Why Did Kim Kardashian And Pete Davidson Split?

28 September 2023, 14:42

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's romance is over
Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's romance is completely over. Picture: Getty/Kim Kardashian/Instagram

By Savannah Roberts

Why did Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson break up? Here's everything we know about the split and relationship that shocked everyone...

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The internet was in disbelief when the news of Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's split began to circulate, leading many to wonder why the loved-up pair called it quits.

Kim, 41, and Pete, 28, broke up in August last year after nine months of dating; the stars were first spotted hand-in-hand back in October 2021 before making their romance official.

Following a whirlwind relationship, during which Pete made a small appearance in The Kardashians and Kim's ex Kanye West made many digs at them on social media.

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But why did Pete and Kim split? Here's the complete lowdown of their break up.

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson attend Met Gala

Why did Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian split?

Kim most recently opened up about her split from Pete during the season 3 premiere of The Kardashians, which aired on May 25th.

Speaking to Scott Disick and her sister Khloe about the breakup, she said: "I’m single and I’m not ready to mingle and that's OK. Breakups are just like, not my thing."

"It's obviously sad ... [Nine months] is a long time," she continued, adding that she and the actor "had talks and talks" and "both of us communicated really well about it."

Kim later admitted that she felt "a lot of guilt" after their split since Pete "went through a lot because of my relationship [with Kanye]."

However, there appears to be no bad blood between the pair as the exes had a sweet reunion at the Met Gala 2023, where they were both pictured in conversation and laughing with one another.

This comes after an insider confirmed to Page Six at the time of their split that Pete and Kim "decided to just be friends" after struggling with long distance and their demanding lifestyles.

The Saturday Night Live actor was shooting a film in Australia at the time of their split, whereas the SKIMS owner remains in California with sourcing revealing that her main focus is on her children and business endeavours following the split.

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have called it quits
Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's break up hit the mum hard. Picture: Getty

A source also told Entertainment Tonight at the time that their busy schedules contributed to the break-up and that “the spark between” them had “faded".

Despite calling time on the romance, the publication reports that Kim still thinks Pete is "so sweet, but she didn't feel ready for something serious with him."

The insider continued to dish on the relationship, saying: "They had tons of chemistry, and still do, but she kind of wants to be single and date.

"Kim still adores Pete and will always be friends with him," they continued, "she still thinks he's the nicest and sweetest guy in the world and there's no drama or anything weird between them now.”

Sources reveal that Kim and Pete couldn't make long distance work
Sources reveal that Kim and Pete couldn't make long distance work. Picture: Kim Kardashian/Instagram

It comes as no surprise that The Kardashians star is extremely busy, what with her four kids and her multiple businesses and partnerships – making it hard to make things work with Pete long distance.

The mogul is currently juggling her KKW Beauty, SKIMS and SKKN empires as well as filming her family's reality TV series, of which she also serves as executive producer. Pete is also busy filming the upcoming 2023 movie Wizards! with Orland Bloom down under.

Kim filed for divorce from her estranged husband Kanye West in March 2021 and began dating Pete just six months later, a source has revealed that the star isn't ready to be tied down again.

Pete and Kim dated for nine months before the split
Pete and Kim dated for nine months before the split. Picture: Kim Kardashian/Instagram

“She felt like Pete was the extreme opposite of Kanye and it was good for her then...She initially thought it would be a fun fling, but then it got more serious when they were spending so much time together," they told ET.

"Kim wasn't feeling like she was willing to settle down with him just yet.”

The pair first struck up a friendship when they crossed paths during Kardashian's hosting stint on SNL in October 2021, they quickly began dating and soon after would make public appearances, they even attended the MET Gala hand-in-hand in May of that year.

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