Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber are very concerned about Pete Davidson

Kaia Gerber and Pete Davidson enjoying the Miami weather by the pool

Pete Davidson and Kaia Gerber have been dating since the beginning of autumn. From where I sit, they started up *just* after Kaia’s 18th birthday, although there’s some evidence that Pete and Kaia knew each other, hung out and had mutual friends for months beforehand. Y’all know that I’m not a Pete Davidson fan, and so I continue to read his relationship with Kaia as sort of creepy, vaguely predatory and just bad news in general. There was also a rumor that Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford (Kaia’s parents) aren’t big fans of Kaia’s relationship, and that they hope Kaia and Pete fizzle out quickly. Well… it looks like Cindy and Rande were trying to check up on Kaia and Pete at Kaia’s New York apartment, and things appear to have gone badly:

Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber appeared extremely stressed as they spoke outside their daughter Kaia’s New York City apartment on Thursday. The 53-year-old supermodel looked shaken as she listened to her husband describe a conversation he appeared to have had with 18-year-old Kaia’s comedian boyfriend, Pete Davidson, 26. It seemed Rande had been in the apartment while Cindy was outside and he had then come down to the foyer to speak with her.

A bystander told Dailymail.com that Rande was heard saying that the person upstairs – presumed to be Pete – had ‘scratched eyes’ and was ‘freaking out.’ Pete reportedly left the apartment in a car down the street after the parents talked. Kaia was later seen returning to the building after dark.

Rande – who is the co-founder of billion-dollar tequila label Casamigos – appeared on edge by what he had witnessed inside the apartment. The best friend of George Clooney was very animated as he spoke to Cindy, who was clad in a $1,400 black Moncler jacket. A bystander told DailyMail.com that Rande was heard saying that his talk ‘wasn’t good’. At one point, he brought his hands up to his face and widened his eyes, as if to imitate what he had seen. Cindy stared at her spouse with her mouth agape, appearing to recognize the seriousness of the situation.

Rande was reportedly overhead saying: ‘He’s got scratched out eyes. His face was like scared as if someone or a camera was on him. His eyes are very… and he’s like freaking out.’ The tequila tycoon continued: ‘How in the hell can he… be away… he needs help my God that’s crazy… private rehab, ummm, like in an hour.’ Then the topic went to Kaia, with Rande reportedly saying: ‘I mean he loves her.’

Rande then told Cindy that Pete was nearby, saying: ‘You know he’s over there’. The supermodel reportedly replied: ‘Is it him over there?’ Soon after, Pete was seen in his silver Lincoln SUV but his face was not photographed.

[From The Daily Mail]

I’ve included the link to the DM’s photos below – you can see Rande and Cindy looking very animated and worried/concerned. While I get that the DM was possibly making up a story to go along with their photos, I also feel like this probably checks out? Rande and Cindy are probably legitimately concerned about Kaia and Pete. I could absolutely see Kaia calling her parents to come over and check on Pete if he did something that freaked her out. I could see Cindy telling Kaia to simply get out of her own apartment if Pete was having some kind of breakdown or if he was on drugs or whatever. Anyway… yeah, this is awful. I hope that Kaia and Pete are okay and that Cindy and Rande are providing all kinds of support.

Kaia Gerber and Rande Gerber take in the Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks game

Cindy Crawford leaves her daughter Kaia's apartment in stylish plaid coat

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  1. Millennial says:

    Well, they are reaping what they are sowed here. If they hadn’t pushed her into modeling, Kaia would probably be at college right now, dealing with normal 18 year old problems, like fitting in and whether to drink at parties, rather than dealing with a grown man freaking out on drugs in her apartment.

    It boggles my mind that knowing everything they know about the industry, they pushed their kid into it.

    • Seraphina says:

      THIS!!! Exactly my thoughts. But like most egotistical people, they think they can put maneuver and control what they can’t: individuals and an industry not in their control.

