Kim Kardashian & Pete Davidson held hands on what looked like a double date

Kim Kardashian looks pretty in pink outside the SNL afterparty in NYC!

For months, we’ve talked about who Kim Kardashian would date next. Would he be a lawyer, would he be a politician, would he be Maluma? I’m not sure anyone was expecting the Patron Saint of Punching Above His Weight Class, Pete Davidson. Pete plays his aw-shucks, dirty Mr. Lonelyhearts shtick and women in their 40s fall for it. I don’t get it. Pete and Kim were seen holding hands at Knott’s Scary Farm, which is a Halloween theme park. Even though there are photos where Pete and Kim are holding hands, “sources” want us to know that they’re just friends.

Kim Kardashian West kicked off Halloween weekend with Pete Davidson.

The SKIMS mogul, 41, was spotted with Davidson on a rollercoaster at Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park, California, on Friday. In exclusive photos obtained by PEOPLE, the pair can be seen holding hands while on a rollercoaster with friends.

They were joined for the outing by Kim’s sister Kourtney Kardashian and her fiancé Travis Barker. Davidson, 27, and Barker, 45, know each other through their mutual friend Machine Gun Kelly.

“They hang in the same circles so they will be together from time to time,” an insider tells PEOPLE. “It’s just friends hanging out.”

[From People]

I’m including People’s exclusive pics below. “insiders” really got onto People Magazine quickly with the “just friends” angle, especially considering that it looked more like a double-date with Travis and Kourtney. Interestingly enough, Gawker reports that they can “exclusively confirm via our own ‘insider’ that Kardashian, 41, and Davidson, 27, spent the night together at a Los Angeles hotel on October 28.” Yeah, I doubt the “just friends” angle and some quiet hookups and dates would make sense. That being said, I kind of doubt that it’s truly serious.

Comedian Pete Davidson arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix's 'The Dirt' held at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood on March 18, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

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  1. Chill says:

    Come on. Let the girl have some BDE!!!

    • Merricat says:

      She probably hasn’t had any in years!

    • Lolo86lf says:

      100% agree with you Chill! It is a established fact that Pete Davidson is well endowed.(Ariana Grande can confirm it.) Kim K is used to BDE and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

      • ME says:

        Kanye doesn’t give off BDE…sorry lol. Kim has known Pete for some time. They even had dinner together in Malibu with Kanye months ago (before divorce announcement). Kim is doing this purely for the publicity.

      • minx says:

        Kim seems like she wouldn’t even care about BDE, she gets her jollies by looking in a mirror. She wants to be talked about, and here we are. And every time I see her in that pink outfit….she looks like a giant Peep.

    • myjobistoprincess says:

      I am genuinly happy for Kim. This dude is from the cosmos. Nobody understands how he does it, but women love him. Go for it KIM!

    • Annie says:

      Give her a break, it’s hard to be famous.

  2. Tessa says:

    Pete is funny, people mock his appearance which is completely shitty of them and no different than mocking someone’s weight, yet for Pete it seems ok? I call bull. Kim is famous mostly for her drama. And to be honest after Kayne she deserves someone who is not so over the top serious. I hope they’re having a great time.

    • February-Pisces says:

      I think he’s good looking enough, but I think people genuinely wonder how he gets with so many beautiful women. I think he definitely has charm and charisma that just draws people to him, rather than just his looks. But he definitely has something about him.

      • Paige says:

        The Pete Davidson & Hollywood babes MUST be a prank? I mean.

      • Pilar says:

        @february Idk if thats it, because I don’t see the same type of derogatory comments about for instance Travis Barker who has dated his fair share of good looking women and he’s basically a skinny tall dude with lots of tatoos who doesn’t fit the mould of conventionally attractive man by Hollywood standards. And if anyone comes for travis looks they are kept in check by commentators here. I don’t see the same defence when people come for Pete. It’s quite weird because someone like Travis has a far more problematic history with women and misogyny, Pete is literally a guy with a hillary Clinton tattoo. To me it it seems like the only reason people hate him is because he has the audacity to date good looking women while not being considered a hot guy himself and his openess about his mental health issues apparently makes people think all women should stay away from him ( I am not saying it’s not complicated but people with mental health issues deserves to date too).

