Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are the couple the world didn’t see coming. And yet, for all their shock value, there’s actually quite a bit that the two have in common. Both seem to share a bitingly sarcastic sense of humor, for one. A strong work ethic, another. More importantly, however, they both seem to make each other happy.
Though it took a few years for the twosome to get together after meeting at a birthday party for mutual acquaintance Kid Cudi, with Kardashian married to Kanye West at the time and Davidson pursuing several high-profile relationships of his own, including flings with Kaia Gerber and Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor. Fate stepped in at just the right time, bringing the then-single couple together again on the set of Saturday Night Live . Read on for all their biggest relationship milestones since then, from the moment they first piqued the internet’s interest to Davidson’s more recent permanent professions of love.
- Kardashian and Davidson first crossed paths after she accidentally crashed a birthday party he was attending with her now ex-husband, Kanye West.
- They shared their first public kiss in a Saturday Night Life skit prior to coming out as a couple.
- Davidson has his girlfriend’s name branded on his skin.
- The Keeping Up With the Kardashian star has gone on record to say that she's finally found her happiness.
January 31, 2019: Crashing Boys’ Night
Kardashian and Davidson’s first hangout was far from romantic, with the former’s ex-husband, Kanye West, at their side, along with Timothée Chalamet and Kid Cudi. The social rights activist shared photos of the guys sharing a laugh from the evening via Twitter, telling Jimmy Fallon the following month that she hadn’t realized she was crashing a boys’ night by tagging along. "We went to Nobu and when I got there I realized it was like a guys' dinner," she said.
Still, the group wound up having a blast. "It was just such a fun night,” Kardashian shared. “Everyone just had such a good time. The vibe was so good and I didn't want to ruin it so I sat in the corner and just documented it for them. I was playing Word Connect on my phone and letting them have their guy time."
October 10, 2021: A Whole New World
The King of Staten Island star and the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum gave the world a hint of things to come during a Saturday Night Live skit in October, when Kardashian served as the host for the evening. The clip, which saw the pair dressed up as Disney characters Aladdin and Jasmine and sharing an intimate smooch, opened up "a whole new world" of possibility for the the two.
October 30, 2021: Igniting the Spark
Less than a month after locking lips on the small screen, Davidson and Kardashian were spotted hanging out with Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker, and several other pals at Knott’s Scary Farm, where they raised eyebrows by holding hands on a rollercoaster. An insider insisted that it was much ado about nothing, however, telling People, "They hang in the same circles so they will be together from time to time. It's just friends hanging out."
November 2, 2021: Something More?
Despite reports that the two were just friends, a private dinner they reportedly shared at Campania in Staten Island just days later seemed to suggest otherwise.
November 16, 2021: Instagram Debut
Rapper Flavor Flav revealed that he had spent the comedian’s 28th birthday with the budding couple and Kardashian’s mom, Kris Jenner, in mid-November. “Celebrating my adopted son Pete Davidson’s birthday wit the legendz @kimkardashian and @krisjenner,” the Flavor of Love star captioned an Instagram shot with the unlikely crew. It didn’t escape attention that both the SKIMS mogul and the SNL member appeared to be matching the momager in the photo, with Kardashian seemingly wearing the bottoms and Davidson clad in the same top.
November 18, 2021: It’s Official
Two days later after Davidson's birthday fête, Page Six reported that the duo had officially become an item, and photographic evidence of them holding hands in Palm Springs as published by the Daily Mail seemed to confirm their happy news.
December 2021: Movie Night à Deux
Just ahead of Christmas, the lovebirds reportedly rented out an entire theater at the Artrium Stadium Cinema in Staten Island to enjoy a private screening of House of Gucci.
January, 2022: Soaking Up the Sun
The twosome kicked off the new year in the Bahamas, where they are said to have shacked up together in a private home on the water along with a few pals.
January 12, 2022: Hand-in-Hand
The couple made no bones about showing off their affection for each other in January, when they were photographed clasping hands while enjoying a date night in L.A. that included a pizza pit stop at Jon & Vinny’s and an ice cream run, per People.
February 8, 2022: Putting a Label on It
By February, Davidson was officially using the “G”-word, telling People that when he’s not working, he’s either spending time with his buddies or “[chilling] with my girlfriend inside.”
He also revealed that he was “very much so” thinking about Valentine's Day this year. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a Valentine’s Day thing, really, so this would be the first year that I’m thinking about Valentine’s Day plans,” he shared with People.
February 14, 2022: A Sweet Smooch
For their first romantic holiday together, the pair shared an intimate dinner—and a kiss—at Cipriani NYC, marking the first time they locked lips in public since their SNL Disney skit back in October.
March 9, 2022: Opening Up
Kardashian spoke openly about her new romance for the first time in a March profile for Variety. She told the publication that while she had not yet filmed with her beau for her new Hulu show, The Kardashians, she was “not opposed to it. It’s just not what he does," she explained. "But if there was an event happening and he was there, he wouldn’t tell the cameras to get away.”
Either way, she promised fans more insight into their coupledom with the show, including tidbits about “how [they] met and who reached out to who and how it happened and all the details that everyone wants to know.” She added, “I’m definitely open to talking, and I definitely explain it.”
March 11, 2022: Selfie Status
The Selfish author upped the relationship ante in March, sharing the first photos of Davidson on her account, including a selfie of the two and a sweet shot of the comedian laying in her lap and gazing up at her adoringly. “Whose car are we gonna take?” she captioned the snaps.
March 16, 2022: The Grand Gesture
Kardashian revealed to Ellen DeGeneres in March that her significant other had gone the extra mile to prove his love for her—and then some—by getting her name branded into his skin. “The Kim one isn’t a tattoo, it’s actually a branding,” she shared. “Because, let me explain it. He wanted to do something that was really different. He’s like, ‘I don’t want to be able to get rid of it, or to cover it up, and I just wanted it there, as like a scar, on me.'”
She also shared that she had a lot more photographic evidence where their selfie came from, telling the talk show host, “I have the cutest pictures of us, and I want to be like, ‘Oh my God, we’re so cute,’ but then I’m like, ‘Don’t be so desperate, don’t be posting so much, just give a glimpse.’"
March 27 2022: Getting Inked
The KUWTK star showed off a tattoo Davidson had dedicated to her love of law on Instagram Stories in addition to his “Kim” branding, which read, “My girl is a lawyer.” (Kardashian passed a test known as the "baby bar" in December.)
March 28 2022: Deserved Happiness
The billionaire’s stepparent, Caitlyn Jenner, spoke out about the joy Kim has in her relationship with Davidson, telling Extra, “Kim’s very happy. I want Kim happy, she deserves it.”
Kardashian shared a similar sentiment herself with DeGeneres in her March interview, saying that her newfound happiness “feels good.” She added: “I went for it. I was like, ‘You know what, I’m in my forties, like, f*ck it, sorry, like, just go for it, find your happiness.’ And I went for it. And I took my time, and I found it. And it feels so good, and I want to hold onto that forever."