    • edith says:

      as if that stuff wouldnt happen in college…
      I had relationships with mentally ill people when I was 17/18 . These things happen in the real world regardless of being a nepotism model living in a million dollar apartement in NYC or in a small town somewhere in Germany (where I grew up)

      This story really is about something else…Even tho I’m also fed up with these young rich kids being celebrated, people really need to get over the fact that hollywood always has been and always will be full of people who were born into the industry…

      • Vizia says:

        Yeah, when my daughter was in college I got calls in the middle of the night about her off-his-meds ex-boyfriend showing up at her apartment ie., with cut wrists, blaming her etc. If you’ve got kids, this kind of thing is possible, no matter how rich or famous you might be.

      • Cindy says:

        This so much. Dealing with emotionally draining partners (not just in romantic relationships, mind you) is DEFINITELY NOT a problem exclusive to rich Hollywood celebs.

      • Meg says:

        I agree with both, mental illness happens anywhere to anyone while certain demographics may be more likely to experience it no one is immune. Most colleges have counseling on site due to this and regular growing pains for that age. I also agree i wish she hadnt been pushed into this either

      • Vanessa says:

        Yes, thank you. Looking back to my recent past, college was just as sexist, sketchy and potentially toxic as any other environment. It just came with a false sense of prestige attached to it.

    • MC2 says:

      The idea that a college campus is some sweet, innocent, safe place for a young woman to just explore herself & avoid the pitfalls of dealing with emotionally unstable young men cracks me up! There is no alternative reality where this stuff doesn’t happen & kudos for her parents showing up to be right there for her.

    • Holly hobby says:

      Yep to all of this!

  2. Joanna says:

    Idk, I feel like DM shouldn’t have done a story on this. Bits of conversation overheard by someone in the area, not even a full conversation and it’s too personal to be published imo!

    • SShehheh says:

      They’re in public so it’s fair game. If they cared they’d do it in private. I feel like this was purposeful to get Kaia to move on — calculated leaks.

    • partnora says:

      Also it’s quite clear they’ve set this up to give her career a little edge. C’mon, they couldn’t have had a conversation inside a building? They’ve been setting up pap shots and feeding tips to tabloids about this all along.

      • Becky says:

        That whole piece sounded V E R Y PR to me. Tequilla Tycoon? Clooney Best Buddy? 1400 Monclear Jacket? Than the little soap opera display for paps and bypassers? Smells a little bit too set up and arranged with the DM. Also the story “broke” over slow news weekend after christmas. IDK

      • Tourmaline says:

        I noted the Casamigos gear on Rande, nice product placement.
        This whole story was so placed by them.

      • Meg says:

        If so thats really shitty to exploit his mental health issues for press for his company

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Let’s not forget the “private rehab” which Pete mentioned himself on the last (live) SNL before Christmas. All known.

        But… consider he has enough of a problem to go back to rehab, he could’ve been slipping (too much pot, other drugs, or not taking his meds), and truly had this breakdown.

      • DragonWise says:

        Agreed. And let’s not forget Cindy is absolutely living vicariously through Kaia. The way Cindy has talked about Kaia and her career is a little troubling, as if she is an extension of herself, as well as low-key competition. Cindy seems to be reminded of her heyday through Kaia, and that seems a bit problematic for her.

  3. Jerusha says:

    The parents are concerned-no sh1t! I would be, too. Kaia is apparently back in LA-spotted at LAX with Cindy. Don’t quite get the appeal of Pete Davidson to women from 18 to 40 something.

    • Eliza_ says:

      Without dating Ariana there would have been no interest. She made him tabloid fodder, So Kate B jumped on the bandwagon but even she saw the light when stories about him living in his mom’s basement made her look bad. Now it’s nepotism generation trying to get quick PR columns before his paparazzi interest is over. But yeah, 18yo escorted by mom to every job to be “safe”, dating an emotionally unstable 26yo man with a drug history is not good for their brand so they’ll publically look against it but clap behind the scenes about the attention.

