Moments reality star Kim Kardashian and her ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson caused a massive stir on the internet – here’s a check into their relationship timeline.
The SKIMS mogul is one of the celebrities who make the trends countless times within a year mostly through her beauty company or her fashion sense. But in 2021, almost all headlines about her were based on her split from Kanye West and her newfound relationship with Pete Davidson.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians alumna hosted Saturday Night Live in October for the first time, and acted in a skit alongside SNL cast member Pete Davidson. The two played Aladdin and Jasmine in a cheeky sketch that ended with a kiss.
Kardashian, 41, was praised for her successful stint as guest host, and just as her buzzy weekend had started to die down, the mom of four was back in the news once a photo of her and Davidson, 28, holding hands on a rollercoaster at Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park, California, surfaced later in the month.
Their relationship started with people saying that the pair were “just friends hanging out,” but now, their budding relationship had progressed since then. From hanging out with family and friends to dinner dates on his native Staten Island, here’s everything to know about Kardashian and Davidson’s relationship.
#1. Kardashian and Davidson shared a kissed at a live show on October 9, 2021
Kardashian and Davidson shared a kiss during a Saturday Night Live skit about Jasmine and Aladdin on October 9, 2021.
Prior to that, in January 2019, West, Kardashian, and Davidson were spotted at Kid Cudi’s birthday party. Timothée Chalamet was there too.
#2. Holding Hands at Knott’s Scary Farm in October 29, 2021
The pair kicked off Halloween 2021 weekend with Kim’s sister Kourtney Kardashian, Kourtney’s now-fiancé Travis Barker, and friends at Knott’s Scary Farm.
The pair were photographed holding hands on a roller coaster at Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park, California. People reported at the time that they were at the Halloween event with Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker. Barker, of course, knows Davidson through their mutual friend Machine Gun Kelly. Us Weekly reports that other friends were in attendance as well.
The photos sparked rumors of a romance between the two, but an insider told PEOPLE that they were “just friends,” though in November another source added that they “have chemistry.”
“Pete can be super charming and Kim loves the attention,” a source told PEOPLE on Nov. 2, adding that they’re having “fun” together.
Davidson is the first person to be romantically linked to Kardashian since she filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West in February after almost seven years of marriage. The two share four children: daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 3½, and sons Saint, 6, and Psalm, 2½.
#3. Dinner for Two in Staten Island in November 3, 2021
The two continued to spend time together after Knott’s Scary Farm. Kardashian traveled to Davidson’s native Staten Island, New York, on Nov. 3 to have dinner at Campania, an Italian restaurant. Page Six reported that Davidson arranged a private dinner for the pair on the rooftop.
#4. Kim Throws Pete a Birthday Party in Palm Springs in November
Davidson rang in his 28th birthday with Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and rapper Flavor Flav at Jenner’s Palm Springs home on Nov. 16. Flavor Flav shared photos from his “adopted son” Davidson’s celebration, which featured the group in matching in SKIMS pajamas.
“Even when they are on different coasts, Kim and Pete stay in touch,” an insider told PEOPLE at the time. “They are getting to know each other better and getting along great.”
“Kim loves his spark. He is very funny, entertaining and makes Kim happy. They are still dating and enjoying it. He showers Kim with compliments and she loves it.”
#5. E! Online confirmed the two are offically dating on Novemebr 19, 2021
“They are really happy and seeing where it goes,” the source said. “Pete has told her he doesn’t want to see anyone else.” Kardashian reportedly feels the same, with the source continuing, “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.”
In case you needed the point driven home, the source also told E! Online, “He makes her laugh the entire time they are together and she is completely enthralled by him.”
#6. Holding Hands in Palm Springs in November
Following Davidson’s birthday celebration, the pair were spotted out the following weekend in Palm Springs, holding hands and smiling. Davidson still had on his SKIMS pajama pants while Kardashian wore gray sweats and a pair of Yeezy Boost 700s from her estranged husband’s coveted footwear brand.
#7. ‘Giggling’ and a Love Bite Sighting at Dinner in Los Angeles in November
The couple enjoyed another romantic meal together, this time on Kardashian’s turf in L.A. The two ate dinner at the Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California. Per photos from the outing, they arrived at the upscale eatery in Davidson’s Lamborghini SUV and were accompanied by a bodyguard.
