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Pete Davidson is pulling out all the stops to woo Kim Kardashian, including wining and dining her in his hometown of Staten Island on Tuesday.
The pair – who are said to be ‘just friends right now’ – enjoyed a secret dinner date at one of his favorite pizzerias, Campania restaurant, last night, according to TMZ.
Venturing out of Manhattan: Pete Davidson is pulling out all the stops to impress Kim Kardashian, including a date in Staten Island; here Kim is seen in midtown NYC on Tuesday evening
To ensure their privacy, the mom-of-four and actor entered through the backdoors, before indulging in a few decadent Italian dishes.
The outing comes after shocking the world when they shared a kiss during a skit, last month, as she hosted Saturday Night Live.
On Friday, they fueled romance rumors after they were seen holding hands on a ride at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.
Impressive: In a surprising turn of events since her split with rapper Kanye West earlier this year, the reality star reportedly enjoyed a ‘secret’ date with the SNL star, 27; pictured last year
The two are said to be enjoying each other’s company, according to a new report from People on Tuesday.
A source for the publication said the two stars ‘have chemistry’ and are having ‘fun’ together.
‘Pete can be super charming and Kim loves the attention,’ an insider added.
Hometown spot: The pair – who are said to be ‘just friends right now’ – enjoyed a secret dinner date at one of his favorite pizzerias, Campania restaurant, last night, according to TMZ
Dinner: To ensure their privacy, the mom-of-four and actor entered through the backdoors, before indulging in a few decadent Italian dishes
Change of scenery: The inside of Campania Restaurants is pictured
Kim filed for divorce from husband Kanye West in February after almost seven years of marriage and seems primed to finally enjoy the single life.
The source for People said: ‘She is having fun and enjoying life. Her focus is still on her kids and work, but you can tell that she is ready to date.
‘She is very happy and in a good place. She has moved on from Kanye and feels it’s for the best,’ they noted.
Locked lips: Eyebrows were first raised when the two kissed on the lips during an early October SNL skit when she played Princess Jasmine and he Aladdin as the sat on a flying carpet
Previously, People reported he and Kim simply ‘hang in the same circles so they will be together from time to time.’
‘It’s just friends hanging out,’ a source said of their double date with Kim’s newly-engaged sister Kourtney and Travis Barker at Knott’s Berry Park on Friday.
She shares her four children North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and and two-year-old Psalm with her estranged husband.
Quite the honor: This comes after a day after Kim arrived in Pete’s hometown of New York City as she accepted the WSJ. Innovator Award at a glitzy event on Monday night
The report comes a day after Kim arrived in Pete’s hometown to accept the WSJ. Innovator Award at a glitzy event on Monday night in New York City.
Her rumored love interest has also landed back in Manhattan to prepare for this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, according to PageSix.
Adding fuel to the fire, they are both single at the moment, following his breakup with Phoebe Dynevor in August, after five months of dating.
He’s back! Her rumored love interest Pete Davidson has also landed back in Manhattan to prepare for this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live , according to PageSix
Their split occurred just a month after putting on a loved-up display at Wimbledon.
A source claimed that the former lovebirds called it quits after trying to make things work long distance ‘put a strain’ on their relationship.
A source told The Sun: ‘Pete and Phoebe’s romance was a real whirlwind and from the start they were both totally committed.
‘It was wild while it lasted… But the distance has put a strain on them. They will remain close but unless something drastic changes their relationship won’t recover.’
Most recent girlfriend: Adding fuel to the fire, they are both single at the moment, following his breakup with Phoebe Dynevor in August, after five months of dating; seen in July
The source continued that both of the stars have very busy schedules at the moment, with Phoebe filming Bridgerton series two in the UK and Pete working on Saturday Night Live in the US as well as filming a movie called Meet Cute.
It is also thought that travel restrictions have added a further pressure to their romance as it isn’t easy to just ‘jump on a plane’ and see each other.
Phoebe and Pete are thought to have started dating in February, with her taking a trip to NYC the same month, and they confirmed their romance in April.
Tough breakup: A source claimed that the former lovebirds called it quits after trying to make things work long distance ‘put a strain’ on their relationship
It has been previously reported that Pete fell for her after watching her raunchy love scenes on Bridgerton.