    • ElleV says:

      I don’t why people are dunking on him as if he’s not conventionally attractive? he’s got a totally symmetrical face, nice skin, a strong jaw, abs, a full head of hair, big eyes and a big something else if the reports are true. he also seems like he could be charming, self aware and very *all in* from the word go which is probably refreshing when you’ve gotten out of an estranged relationship with an egomaniac. even if he’s not your flavour of attractive, he’s not on tv because he’s bereft of looks or talent.

      • Ash says:

        I agree with you 100%. I’m not a fan of Kim at all, but I do think Pete Davidson is very attractive and has a great personality, so I can see why women go for him, and I honestly don’t get it when people say he isn’t good looking. I know everyone has different tastes, but I don’t even see what it is about his appearance that would draw those type of comments. One of the other posters mentioned above that this type of thing isn’t said as much about Travis, and he is far more unconventional looking, yet he seems to get bit more of a pass from people, and it’s kind of surprising to me. Not that we should be judging on appearances, but objectively speaking, Pete is getting a lot more negativity than I would expect. I think he’s cute as heck 🙂

      • The Recluse says:

        He definitely seems to be doing better in general since the pandemic lock down. Perhaps all that time living at home with his mother and sister(?) enabled him to get to a good place mentally at last. He’s been removing his tattoos and he just looks healthier these days.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I somehow can’t help it, I like Pete Davidson. He’s very open and honest about his shit and he sounds fun, if complicated. Fun fling material here, I guess? Still sounds more fun to be around than Kanye.

    • Arpeggi says:

      He definitely seems more fun and self-involved than Ye. For his sakes though, considering how badly the K klan handles mental health issues, I certainly hope they’re just having fun and not trying to make him part of any story plot.

      • Sue says:

        Arpeggi – totally agree. That’s the last family I’d wish anyone with a history of mental illness to be involved with. They make everyone’s problems a part of their storyline. See: Scott Disick’s alcoholism; Lamar Odom’s addiction issues; Rob Kardashian’s distress over his weight gain; I stopped watching this sh*t show before Kanye’s mental health issues became known so I don’t know if they exploited him for ratings.

      • Gigi LaMoore says:

        Well, he’s grown, so he knows the score.

    • minx says:

      I like him too—humor counts for a lot with me.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Same here, I agree! Have fun, kids!

  4. PixiePaperdoll says:

    I’m in my 40’s and I’d hit it. I’m not taking him to Thanksgiving with the family though, that would be awkward.

  5. Emma says:

    Wear the masks!!!! People thinking they’re invulnerable.

    • Jan90067 says:

      My first thought too: all that yelling, aerosols everywhere! I know you’re outside, but you’re CLOSE TOGETHER. Ugh… Contagious Covid is NEVER leaving us with morons like this!

    • minx says:

      That just drives me crazy! Even if you’re vaccinated, you’re at close quarters. Mask up FFS.

    • ME says:

      Especially since Khloe and True tested positive for Covid just this week. This is Khloe’s second Covid infection and this family could care less.

  6. Keats says:

    LOVE that lady craning her neck to get in the photo.

    • Truthiness says:

      This goes above, under Sue’s comment. If PMK gets him in her talons, things could go horribly, like Lamar Odom badly. Hasn’t the Kardashian family culture vultured enough people by now to fulfill Lucifer’s quota? Kim will do ANYTHING to keep her pic in our faces but this is extreme, someone younger with borderline personality is NOT the look for a mom with young children. Guaranteed to be no help on the baby bar.

      • ElleV says:

        to be fair, he’s 27 (most men start families between 24 and 28) and having BPD isn’t a mark against him if he’s managing his condition with treatment. he only got diagnosed at 23 and he’s seemed to stabilize since then. even if this isn’t a serious relationship, why can’t kim have some fun post-divorce?

  7. Bettyrose says:

    Is SNL off this week? How can Pete be in LA?

    • ME says:

      It was a re-run last night.

      • Bettyrose says:

        I’m impressed that that on a week off he has the energy to fly across country and deal with Kardashian drama. The SNL cast barely sleeps in production weeks.

      • ME says:


        Yeah I know, the SNL schedule is insane. Maybe he was in LA to film for a show or audition for a movie or something? Either way, it’s odd the Kardashians are out and about knowing very well Khloe and True have Covid right now. It’s like they have no fear they could catch it again just like Khloe did (and she’s vaccinated).

      • lucy2 says:

        He doesn’t seem to have the same schedule as much of the other cast. Maybe he’s working on a side project.

