This week, it was confirmed that Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson had split up after nine months of dating. Davidson is currently in Australia filming a new comedy with Orlando Bloom. It was rumored that the distance between them was too much for Kardashian, who is busy with her four kids and multiple business. But a source speaking to Entertainment Tonight said that the end came because “the spark between” them “faded.”
Kardashian does think that the former Saturday Night Live star is “so sweet, but she didn’t feel ready for something serious with him.”
The source added, “They had tons of chemistry, and still do, but she kind of wants to be single and date. Kim still adores Pete and will always be friends with him. She still thinks he’s the nicest and sweetest guy in the world and there’s no drama or anything weird between them now.”
They continued, “She felt like Pete was the extreme opposite of Kanye and it was good for her then…She initially thought it would be a fun fling, but then it got more serious when they were spending so much time together. Kim wasn’t feeling like she was willing to settle down with him just yet.”
Another source confirmed on Friday confirmed the end of their fling, saying, “Pete and Kim broke up. The distance has been hard and things were starting to fizzle out… 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.”
The former couple connected on the set of SNL while Kardashian was serving as host, and even shared a kiss in a sketch where they played Disney’s Aladdin and Jasmine. Though it did seem like a casual relationship at first, they had been making more public appearances recently, even attending the Met Gala together.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.