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Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian split up, decide just to be friends after nine months

In July, photos surfaced of Davidson with a tattoo representing the names of Kardashian's children
Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson
Posted at 8:23 PM, Aug 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-06 14:00:37-04

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and comedian and actor Pete Davidson have reportedly called it quits with their nine-month public romantic relationship, citing difficulties with the long distances and their career demands as the reason for the breakup.

E! News was the first to report that the two had decided to end things citing at least one source who E! said had confirmed that the two still have "a lot of love and respect for each other" but that their busy schedules "made it really difficult to maintain a relationship." 

Kardashian and Davidson reportedly made their split final sometime this week.

E! News reported that a source told the entertainment outlet that Kardashian's divorce from rapper Kanye West is still "moving ahead" and that the two are "happily co-parenting." 

Kardashian talked about her first kiss with Davidson on Amanda Hirsch's "Not Skinny but not Fat" podcast in April saying, "It was a stage kiss, but it was still a little zing."

Page Six reported that the two have decided to remain friends.

28-year-old Davidson has been spending time away from his "Saturday Night Live" schedule to work on a movie in Australia, while 41-year-old Kardashian has been working from Los Angeles and helping to care for her children North West, Saint West, Chicago West and Psalm West.

In July, Page Six and other outlets reported on photos posted to Instagram showing that Davidson had gotten a tattoo paying homage to Kardashian's children. The words Jasmine and Aladdin were tattooed near his clavicle, possibly referring to the Saturday Night Live skit the two were in together. Next to that were the letters KNSCP, presumably representing K for "Kim," and the other letters representing the first names of Kardashian's children with West.