    • Kosmos says:

      I can totally understand that her parents would be concerned. She’s their child, grown up now and on her own. We all know that we can make questionable choices at that age, especially the first time being on our own away from our parents. I feel sorry for all of the parties involved here–sorry for Pete, who obviously has unresolved issues, for the folks, who of course are going to worry their daughter’s welfare, and for Kaia, caught in between. Right, Pete may not be right for Kaia and in light of his past, her folks will be worried. I don’t know what the resolution is if Kaia and Pete choose to remain together no matter what.

  4. runcmc says:

    YIKES, this is really bad news. I have a bad feeling about Pete in general- he doesn’t seem well, and he doesn’t seem to be getting support. Also while his relationships are widely reported, no one really talks about the angle that he’s been discarded half a dozen times in the last year/year and a half (I think all of his relationships have been ended by the woman he was dating, right?) that’s gotta hurt. I hope his mom is there for him because it sounds like he really needs it.

    • Pixie says:

      @runcmc oh my gosh, I didn’t realise he had been dumped THAT many times, in that timeframe. How do you even date that many people in 18 months, let alone get dumped that often? Sounds like he really needs all the professional and emotional support he can get, and I truly hope he has it.

      • Eleonor says:

        Agreed.
        He must have some major issue. He needs help. It’s not to his gfs to heal him.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Pixie and Eleanor Pete has talked about it openly and it’s well known that he suffers from bipolar disorder. He may have been having a bad day or week. It happens when you struggle with mental illness. He has been on meds for it for quite some time but meds are a cure-all. I think we need to be careful about how we speak about people who struggle with mental illness

      • Mariettaj81 says:

        @pixie My roommate has been doing the same thing for the last 2 years. Just keeps getting in relationships and getting dumped. Although she mostly gets ghosted. I don’t know how she does it. Current one is going to dump her probably today. They’ve been together 6 weeks. She’s dated 6 guys just this year, the day after she gets ghosted/dumped, she moves on to the next. It’s ridiculous, she’s not giving herself anytime to get over these guys she dating. Pete seems like he’s doing the same thing. If he’s anything like my roommate he won’t listen to anyone trying to tell him to just chill and be alone for a minute. It’s sad really.

      • Pixie says:

        @valiantyvarnished I am careful with how I speak about people with mental health issues. I get that tone is hard to gather from a written response, but I wasn’t being snarky. I’m mostly just shocked at how many relationships someone can have in 18 months, and truly hope he gets all the help and support he needs since he seems to be struggling – and I hope he isn’t looking for it from his 18 yr old gf.

      • Pixie says:

        @Mariettaj81 WOW that is pretty wild. I truly don’t understand how people do it, it looks exhausting. Dating around is fun, but serial daters hardly ever look like they’re having any fun. It’s often so overwrought and dramatic and honestly, being single is a far more rewarding endeavor than constantly dating and being dumped :(

      • Borgqueen says:

        I just stopped talking to my bff of 30 yrs because he is an alcoholic druggie that gets dumped by his boyfriends every few months. They dont want to deal with the verbal abuse, alcohol and drug abuse and my former friend is STUNNED no one wants to stick around.

      • Angel says:

        @Valiantly Varnished He has said that he has Borderline Personality Disorder. That is not the same thing as Bipolar Disorder. BPD is a personality disorder, while Bipolar Disorder is a neurotransmitter problem in the brain. (I have bipolar disorder, so am not making it up.)

    • whatWHAT? says:

      didn’t he make some comment on the last live SNL (Eddie Murphy-hosted) Weekend Update about how he was going to rehab? Did I misinterpret that?

      • ChillyWilly says:

        He sure did. I guess he decided not to go. Bad decision.

