Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson SPLIT! Couple break up after nine months of dating as their demanding schedules take a toll on relationship
- Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have parted ways and decided to just be friends, DailyMail.com can confirm
- Pete, 28, and Kim, 41, went public as a couple nine months ago after she made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live , where he was then a cast member
- However a source has informed DailyMail.com that the couple split up this week over their demanding schedules and the long distance
- A source close to Pete Davidson has also confirmed the split to DailyMail.com
- Pete has spent months filming his upcoming movie Wizards! in Australia, where Kim visited him in July for a romantic getaway in the Daintree Rainforest
- News of their split comes a day after a source told People that the ‘long distance hasn’t been easy for Kim’ as Pete continued shooting Wizards! abroad
- An insider has now explained to E! News : ‘They have a lot of love and respect for each other, but found that the long distance and their demanding schedules made it really difficult to maintain a relationship’
Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have parted ways and decided to just be friends, DailyMail.com can confirm.
Pete, 28, and Kim, 41, went public as a couple nine months ago after she made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, where he was then a cast member.
However a source has informed DailyMail.com that the couple split up this week over their demanding schedules and the long distance.
A source close to Pete Davidson has also confirmed the split to DailyMail.com.
Done: Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have parted ways and decided to just be friends, DailyMail.com can confirm; they are pictured this May attending the Met Gala in New York
Pete has spent months filming his upcoming movie Wizards! in Australia, where Kim visited him in July for a romantic getaway in the Daintree Rainforest.
However their luxury stay at a lavish five-star ‘eco lodge’ in the jungle was evidently not enough to salvage the couple’s relationship.
News of their split comes a day after a source told People that the ‘long distance hasn’t been easy for Kim’ as Pete continued shooting Wizards! abroad.
An insider has now explained to E! News: ‘They have a lot of love and respect for each other, but found that the long distance and their demanding schedules made it really difficult to maintain a relationship.’
Their first kiss?: Pete, 28, and Kim, 41, went public as a couple nine months ago after she made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live , where he was then a cast member
Date night: The duo are pictured this April at the Kennedy Center to see Jon Stewart be honored with the 23rd Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor
Kim’s breakup with Pete comes as she is still ironing out the legal details of her divorce from her third husband Kanye West, with whom she shares four children – North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three.
Although Kim initially filed to end the marriage in February 2021, the process is still underway, and this week Kanye’s fifth divorce lawyer so far withdrew from the case.
Kim and Pete first set tongues wagging during her Saturday Night Live episode last October, locking lips during an Aladdin-themed sketch.
News broke shortly thereafter that they had become a couple in real life – months after Kim filed for divorce from Kanye, who by last autumn was publicly begging her to give the marriage another chance.
In the Marilyn dress: They made their presence felt together at such banner events as the White House Correspondents Dinner this April and the legendary Met Gala this May
Jet-setters: The pair have traveled the world together, and are pictured in May stepping out in Mayfair, London
Kim joined a long list of Pete’s celebrity girlfriends, including Andie MacDowell’s daughter Margaret Qualley and Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber, as well as Ariana Grande and Kate Beckinsale.
During a confessional on her new Hulu show The Kardashians, Kim revealed that she felt ‘a vibe’ when she kissed Pete on Saturday Night Live and was struck by the desire to ‘try something different.’
After he neglected to show up to her afterparty, she got in touch with a producer on the comedy show and secured Pete’s phone number – though a serious romance was far from her mind.
‘I wasn’t even thinking, like: “Oh my God. I’m gonna be in a relationship with him,”‘ Kim admitted, explaining that to the contrary she was ‘basically just DTF.’
Going the distance: Meanwhile, Pete became serious enough about Kim to acquire multiple pieces of body art in her honor, having her name branded onto his chest and getting a tattoo that reads: ‘My girl is a lawyer’
By the way: Pete also at one point got a collarbone tattoo reading: ‘Jasmine and Aladdin,’ a reference to the Saturday Night Live sketch that resulted in his first kiss with Kim last October
Yet as their romance grew, she discovered him to be ‘really thoughtful and humble and just so genuine,’ and she eventually came to regard him as ‘literally the best human being’ she ever met.