The Saturday Night Live star is said to have told pals he thought the actress was ‘hot as hell’ over her character Daphne’s intimate scenes with Simon, The Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page).
A Los Angeles based friend of Pete’s told The Mirror: ‘Pete just loved Bridgerton and just got totally tripped out by Phoebe.
‘She was totally his type – fresh faced, youthful, innocent looking beauty.
‘We all joked with him about the naughty scenes, and of course he confessed he found them hot. He binge watched the show and felt it was his destiny to meet her.’
Dream girl: It has been previously reported that Pete fell for her after watching her raunchy love scenes on Bridgerton
Despite living in his mother’s basement until this April, his past romances include Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qually, Kaia Gerber, Cazzie David and a brief engagement to Ariana Grande.
In 2018, Grande claimed in a since-deleted that Davidson has a ten-inch penis, which sent social media into a frenzy and to describe him as having ‘big d**k energy (BDE).’
BDE, as explained by The Cut, is ‘a quiet confidence and ease with oneself that comes from knowing you have just an enormous penis and you know what to do with it.’
Short-lived engagement: In 2018, Ariana Grande claimed in a since-deleted that Davidson has a ten-inch penis, which sent social media into a frenzy and to describe him as having ‘big d**k energy’ (seen in 2018)
Player: Despite living in his mother’s basement until this April, his past romances include Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qually, Kaia Gerber, Cazzie David and a brief engagement to Ariana Grande; pictured in 2019
Seven months ago, he revealed he ‘just moved out’ of the Staten Island home he purchased with his mother, Amy, on social media.
Pete’s shared living quarters with his mother for the last few years after splitting up with his ex-fiancee and moving out of their $16million massive apartment in Manhattan.
His father Scott – a firefighter – died during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
During an interview with Variety in 2018, he revealed his dad’s death caused his depression to become so severe that he tried to drown himself as a child.
Pete has been open about mental health issues and previously revealed that he suffers from borderline personality disorder.
Pete Davidson’s relationship history
Carly Aquilino (2014-2015)
Prior to his rise to fame on Saturday Night Live, Pete dated Carly when they starred together on MTV’s Guy Code and Girl Code. Although the romance didn’t work out, Pete and Carly stayed friends and he later described her as ‘one of the coolest chicks I’ve ever met’ and said they still ‘hang out all the time’ following the split.
Cazzie David (2016-2018)
Pete dated Cazzie, who is the daughter of comedian Larry David, for two years and made several public appearances together. He went on to date Ariana Grande soon after they parted ways.
Ariana Grande (2018)
In the same month he split from Cazzie, Pete began dating singer Ariana. The relationship progressed quickly and the couple were engaged after only a matter of weeks. They broke up in November, with Pete admitting he ‘knew it was over’ after Ariana was left grieving the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Ariana later mentioned Pete in her hit single ‘Thank U, Next’.
Kate Beckinsale (2019)
Pete then moved on with actress Kate Beckinsale, who was twenty years his senior. They were first linked with that January and dated until at least April. Pete admitted the age difference ‘never bothered’ the couple. A source told In Touch that Pete was ‘an exciting breath of fresh air’ for Kate.
Margaret Qually (2019)
Shortly after parting ways with Kate, Pete was linked to actress Margaret Qually. A source told Us: ‘They’ve been seeing each other for a couple of months and Margaret is really excited about him.’ It didn’t appear to be a serious romance however, with the pair reportedly dating for just two months between August and October 2019.
Kaia Gerber (2019-2020)
Pete quickly moved on from Margaret to date model Kaia Gerber, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford. The pair were seen holding hands a few times but the whirlwind romance came to an end after just three months in January 2020.
Phoebe Dynevor (2021)
Bridgerton star Phoebe and Pete confirmed their romance in April 2021 when they were spotted on a stroll in Stoke. Rumours were swirling in about their relationship status in weeks before the sighting. A source told People that Pete is ‘telling friends he is serious about Phoebe’. Speculation of the relationship began in March when Pete was snapped visiting Phoebe’s native Manchester while she visited New York, where he lives, in February.