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When Kim Kardashian kissed Pete Davidson on SNL, she immediately felt a spark.

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson knew the assignment when they rocked up to the 2022 Met Gala.

While they officially 'debuted' their relationship at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner earlier this week, their Met Gala appearance was certainly a milestone for the couple. 

They closed out the red carpet - a coveted position reserved for fashion heavyweights or the 'it' celebrities of the moment - marking the importance of 'Skete' in pop culture.  

Watch: Kim Kardashian on SNL. Post continues below.


Video via SNL.

With all this hype in mind, it's hard to believe Kardashian and Davidson have only been together since late 2021.

But as a lot has happened in this short period, we thought it helpful to recap everything we know about the relationship between the reality star and Saturday Night Live comedian.


More than a year after filing for divorce from Kanye West, Kim Kardashian was declared 'legally single' in March 2022. It was a messy divorce between the two, and continues to be, with West repeatedly making aggressive "social media outbursts"

And a lot of those outbursts had to do with Pete Davidson.

In late 2021, Davidson and Kardashian were seen out together at a Californian theme park. The pair were holding hands on a rollercoaster and were joined for the outing by Kourtney Kardashian and her fiancé Travis Barker. 

It was the pairing that precisely no one saw coming

At the time a source 'close to the family' said to PEOPLE: "They hang in the same circles so they will be together from time to time. It's just friends hanging out."

However, just a short time before, Kardashian and Davidson had performed together during her SNL hosing debut – the pair sharing a kiss during one sketch.

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She later said to the press that her and Davidson had been talking prior to the SNL performance. 

Throughout the following month, the pair were spotted on multiple dates throughout New York City, with yet another close source now saying the pair were seeing each other romantically but not seriously.

"Kim thinks Pete's hilarious. Pete is quite the charmer, and she totally understands the allure. Kim loves that they just laugh the entire time they are together and she is really enjoying hanging out with him," the source said to E! News.

"Things are definitely casual. Kim isn't looking to date anyone right now. She's loving this time in her life and having a lot of fun. There is no pressure between them. Pete is a very chill and casual guy, and she likes that. They have plans to see each other again while Kim is in New York City. Whatever is going on between them is exciting to her."

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By late November, the couple confirmed their relationship.

But as the romance between Kardashian and Davidson developed, Kanye West's frustration grew. He made his feelings public, and things got pretty scary very quickly.

In text messages West posted publicly, Kardashian told West he was "creating a dangerous and scary environment".

"Someone will hurt Pete and this will all be your fault," she told him. Soon after, West apologised for sharing their private messages. He said he was "going to handle the situation myself" and asked "upon my wife's request" that his followers not "do anything physical" to Davidson.

Later in a court hearing, Kardashian described West's "social media outbursts" as "causing emotional distress" to her and her loved ones. 

And then in March 2022, things got worse. 

Just hours Kardashian was declared 'legally single', West dropped a music video for his song 'Eazy'. The video clip portrays him kidnapping and burying a claymation depiction of Davidson (who he calls Skete) alive. Roses sprout from the characters's head and are then loaded into the back of a pickup truck - a reference to West's public Valentine's Day gift to Kardashian. The song featured lyrics like, "God saved me from the crash, just so I can beat Pete Davidson's a**"..The spectacle was a disturbing watch. 

Regardless, Davidson and Kardashian continued on with their relationship. And by April, they were making things Instagram official. 

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Speaking to Ellen on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kardashian said they had taken things to the next level, with Davidson deciding to get a branding of his new girlfriend's name on his chest. Along with that, he got a tattoo which says, "My girl is a lawyer".

In a sitdown interview with ABC, Kardashian also said about Davidson: "I am a relationship kind of girl, for sure, and I wouldn't be with someone if I didn't plan on spending a lot of my time with them. Obviously, I want to take my time, but I'm very happy and very content. And it's such a good feeling just to be at peace."

Her mum gave the relationship her seal of approval as well, saying: "Pete's great, Pete's great. He's a really nice guy."

Listen to The Spill: Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's red carpet debut raises one big question. Post continues after audio. 


Reflecting on that SNL sketch with Davidson, Kardashian said in a podcast interview that there was always a spark from the beginning.

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"[During that sketch] when we kissed, I was just like 'hmmm'. It was a stage kiss but there was still a little zing. I really haven't kissed someone else in ten years so maybe I'm just being stupid and it's nothing. But a few days later I still felt 'hmmm'," she said. "I said I've got to put myself out there."

And that she did – with the world seeing the results on the Met Gala red carpet as the couple walked hand in hand. 

Image: Getty.

As for what we can expect to see from the duo in the future, Kardashian said to Ellen DeGeneres she is keen on being a bit more selective when sharing her relationship with the world.

"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'," she said. "I don't know what the right thing to do is, like I haven't dated since before Instagram existed. Yeah, I don't know what the rules are." 

What's for certain is that she and Davidson will create a whole new set of pop culture moments along the way.

Feature Image: Getty/Mamamia.

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