Kanye, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016, carried on an increasingly explosive feud with Kim and Pete during the early months of their relationship.
He took to disparagingly referring to Pete as ‘Skete,’ and early this year he went viral for rapping in the single Eazy that he would ‘beat Pete Davidson’s a**.’
The bizarre music video of the song showed Kanye burying a claymation version of Pete alive, to the alarm of several viewers.
Having a ball: Pete and Kim went viral in June when they indulged in a sun-kissed holiday in Tahiti, where they flashed the flesh in swimsuits as they frolicked around in the sea together
However an Entertainment Tonight source claimed that Pete ‘finds the fact that Kanye included a cartoon version of him in his music video hysterical. He is almost flattered by it all because it is so ridiculous to him.’
Kanye defended the video on free speech grounds and argued: ‘Art is not a proxy for any ill or harm. Any suggestion otherwise about my art is false and mal intended.’
At one point, Pete’s friend Dave Sirus posted screen-grabs of a text conversation between Pete and Kanye about their lively public feud.
Over the course of the exchange, Pete went from expressing concern over Kanye’s mental wellbeing to bragging about being ‘In bed with your wife.’
‘I was just basically DTF’: During a confessional on her new Hulu show The Kardashians, Kim revealed that she felt ‘a vibe’ when they kissed and was struck by the desire to ‘try something different’
Showering praise on Kim, Pete tried unsuccessfully to arrange a ‘face to face’ meeting with Kanye and called his behavior ‘dangerous.’
However the feud has simmered down in recent months, and this week a source remarked to Us Weekly: ‘Kim and Kanye have been coparenting very well as of late. They are very civil with each other right now, there are no issues. They are both treating each other with mutual respect.’
Meanwhile, Pete became serious enough about Kim to acquire multiple pieces of body art in her honor, having her name branded onto his chest and getting a tattoo that reads: ‘My girl is a lawyer.’
The ink is a reference to Kim’s ambition to become an attorney, following in the footsteps of her late father Robert Kardashian, who was a member of OJ Simpson’s ‘dream team.’
Nibbles: Kim turned up the heat in an Instagram snap of her and Pete indulging in a ‘late nite snack’ together
During her relationship with Pete, Kim finally passed California’s practice ‘baby bar’ exam on her fourth attempt.
Pete also at one point got a collarbone tattoo reading: ‘Jasmine and Aladdin,’ a reference to the Saturday Night Live sketch that resulted in his first kiss with Kim last October.
Kim has made a string of glamorous public appearances with Pete, who has been hailed online for his ‘big d*** energy’ for years ever since Ariana Grande slyly tweeted about his ’10 inches.’
Pete and Kim made their presence felt together at such banner events as the White House Correspondents Dinner and the Met Gala, where she set off a controversy by having rapidly lost 16lbs to squeeze into Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ dress.
Mr. BDE Goes To Washington: Pete and Kim made their presence felt together at such banner events as the White House Correspondents Dinner, which they are pictured attending in April
Hello, gorgeous: They also made a splash at the Met Gala, where she set off a controversy by having rapidly lost 16lbs to squeeze into Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ dress
Pete and Kim went viral in June when they indulged in a sun-kissed holiday in Tahiti, where they flashed the flesh in swimsuits as they frolicked around in the sea together.
A couple of months ago, during a confessional on The Kardashians, a producer asked Kim if she was in love with Pete and she coyly replied: ‘I don’t know if that’s any of your business,’ grinning.
Pete also earned plaudits from Kim’s family, including Kris Jenner, the ‘momager’ and matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who told Good Morning America the funnyman is ‘great.’
Kim got married for the first time at 19, eloping to Las Vegas with music producer Damon Thomas, who was a decade her senior and whom she later accused of beating her. Damon staunchly denied the allegations.