      • Amy Too says:

        I don’t know, if he knew he was going to rehab, and having his intake scheduled right after the holidays makes sense, then this could’ve been a “one last hurrah” before going in that he combined with a “saying goodbye to the gf who I won’t see for 28 days.” I’ve been to inpatient rehab and it was not uncommon for people to show up super drunk/out of their mind drugged up because they knew were coming to rehab and “needed” to do one last super mega ultra high before quitting forever. Her Dad was overheard saying something about going to rehab in an hour. Pete’s “last party” might’ve turned into some existential angst about “who am I going to be after this!? Will I still be fun? Will I still be funny? Will people still like me?” and that might’ve led to a breakdown.

    • Pete has himself stated that he has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. That diagnosis is very difficult for the person diagnosed to deal with. Also, the therapeutic community has no successful treatment for it. It makes a mess of the lives of those involved with that person. It has been rumored for years— by pretty credible sources — that Princess Diana had BPD and we all know what an emotional rollercoaster she was.

      • MC2 says:

        It is a very difficult population to treat, but DBT has shown to be beneficial for people with BPD. Just my two cents that there are options out there.

      • Jaded says:

        Dialectical behavior therapy has been successful in treating borderline personality disorder. It uses a skills-based approach to teach you how to manage your emotions, tolerate distress and improve relationships, however it doesn’t mean you get instantly well, it’s a long ongoing process that most sufferers have to continue for many years.

      • MargaritasForBreakfast says:

        OMG I pray Harry has not inherited this.

  5. minx says:

    Gerber and Crawford were fine with pushing their daughter into modeling when she was a young child. Not impressed with their parenting.

  6. CharliePenn says:

    Super worrying. He needs help and this very young woman needs to take her distance. It’s way too much for an 18 year old to handle.

    Also he has borderline personality disorder. If Kaia tried to take distance/break up with him on her own he could easily spin out big time. This could be what is happening here. People with borderline feel an intense amount of abandonment pain and get frantic to stop someone leaving them, and can veer into anything from manipulation, rage, to self harm. My mother has this disorder so I’ve lived with how hard it can be, and I feel so badly for Pete and also for those in the wake of the behaviors this disorder causes. It’s super hard to treat and to live with, and it can be super hard on those that love and care about the person.
    Add in possible drug abuse… it’s bad. I truly hope he gets impatient treatment.

  7. Kittycat says:

    I hope this relationship ends soon

  8. Jumpingthesnark says:

    He needs….. ALOT of professional help of various kinds. Kaia needs to be out of this situation and relationship, pronto. Especially as an 18 year old! I hope she understands that “fixing” him is not her responsibility……..

  9. Sarah says:

    Both Pete and Kaia are unwell and need professional help (not to mention family love and support) for their illnesses. This is a sad situation all around.

  10. Other Renee says:

    I read somewhere that Kaia has had her own apartment in New York since she was 16. I wonder if that’s true. If so, that’s ridiculous. These two are really the worst parents. They’ve got a teenage daughter in a relationship with a drug addled, troubled man child and a son arrested in his expensive car with a DUI. Idiots.

    • Millennial says:

      Honestly I felt the whole dating Pete thing was a bit of a cry for attention/boundaries.

    • Jules says:

      Why?Every 16 year old isn’t a moron playing video games and shopping. She is stunning and has poise. American teens are atypical in their immaturity but she has drive.

  11. SJR says:

    OK, so Pete Davidson has bpd, known drug use, seems to move quickly from one highly publicized “relationship” to another, constantly being papped, etc.
    Why isn’t he being treated by Doctors/rehab/therapy?
    He can certainly afford treatment, unlike many working class people.
    The number of SNL cast members that have had serious drug problems/died young is not small.
    He needs to be in care, for his own stability.

    And yes, if my 18 y/o daughter was involved I would be concerned. I would step in also.

    IMO, these fast “relationships” are simply too much, too soon. It’s dating. Relationships are years in the making, not weeks or months.

    • Jas says:

      I hope this story isn’t true. It disgusts me that he seems to exploit relationship after relationship (and thinks it’s cool to do so with a teenager), but this all implies real danger. If true they all need to kick their addiction to PR games and proceed veeeery carefully with the best professional help, they can afford it.

