful and adore him,” the source said. “Pete definitely wants to be a dad and him and Kim have spoken about that, but they are focused on building their relationship right now.”
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