The way they were: Kim’s breakup with Pete comes as she is still ironing out the legal details of her divorce from her third husband Kanye West, with whom she shares four children – North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three
Between marriages, she dated the dashing singer Ray J, who became her co-star in the world-famous sex tape that helped propel her to the stratospheric stardom she enjoys today.
Kim’s second wedding occurred when she was already a global celebrity – she was married to basketball player Kris Humphries for just 72 days before they split.
She and Kanye ultimately got married in Florence in 2014 and are now the co-parents of four children – North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three.
Making it work: Despite Kanye’s furious text message to Pete: ‘NO YOU WILL NEVER MEET MY CHILDREN,’ Pete reportedly did become acquainted with Kim and Kanye’s little tykes
Despite Kanye’s furious text message to Pete: ‘NO YOU WILL NEVER MEET MY CHILDREN,’ Pete reportedly did become acquainted with Kim and Kanye’s little tykes.
‘Her family played a big part in helping Kim navigate the situation as Kanye made it clear he didn’t want anyone around his kids that Kim was with,’ an Entertainment Tonight source said in June.
‘Kim and her family discussed how they’ve always navigated being a blended family well and that Kim had to do what was right for her and Pete. The kids and Pete get along very well and Kim seeing him be so great with them only made her fall in love with Pete more.’
Pete Davidson’s relationship history
Carly Aquilino (2014–2015)
Prior to his rise to fame on Saturday Night Live, Pete dated Carly when they starred together on MTV’s Guy Code and Girl Code. Although the romance didn’t work out, Pete and Carly stayed friends and he later described her as ‘one of the coolest chicks I’ve ever met’ and said they still ‘hang out all the time’ following the split.
Cazzie David (2016–2018)
Pete dated Cazzie, who is the daughter of comedian Larry David, for two years and made several public appearances together. He went on to date Ariana Grande soon after they parted ways.
Following their break up, Cazzie penned a emotional essay About Their Breakup, in which he revealed Pete ended things via text.
Ariana Grande (2018)
In the same month he split from Cazzie, Pete began dating singer Ariana. The relationship progressed quickly and the couple were engaged after only a matter of weeks. They broke up in November, with Pete admitting he ‘knew it was over’ after Ariana was left grieving the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Ariana later mentioned Pete in her hit single ‘Thank U, Next’.
Kate Beckinsale (2019)
Pete then moved on with actress Kate Beckinsale, who was twenty years his senior. They were first linked with that January and dated until at least April. Pete admitted the age difference ‘never bothered’ the couple. A source told In Touch that Pete was ‘an exciting breath of fresh air’ for Kate.
Margaret Qually (2019)
Shortly after parting ways with Kate, Pete was linked to actress Margaret Qually. A source told Us: ‘They’ve been seeing each other for a couple of months and Margaret is really excited about him.’ It didn’t appear to be a serious romance however, with the pair reportedly dating for just two months between August and October 2019.
Kaia Gerber (2019–2020)
Pete quickly moved on from Margaret to date model Kaia Gerber, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford. The pair were seen holding hands a few times but the whirlwind romance came to an end after just three months in January 2020.
Shortly after he sought treatment Sierra Tucson treatment center in Arizona.
When asked about their split during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, he confirmed they dated ‘for a few months’ but said she was ‘very young’ and he was going ‘through a lot.’
Phoebe Dynevor (2021)
Bridgerton star Phoebe and Pete confirmed their romance in April 2021 when they were spotted on a stroll in Stoke.
Rumours were swirling in about their relationship status in weeks before the sighting. A source told People that Pete is ‘telling friends he is serious about Phoebe’.
Speculation of the relationship began in March when Pete was snapped visiting Phoebe’s native Manchester while she visited New York, where he lives, in February.
In August, they broke up after trying to make things work long distance ‘put a strain’ on their relationship.
Kim Kardashian (2021–2022)
The spark of Pete’s relationship with Kim Kardashian began when they kissed on camera during her hosting debut on SNL in October 2021.