  12. Lucy2 says:

    They should be concerned, this doesn’t sound good. Pete doesn’t seem well and needs to focus on his health, not a girlfriend who is practically a child still.
    But her parents should have also shown concern years ago and not pushed her into modeling.

  13. 10KTurtle says:

    Pete seemed to be hinting at an upcoming inpatient treatment on the last SNL Weekend Update, so I hope that goes well for him. It’s nice of the Gerbers to show some concern, but where is his mom? They play like they are close in their brief appearances together.

    • Franklymydear... says:

      I saw that too. He popped in to Weekend Update and basically said he was off to rehab so we wouldn’t see him for awhile. I feel bad that he’s struggling so much. I hope he gets the help he needs.

  14. Mama says:

    Since when is modeling a gateway into a bad relationship? There are many models who got into the business as teens and somehow turned out okay. There are tons of teens who went to college and ended up addicted to drugs, failing, or anything other number of bad things. What horrible assumptions people are making. What if, I don’t know, SHE WANTED to model and take after her mother? Jeez.

    • Maria says:

      Because the modeling industry is notorious for hiring minors who either can or can’t speak English, forces them to do horrible things to reshape their bodies, condones abuse, and for most of the women involved underpays them? The teens who turned out okay are the exception not the norm. Kaia is privileged enough to bypass the worst of the unpleasant aspects of exploitation but the drug use and partying scene are also not the greatest for someone who is barely an adult. And ultimately it’s just instilling her with the idea that with her resources she’s still only valuable aesthetically.
      College, while some students may become addicted to drugs and fail out or whatever you mentioned, is not the same.

    • Originaltessa says:

      Yes, I agree. She hit the genetic jackpot and is a very successful model. Saying she should have gone to college is getting so old for me. A huge problem in the US is the assumption that everyone needs to go to college. No they do not. There are a lot of professions that don’t require it, like modeling, and she frees up a space for a person that needs college to pursue their desired profession. Another rich kid with a useless liberal arts degree is meaningless.

      • Allergy says:

        Completely agree with you, Originaltessa. One can be educated without a college degree. Kids are pushed enormously to pick a career and college when they are fourteen, it’s really irritating. There’s this hysterical admiration for people who become lawyers when they are ten years old, oh look at that little genius. Sick.

    • MC2 says:

      Because we victim blame as a society. Whenever a woman is a victim, there will always be the people who look at her choices & say she had some hand in it. And if it was their daughter/friend/me, they would make different choices & that would never happen to them!
      We are all right to be tired of this trope.

      • otaku fairy.... says:

        You’re right. There’s a pancultural pattern of people looking to blame almost all problems women may face throughout life on young women exercising/being allowed Too Much freedom.

    • Cindy says:

      This, it’s not that I don’t side-eye Cindy for a lot of the decissions she’s made. I’ve done some modeling myself so I know this is NOT a healthy industry for teenage girls to work in, but saying Kaia “deserves” to be in an unhealthy relationship because of their parent’s choices is f*cked up, and acting like this would be any less likely if she had gone to college like a normal kid is just straight-up WRONG. You can be a professional woman with a succesful career and still end up in an abusive relationship.

  15. Diana says:

    This is scary crisis level shit! These two need to finally get their heads out of their butts and parent her! As for Pete- my heart breaks for him. Does he have a support system? Is he even being treated for his mental health?? Sad, scary situation all around 😭

  16. grumpyterrier says:

    He constantly looks ill, like he has the flu, sweats, and a fever every damn day.

    • sue denim says:

      not sure if this could help explain that but he has Crohn’s disease. And obv a lot of mental health issues. I confess I have a soft spot for him, he seems sweet but v troubled… I’m really hoping for the best for him.

  17. Rae says:

    Yeah, this doesn’t look good, but I just want to raise my voice as someone who thinks blaming the parents for her modelling/=all problems are their fault.

