Friends close to Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have confirmed that the couple have gone their separate ways after dating for nine months.
Comedian Davidson, 28, and reality TV royalty Kardashian, 41, have reportedly decided to be friends, according to a source who spoke exclusively to AND! news.
“They have a lot of love and respect for each other,” the insider said, “but found that the long distance and their demanding schedules made it really hard to maintain a relationship.”
Davidson is currently in Australia filming an upcoming comedy movie in Cairns, and Kardashian recently stopped by for a visit.
It comes after the former Saturday Night Live star said marriage and children were “100 percent” in his outlook in an interview with actor Kevin Hart.
During the podcast chat, Davidson talked about how becoming a father would be “his favorite thing ever.”
“(I am) definitely a family man,” he told Hart. “My favorite thing ever, which I have yet to achieve, is that I want a child. It’s like my dream. It would be so much fun dressing up a little guy.”
Kardashian similarly hinted at her hopes for a future with the King of Staten Island actor, with sources recently telling People that they were “a very serious couple.”
However, the source added that Kardashian found long distance difficult while Davidson was shooting his movie Wizards! down below.
“The long distance has not been easy for Kim, but they are working on it. They are still very happy,” they said, adding that the SKIMS co-founder was looking forward to returning to the US.
“Kim was thrilled to visit Pete in Australia in July. They had been separated for several weeks and enjoyed a long weekend together,” the source said.
“Pete is still filming, but will now be ready in August. He has another project in the US, though, so he’ll be busy.”
The duo’s unlikely pairing was confirmed last November and they’ve been causing a stir on social media ever since with their steamy displays of affection.
They first met when Kardashian guest presented SNLwhere the couple shared a kiss during a skit.
In a cheeky moment on Hulu’s The Kardashiansthe beautiful mother of four said she originally pursued the comic because of its rumored “BDE” (Big D*ck Energy).
“So, that’s how it went with Pete,” she began during a confessional interview on the show, per People.
“I was doing SNL, and when we kissed in the scene, it was just a vibe,” And I was like, ‘Oh, sh*t. Maybe I should just try something different!’”
“…A few days later I called the SNL producer and said, ‘Hey, do you have Pete’s number?’ And they said, ‘Yes,’ she said.
‘I’m texting him. I didn’t even think, ‘Oh my god, I’m getting into a relationship with him.’ I just thought, ‘I’ve heard about this NDE, I need to get out, I need my…'”
Kardashian added: “I was basically just DTF (to f**k).”
Over the course of their relationship, the pair made headlines when Kardashian’s ex-husband, Kanye West, made several public threats against Davidson, resulting in a lengthy text exchange between the two men, in which Davidson urged the rapper to “get the f**k on”.
Kardashian and West have four children together, whom Davidson met in April of this year.
The comedian raised eyebrows in May when he spotted a new tattoo that fans were convinced was a reference to Kardashian and West’s children.
The ink on his neck appears to read “KNSCP”, the initials of North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4 and Psalm, 2.