At the weekend we were shocked to hear that Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson had split after a whirlwind nine-month relationship. A source for Entertainment Tonight cited that the famous couple struggled with their busy schedules and long distance, with Davidson currently filming in Australia.
“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.”
It was the relationship we would have never expected but in many ways it turned out to be one of our favourite celebrity couplings. While we hope there may be a reconciliation on the horizon, in the meantime, we’re taking a trip down memory lane at Kardashian’s dating history.
Long before Kardashian was a billionaire and a beauty mogul, she was caught up in a controversial relationship with music producer Damon Thomas. At just 19 she eloped and married the man – allegedly high on ecstasy – before they split in 2003 and finalised the divorce in 2004.
There are not many relationships more infamous than the reality star’s romance with Ray J. The couple began dating during her divorce from Thomas in 2003 during which time they made a sex tape. It was eventually leaked in 2007 and catapulted Kardashian to stardom. J recalled moments of the relationship in his book Death of a Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray.
“To be honest, the whole thing started off wrong. We’d known each other for a while before we dated and there was a mutual attraction, but she was married … She let me know she wanted to get with me. She left her husband for me as soon as we started having sex and things between us got intense really fast. After that, I felt obligated to be with her,” he wrote.
After a single date night with Jessica Simpson’s ex-husband Nick Lachey, Kardashian briefly date Nick Cannon in 2006. In a 2012 interview with Howard Stern, the actor said they split due to Kardashian lying about her sex tape with Ray J.
Kardashian dated NFL star Reggie Bush on and off between 2007 and 2010.
Sometime around July 2010, Kardashian struck a romance with former NFL athlete Miles Austin. “They are dating, but she doesn’t want to rush anything,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. It turned out to be just another summer fling and by September that year, they had split.
Soon after she called things off with Austin – and after brief rumoured relationships with Michael Copon and John Mayer – Kardashian dated Halle Berry’s ex Gabriel Aubrey in November 2010. They split just a few weeks later, reportedly due to Berry’s involvement.
This is another of Kardashian’s infamous relationships. By December 2010 (yes, she had a big year) Kardashian was dating for NBA player Kris Humphries. He proposed to the reality star on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians after just six months of dating before they wed in August 2011. She infamously filed for divorce 72 days later.
Then of course there was Kanye West. The couple took their relationship public in October 2012 – just over a year since she divorced Humphries – but according to a later report, the pair had been having “sleepovers” long before we knew anything. The following December they announced they were expecting their first child before welcoming North West in June 2013. They wed in May 2014.
They welcomed three more children, son Saint in 2015, daughter Chicago in 2018 and son Pslam in 2019.
After meeting on the set of Saturday Night Live last September (where they shared a kiss for live television), Pete Davidson and Kardashian sparked romance rumours just a few weeks later at Knott’s Berry Farm in California. The rumoured couple were spotted on several date nights together but it wasn’t clear whether or not they were just friends.