  8. Piratewench says:

    Oh lord she looks for the drama. The father of her children has bipolar disorder that he does not treat, which is a disaster (treated is a whole different thing, I am not criticizing him for having an illness but for how he goes untreated when he has children to think of).

    Pete has borderline personality disorder. Untreated, that mental illness is hell for the people around you. And the drama is off the charts with that illness. Why does she want to do this? I hope for her kids sake that if she is pursuing Pete, that he is in active treatment at all times.
    He seems super sweet. But that disorder is not easy to live with and not easy for the people around the sufferer either. I just feel like her kids have seen enough off-the-rails behavior from the men in their lives already!

    • Maddie says:

      Pete is in treatment and doesn’t seem to be acting out, so what’s the issue here?

      • Pilar says:

        All people with mental health issues are not the same. Pete and Kanye have very different personalities. Kanye takes himself very seriously and literally spent his whole career telling everyone he’s a genius while Pete is more likely to send himself up and is extremely self deprecating. Also like Maddie says Pete is in treatment. Kanye seems to refuse treatment.

      • Piratewench says:

        He’s been in the public eye for years and has been open about the fact that he struggles with his stability. Who knows how he’s doing at this exact moment…. Im just saying I don’t think it’s wise for Kim to start up with him considering what her kids have already been through with Kanye.

      • Pilar says:

        Yeah but who says the kids will even meet him? This is a bit of fun with a much younger guy who is probably sweet and funny. I doubt it will be anything more.

      • jenn says:

        Or maybe you missed the petition circulated by BLACK WOMEN to hold Machine Gun Kelly accountable?

    • Barbie1 says:

      @PIRATEWENCH Exactly, having a relationship with someone like that is hell. Of which she knows all too well. She has no common sense what so ever. That she was willing to have 4 kids with ye says it all.

    • ElleV says:

      this seems like an incredibly stigmatizing take on the situation. if he’s receiving treatment and managing his symptoms, which to all appearances he is, I don’t see why BPD should be a mark against him.

  9. Maddie says:

    Isn’t Pete friends or at least friendly with Kanye?

    Do you, Kim, but the Hollywood Dating Pool seems very, very limited.

  10. AmyB says:

    Even IF this was anything other than a hook up/casual sex thing, I would be super surprised. I doubt very much Kim would get into any serious kind of relationship with Pete D, but who the F knows after the craziness of the past two years, right??? I do enjoy Pete’s comedy, but he is very open about his mental health issues (borderline personality disorder – VERY hard to treat), and has addiction issues on top of that. After Kayne….really Kim??? LOL

    I wish Pete all the best, I really do, but dear Lord – do not let PMK get her claws into him!

  11. Serena says:

    Ew please. Why are the ladies so desperate to get with Pete Davidson? I don’t get it. Al all.

    • JEM says:

      Me neither. AT ALL. My god. No.

      • Barbie1 says:

        +1 all the way.

      • KC says:

        I’ve BEEN saying the same thing. He seems too normal-ish looking for these GORGEOUS celebrity women who seem to have to run away from him at the end. Honestly, this whole time I’ve been wondering if he is a covert narcissist based on my unfortunate encounter with one because quite a bit of love bombing seems to go on with these women (or maybe these women just aren’t as shallow as other celebs). I didn’t realize he had BPD though so not sure about my theory. He does seem charming and funny and he’s not hideous so to a regular me he I could see it. I’m more curious about HER tastes because I thought she only had eyes for the brothas, which as a black woman sounds ridiculous! While non-black men in this country (the US) seem to ignore me and prefer any non-black woman, I appreciate them all and would never limit myself. Perhaps her tastes have changed or branched out now that she’s 40. But also…..they’re just holding hands on a terrifying ride so maybe…no biggie?

        Also, is it just me or does he have a type? PRETTY, olive-skinned brunettes?

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @KC, Phoebe Dyenvor doesn’t fit the profile. Personally, if I went back in time-I’m an older broad lol, he would not be someone I would have been attracted to and would have never found out the size of their BDE because he’s kind of annoying.imo I could be wrong. But, it’s pretty much the same reaction/feelings I would have towards Prince William. Yea, okay, so you think you’re funny but I don’t. Kim and Pete are allowed to do whatever they want. Please, pray to baby jesus …. a video doesn’t surface of them doing whatever they want. I’m praying to baby Jesus and not very religious. I have beliefs and will pray, but Kim & Pete are not something I’ll need to see.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t get it either. I don’t dislike him, but I don’t get it.

