Pete Davidson is ‘exactly what Kim Kardashian needed after her divorce’

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Are you ready for a Kardashian update? Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have been dating for the past month. They were first seen together over Halloween weekend, then Kim went to New York and she even went to Staten Island for a date night. Pete went to Palm Springs, to Kris Jenner’s house, for his birthday. They’ve gotten more serious in recent weeks and Kim absolutely wants us to know about it. She wants us to know that Pete is just what she needed post-Kanye. Pete apparently calls Kim “my girl.”

Kim Kardashian West and Pete Davidson’s budding romance doesn’t seem to be slowing down. After spending more time together in Los Angeles over the weekend, a source tells PEOPLE that Kardashian West is enjoying the ease of her relationship with the Saturday Night Live star, 28, after her split from Kanye West.

“He’s exactly what Kim needed after her divorce — someone to make her laugh and just have a fun time with,” the source tells PEOPLE. “The end of her marriage was a very dark time for her and Pete has been the best antidote.”

The source says Davidson is also making their relationship a priority, taking frequent trips to Los Angles from his home in Staten Island, New York. “He’s flying back and forth and spending more time in L.A. when he can to see Kim. He’s so into her and is always ‘my girl’ this and ‘my girl’ that,” the source says.

But while their relationship appears to be heating up, a second source tells PEOPLE that Davidson “hasn’t met her kids yet.”

“She still loves the attention,” adds the insider. “They have been getting to know each other quickly. Kim likes him more and more.”

Over the weekend, the two were spotted holding hands after grabbing dinner together in L.A. A source told PEOPLE that they “were both in a great mood” during the date night out.

“They sat very close to each other and Kim kept giggling,” the source 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.”

[From People]

One of the few things I’m enjoying vicariously about this relationship is that it feels very food-based. You know what I mean? So many celebrity relationships are based on sex or image or promotion or fashion, but Pete and Kim aren’t like that. They eat together, that’s what brings them together. He’s all about carbs and not being on a diet and he’s the kind of guy who’s like “I’m going to order four pasta dishes for the table, eat as much as you want!” He got her to eat pizza in Staten Island, for goodness sake. Plus, he probably makes her laugh. Food and laughter… it could be a lot worse. This is probably Kim’s first relationship based on food and laughter.

Kim Kardashian leaves after an all-day photoshoot at Chelsea Piers sports complex in NYC

Pete Davidson rocks a colorful sweats ensemble in NYC

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Instagram.

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  1. CherHorowitz says:

    I’m kinda here for this total weirdness tbh. I’m one of those weirdos who would prob absolutely and inexplicably lust after this man if I met him (just something ahout his face and the self deprecating humour) and they are SUCH an odd match that i am enjoying this one play out!

    • Kate says:

      Me too! I have been rooting for Pete for years, and I bet Kim really enjoys and appreciates his doting nature. I would trip all over myself if I hung out with Pete Davidson and he made me laugh non stop. He’s like the polar opposite of a complete narcissist, and adorable! He’s like a sweet goofball puppy dog you wanna cuddle and play with and laugh.

      • CherHorowitz says:

        @kate yes what is that!? I would be the same I just know it – I can imagine him smiling at me or paying me a tiny bit of attention and me crumbling into a puddle of swoon and I have no idea why! I can also see why other people might think he is gross and totally unattractive but I can’t help it, I want a brief but constantly hilarious relationship with his BDE just like all these other ladies

    • Kate says:

      I can pretty much guarantee Kim was interested in the publicity Megan fox/Kourtney vibe, but ended up pleasantly surprised by how charming he really is.

  2. ME says:

    No this relationship is about publicity and attention. Kim is so jealous of Kourtney she just had to take the spotlight away from her. Kim and Kanye were spotted together last night at the LV show. Also, they aren’t divorced yet. I think Kim is going to go back to Kanye and that’s why the papers haven’t been signed yet. He wants her back, made it public too. She must be loving all this attention. She’s going to drag this out as long as she can. Pete is being used. It’s so obvious. At least that’s my take on things. By the way, she was seen eating out with Reggie Bush a lot too back when they were dating. I think Chipotle was their spot.

    • Snuffles says:

      For what it’s worth, I follow this YouTuber who thought the same until she spotted them while she was getting something to eat and she came away thinking whatever they got going on is real.

    • Marietta2381 says:

      I think Pete knows he’s being used… if he doesn’t than he’s the biggest idiot. And I think he’s fine with being used. It is giving him a career boost.

