Kaia Gerber’s parents have been staying close after Pete Davidson’s breakdown

Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber enjoy lunch together after Kaia's photoshoot

I’ll admit to not thinking much of Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber’s parenting style, especially when it came to how eagerly they pushed Kaia Gerber into modeling. It was almost like they told Kaia that all she could ever do was model. They started pushing her into it very early and they let her be independent too early too. But I think Kaia’s relationship with Pete Davidson – likely her first big-deal relationship – was a wake-up call for Rande and Cindy. There were stories about how Cindy and Rande hoped that Kaia and Pete would fizzle out. Then, around Christmas, it seemed like Pete had some kind of breakdown in Kaia’s New York apartment, and Rande and Cindy had to come by to deal with it.

So, ever since then, Rande and Cindy have been keeping Kaia VERY close. And I respect that. Kaia needs them. Just after the New York incident, Kaia went to LA with her parents. Kaia was in Miami with her parents for New Year’s, in LA/Malibu with her parents in early January and then she was back in New York – with Rande checking in with her every day, from the looks of it. She went back to Miami this past weekend. This is all backed up by paparazzi photos, Kaia’s locations and the fact that her parents are sticking close to her. The pics in this post are just an assortment from Kaia doing a photoshoot in Miami a few days ago (with Cindy close-by), and stepping out for lunch with Rande last week in New York. Page Six also makes it sound like Kaia is surrounding herself with people who are NOT Pete Davidson:

Kaia Gerber soaked up the sun without Pete Davidson over the weekend. The “SNL” star has not been spotted publicly since he seemingly joked on the NBC show about heading to rehab: “I’m going on ‘vacation,’ but insurance pays for some of it, and they take your phone and shoelaces.”

Gerber, meanwhile, was spotted all over Miami with her pals Tommy Dorfman and Antoni Porowski. (Dorfman starred in the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” while Porowski is on the streaming service’s “Queer Eye.”) We’re told the trio stayed at the W South Beach, where spies spotted them lounging poolside. “She was clutching a copy of the book ‘The Bad Girl’ [by Nobel winner Mario Vargas Llosa], and she and Tommy embraced,” a spy told Page Six.

Gerber and her crew also biked on Ocean Drive, did pilates, hung out at hotel bar Irma’s, and she posted a racy selfie with Dorfman. We’re told Gerber was in town for a Louis Vuitton shoot.

Davidson was also reportedly in an intense talk last month with Gerber’s dad, Rande, at Kaia’s Manhattan apartment — after which Rande was spotted recapping the odd exchange for wife Cindy Crawford on the street outside.

[From Page Six]

My guess is that Cindy and Rande have not said “you need to break up with Pete.” My guess is that they’re like “he needs a lot of help, and it’s too much for you, so we’re going to stay close to you just in case.” Plus, they’re probably encouraging Kaia to spend time with friends and just… live her life. Do you think Kaia has dumped Pete? Or is it more of a wait-and-see “hit pause while he works on some stuff in rehab” kind of thing?

Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber enjoy lunch together after Kaia's photoshoot

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Mrs. Peel says:

    Very worrisome situation – hopefully Pete is getting the help he so desperately needs.

  2. Originaltessa says:

    If Pete was halfway decent he’d break it off with her, and every girl for awhile, and work on himself. She’s so young, even for someone as immature as Pete. Just let her get on with her life.

    • Veronica S says:

      Yeah, as much as I feel for him as somebody with a brother who has severe mental illness, I’m also tired of watching him do this to the women in his life. Get yourself into rehab, see a goddamn therapist, and stop using these young women as a channel for emotional gratification. They’re human beings, not f*cking self help tools.

    • bananapanda says:

      Also, Pete is from STATEN ISLAND. His mother lives there and should be stepping in. Maybe part of his problem is that he doesn’t have a family to lean on, but really it’s a mess.

  3. Eleonor says:

    I think whatever has happened was scary, hopefully Pete will get all the help he needs.

  4. Allz says:

    Hollywood is weird. Why on earth would Antoni (who is in his 30’s) want to hang out with a 18 year old in Miami? What could they possibly have in common?

    • Jas says:

      Maybe he is a family friend. When I was her age I hung out with older people who were friends of my parents/older siblings. But I can promise you none of them would have cosigned me dating a 26 year old, issues or not. People do not understand how that “oh, she is mature for her age” mindset really screws with a girl in the long run.

    • Alyse says:

      Meh, as a 30 year old I legit have friends who are 20 and 40.