    My sister moved out to live with her then boyfriend when she was 16 (and they’re still together 20 plus years later with children) and I was travelling abroad, flying on my own, when I was that age too. Both my sister and I were mature beyond our years, due to having to be a carer for our mentally disabled mother. You bet your ass Kaia was more mature than the average American Midwest princess at that age. Can we stop clutching our pearls as if they kicked out a baby to live by herself?

    Plus, let’s not pretend that they can’t afford to have back stops in place; she would have had at least a housekeeper, etc or a daily maid service at the least. It would be a secure building, most likely with guarded 24hr lobby, etc. We also don’t know whether that was her main pad; it might have been a place to crash whilst doing jobs in NYC when she was younger and now her main place now she’s technically an adult.

    But, back to the topic…I would be feeling the same as Rande and Cindy right now; all I know Pete Davidson for is his fragile mental health and past relationship blow outs. He needs help, if he isn’t already receiving it, and needs to step away from the high profile relationships until he looks after himself first.

    I hope everyone involved walks away from this in a sound mind, regardless of the outcome.

    • otaku fairy.... says:

      This. If Cindy and Rande did push things on Kaia, that’s not ok. But I think people may be so eager to make it about how Cindy shouldn’t have let her daughter do XYZ that they’ll loose sight of the fact that any young adult (or not young adult) could end up in a messy relationship with a mentally ill person who has a substance abuse problem, not just models or people who aren’t going to college. I do think Kaia is a little too young to handle a relationship that involves Pete’s kind of issues though.

  18. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I sincerely hope Pete gets the help he desperately needs. He needs to step away and work on his overall health and wellbeing. I know hating on Cindy and Randy is the go-to here, but I genuinely feel for them in this situation.

  19. ooshpick says:

    Blah! I feel like those families not touched by addiction and mental illness create stigma for those who are. Assuming this story is true, their shock is kind of revolting and speaks to their privilege. People need help, all kinds of people. If the guy is suffering intervene with compassion or if you don’t know how give it to those who do. There is nothing worse than the kind of separating shocked reaction they are exhibiting. Any one of us could be driven to “erratic” actions given the right conditions. In my experience, it is terrifying to be feeling “crazy” or be having a bad trip and to have people distance themselves. Even when I am scared, I realize that there is another human being in there who is probably more scared and also has to deal with that face that says “whoa buddy you are not even human”. Sending love to all those suffering addiction and mental illness and those in relationship with them. It aint easy.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      I have mental health issues too and I always try to be empathetic with others who suffer from it but let’s not pretend that some people with mental illness aren’t dangerous. Cindy and Randy look scared for their daughter’s well being and safety as they should be! He is unstable and needs help AWAY from their 18 year old daughter.

    • Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

      @ooshpick – they are allowed to be visibly disturbed by what they are experiencing with their daughter’s situation. We don’t know the details of how bad it is. It appears by their expressions that they are extremely concerned about what’s going on. No one should read their expressions as them trying to be offensive to someone with issues.. they look frightened and have the right to be as her parents.

    • Laura-j says:

      As someone who grew up with alcoholics, depression etc. I was still upset/concerned about my own safety when it came out that my ex was battling a heavy duty drug addiction. I read it as being concerned, which I think should be allowed and not a privilege thing.

      • ooshpick says:

        thanks for the alternate opinions. I worked with very marginalized populations (poverty, addiction and mental illness) so sometimes i get blinded to how it feels to be on the other side of that. also, thanks for being kind in your explantions and not jumping into an attack :)

  20. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I can’t fathom wanting close proximity with…such a greasy pole. Regardless of therapeutic needs, his equipment stays so busy and passed around, I can’t imagine anyone able to actually ‘hold on.’

    • Lady D says:

      The kind of comment that makes you laugh while fighting the urge to gag.