  12. Cait says:

    They are changing there marketing strategy a bit. The shockwaves and pure publicity they got with black men has worn off or at the very least run its course. By being seen with somewhat prominent white men will be next thing thing the Khartrashians do . It does not ring true for Kortney as she has always dealt with White guys but everything Kim does is calculated for effect. I don’t know what Khloe is going to do I cannot see anyone else willing to deal with her on any real way. Possibly a mutually beneficial relationship someone who needs free publicity . Another non-black rapper looking for some mainstream exposure like French Montana

    • SShehheh says:

      I think they pick people to date due to how they feel about them? I hate to be sticking up for the Kardashians but I don’t think they actually had a meeting like ‘ok team let’s all date black people then switch it to white folk in ‘21 to keep the plebes entertained.’

  13. why? says:

    Again with the insiders? When will the press drop the act and just acknowledge that the “insiders” and “sources” are Kim and her mother? Tabloids aren’t talking about who Kim is dating. It’s Kim and Kris who have been leaking Kim’s wishlist of potential husbands to the tabloids. As we can see, the wishlist was just that, a wishlist. No one wanted to date Kim or deal with Kris and Kim leaking personal details about the man and relationship and negative stories about the man after the break-up.

    There is a pattern to Kris’ exploitation of her daughter’s husbands and boyfriends. Kris latches her daughters to men who suffer from mental illness and/or drug addiction because it’s easier for them to exploit their weaknesses. Kris couldn’t find Kim another victim so they had to revert back to exploiting Kayne and his mental illness these last few months. Now that they have exploited Kayne as much as they possibly can, they have moved onto Pete, who has been very vocal about his mental illness. I wouldn’t be surprised if we learn that Pete is going through some emotional things right now, which explains why he would fall for Kris and Kim’s con game.

    Shouldn’t she be studying for the baby bar? Does she feel the need not to study because her mother will just pay someone to give her the law degree?

    • ME says:

      She won’t get a Law Degree even if she passes the actual Bar. She’ll be a licensed lawyer without a degree. Kim has failed the Baby Bar three times now. She’s only being given a fourth chance because due to the pandemic they are allowing people to take it a fourth time…otherwise she’d already have called it quits.

  14. ME says:

    Ok they’re holding hands on a ride because it seems she’s scared. I’m not saying they aren’t dating, but this doesn’t prove it. I could see Kim dating Pete for a month or so just for the publicity. She loves being seen with whomever is in the media and Pete has been getting a lot of that lately. She might just hang out with him for the publicity too. Come on guys they have a new show to promote !

    • MissMarirose says:

      Yeah, holding hands on a scary rollercoaster isn’t evidence of anything. It’s totally normal to help calm a friend’s nerves by doing that.

    • February-Pisces says:

      I think in the real world holding hands on a ride might be no big deal. But in a kardashian world where optics are everything, Kim holding hands with a male celeb then leaking the picture to people magazine is definitely intended to make people think they are dating. Kris Jenner must be delighted.

  15. February-Pisces says:

    I thought they did have a bit of a spark during SNL. I think Kim has seen Kourt with Travis and Meghan fox with MGK and thought she needs punk bad boy romance of her own. I mean Kourtney is getting more attention now than ever and she and Travis seem to be the couple of the moment, I think Travis has definitely reinvigorated Kourtney. I think Kim is probably thinking of getting in of that action and Pete definitely fits that type perfectly.

  16. canichangemyname says:

    omg she is SO thirsty LOL I honestly find it kind of pathetic, it’s obviously a publicity stunt. Pete’s probably just like, “Sure, whatever.” It doesn’t hurt his feelings to be seen out with high-profile women. But “same circle?” She lives in California, he lives in New York. Are we supposed to believe that they hang out all the time and share a bunch of mutual friends LOL?

  17. Normades says:

    These people have the means to travel whenever they want so different cities on different coasts is nothing for them. I’m pretty sure Megan Fox is LA based so MGK must spend a lot of time there and MGK is one of Pete’s best friends and they are both friends with Travis so yes same circles.

