Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have parted ways and decided to just be friends, DailyMail.com can confirm.
Pete, 28, and Kim, 41, went public as a couple nine months ago after she made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, where he was then a cast member.
However a source has informed DailyMail.com that the couple split up this week over their demanding schedules and the long distance.
A source close to Pete Davidson has also confirmed the split to DailyMail.com.
Pete has spent months filming his upcoming movie Wizards! in Australia, where Kim visited him in July for a romantic getaway in the Daintree Rainforest.
However their luxury stay at a lavish five-star ‘eco lodge’ in the jungle was evidently not enough to salvage the couple’s relationship.
News of their split comes a day after a source told People that the ‘long distance hasn’t been easy for Kim’ as Pete continued shooting Wizards! abroad.
An insider has now explained to E! News: ‘They 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.’
Kim’s breakup with Pete comes as she is still ironing out the legal details of her divorce from her third husband Kanye West, with whom she shares four children – North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three.
Although Kim initially filed to end the marriage in February 2021, the process is still underway, and this week Kanye’s fifth divorce lawyer so far withdrew from the case.
Kim and Pete first set tongues wagging during her Saturday Night Live episode last October, locking lips during an Aladdin-themed sketch.
News broke shortly thereafter that they had become a couple in real life – months after Kim filed for divorce from Kanye, who by last autumn was publicly begging her to give the marriage another chance.
Kim joined a long list of Pete’s celebrity girlfriends, including Andie MacDowell’s daughter Margaret Qualley and Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber, as well as Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale and Phoebe Dynevor.
During a confessional on her new Hulu show The Kardashians, Kim revealed that she felt ‘a vibe’ when she kissed Pete on Saturday Night Live and was struck by the desire to ‘try something different.’
After he neglected to show up to her afterparty, she got in touch with a producer on the comedy show and secured Pete’s phone number – though a serious romance was far from her mind.
‘I wasn’t even thinking, like: “Oh my God. I’m gonna be in a relationship with him,”‘ Kim admitted, explaining that to the contrary she was ‘basically just DTF.’
Yet as their romance grew, she discovered him to be ‘really thoughtful and humble and just so genuine,’ and she eventually came to regard him as ‘literally the best human being’ she ever met.
Kanye, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016, carried on an increasingly explosive feud with Kim and Pete during the early months of their relationship.
He took to disparagingly referring to Pete as ‘Skete,’ and early this year he went viral for rapping in the single Eazy that he would ‘beat Pete Davidson’s a**.’
The bizarre music video of the song showed Kanye burying a claymation version of Pete alive, to the alarm of several viewers.
However an Entertainment Tonight source claimed that Pete ‘finds the fact that Kanye included a cartoon version of him in his music video hysterical. He is almost flattered by it all because it is so ridiculous to him.’
Kanye defended the video on free speech grounds and argued: ‘Art is not a proxy for any ill or harm. Any suggestion otherwise about my art is false and mal intended.’
At one point, Pete’s friend Dave Sirus posted screen-grabs of a text conversation between Pete and Kanye about their lively public feud.
Over the course of the exchange, Pete went from expressing concern over Kanye’s mental wellbeing to bragging about being ‘In bed with your wife.’
Showering praise on Kim, Pete tried unsuccessfully to arrange a ‘face to face’ meeting with Kanye and called his behavior ‘dangerous.’
Kim opened up about her failed marriage while speaking to sister Khloe Kardashian in the finale of their reality series, The Kardashians.
While discussing Khloe’s, 38, relationship with cheating boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 31, Kim interjected with her own experience, saying, ‘If people knew what my relationship really was like, I think they would be like, “How did this last this long?”‘
She added, ‘But I can live with myself knowing that I tried everything humanly possible to make the situation work so I could walk away guilt free.’
Kim told Khloe: ‘I feel like you could at least say… you had a family, you tried everything in your might.. and you can look your daughter in the face and say that.’
However the feud has simmered down in recent months as it’s claimed Kim and Kanye are in a much better place when it comes to raising their four children together.
This week a source remarked to Us Weekly: ‘Kim and Kanye have been co-parenting very well as of late. They are very civil with each other right now, there are no issues. They are both treating each other with mutual respect.’
