- Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson reportedly began dating in 2021 but have known each other for years.
- The comedian began spending time with the reality star after she hosted “SNL” in October 2021.
- Davidson and Kardashian have since been seen in New York City, Los Angeles, and the Bahamas.
January 30, 2019: Kardashian and Davidson both attended Kid Cudi’s birthday dinner
Davidson, 28, and Kardashian, 41, have run in the same circle for years, long before they became a couple.
—Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 31, 2019
At the time of Cudi’s dinner, there was widespread buzz about the small, seemingly random guest list, leading “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon to ask Davidson for the evening’s backstory.
When Cudi invited Davidson to the dinner, the comedian said he expected it to be capped at three people: himself, the rapper, and his manager. So, he gave the restaurant his credit card to treat Cudi for the meal.
“Cudi goes, ‘Hey, Kim and Kanye might come by.’ And I was like, ‘That would be awesome.’ And then I was like, ‘Oh no,'” he said on an April 2019 episode of the late-night show, laughing.
Davidson said he had a “really good time” with Kardashian and Ye, calling them the “cutest couple ever” and “very, very sweet people.” Thankfully, the bill didn’t end up being “as bad” as he expected, he quipped.
“It’s not like it’s Applebee’s, you know?” Davidson joked, adding, “It’s Nobu, which is like 77 Applebeeses.”
The KKW Beauty founder — who shares children North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2, with Ye — went on to file for divorce from the Grammy winner years later in February 2021.
As for Davidson, he’s been romantically linked to celebrities including Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber, and Phoebe Dynevor.
October 9, 2021: Kardashian, the week’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ host, kissed Davidson during a sketch
In a sketch titled “Jasmine and Aladdin,” Davidson and Kardashian cosplayed as the main characters from the 1992 animated Disney film.
While riding on a magic carpet, Davidson’s Aladdin vocalized his concern that he physically “can’t handle” Kardashian’s Jasmine. “If we go all the way, you might break me,” he said. “You’re a lot of woman, and I’m so frail because all I eat is stolen bread.”
After the genie (played by a blue-painted Bowen Yang) granted Davidson’s Aladdin his wish for larger genitals, the host leaned over and kissed the cast member.
“I like you just the way you are,” she told him.
October 29, 2021: They held hands on a ride at a California amusement park, but a source said they were ‘just friends’
Davidson and Kardashian kicked off their Halloween weekend at Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park, California, per People. In a photo published by the outlet, the comedian and the reality star held hands while riding a roller coaster.
They were joined at the amusement park by Kardashian’s sister Kourtney Kardashian and the Poosh founder’s fiancé Travis Barker. Davidson and Barker are both close friends with rock artist Machine Gun Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker.
A source brushed off romance speculation between Kardashian and Davidson, telling People that they’re “just friends” that “hang in the same circles.”
November 2, 2021: Davidson took Kardashian to dinner in Staten Island
The “King of Staten Island” star brought Kardashian to his home borough for a private dinner at the Italian restaurant Campania.
“Pete arranged a dinner on the rooftop privately,” a source told Page Six, proceeding to confirm that “it was just the two of them.”
November 3, 2021: They dined out for the second night in a row at Zero Bond in New York City
Davidson and Kardashian spent back-to-back evenings together in early November.
Though the pair arrived at Manhattan’s Zero Bond separately on November 3, sources told Page Six that they were together during their time at the members-only club.
According to the outlet, they were also joined by Kardashian’s friend Jonathan Cheban and several of Davidson’s friends.
November 17, 2021: Photographers captured photos of the couple holding hands in Palm Springs, California
The reality star and the stand-up comic seemingly confirmed their romance during a trip to Palm Springs, where Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner owns a $12 million house.
The Daily Mail published a video of the couple holding hands while out on a walk.
November 17, 2021: Kardashian invited Flavor Flav to Davidson’s birthday party
Kardashian had a very special gift for Davidson on his 28th birthday: an appearance from Flavor Flav.
“When it comes down to Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian, first of all, to me, that is family, you know what I’m saying,” the rapper, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., told Entertainment Tonight in December 2021.
He went on: “And the whole night I was so honored to be in their presence. One thing that I could say is 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.’ She sent for me and that’s how I ended up there.”
The “Don’t Believe the Hype” artist shared a photo of himself at the celebration with Kardashian, her mother, and his “adopted son” Davidson — all of whom donned matching brown outfits.
November 28, 2021: They had a date night in Los Angeles
Kardashian and Davidson held hands as they walked into the Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California, as seen in a video published by the Daily Mail.
After dinner, the couple exited together and drove away in the comedian’s Lamborghini.
December 16, 2021: Kardashian skirted around journalist Bari Weiss’ question about Davidson
During a rapid-fire round of questions with Weiss on Honestly, the journalist gave the SKIMS founder an opportunity to chat about her new partner.
“Who’s your favorite ‘SNL’ cast member?” Weiss asked.
Kardashian responded, “What a setup! Bari, you know who it is.”
December 18, 2021: The couple rented out a Staten Island movie theater to watch ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’
The trio ventured out to Staten Island to see the Marvel movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home” at Atrium Stadium Cinemas.
December 24, 2021: Davidson drove Kardashian’s car around Los Angeles
The comedian made a stop at a 7-Eleven in Los Angeles using Kardashian’s car in photos published by TMZ.
The reality star didn’t accompany him on the errands.
January 3, 2022: They took a short vacation to the Bahamas
The couple celebrated New Year’s Eve separately — Davidson hosted NBC’s special with Miley Cyrus in Miami, while Kardashian spent the holiday with her family in California.
After Davidson’s holiday broadcast with Cyrus, multiple outlets reported that Kardashian unfollowed the singer on Instagram, but neither party addressed the rumored rift.
Kardashian and Davidson seemed to be starting 2022 on positive terms. On January 3, the Daily Mail published photos of the duo boarding a private jet together, headed to the Bahamas.
A source told Entertainment Tonight that they “know they have a busy couple of months coming up with her company rebrand and Pete filming various projects, so they wanted to take some time to spend together before things ramp up.”
Once settled, Kardashian shared a selfie of herself in a bikini on Instagram and wrote: “sweet sweet fantasy baby,” a possible reference to the lyrics in Mariah Carey’s 1995 track “Fantasy.”
“Things are going great between them. They’re taking things slow, but both are really happy when they’re together,” the source added.