Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have split, Yahoo Entertainment confirms. A source close to the couple emphasized that the split was amicable and happened earlier this week.
“They are both very busy, which played a role in the split,” said a second insider. “There is no drama.”
e! News was the first to report the breakup. Insiders tell the outlet that the former couple “have a lot of love and respect for each other” but that the long distance and their demanding schedules made it “really difficult to maintain a relationship”.
Davidson currently works in Australia. Kardashian lives in the Los Angeles area with her and Kanye West’s four children: North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3. This was the reality star’s first relationship since her divorce. The Skims founder and West split in February 2021; however, she took her time before jumping into the dating pool.
“I’ve been divorced before and it’s extremely difficult. I’d say divorce with kids is a whole different level of pain,” The Kardashians star, who has been married three times, said on the Making space with Hoda Kotb podcasting. “It was not a quick decision.”
“I think, you know, sometimes things happen when you least expect it. It was the last thing I really wanted to do,” Kardashian told Kotb. “And when it happened, we were like, ‘Oh my god, I wasn’t going to do this. And this isn’t even what I was thinking about,’ and it just makes it so much sweeter and so much more fun. Sometimes you can just don’t plan everything.”
Kardashian first met the comedian at the Met Gala, but only when she presented Saturday Night Live in October, sparks flew when they kissed during a skit. She took the first step to contact him.
Davidson and Kardashian did not hide their relationship and walked the red carpet together at major events such as the White House Correspondents Dinner and May’s Met Gala. She spoke openly about their relationship on her Hulu reality show and the actor spent time with her children.
West, who just lost his fifth divorce attorney, wasn’t thrilled with his estranged wife’s newfound romance. The rapper has publicly vandalized Davidson for weeks. The rapper’s music video for “Eazy” featured a cartoon of Davidson being kidnapped and buried alive. Kardashian and West’s divorce has yet to be finalized.
Neither Kardashian nor Davidson has spoken out about the split. Representatives have not responded.
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