    • Jessica says:

      If someone said this about a woman celebrity, everyone would cry out that it is inappropriate. Not right.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        If a female celebrity is a public vortex to a never-ending black hole, I’d call it, just as I did above — passive aggressive gossip based solely upon public behavior. Shallow comments? Yes. Sometimes I skim the surface of something I’d rather not take a dip in or afford intellectual analysis lol.

      • grumpyterrier says:

        Take it easy with the comment policing. This is a light gossip site.

      • otaku fairy.... says:

        @Jessica: You aren’t wrong. Happy new year.

  21. ChillyWilly says:

    Ew! That pic with their tongues!!! And Kaia looks like she is dying of starvation! Emaciated but with a bloated belly! Her parents need to get her some help and quit worrying about fricken Pete Davidson. I would have called the police and had him dragged out of my daughter’s apartment.

    • Jaded says:

      She does not have a bloated belly. She’s not dying of starvation. Calling the police wouldn’t have done anything – he wasn’t beating her up or threatening to slit his wrists, he suffers from BPD, not schizophrenia. Her parents are concerned for his mental health and the effect it is having on their daughter. Chill out ChillyWilly, we’ve all been through similar situations with our kids and with less than stable loved ones.

  22. ariel says:

    Dating a mentally ill person, especially one who has trouble staying on medication, is brutal and exhausting. They get on medication, they stabilize, but they hate it b/c (my experience was with men who were bipolar) when the medication takes away the awful lows, it also robs them of the amazing, manic highs, which they seem to enjoy quite a bit. And/or they feel so “good” on the medication, they don’t see a reason to take the medication anymore because they are “fine”.

    I am glad the young lady is close with her parents, and felt she could call them when stuff got out of hand.

    Your love, no matter how addicted to/dependent upon the crazy person is, cannot cure someone’s mental illness.

    • Ally says:

      Yep, non-judgemental parental availability and support is awesome for ensuring safety and smarter (beyond rebelling / seeking independence) decisions.

      My brother told his daughters that they could call him any time of day or night to come pick them up from wherever if they felt nervous or worried about a situation, and that they wouldn’t be in trouble. One time it was necessary and he was true to his word.

      Openness, kindness and trust are key to safety, much more than rules, yelling and controlling behavior.

  23. The Original Mia says:

    I don’t get the people on this thread saying what did Rande and Cindy expect to happen when Kaia was pushed in to modeling. What does that have to do with the fact that she’s involved with a mentally unstable young man? That happens in college too. The fact they aren’t just sitting idly by and allowing Kaia to handle this relationship on her own is commendable. They aren’t just saying she’s an adult, it’s her choice, like we’ve seen other celebrity parents do.

    Pete needs to go to rehab, and he’s self-aware to know he needs to go, but won’t go. Like Ben Affleck. Kaia needs to leave him. She needs to be selfish and consider her own emotional well-being. She can’t save Pete. He needs long-term professional help.

  24. BeanieBean says:

    I don’t understand having this conversation on the street.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Because Cindy n Rande wanted the story out there: we are are stepping in and extricating our daughter Kaia from this guy. See also the subsequent pap pix of Cindy and Kaia arrived at LAX meant to convey: we’ve successfully airlifted Kaia home to Cali.
      It’s all a tabloid pantomime performance.

  25. Ally says:

    “who was clad in a $1,400 black Moncler jacket.”

    The DM is beyond parody.

  26. MellyMel says:

    Some of these comments are interesting. Y’all do realize even if Kaia hadn’t been pushed into modeling and was in college, she very well could be dating a guy with mental health issues and a drug problem? Her career, and Pete’s for that matter, don’t really have anything to do with this. College campuses aren’t immune from this.

    • lucy2 says:

      Absolutely – but it probably wouldn’t be happening in the tabloids and gossip columns.
      They started her modeling at 13 and pushed her into the spotlight with the whole “she’s Cindy’s mini-me” rollout, at an age where she likely wasn’t fully capable of understanding all that comes with that kind of celebrity and scrutiny.

