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How Did Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson Start Dating?

Kim Kardashian Says Pete Davidson Romance Took Her "by Surprise"

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 02: Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian attend The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have been dating for almost a year now, but details about how they first got together have been pretty hazy. Up until now, it was only known that they met at the Met Gala in September 2021, a month prior to her "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut. During a recent interview on Dear Media's "Not Skinny but Not Fat" podcast, Kardashian said the comedian approached her to discuss her upcoming stint on "SNL." Davidson then offered his number, but because Kardashian had gloves on, she couldn't put it into her phone.

Kardashian and Davidson eventually reconnected during Kardashian's "SNL" gig, though they didn't interact much. According to Kardashian, Davidson only showed up the day of her appearance and skipped out on the afterparty. He also didn't sign off to be filmed for her family's "The Kardashians" Hulu show. So then, how did these two start dating?

On the June 2 episode of "The Kardashians," the reality-TV star shed light on how her budding romance with Davidson came to be. And turns out, Kardashian was the one who made the first move. "I did 'SNL,' and when we kissed in scene, it was just a vibe," Kardashian recalled. "So a few days later, I called the producer at 'SNL' and I was like, 'Hey, do you have Pete's number?' And they were like, 'Yeah!'" Curious about all the "BDE" rumors, Kardashian ended up texting him. "I was just basically DTF," she added.

After she and Davidson began dating, Kardashian got a text from Megan Fox asking if they were really together. "Megan Fox texted me and was like, 'Is this sh*t for real? Because he asked me for your number months ago and I was like, "Dude, you have a better shot of like me and MGK [Machine Gun Kelly] getting eaten by crocodiles than you ever getting her number. Like, never going to happen, do not ask us,"'" Kardashian said.

In a June interview with the "Today" show, Kardashian discussed once again how she was the one who asked for Davidson's number, saying, "That's so not me." She added, "I ran into him a little bit before [hosting 'Saturday Night Live'] at the Met, and he gave me good advice, knowing I was gonna be on it. So, I just reached out and said, 'Thank you so much for that advice; it was so much fun.' Just something [casual], leaving it open."

Kardashian said she "waited a while" before opening herself up again. "I felt like I just wanted new energy and something different, and it definitely took me by surprise."

And now months later, Kardashian and Davidson are still going strong — and even have matching blond hairstyles!

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