UPDATE NOVEMBER 19: Sources close to Kim Kardashian, 41, have reportedly confirmed to E! News that the reality star is “casually dating” SNL and King Of Staten Island star Pete Davidson, 28.
“Pete has told her he doesn’t want to see anyone else,” the source says, noting Kardashian apparently feels the same. “She is telling some people they aren’t super serious but she isn’t seeing anyone else… She’s trying to not make a big deal about it but is super into him.”
“Kim is smitten over him and it’s very exciting to her,” the source continued. “He makes her laugh the entire time they are together and she is completely enthralled by him.”
Just yesterday, Kardashian took Davidson to her mother Kris Jenner’s Palm Springs home, suggesting the “friends” were more serious than originally thought.
ORIGINAL STORY, NOVEMBER 18: Just when you thought Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s friendship? Romance? couldn’t get more confusing, the unlikely pair have made their Instagram debut together. Unlike celebrity couples who’ve come before them, Kardashian and Davidson didn’t share a cute hand-holding shot (a la KRAVIS), nor a black and white mirror selfie (a la Megan Fox and MGK). Instead, the SKIMS founder and SNL comedian, dubbed Kete by fans, posed in—checks notes—matching SKIMS pyjamas, alongside—checks notes—Flavor Flav and Kris Jenner.
The musician revealed the get together was to celebrate Davidson’s 28th birthday, captioning the group shot, “Celebrating my adopted son Pete Davidson’s birthday wit the legendz @kimkardashian and @krisjenner 🥳🎂🎊👑⏰”. Furthermore, the background of the image hints at the birthday event taking place outside of L.A. in Jenner’s Palm Springs home. A mini-break? Already?!
While truly no one could have prepared themselves for many parts of this photo, sources have been blabbing for weeks about Kardashian’s soft spot for Davidson, a man who really does defy all odds when it comes to dating. A source recently told Us Weekly that the 40-year-old “is falling for” him, that “he makes her feel good, and she’s excited to see what happens.”
Meanwhile, another insider spoke to Hollywood Life saying, “Kim has not stopped talking to her sisters about Pete since SNL. This isn’t like Kim because Kim gets bored so easily and right now she is still giddy about the guy. She knows about his reputation and about his past but she doesn’t care. She has a past too and if anyone can get a man to become attached to one woman, it’s Kim. They text all day every day and she shares these texts with her sisters. She is very much into him and this is not a fling, it seems.”
A different person spoke with E! News, saying that while Kardashian “isn’t looking to date anyone right now,” she does feel some chemistry with Davidson. “Kim thinks Pete’s hilarious. Pete is quite the charmer and she totally understands the allure,” they shared. “Kim loves that they just laugh the entire time they are together and she is really enjoying hanging out with him.”
Naturally, the internet has thoughts:
NOT PETE DAVIDSON SPENDING HIS BIRTHDAY WITH KIM KARDASHIAN KING SHIT FJDJCJJS pic.twitter.com/eS93RaFyB9
— sara 🦋 (@chaoticmulaney) November 17, 2021
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian matching their clothes?!?! The world ain’t ready for this one 😭 pic.twitter.com/Xcbeeg47sq
— Kate ❤️ (@ticketstocolson) November 18, 2021
IS THAT FUCKING FLAVOR FLAV WHAT IS GOING ON
— mr. i miss having sex (@nataleave) November 18, 2021