The couple had secretive meetings through the rest of the year, including private dinners and a trip to a movie after Pete rented out a theater at his favorite multiplex on Staten Island.
The lovebirds went red carpet official in 2022 and were practically inseparable, with Pete eventually appearing on her new reality series The Kardashians.
But the two were the subject of harassing social media posts from Kim’s ex Kanye West through much of their relationship.
Although the two had appeared as loved-up as ever, they were reported to have split on August 5 after being kept apart by their disparate work schedules.
KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE WEST’S HISTORY OF ROLLERCOASTER ROMANCES
KIM’S RELATIONSHIP HISTORY
DAMON THOMAS: 2000-2004
Kim was a fresh-faced 19-year-old and years from worldwide fame when she eloped with music producer Damon Thomas, 29 for a Las Vegas wedding. They split three years later.
First marriage: Kim wed music producer Damon Thomas in 2004 (pictured 2009)
She later claimed the music producer repeatedly beat her and demanded to know where she was at every minute of the day – in the couple’s divorce papers, which were filed at Los Angeles Superior Court back in 2003.
According to the documents, Thomas would punch her in the face, slam her against walls and throw her across the room, leaving her bruised and battered.
He has always staunchly denied domestic violence.
His alleged bullying was so terrible he gave her $3,650 to get liposuction because he wanted her to be ‘perfect’ – then gave her an additional $1,000 for further surgery.
At the time of their quickie Vegas wedding she was working as a sales girl at a Los Angeles shop called Body, but her new husband soon made her quit the job.
Their marriage was officially dissolved in February 2004.#
Thomas was ordered to give Kim a one-off payment of $56,000.
RAY J NORWOOD: 2005-2007
Sex tape: Kim’s sexual exploits with Ray-J were leaked in 2007 – with the couple going their separate ways
One of the defining moments that brought Kim into the public was the leak of a sex tape between her and rapper boyfriend Ray-J -shot in 2002 and entitled Kim Kardashian Superstar.
The tape was leaked in 2007 escalating her fame to exponential heights.
While chatting with Oprah in 2012, Kim explained that she was ‘humiliated’ but has since embraced the tape.
‘I’m aware that that’s how I was introduced to the world,’ she said.
‘It was a negative way, so I felt like I really had to work 10 times harder to get people to see the real me.’
She later claimed in a 2018 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that she was ‘high on ecstasy’ while filming the tape.
She said: ‘I got married on ecstasy—the first time. I did ecstasy once, I got married. I did it again, I made a sex tape’.
‘Everyone knows it. Like, my jaw was shaking the whole time.’
NICK CANNON: 2006-2007
Kim briefly dated presenter and comedian Nick September 2006 to January 2007.
Fleeting: Kim briefly dated presenter Nick from 2006-2007
Despite calling the reality star ‘one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet’ Nick explained that he couldn’t forgive her for denying her sex tape existed.
Speaking on The Howard Stern Show he explained: ‘This was my issue. We talked about this tape…And she told me there was no tape.
‘If she might have been honest with me I might have tried to hold her down and be like “That was before me” because she is a great girl.
‘She’s actually one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. But the fact that she lied and told me that there was no tape?’
Nick revealed that he had always suspected that Kim might have had something to do with the tape’s release.
‘And I still think she might have even had a part to play with [its release],’ he said.
REGGIE BUSH: 2007-2010
Kim enjoyed an off-off romance with the then-NFL running back who was seven years her junior back in 2007.
Great love: Kim and Reggie Bush dated from 2007-2010 (pictured 2010)
Kim and Reggie enjoyed a two year relationship before initially splitting in July 2009. Two months later they got back together before ending their relationship again in March 2010.
Kim, and Reggie were the subject of repeated engagement claims throughout their relationship.
Many thought that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and the sports star would end up getting married due to the closeness of their relationship.
In 2011 Kim’s former publicist claimed the reality star had never got over her ex Reggie Bush – and that her marriage to Kris Humphries was a sham.
