When photos of Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson first hit the internet, reactions ranged from “What?” to “Why?” But really, this development shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. They might seem like a random match, but they actually have a lot of similarities — hear me out.
Sure, Kardashian is less of a seasoned comedian, but she perfectly roasted her whole family (and herself) in her SNL monologue. Davidson, meanwhile, does this on a weekly basis.
And they’ve both spoken up about admiring their fathers, too. Davidson has a tattoo in honor of his firefighter dad, who died on 9/11; Kardashian has called her late father her “guide,” and shared that he would have loved to see her pursuing a legal career.
Kris Jenner even made a cameo on Kardashian’s episode of SNL. Davidson, on the other hand, frequently calls his mom the “greatest roommate in the world” — and he’s brought her onto SNL before, too.
It would be safe to say Kardashian and Davidson are both very famous in their own right, but they’re also known for their high-profile relationships and breakups. Kardashian has been referenced in many Kanye West songs, and Davidson has an Ariana Grande song named for him.
Several sources say Kardashian and Davidson first met through mutual friends. It’s possible that one of these friends is Machine Gun Kelly, who’s very close with both Davidson and Kardashian’s future brother-in-law, Travis Barker.
Davidson hasn’t been quiet about his thoughts on our current president (and also our last one). In one 2020 episode of SNL, he implored viewers to vote for Biden, and before that, he said he was “proud” Trump wasn’t a fan of the show.