KIM Kardashian and Pete Davidson have reportedly broken up after nine months of dating.
Their breakup was first announced by E! News and the former couple have reportedly decided to remain just friends.
Why did Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson break up?
A source close to the couple told E! News that Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson still have “a lot of love and respect for each other” following their breakup.
The source said they couldn’t handle their busy schedules and the long-distance relationship, adding: “it made it really difficult to maintain a relationship.”
A second source told PageSix that Kardashian and Davidson’s age difference contributed to their breakup.
“Pete is 28 and Kim is 41 — they are just in very different places at the moment,” the source told the outlet.
“Pete is totally spontaneous and impulsive and wants her to fly to New York, or wherever he is on a moment’s notice.
“But Kim has four kids and it isn’t that easy. She needs to focus on the kids.”
The source added that Kardashian was “totally exhausted by this relationship and other things going on in her life.”
Their breakup comes as Davidson is on location in Australia filming Wizards and Kardashian is raising her four kids.
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How did Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson meet?
The couple met on the set of Saturday Night Live and shared a kissing scene during an Aladdin magic carpet ride skit.
“It was a stage kiss, but it was still a little zing,” Kim said on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast in April.
A few days after they met, Kardashian said she found herself thinking about Davidson and realized he hadn’t come to her SNL after-party.
“I thought about it later. I was like, ‘Damn, he’s the only person who didn’t come,'” she said.
They started dating in November 2021, and a source told E! News at the time: “Pete has told her he doesn’t want to see anyone else.
“She is telling some people they aren’t super serious but she isn’t seeing anyone else… She’s trying to not make a big deal about it but is super into him.”
After they began dating, Davidson appeared on episodes of The Kardashians.
“I wasn’t even thinking, like, Oh my god, I’m going to be in a relationship with him,” Kardashian said on the show.
“I was just thinking, like, ‘Heard about this BDE, need to get out there.’ I was just basically DTF.”
Davidson quickly warmed up to Kardashian’s four kids, and in a clip from Hart to Heart, he said having kids is “my dream.”
He added: “That’s kind of what I’m just preparing for now, is trying to be as good as a dude and develop and get better, so when that happens, it’s just easier.”
Is Kim Kardashian getting back together with Kanye West?
A source told E! News that Kardashian’s relationship with Kanye West was not a factor in her split from Davidson.
“The divorce is moving ahead with Kanye,” the source said, adding: “They are happily co-parenting.”
Kardashian and West, who changed his name to Ye, are officially separated, and Kardashian has been declared single since March 2022.
They have a good relationship, a third source confirmed to E! News, adding that Kardashian is helping promote Ye’s fashion label Yeezy.
“Kim was happy to be asked to be a part of the campaign with the kids and to support Kanye in this way, but it’s not a sign of them getting back together,” the source said.
They added that Kardashian and Ye “are fully aligned in making their kids their priority.”