It’s been over a year since Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande called off their engagement and split completely, and honestly, I still haven’t fully recovered from that or anything that’s happened up until now. Like, anyone remember those courtside make-out pictures of him and Kate Beckinsale? Okay, how about all the dramatic tattoo cover-ups he and Ariana have had to undertake? Or wait! What about when he went to the Venice Film Festival with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Margaret Qualley? He’s had quite an eventful year! And now, just in time for cuffing season, Pete has been hanging out with model Kaia Gerber and sources say they’re in a “romantic relationship"...though things have apparently cooled off pretty fast.
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, here’s everything you need to know about their are-they-aren’t-they relationship.
May 31, 2019
Nobody really knows when exactly Pete and Kaia first met, but it’s widely assumed that it was when he made a surprise appearance at the Alexander Wang fashion show in May, when Kaia was 17. (She’s 18 now and he’s 25.)
And thus begins their situationship.
October 23, 2019
All was quiet in the tristate area when Pete was seen leaving Kaia’s New York City apartment and wearing a set of AirPods. Shockwaves rippled through the entertainment industry, Tim Cook of Apple fame pondered if Pete should be their next spokesperson, and a thousand frantic texts were fired off to friend group chats across the globe. The day’s headlines: Pete Davidson and his BDE were snatched up yet again.
Being totally up-front, there were some sources who countered that they were “just friends.” But take a look at them grabbing lunch at Sadelles in SoHo and draw your own conclusions:
October 28, 2019
Pete and Kaia went to the same Knicks basketball game in New York City but sat separately. Kaia went with her dad, Pete with friends. It’s not clear if they saw each other or talked at the game, but they were definitely breathing the same recycled air in that arena.
November 4, 2019
Paparazzi spot the two driving through Malibu after eating at Nobu. If you take a look at the photos the Daily Mail obtained, you can see they were intently leaning over the console and “locking eyes with each other in the car,” as People put it.
November 5, 2019
People reported that a day after the two went out in Malibu, they had dinner together at a place called Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles. They entered holding hands and “seemed very sweet and cute together,” according to an anonymous source. They also made sure to add that Pete and Kaia looked “normal and happy.” Cool, cool.
November 7, 2019
Following their Malibu rendezvous, Kaia was seen wearing a “P” necklace, which, of course, everyone took to stand for Pete’s name. This wouldn’t be the first time a celeb couple has worn custom jewelry to represent their new beau (ahem, Kaitlynn Carter), but this could also be a nod to Kaia’s brother, Presley Gerber. Hear me out: Kaia and her brother are extremely close and they hang out a lot. He even has a tattoo with her name, so her getting a P-for-Presley necklace wouldn’t be that big of a stretch for them.
November 10, 2019
Kaia went to Pete’s Brooklyn comedy show. An Us source said she was with a guy who had bleached hair (Pete’s is brown right now) and added, “Pete and Kaia weren’t showing outward PDA and were being low-key. During the show, Pete and Kaia were texting each other.”
November 12, 2019
Welp, it’s official: E! News reports that Pete and Kaia are officially in a relationship, so there you go.
“Kaia and Pete are definitely in a romantic relationship. They have been friends for a while now and run in the same friend circle but became romantic recently,” said the source. “They started hanging out alone more often after meeting up in NYC in October. Kaia expressed she loved Pete’s personality. She thinks he is charming and is very intrigued.”
“They have been texting a lot this past month and are definitely seeing where it goes,” they added. “Kaia and Pete were spending time in Malibu together recently and then flew to NYC because of Pete’s work commitment, where Kaia supported him.”
Also on November 12, 2019
The same day that their relationship was confirmed, the couple was spotted at Sugarfish where “she kept reaching out to touch his hands.”
November 14, 2019
An Us Weekly source added to the confirmation reports and said that while Pete and Kaia are fully dating, they’re trying to keep a “low profile.” Splendid.
November 16, 2019
Today is Pete’s 26th birthday, and while some are still concerned with his and Kaia’s age gap, they were busy celebrating. To mark his foray into his mid- to late 20s, Kaia bought him a birthday cake from Magnolia Bakery in the West Village. Later that day, they went to a Saturday Night Live after-party together, so yeah, this is all for real.
November 18, 2019
School nights be damned, the couple went out to a Charlotte Lawrence concert on Monday in New York City. According to some fans inside the venue, Pete and Kaia “seemed playful and happy” in the upstairs balcony. If you want to see a really grainy photo of them kissing that also looks like someone slapped an ’07 embossed effect on it, click right here.
Another urgent update from an anonymous E! News source: “They seemed to be getting along very well and are starting to coordinate their outfits.”
November 23, 2019
In case you weren't 100 percent convinced about these two, they've made their status crystal clear with a very public makeout in Miami. The pics, right this way.
December 22, 2019
Pete talks about his relationship with Kaia on Saturday Night Live. (Remember he's on that show?) During a "Weekend Update" segment, cohost Colin Jost asked if he was dating anyone.
“Yeah, and it’s not fair, Colin. You get to date a famous woman and everyone’s delighted, but when I do it, the world wants to punch me in the throat—what’d I do?" Pete joked. “If I’m your type of guy that your daughter—or mother—is into, then trust me, I’m the best-case scenario. There are a million guys who look like me and I’m the only one with a job. It’s like me or Tyga.”
December 31, 2019
Pete and Kaia end the decade...with Kaia's parents, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, not being thrilled with them. 😬
"Cindy and Rande wanted to be there for Kaia and supportive of her. They are very involved and loving parents and they would do anything for her," an E! source said. "They stepped in to try and guide her and to help Pete through a difficult time" since they know "how troubled he [Pete] is and how much he is struggling."
Oooof, that doesn't sound good.
January 13, 2020
After some concerns from Kaia's parents came to light, Kaia and Pete are "cooling off" right now. Pete's allegedly making his mental health a priority, which is great! It does mean this relationship is moving to the back-burner, though.
And that brings you up to date on Pete and Kaia!
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