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  19. teecee says:

    I don’t know why everyone is acting like Kim is a bigger famewh*re than Pete. The man only dates buzzy celeb women and we hear/see every one of them. These two are kind of perfect for each other.

    Also, although I am NOT a fan of Davidson (his relationship with Kaia Gerber started with grooming, sorry), it’s messed up to imply that non-neurotypical people are not worth dating. Now, if that’s a choice you want to make, I have nothing wrong with that. We all have dealbreakers. But to imply that people with mental illness should never be chosen as romantic partners is ableism.

    • Truthiness says:

      I’d rule out hard core drug users if I was the mom of 4 young children but that’s just me I guess.

      • ElleV says:

        you can rule out whoever you want, but she’s not talking about drugs, she’s talking about people conflating having a mental disorder that’s managed with treatment with having untreated, unmanaged mental illness – it’s not the same thing and ruling out anyone with BPD is not cool

        imagine saying “someone younger with [insert any other disability here] is NOT the look for a mom with young children”

  20. BountyHunter says:

    I truly like Pete Davidson. He is funny and , open about mental health issues and (imho) attractive, but he plays the victim card WAY too often. As someone who has bipolar and who has dated a guy with BPD, I can tell you how insidious it is as you slowly become responsible for their mental health and happiness and it wears you down to a sliver.

    I also know what it’s like to have manic episodes and then to fall into paralyzing depression.

    I think Pete is just going along for the ride and having fun (before he inevitably crashes again). MGK and Travis Barker have their little Barbie dolls, why shouldn’t he join the party? Which, sure, have fun while it lasts if that’s what you’re out for.

    As others have said though, I really do not think this is anything even close to serious.

    As for the Kardashians, never watched their show, not a fan, and don’t care. I think it is a desperate headline grab and a way to make sure they are still a presence on social media and magazine covers because their Empire is dwindling into obscurity and just like with fashion trends, the Britney/Paris crew is of more interest again. Which I am all for.

  21. MangoAngelesque says:

    Honestly, I can totally believe it’s just a friends thing, because Kim has NEVER given off a real sex-drive vibe. Yeah, she went after Kanye, but Kanye could do things for her professionally.

    She’s always seemed pretty non-sexual, despite the sexualized image she portrays. If the sex can’t be used to further her life financially or reproductively, she doesn’t really seem all about it. She’s very performative. And Pete, for all his issues, seems to be a genuinely physically affectionate guy with a seemingly healthy sex drive.

    He also held hands with Kaley Cuoco on a thrill ride, so maybe he just does that 🤷‍♀️

  22. MY3CENTS says:

    Kinda funny how the only time her face looks somewhat normal is doing a ride where everyone else’s faces look all stretchy and scary.

  23. Mita says:

    I think she’s obsessed with Kourtney and is trying to be like her. Over the years all she’s done is talk about Kourtney or make fun of her. Most of her SNL skits were about Kourtney. She sees Kourtney and Travis getting so much attention and she’s trying to put that spotlight on her.

    • Bdog says:

      You said it, MIta! Can’t get by with having no attention on you for one minute. Egad! Get over yourself. However, we are reading this today and commenting so KKW – FTW.

    • Normades says:

      Same. I read/saw something about the Kfamily with someone who went to high school with the girls and said Kourtney was always the pretty popular one. Kim exploded with her sex tape, but if Kourtney is the one who less messed with her face I think she was always more comfortable in her skin

  24. A Fan says:

    Nothing to see here. This family controls the narrative. Motive? Attention.

    [*As fake as her ass.*]

  25. jferber says:

    Why him, FFS? I see nothing in him any woman would want. Honestly. He doesn’t seem like a bad dude, just meh. I mean, she needs to find a really hot, discreet gigolo. Why the f-ck not? I’d just consider it me time like a massage or manicure.

  26. Lauren says:

    The Patron Saint of Punching Above His Weight Class. LOL.

  27. phlyfiremama says:

    Ewww, both of them are scraping the bottom of the barrel!

  28. Johns says:

    Well, they are using the Bennifer 2.0 angle. Remember at the end of April this year, they were just friends!

  29. lucy2 says:

    Remember when Kim and Kanye first split, and her narrative was that A listers and royalty were lining up to court her? Huh.

  30. Mina_Esq says:

    People underestimate the attractiveness of a decent person with a sense of humor. I’d totally date Pete in the alternate universe where I’m not married and somehow run in his circle lol