After six years of wedded bliss, Kim and Kanye were declared legally single on March 2, and their next status conference divorce hearing was scheduled for August 5.
And Kim proved she and her ex had evidently now managed to bury the hatchet as she modelled Kanye’s brand YEEZY on Instagram this week – with the help of their daughters North, nine, and Chicago, four.
In a string of new pictures she posted to social media, Kim, 41, North and Chicago could be seen posing up a storm in matching YEEZY sunglasses.
The mother and daughters were decked out in matching black leather outfits to complement the massive silver shades.
Kim’s caption offered some specifics about the particular product she and North were hawking – the YR 3022 YEEZY SHDZ.
And back in June, Kim spoke highly of Kanye as she wished him a Happy Father’s Day.
She wrote: ‘Thank you for being the best dad to our babies and loving them the way you do! Happy Father’s Day Ye!’
The same month, they put their difference aside to come together and watch their daughter North play basketball, and even reportedly shared a car on the way there.
The former couple reunited at a gym facility near Thousand Oaks, California, and sat nearby each other as they watched their eldest show off her hoop skills in a league basketball game for kids.
Eyewitnesses stated that the pair ‘spoke from time to time throughout the evening and appeared cordial’ as per TMZ.
And TMZ report that Kim and Kanye later attended a family lunch together after watching daughter Chicago’s dance recital, with sources claiming they maintain an open relationship regarding the co-parenting of their children.
Meanwhile, Pete became serious enough about Kim to acquire multiple pieces of body art in her honor, having her name branded onto his chest and getting a tattoo that reads: ‘My girl is a lawyer.’
The ink is a reference to Kim’s ambition to become an attorney, following in the footsteps of her late father Robert Kardashian, who was a member of OJ Simpson’s ‘dream team.’
During her relationship with Pete, Kim finally passed California’s practice ‘baby bar’ exam on her fourth attempt.
Pete also at one point got a collarbone tattoo reading: ‘Jasmine and Aladdin,’ a reference to the Saturday Night Live sketch that resulted in his first kiss with Kim last October.
Kim has made a string of glamorous public appearances with Pete, who has been hailed online for his ‘big d*** energy’ for years ever since Ariana Grande slyly tweeted about his ’10 inches.’
Pete and Kim made their presence felt together at such banner events as the White House Correspondents Dinner and the Met Gala, where she set off a controversy by having rapidly lost 16lbs to squeeze into Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ dress.
Pete and Kim went viral in June when they indulged in a sun-kissed holiday in Tahiti, where they flashed the flesh in swimsuits as they frolicked around in the sea together.
A couple of months ago, during a confessional on The Kardashians, a producer asked Kim if she was in love with Pete and she coyly replied: ‘I don’t know if that’s any of your business,’ grinning.
Pete also earned plaudits from Kim’s family, including Kris Jenner, the ‘momager’ and matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who told Good Morning America the funnyman is ‘great.’
Kim got married for the first time at 19, eloping to Las Vegas with music producer Damon Thomas, who was a decade her senior and whom she later accused of beating her. Damon staunchly denied the allegations.
Between marriages, she dated the dashing singer Ray J, who became her co-star in the world-famous sex tape that helped propel her to the stratospheric stardom she enjoys today.
Kim’s second wedding occurred when she was already a global celebrity – she was married to basketball player Kris Humphries for just 72 days before they split.
She and Kanye ultimately got married in Florence in 2014 and are now the co-parents of four children – North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three.
Despite Kanye’s furious text message to Pete: ‘NO YOU WILL NEVER MEET MY CHILDREN,’ Pete reportedly did become acquainted with Kim and Kanye’s little tykes.
‘Her family played a big part in helping Kim navigate the situation as Kanye made it clear he didn’t want anyone around his kids that Kim was with,’ an Entertainment Tonight source said in June.
‘Kim and her family discussed how they’ve always navigated being a blended family well and that Kim had to do what was right for her and Pete. The kids and Pete get along very well and Kim seeing him be so great with them only made her fall in love with Pete more.’