There are things that every budding Hollywood star dreams about. There’s your first paparazzi picture, your first major interview, your first red carpet... Now, it seems like dating Mr. Staten Island himself, Pete Davidson, has been added to that list, because everyone from Ariana Grande to Dionne Warwick has been vying for the 29-year-old comedian’s attention. The man is riding his newly acquired Staten Island Ferry into the hearts and minds of women across America, and his latest lady is rumored to be none other than author, actress, and model, Emily Ratajkowski, 31.
This is by no means Pete's first model-status boo. The list of women he's been linked with is truly a sight to behold, and includes everyone from Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor to Ms. Kimberly Kardashian, herself.
Following his breakup with Kim earlier this year, Pete has now been spotted holding hands and getting cozy with Emily Ratajkowski, and a source close to the comedian told People that the two are “seeing each other" this week. The two have not confirmed their dating status yet, but I'll be on the lookout for any big statements coming down the pipeline.
However, this week, Pete was spotted picking up the model at her West Village apartment in his SUV, and Page Six got photos of the two hugging.
But before diving head first into another Pete Davidson romance, I'd like to take you back on a journey to reflect on his exes. So, here's everything to know about Pete's former lovers:
Pete’s first public relationship was with Carly Aquilino back in 2015. The comedians were on Girl Code and Guy Code, so they likely met there. While they dated about seven years ago, they remain on good terms. Carly even still has all of their cute couple-y pics on her IG, which is Internet code for "amicable break-up."
Carly also appeared in his movie The King of Staten Island, alongside Pete. And P.S., if you’re not following Carly on TikTok you're missing out on her iconic early 2000s fashion reviews.
After Carly, Pete dated author and actress Cazzie David, who is Larry David's daughter. Their relationship lasted from 2016 to 2018. Pete confirmed their split to Complex’s Open Late with Peter Rosenberg in May 2018. “Very talented girl, she’ll be great and she’ll be fine,” he said on the show. “Yeah, I think she’ll be okay.”
When the host asked if Davidson would be okay, he said, “yeah, probably.”
In her book No One Asked For This, Cazzie shared she was devastated by their break up, which ended with a text message from Pete, per Insider.
The two eventually mended their friendship, and Cazzie even thanked him in the acknowledgments. "Pete. I love you. Thank you for being encouraging when you did not have to be. Your bravery inspires me and your friendship means the world to me," she wrote, per Insider.
These two were only together for about five months, from May of 2018 to October, but their relationship totally shook the Internet, according to Insider. Pete and Ariana were both fresh off a big breakup when they got together, and things seemed pretty fast and furious, as fans, and fellow future ex-girlfriends of Pete Davidson’s, may recall.
Ariana told Beats1 that her manager Scooter Braun actually connected the two when he was in New York visiting the Saturday Night Live star.
“I said, 'Tell him I said hi,' and he texted me, 'Yo, it's Pete,' and we were inseparable,” Ariana said on the show.
The pair got engaged after just 24 days together, per Insider, and Pete got her a big old rock. They also adopted a pig together, and got many matching tattoos, which included bunny ears, clouds, initials, and more. And of course, you'll remember the photo of Pete and Ari holding hands in New York, where she was wearing a super large orange sweatshirt and licking a lollipop. In case you forgot, here it is:
They called off their engagement after a few months, but we’ll always have Ariana’s song "Pete Davidson." This relationship also allegedly birthed the term "BDE," after Ariana responded to a fan in a since-deleted Tweet referring to Pete's size. So, we have Ari and Pete to thank for that as well.
Ariana is now happily married to a real estate agent named Dalton Gomez.
Pete bounced back in a big way with Kate Beckinsale (!) in early 2019. Apparently, they really hit things off at a Golden Globes afterparty in January of that same year, but broke things off a few months later, per InStyle. The couple was caught making out at a Rangers game beside Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski. This particular moment led to some truly excellent tweets.
Kate spoke to the LA Times about the buzz surrounding her relationship, saying, “I’m surprised by the interest. I’ve never been in this position before — never dated anybody who comes with their own bag of mischief. It’s all quite shocking, and something to get used to. I think if you liked the person less, you would bow out of it. If that were the main thrust of the relationship, there would be a problem. But it’s not.”
The two also faced some criticism over their age gap, but Kate seemed to just really like a guy with a good sense of humor. (He was just 25 to her 45, putting them at a 20 year difference in age). And when reporters asked Kate to describe her dream man while she was dating Pete, and she responded: "Funny. I like funny," per InStyle.
Kate and Pete called it quits in May 2019, according to US Weekly.
By August of 2019, Pete was spotted in Venice with actress Margaret Qualley. The two attended the premiere of her movie Seberg. Pete didn’t walk the red carpet with Margaret, but sat behind her and was supportive, according to US Weekly. Paparazzi also caught them strolling around Venice, which made for some iconic shots. If there’s one thing Pete is great at, it’s holding hands in a pap pic.
Margaret is now engaged to Jack Antonoff, who is famous for working closely with Taylor Swift to produce several of her songs and albums.
Kaia and Pete dated for a few months and had a memorable poolside make out sesh. The pair didn’t stay together long, though.
“She's very young, and I'm f***ing going through a lot and it was before I went to rehab,” Pete, shared in an interview with Charlamagne Tha God.
"It's just like, she should be having fun," he said. "She shouldn't have to worry about some dude that just has issues and s---. She should be enjoying her work." Pete also shouted out Kaia’s parents, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, in the interview. "Her parents were really helpful and stuff, so they're cool."
Kaia and Pete split in December 2019, according to ET.
In March of 2021—a.k.a. during peak Bridgerton fervor—Pete started dating Phoebe Dynevor, who starred as one of the main characters, Daphne, in the series.
"Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor [were] walking together in Caverswall, Staffordshire on Sunday, March 21. It seemed like they were a couple because they were holding hands and hugging while walking," an “eyewitness” told ET. "They looked very happy and were smiley together.”
Pete told Marquette students on a Zoom call, “I’m with my celebrity crush,” according to ET, but the two seemed to have split in August.
In the plot twist of the century, Pete and Kim were first spotted holding hands on a roller coaster on October 30, 2021. Notably, this was after they shared a smooch during Kim's SNL appearance in a sketch where she was dressed as Jasmine on a magic carpet with Pete.
While they were together, Pete and Kim gave us a lot of incredible moments. Kim went to Staten Island and literally boosted the local economy, according to The New York Times. They both dyed their hair platinum blonde, hit the Met Gala, and Pete literally branded Kim’s name on his chest.
Ultimately, they ended things after nine months of dating due to scheduling conflicts.
The pair seem to have linked up in November 2022, and while it’s early stages, I, for one, am intrigued.
“Pete and Emily have been talking for a couple months now,” a source told Us Weekly, adding that the pair is in ”the very early stages, but both really like each other.” The source added: “Pete makes Emily laugh, and he loves how intelligent she is.”
I don’t know what will happen with these two, but I’m along for the ride. I'll leave you with this tweet:
Stay posted for more Pete Davidson dating news.
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