  27. DS9 says:

    Pete’s romances seem to blow over quickly with his partners not much worse for wear.

    18 year olds are stubborn and loyal to “misunderstood” bfs so Rande snd Cindy white knighting and spreading all this to tabloids is unlikely to work out well for them in the long run.

    Kaia’s going to have to learn on her own.

  28. Charfromdarock says:

    If Rande and Cindy did this as a PR stunt, they are disgusting.

    Mental health and addictions know no boundaries. I really hope Pete seeks help.

    • Sparky says:

      I saw a video somewhere online of the sidewalk conversation. It wasn’t like they were out front of the apartment with a megaphone. The video was shot from across the street and clearly via phone. Traffic is bustling on by and no one is paying any attention to them.

  29. Nicegirl says:

    I hope for wellness for them both. Pete’s condition is seemingly deteriorating and I hope he will be ok.

  30. Wilma says:

    I feel for Pete. I have a sibling who’s dealing with BPD. They work very hard and are very dedicated to their therapy, but it’s a really hard disorder to deal with and I think it must almost impossible to deal with in combination with a bit of fame, money and drugs. I hope it will work out for Pete, he does seem like a sweet guy.

  31. iconoclast59 says:

    Hopefully Rande and Cindy are having the “you can love someone from a distance” talk with Kaia. I’d like Pete to be self-aware enough to realize that an 18-year-old shouldn’t be dragged into all his ish and step away from the relationship on his own. However, he seems very needy, so I’m not sure he can do that.

  32. Nightsky says:

    Pete, drugs kill. Lay off the dope, go to rehab, and seek psychological support. And stop with the GF rollercoaster routine and learn to take better care of yourself. You deserve to be happy.

  33. Riley says:

    This is a horrible situation and I feel for all involved. I’m ashamed to say that all I could think of when looking at the pics is how much Cindy Crawford looks like Caitllyn Jenner. Did CJ pattern herself after Cindy?

    • Bee says:

      Yes. Caitlin has stated in interviews that she modeled herself after both Cindy Crawford and Jessica Lange. Jessica has said she considered it a compliment however I’ve read that when Cindy has been mistaken for Caitlin she’s been very offended.

      • Riley says:

        Thanks Bee! I don’t follow either person closely, but the resemblance hit me like a ton of bricks in these pics.

  34. Isa says:

    I know someone with borderline personality disorder and I’ve seen plenty of people fall for them. They’re very funny and charming…tons of fun to be around. I have no doubt Pete is the same way. And he’s attracted women with various amounts of life experiences. I don’t think sending Kaia to college would’ve protected her from ending up in a relationship like this.

    • Scotchy says:

      I was married to an addict with BPD. It was rough to say the least! I feel for all parties in this situation.

    • Fleur says:

      I was friends in college with someone who, in retrospect, I believe had borderline personality disorder. She was incredibly charming, smart, the life of every party. She was also incredibly needy, emotionally erratic, and had a way of ingratiating herself into emotional relationships with people–without the permission of said people. It just sort of…happened. She usually went after the caretaker personalities. She was emotional and theatrical, which made her exciting to have as a friend. She was also erratic, demanding, and a compulsive liar and thief. Not saying that Pete is any of those last things, but I do believe he is sweet and charismatic, and has a way of drawing in women who, on some level, want to take care of him.

      • Isa says:

        I found it difficult to be friends with that person, so I can only imagine how hard it must be to be in the relationship. I always felt like I was trying to keep them from exploding on their partner. It was like banging my head against the wall.
        When they wanted to settle down they set their sites on someone and was engaged within three months.

  35. Claire says:

    Ugh this brings back so many memories of my late teens/early 20s. I was 19 when I began dating my 33 year old boss who had severe mental health problems and it effed me up more ways than I can count. I still have recurring nightmares about him and I moved out of the place I shared with him in early 2006. We were together for four years and I moved from Chicago to New York to Los Angeles with him. Should have been the most fun and exciting times of my life and they were far from it.