Jonathan Jaxson – who worked with the reality star between 2007 and 2009 – claimed that Kim still held a candle for her former footballer beau.
During an interview with New York’s Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Jaxson said: ‘She’s never gotten over [her ex Reggie Bush].’
MILES AUSTIN: 2010
Moving on from Reggie, Kim fell into the arms of another NFL player, Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Miles Austin who she dated from June to September 2010.
Romance: Moving on from Reggie, Kim fell into the arms of another NFL player, Miles Austin who she dated from June to September 2010 (pictured July 2010)
At the time it was reported the then 29-year-old reality TV star and her beau decided to break up because they couldn’t cope with a long-distance relationship.
A source told American website People.com: ‘There’s no huge reason except their distance apart.
‘With his season and Kim’s filming of Keeping Up with the Kardashians it just slowly split them apart.’
The couple had spent months apart as Kim had been promoting her family’s reality TV show in Europe while Miles has had sporting commitments with the Cowboys.
The source added: ‘They tried to keep it as low profile as possible when they were together.
‘They were acting as if they were single or just having fun, but they never were.
‘It was the real deal. They were always strong. But before Kim left for Europe they decided it’s not fair that they don’t get to spend more time together and ended it.’
GABRIEL AUBREY: 2010
Kim enjoyed a brief romance with Halle Berry’s model ex Gabriel Aubrey shortly after splitting from Miles.
Fleeting: Kim enjoyed a brief romance with Halle Berry’s model ex Gabriel Aubry (pictured 2010)
The pair were later pictured at a basketball game together.
Page Six confirmed the pair were dating, saying: ‘They started seeing each other in the last few weeks.
‘They have been out a few times, he’s visited her house in LA.
‘Sunday’s game was the first time they were comfortable enough to be seen in public together.
‘It’s early days but they’re getting on well.’
However the relationship was not meant to be, allegedly because Halle was displeased, which ‘scared Kim off.’
KRIS HUMPHRIES: 2010-2011
Kim’s romance with the basketball player may have only lasted a year but became etched in the world’s memory when she filed for divorce just 72 days after their fairytale wedding.
The couple began dating in October 2010 before an engagement in May 2011 which was featured on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Their wedding on August 20, 2011 was well-attended by 450 guests and cost approximately $10million, but their relationship began to sour and by October, Kim filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
72 day marriage: In August 2011, Kim and Kris Humphries wed during a lavish, televised ceremony in Montecito, CA
While Kris and Kim split in October 2011, they faced a lengthy legal battle and finally reached a divorce settlement on June 3, 2013.
In the aftermath of the split it was claimed the nuptials were a hoax ‘right from the start’.
A source close to the pair at the time alleged Kim was ‘never really into’ her husband, but went along with the wedding as a ‘publicity stunt’.
In 2017 Kim revealed she knew her marriage to Kris would end while on their honeymoon.
Appearing on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, the star confessed that she had a ‘freak out’ when she turned 30, which spurred her on to ‘get her life together’ and tie the knot with Kris.
However, the reality star went on to admit that the decision may have been too rushed as she realised on their honeymoon, just days after the wedding, that the NBA player, 32, was not her Mr Right.
Speaking of the fleeting romance, Kim admitted to host Andy Cohen that she had panicked after turning 30, when she realised her friends were all getting and married and having children.
She explained: ‘I just thought, ‘Holy s**t, I’m 30 years old, I better get this together, I better get married.’
The following year Kim began dating long-term friend Kanye West and the rest is history…
KANYE’S RELATIONSHIP HISTORY
ALEXIS PHIFER: 2002-2008
First fiancee: A then unknown Kanye started dating model and designer Alexis in 2002
A then unknown Kanye started dating model and designer Alexis in 2002 – around the same time he met future wife Kim for the first time.
They had an on-off romance for a few years before getting engaged in 2006. However, 18 months later they called off the wedding.