    • Mac says:

      What ME said. I think this is about stealing Kourtney’s thunder. Kim ran out and found herself a lanky man with a lot of body art for pap strolls.

    • myjobistoprincess says:

      I hoped it wasnt for publicity stunt, but you guys burst my bubble. You’re right, I’m so excited for Kim being happy, because Kanye is boredom and I cant see one living in a world where resting bitchface is the way to live. Anyway, you guys are right, this is to steal Kourtney’s thunder and go back to kanye after this. Pete knows it’s all for fun. He’s the go-to guy when a cougar needs a fix it seems…

    • Normades says:

      I can see this. She hasn’t dropped the West off of her name either which is what a lot of women do even before the papers are signed. Kanye is still useful to them…wait till he starts taking his meds again and get papped as a family….
      Like I said in a previous post, I hope Pete is in on the joke and not that the joke’s not on him. But he seems to get really attached and will probably get hurt in the end.

      • bettyrose says:

        I’m going to give Pete the same advice I want to give to dozens of starlets, date non-celebs. Pete keeps pulling A-list women (not referring to Kim here) but those women are going to have to put their high pressure careers and international lives above the relationship. Pete, meanwhile, can’t leave NYC when SNL is in production, and is clearly a mama’s boy with little interest in ever leaving Staten Island. Bet there’s a Staten Island girl out there who’s just right for him.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m sure the PR and attention is a big part of it. Hopefully both are going into it with the same intentions, and no one is hurt when it fizzles.

    • Dierski says:

      Whatever the motivation for her relationship w/Pete, I don’t think Kim will ever ‘go back’ to Kanye in any romantic or even physical way… but ofc she’ll always be SEEN with Kanye – he’s the father of her kids, she considers him family in a way, and she wants to support/build the relationship between her kids and their dad (cause HE won’t be bothered to do that himself). My impression is the amount of bizarre BS she put up with from Kanye during their marriage has turned her off of him forever, I can’t even imagine being with someone like that.

    • Jennifer says:

      Sadly I am convinced that Kimye won’t divorce. Like I think Pete is loads better (HEY, HE TAKES HIS MEDS and isn’t a pouty brat and is actually nice) but definitely doesn’t seem like stepdad of 4 material at his age. I give it 2-4 months at the most. This is Fun Fling territory for both of them.

      Kanye is doing the public campaign of realizing what he did wrong with Kim. It’d be nice if he actually improved, shaped up, took his meds (sorry dude, you seem to really need ’em), regardless of whether or not it gets Kim back. But I know better than to believe until I see evidence.

  3. Rocķy says:

    I think this is accurate. It is exactly what she needs. Kanye doesn’t strike me as being a lot of fun.

  4. smee says:

    New D can be a real palate cleanser!

  5. Maribella says:

    Also a distraction from Travis and the Astroworld tragedy.

  6. kelleybelle says:

    Duck lips at 40? Really? Okay …

  7. Cat C says:

    Food and laughter sounds wonderful! We could use a bit more happiness. I know I could. If they’re happy, I’m all for this quirky duo.

  8. Bettyrose says:

    Not sure how much fun Kim has ever had in life so I don’t begrudge her that, but is another breakup what she really needs? Maybe some alone time and reflection, perhaps a bit of self-esteem building.

    • Lyds says:

      I’ve never watched the Kardashians but from afar, it seems like she hasn’t truly liked anyone/had real chemistry or fun since Reggie Bush.

  9. CatJ says:

    What is going on with her chest in that photo?

  10. susan says:

    maybe forgetting to mention that Pete has an enormous wiener and Kim is a real size queen.

  11. Jules says:

    Let me fix the headline: Pete is exactly what the Kardashian’s need to distract everyone from the Astroworld tragedy, deaths and lawsuits. Look over here!

  12. Margot says:

    Pete’s being used — PMK is steering the conversation away from Kylie and Astroworld. They’re also bringing out the grandkids on Tik Tok as a shiny distraction.

    • ME says:

      Yes, I heard Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney all have new tik tok accounts with North, True, and Penelope.

  13. DeluxeDuckling says:

    So his secret is carbs!? I bet these showbiz women find that refreshing.

  14. The Recluse says:

    She’s divorced already? I thought she was just separated and working on the divorce. I have no dog in this hunt, but I hope Pete doesn’t get eaten up alive by the Kardashian publicity machine.

    • Jennifer says:

      I don’t think the divorce actually is progressing, especially if Kanye is claiming he ain’t seen no paperwork. (Though frankly, wouldn’t surprise me if he just ignored any paperwork. I bet he would.)