      Dating wise I stick close to my range (ideally 27-34) but friendship when you’re an adult is less about age, and more about shared experiences (eg. a lot of my way older/younger friends are through travel)

    • BellaBella says:

      Maybe he just happened to be walking by and sat down with them. LOL

      Or maybe he’s in a couple with the other dude.

      Or who knows?

    • Crusader79 says:

      New York isn’t Hollywood. It’s where the great pussy grabber-rapist comes from.

  5. Embee says:

    Such a tough situation for everyone. It looks like Cindy and Rande are doing everything they can. Good for them. With this type of parenting my guess is that Kaia has a good foundation as well, which will help her pull through this. BPD is a really serious mental illness and I wouldn’t want a partner who is dealing with that for my daughter.

  6. Valiantly Varnished says:

    This is what they should have been doing all along. It’s sad that her getting involved with a much older guy with mental health issues is what it took for them to step up as parents. I don’t dislike Pete Davidson. I honestly root for him because mental illness is a beast. But I also think that he needs to work on himself alone. And I think Kaia is far too young to be involved in a relationship of any kind but especially one with someone who comes with so much baggage.

  7. Raina says:

    I think Pete is rebounding from rebounding from rebounding and needs to be alone and heal it all.

  8. Lightpurple says:

    Based on some stuff I saw on Twitter, I got the sense that he ended it with her and checked himself into a treatment center.

  9. Veronica S says:

    This is what happens when you create a gender constructed society where women are expected to carry the emotional labor of men in addition to their own. It’s not fair to either gender – women get overwhelmed to the point of burning out or sacrificing their internal emotional lives, and men aren’t given the skills to properly navigate emotional lives successfully and seek absolution through relationships rather than self examination. Nobody in that situation acted responsibly or at all considered how Kaia’s age and immaturity would ultimately mean something like this would fall back on her. They should all be ashamed of themselves.

  10. lucy2 says:

    I hope Pete is doing OK and getting the help he needs.
    And I hope Kaia and her family realize that they let her fly out of the nest a little too soon.

  11. Annie says:

    This is such a great way to deal with it. If you tell your daughter to break up with some douche, she will only become more attached to him. It’s better to keep a close eye on her and let HIM know you’re always close by paying attention to the relationship, surrounding her with friends and helping her live her life. It’s harder for problematic men to act their worst when parents and friends are around keeping close tabs, that’s why some men isolate women.

    I really don’t think any woman should get involved with Pete right now. He’s not stable and Kaia is too young to be dealing with male toxic BS. I think she genuinely likes being a model. She should enjoy that and not jump straight into a serious relationship with a very complicated man.

    Enjoy your youth, girls. Don’t jump into taking care of a man so soon. Life’s too short. Have fun, focus on yourselves, work on your futures. Never ever tie yourself so young to a guy especially if he’s nothing but trouble.

  12. Barbara Owens-DeWitt says:

    She is TOO young for all of it.

  13. Laura says:

    I feel for Pete, as he clearly has a lot of challenges and yet seems to be so open and to be a good guy. It is a lot for an 18 year old to handle and I do think he should just focus on himself. I would note, though, that the friends Kaia is hanging out with in Miami are also friends with Pete, so I’m guessing this is more of a “wait and see” how they feel after treatment goes rather than a full break.

  14. 2lazy4username says:

    I’m mother to an almost-19 year old daughter. I allow her a lot of indepedence; as a result, I know what’s going on in her life because she doesn’t hide things from me. It’s a super tricky balance at this age because they are legally adults but still immature in SO many ways. I would be very uneasy if my daughter was dating an older man, but I also know it’d be very diffult to stop. I think I would choose the wait and see approach, as well, and then be there for her when it all comes crumbling down.

  15. Asiyah says:

    I dated a man who was BPD and it was the worse experience of my life. I stayed way longer than I should have all because any time I wanted to end it he’d have either a breakdown or a rage fit that put me in danger. It was the worse. All of that to say that I am obviously very biased about this situation. I recognize that my past experience and my psych major thing strips me of empathy for these types.

    I hear people say all the time how open Pete is about his diagnosis. So what? What is the point of openness when he makes no serious efforts to work on himself? That openness means nothing if it doesn’t come with real work. How many times has he gone to “rehab” and still repeats the same patterns? It’s as if the rehab is a high to him. Makes him look like a good guy without actually being one. Makes him look mature when he’s not. Makes him look like he’s actually trying. Of course he shouldn’t date for a VERY LONG TIME but you know a few weeks or months from now he will be dating and this will happen again.

  16. Jack says:

    It’s nothing but a PR show.

  17. Sara says:

    I am shocked that Pete Davisnis only 26???