A source told PEOPLE on Nov. 24 that they arrived at the restaurant holding hands and “were both in a great mood.”
“They sat very close to each other and Kim kept giggling,” the insider said. “He was very pleasant and ordered a lot of food for them. They shared several pasta dishes. He had his arm around Kim and they were very flirty. You could tell that Kim had the best time. They very much acted like a couple.”
#8. Breakfast Date at the Beverly Hills Hotel in November
Dutch music journalist Paul Barewijk stumbled upon the couple having a breakfast date at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Nov. 27 and was lucky enough to snag a few photos. Barewijk told PEOPLE via Instagram that he ran into the pair during his vacation in L.A. from Amsterdam.
“They looked happy, sat close to each other, and walked away together,” Barewijk said of the duo. “It looked like a date to me,” he added, saying that the couple stuck around for a few minutes before leaving.
On Dec. 18, the couple headed back to Staten Island to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home. This time, Scott Disick joined the pair on their date, which came about following Davidson’s impromptu night off from Saturday Night Live, which downsized its cast and crew — and canceled its live audience and musical guest — amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.
After the movie, the trio appeared to dine together at Angelina’s Ristorante, which was teased in a TikTok video shared by user @rosieromao. In the clip, a group of women can be seen getting excited about Kardashian, Davidson, and Disick’s arrival at Staten Island restaurant before the stars walk into the hot spot.
The Italian restaurant’s Instagram account shared photos from the night with the caption, “Thank you, Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Scott Disick & others for having dinner at Angelina’s last night. Truly great to serve, come back anytime. @kimkardashian @letthelordbewithyou“
#9. Spending Christmas 2021 Apart
After spending some quality time in Davidson’s city of New York, Kardashian will be celebrating Christmas with her kids, without the SNL star.
“She had a good trip to New York,” an insider told PEOPLE on Dec. 22. “Pete took Kim to some of his favorite places. She had fun. Kim is celebrating Christmas with the kids and won’t see Pete.”
But while they won’t spend the holiday together, Davidson is currently in L.A. with Kardashian — and a second source told PEOPLE that he plans to stay there until Christmas.
#10. Kim Kardashian and Pete stepped out in styles for a movie night on December 22, 2021
Davidson and Kardashian were spotted on a rare Saturday night off for the comedian. The pair was photographed heading into a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home at a local theater in Davidson’s hometown of Staten Island, per Page Six. Scott Disick and his friend Chris Reda were also in attendance.
On December 22, Davidson was photographed driving around Beverly Hills in Kardashian’s Rolls-Royce, despite recent reports that the pair would not be spending Christmas together. “She had a good trip to New York,” a source told People. “Pete took Kim to some of his favorite places. She had fun. Kim is celebrating Christmas with the kids and won’t see Pete.”
These reports conflict with statements sources gave E! News earlier in the month. Those sources claimed Davidson was invited to Kris Jenner’s Christmas party. “She’s really excited about having him around and Kris is already obsessed with him,” the source told E! News on December 18. “The whole family is a fan of Pete’s and would love to spend a holiday with him.”
They also claimed Kardashian plans to travel to Florida for New Year’s where Davidson is co-hosting Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party with Miley Cyrus for NBC and Peacock. They continued, “Kim and Pete have many upcoming plans and things are going really well. She has even considered going to support him in Miami for New Year’s. He has told her he’d love for her to be there.”
What happened between Kim and Pete?
After nine months together, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson broke up, shocking fans. Just days before their split, sources claimed that the two were “smitten” with each other and were making their long-distance relationship work while Pete filmed a movie in Australia and Kim remained stateside in Los Angeles.
An insider confirmed to Page Six that Pete and Kim “decided to just be friends” after struggling with long distance and their demanding lifestyles.
“The word is that Pete did the dumping and he’s actually been trying to end it for a little while now,” the insider said. Reportedly, the “SNL” star never thought he and Kardashian would be a long-term couple and was “getting irritated” with how their relationship was being portrayed in the media.