Alexis told People in 2008: ‘It’s always sad when things like this end, and we remain friends
‘I wish him the best in his future and all of his endeavors. He’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met.’
Kanye processed the break-up by working on 808s and Heartbreak – an album which would top the charts and propel him to rap superstardom.
BROOKE CRITTENDON: 2004-2006
Romance: Brooke dated Kanye for two-and-a-half years after meeting backstage at a gig in 2004 (pictured 2006)
Brooke dated Kanye for two-and-a-half years after meeting backstage at a gig in 2004 when she was working as a production assistant for MTV.
But the couple eventually called time on their long-term romance because Brooke wasn’t comfortable with ‘sharing’ her man with other women.
She added in an interview with The Sun newspaper in 2013: ‘I was never OK being one of many — or even one of a few.
‘Kanye was very open and honest but it ended up with me knowing too much.
‘I don’t want to be silly and say it wasn’t cheating because I knew about it.
‘He definitely had an appreciation for the feminine form and a curiosity.
‘As a celebrity, sex becomes cheap but his obsession with sex was more sophisticated.’
AMBER ROSE: 2008-2010
Kanye’s most high-profile romance pre-Kimye was with model and social media star Amber Rose. Kanye is said to have spotted Amber on a video shoot for Ludacris’ 2008 single What Them Girls Like and they struck up a bond.
The beauty was by his side when he stole the mic from Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs and the pair stayed together for two years.
Kanye was bold about slamming his former girlfriend in 2015 when he said in an interview that he had to take ’30 showers’ after dating Amber.
Acrimonious split: Kanye’s most high-profile romance pre-Kimye was with model and social media star Amber Rose (pictured 2010)
He candidly confessed: ‘If Kim had dated me when I wanted, there would be no Amber Rose.’
The rapper is said to have had his eye on Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim as early as 2008, naming her his ‘girl of the week’ in early blog posts which resurfaced in October 2014.
He added in the one-to-one: ‘It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that’s with Amber Rose. I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim.’
Amber later branded Kim a ‘homewrecker’.
In January 2012, Amber accused Kanye of cheating on her with Kim, who was then dating American footballer player Reggie Bush.
She told America’s Star magazine: ‘They were both cheating. They were both cheating on me and Reggie with each other.
‘She was sending pictures, and I was like, “Kim, just stop. Don’t be that person.”‘
In January 2016 West reignited his long war with ex-girlfriend Amber after dragging her name into a 30 tweet tirade against her then partner Wiz Khalifa.
But her revenge was rather more concise – a short, shocking and sexually explicit response that caused a collective gasp across the Internet.
In 2020 he was also said to have called her a ‘prostitute’ at a presidential rally.
2010 – 2011 SELITA EBANKS/MELODY THORNTON/CHANEL IMAN/VIRGINIE MAURY
Relationship? The star was linked to Victoria’s Secret beauty Selita Ebanks in 2010 and Chanel Iman in 2011 (right)
The star was linked to Victoria’s Secret beauty Selita Ebanks and did little to quell the rumours after casting her as the lead in his 2010 short fashion film, Runaway.
He is then said to have moved on with Pussycat Dolls star Melody Thornton but the romance fizzled out.
Kanye continued his model dating as he was linked to fellow VS star Chanel Iman, although she denied they were ever in a relationship.
He was then seen packing on the PDA with French model Virginie Maury in France although this soon came to an end.
KIM KARDASHIAN: 2012 – 2021
Early snap: Kim confirmed her romance with Kanye in June 2012
They finally got together eight years after meeting.
In March, The rumored couple let it be known they were spending time with each other when Kim sat front row at Kanye’s runway show during Paris Fashion Week.
The following month, after months of rumors and rumblings, Kim and Kanye made their relationship official as they held hands in New York City.
In May they took things a step further and make their red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival during the premiere for the film Cruel Summer.
In December, the Stronger rapper joyously reveals that his is expecting his first child with Kim during a New Year’s Eve concert in Atlantic City.
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