Dry your eyes, lovelorn readers, and focus on the positives. Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have ended their romance of nine months, which is approximately eight and three-quarter months longer than most people originally gave them. We will all get through this if we remember the good and shrug off the bad.
E! Online and PageSix broke the story late Friday, with an insider telling them that the pair “have a lot of love and respect for each other, but found that the long distance and their demanding schedules made it really difficult to maintain a relationship.” The source continued, “Kim and Pete have decided to just be friends,”
Page Six went on to quote another insider, who noted that “Pete is 28 and Kim is 41—they are just in very different places at the moment,” and that the actor is “totally spontaneous and impulsive and wants her to fly to New York, or wherever he is on a moment’s notice,” while the reality star/designer “has four kids and it isn’t that easy. She needs to focus on the kids.”
Davidson is currently in Australia, shooting the movie Wizards! for director David Michôd, a stoner beach comedy, with Orlando Bloom and Naomi Scott. Kim has her businesses centered in Los Angeles, where she is co-parenting her four children with Kanye West. She and West have been legally separated since March, and are working toward a formalized divorce hearing in mid-December (although Kanye getting officially dumped by his fifth divorce attorney on Friday could potentially interfere with those dates.)
The Kardashian-Davidson romance became known to the wider world when the two held hands like middle schoolers on a roller coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm outside of Anaheim, California. (As it was late October, the park had its “Knott’s Scary Farm” makeover in full effect.) In other photos, they were seen riding a log flume making Ronnie James Dio-esque “devil’s horns” gestures and sticking out their tongues.
Other fun adventures for the pair included seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home in gorgeous Richmond County, New York (also known as Staten Island) then dining in Angelina’s Ristorante, a hardcore outer borough palace that looks as if it deserves a reality show of its own.
But it wasn’t all thrill rides and pasta primavera. The two lovers suffered numerous social media assaults from Kanye West, who dubbed Pete “Skete,” called him a “dickhead” and accused him of being Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ex-boyfriend.
There was also the video for the track “Eazy” (a collaboration between Kanye West and The Game) in which a claymation version of Davidson is captured, decapitated (off-screen), then planted in the ground and transformed into flora. Accompanying lyrics include the line “God saved me from that crash just so I could beat Pete Davidson’s ass.”
Yahoo! Entertainment reports a source telling them “there is no drama” between Davidson and Kardashian, while Roger Friedman’s Showbiz 411, with deep Staten Island sources, says that Davidson’s mother and sister are thrilled, because “they really hated Kim,” and “his mother really put her foot down.”
Davidson’s newest film, Bodies Bodies Bodies, opened this weekend. The horror-comedy co-stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Lee Pace, and Rachael Sennott.