Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have split and decided to just remain 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 a cast member at the time.
However, a source has informed DailyMail.com that the couple broke up this week due to their demanding schedules and long distance.
A source close to Pete Davidson also confirmed the split to DailyMail.com.
Done: Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson broke up and decided to just remain friends, DailyMail.com can confirm; they are pictured in April at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
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.
But their luxurious stay in a luxurious five-star ‘eco-lodge’ in the jungle was apparently not enough to save the couple’s relationship.
The 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.”
Their first kiss?: 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 a cast member at the time
Date night: The duo are pictured at the Kennedy Center in April to watch Jon Stewart be honored with the 23rd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
Kim and Pete had tongues wagging on her Saturday Night Live episode last October, as they closed their lips during an Aladdin-themed sketch.
Shortly afterwards, news surfaced that they had become a couple in real life, just months after Kim filed for divorce from her third husband Kanye West.
Kim joined a long list of Pete’s famous girlfriends, including Andie MacDowell’s daughter Margaret Qualley and Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber, as well as Ariana Grande and Kate Beckinsale.
During a confession for her new Hulu show The Kardashians, Kim revealed that she felt “a vibe” when they kissed and was struck with a desire to “try something different.”
In the Marilyn Dress: They made their presence felt together at events such as the White House Correspondents Dinner in April and the legendary Met Gala in May
Jetsetters: The pair have traveled the world together and are pictured in Mayfair, London, in May
After he failed to show up at her after-party, she contacted a producer on Saturday Night Live and managed to secure Pete’s phone number – though a serious romance was far from her mind.
“I didn’t even think, ‘Oh my god. I’m going to have a relationship with him,'” Kim admitted, explaining that she was “basically just DTF.”
But as their romance grew, she discovered that he was “really thoughtful and humble and just so sincere,” and eventually came to think of him as “literally the best person” she’d ever met.
Kanye, who shares four children with Kim, had an increasingly explosive feud with her and Pete during the early months of their relationship.
Going the distance: Meanwhile, Pete got serious enough about Kim to acquire multiple pieces of body art in her honor, have her name branded on his chest, and get a tattoo that reads, “My girl is a lawyer”
By the way: Pete also got a collarbone tattoo at one point that read, “Jasmine and Aladdin,” a reference to the Saturday Night Live sketch that resulted in his first kiss with Kim last October
He scornfully referred to Pete as “Skete” and went viral early this year for rapping in the single Eazy that he would “beat Pete Davidson’s a**.”
The bizarre music video for the song shows Kanye burying a clay version of Pete alive, much to the alarm of several viewers.
An Entertainment Tonight source, however, claimed that Pete “finds the fact that Kanye included a cartoon version of him in his music video.” He’s almost flattered by it because it’s so ridiculous to him.’
Kanye defended the video on the grounds of free speech, arguing, “Art is not a proxy for any harm or harm. Any other suggestion about my art is false and ill-intentioned.’
Having a ball: Pete and Kim went viral in June when they indulged in a sun-filled vacation in Tahiti, where they flashed the flesh in swimsuits while frolicking in the sea together
At one point, Pete’s friend Dave Sirus posted screenshots of a text conversation between Pete and Kanye about their lively public feud.
Over the course of the exchange, Pete went from expressing concern about Kanye’s mental well-being to bragging about “being in bed with your wife.”
Pete praised Kim and tried unsuccessfully to arrange a “personal” meeting with Kanye, calling his behavior “dangerous.”
However, the feud has dwindled in recent months, and this week a source told Us Weekly, “Kim and Kanye have been co-parenting really well lately. They are now very polite to each other, there are no problems. They both treat each other with mutual respect.’
‘I was basically just DTF’: During a confession for her new Hulu show The Kardashians, Kim revealed she felt ‘a vibe’ when they kissed and was struck with the desire to ‘try something different’
Meanwhile, Pete got serious enough about Kim to acquire multiple body art pieces in her honor, get her name branded on his chest, and get a tattoo that read, “My girl is a lawyer.”
The ink hints at Kim’s ambition to become a lawyer, following in the footsteps of her father Robert Kardashian, who was a member of OJ Simpson’s “dream team.”
During her relationship with Pete, Kim finally passed the “baby bar” practice exam in California on her fourth attempt.
At one point, Pete also got a collarbone tattoo that reads “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 series of glamorous public appearances with Pete, who has been hailed online for his ‘big d*** energy’ for years since Ariana Grande slyly tweeted about his ’10 inch’.
They made their presence felt together at such events as the White House Correspondents Dinner in April and the legendary Met Gala in May, where she caused controversy by quickly losing 16 pounds to star in Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday Mr. President’s dress to press .
Pete and Kim went viral in June when they indulged in a sun-filled vacation in Tahiti, where they flashed the flesh in swimsuits while frolicking in the sea together.
A few months ago, during a confession on The Kardashians, a producer asked Kim if she was in love with Pete and she shyly replied, “I don’t know if that’s any of your business,” grinning.
Pete also received praise from Kim’s family, including Kris Jenner, the “momager” and matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who told Good Morning America that the prankster is “amazing.”
Kim first married at age 19 and fled to Las Vegas with music producer Damon Thomas, who was ten years her senior and later accused of beating her. Damon vehemently denied the allegations.
In between marriages, she dated rambunctious rapper Ray J Norwood, who she starred with in the world famous sex tape that helped her achieve the stardom she enjoys today.
Kim’s second marriage took place when she was already a worldwide celebrity – she was married to basketball player Kris Humphries for just 72 days before they broke up.
She and Kanye eventually 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 was reportedly introduced to Kim and Kanye’s little tykes.
“Her family played a huge role in helping Kim navigate the situation as Kanye made it clear that he didn’t want anyone around his kids who Kim was with,” an Entertainment Tonight source said in June.
Kim and her family discussed how they’ve always done well to be a blended family and that Kim should do what was right for her and Pete. The kids and Pete get along very well and seeing Kim see how good he was with them only made her more in love with Pete.”