Pete Davidson's Dating History, From Emily Ratajkowski to Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande and More

Is Pete Davidson the king of rebounds?

Pete Davidson and Emily Ratajkowski are officially a thing, and the model is just the latest of famous women to fall under the Saturday Night Live alum's spell.

Perhaps it's because Davidson doesn't sweat the small stuff that it's seemed (at least from the outside) that he rebounds easily between romances. “I think you grow a lot as a person," he told Charlamagne tha God during a 2020 radio interview when talking about his many high-profile relationships. "I’ve learned a lot from the awesome chicks that I’ve been with, and they’re all cool. So I think you just grow, you become a better version of yourself, because you learn a little something from everybody.”

Since going public, the couple's been spotted together on both coasts. Davidson once ran errands in Los Angeles while driving Kardashian's Rolls Royce—a true sign of the trust between them—and as of March 2022, they not only made their relationship Instagram-official; Davidson's also made his love for Kardashian tattoo-official!

Unfortunately for him, even permanent ink couldn't make the love permanent, and they called it quits in August 2022.

Here's a recap of Pete Davidson's love life and dating history.

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Are Pete Davidson and Emily Ratajkowski dating?

What started as a Twitter rumor ended up being at least partly true. When Emily Ratajkowski split from husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, the Internet assumed she'd date Davidson next—and the pair have been spotted getting quite cozy. The news comes on the heels of EmRata reportedly being linked to Brad Pitt, though the pair were never once spotted together. Potentially scandalous: TMZ notes that Davidson is (or was!) friends with Ratajkowski's estranged husband.

How did Pete Davidson meet Kim Kardashian?

Of all of Davidson's romances, his relationship with Kim Kardashian seemed the least likely—and that may be for a good reason, because they're dunzo now.

The Saturday Night Live star and the Keeping Up With the Kardashians mogul were first photographed holding hands at L.A.'s Knott’s Berry Farm in November 2021, and later having dinner together in Davidson's home borough of Staten Island, New York. Their relationship shocker came nine months after Kardashian filed for divorce from husband Kanye West after nearly seven years of marriage.

Kardashian's friends and family reportedly encouraged her to date Davidson. "It’s been very obvious for a while now that she’s been missing some fun and laughter in her life, and of course Pete offers that in abundance," a source told Us Weekly. "It’s so refreshing for Kim to be dating someone who’s almost the total opposite of her previous relationships. Pete’s just chill and doesn’t sweat the small stuff at all, which Kim finds really sexy."

Kardashian and Davidson connected when she hosted Saturday Night Live on Oct. 9, 2021. In fact, the two even smooched each other (!) in a sketch while portraying Disney's Aladdin and Jasmine. He later got a tattoo that read "Aladdin and Jasmine" with an infinity symbol. So much for happily ever after!

However, the two had crossed paths before when she was still married to West. In early 2019, Kardashian tweeted photos of Davidson, West and actor Timothée Chalamet hanging out together at a restaurant, celebrating rapper Kid Cudi's birthday.

Are Kim and Pete engaged?

As of August 2022, the answer is no—because they aren't even together anymore.

Engagement rumors popped up in March 2022 After Kardashian posted a pic of her and Pete on her IG for the first time, she gushed to Ellen DeGeneres on the March 16 episode of her talk show, "I have the cutest pictures of us and I wanna be like, 'Oh my gosh, we're so cute!'... But then I'm like, 'Don't be so desperate. Don't be posting so much, just give a glimpse.'" She also said that the romance "feels good... I went for it. I was like, 'You know what, I'm in my 40s, f**k it. Just go for it, find your happiness.' And I went for it and I took my time and I found it and it feels so good and I want to hold onto that forever."

Does Pete Davidson have a Kim Kardashian tattoo?

Kardashian said on Ellen that the rumors about Davidson getting a tattoo of her name aren't true... because he actually already has several tattoos in her honor, plus a "branding" (yes, as in a hot poker situation!). As Kardashian explained (although she kept things vague), "The branding is my name. The other ones are, like, cutesy things. My favorite one, it says, 'My girl is a lawyer.'" (Is Kardashian a lawyer, though? Well, in December 2021, she passed what's known as California's "baby bar" exam, which brought her a step closer to getting to call herself a lawyer even though she never went to law school.) It's rumored that he also got tattoos of her and West's kids' initials, plus a tribute to Aladdin and Jasmine in honor of their first kiss.

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian made their red carpet debut at the 2022 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at Washington Hilton on <a href="https://parade.com/1360954/jessicasager/april-holidays-observances/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:April" class="link ">April</a> 30, 2022, in Washington, D.C.<p>Paul Morigi/Getty Images</p>
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian made their red carpet debut at the 2022 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at Washington Hilton on April 30, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

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Why did Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian break up?

A source told E! News that while the exes have "a lot of love and respect for each other," their schedules and long distance situation "made it really difficult to maintain a relationship."

An insider further told Page Six that Davidson and Kardashian are remaining friends and that "no event"—nor Ye situation—caused it.

When did Pete Davidson date Carly Aquilino?

A Long Island native, Carly Aquilino is a comedian who's been a cast member on MTV's Girl Code, hosted Girl Code Live and appeared on an episode of The Jim Gaffigan Show.

She and Davidson dated in 2015 after the pair met on Girl Code. Although their relationship didn't last, they appear to be on good terms. She even appeared in his 2020 semi-autobiographical movie The King of Staten Island.

When did Pete Davidson date Cazzie David?

Davidson and Cazzie David dated between 2016 and 2018.

David is an actress and author who co-created a web series called Eighty-Sixed and, in 2020, had a New York Times bestseller with her book of essays, No One Asked for This.

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Pete Davidson and Cazzie David attend the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, California.

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Her dad is actor and comedy genius Larry David, known for co-creating Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, which he also stars in as himself. Years ago, father Larry and daughter Cazzie each had a small role on an episode of Hannah Montana.

Why did Pete Davidson and Cazzie David break up?

It's complicated. In May 2018, David broke things off with Davidson. Initiating the split was "an exceptionally hard task," she wrote in her book No One Asked for This. "The first time we met, it was immediate grotesque middle school crush infatuation. And that feeling never subsided," she explained. However, she added that Davidson's up-and-down mental health had started to affect her life, writing, "I was too mentally exhausted to do anything besides emotionally recover from the chaos of the week before."

However, almost immediately, she changed her mind and wanted to get back together. Davidson had other ideas, telling her on the phone "he was now the happiest he had ever been, and he wanted to continue our time apart," she wrote. Within days, he reconfirmed their split via text message and covered up tattoos devoted to their relationship.

When did Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande start dating?

Pete Davidson was linked to pop megastar Ariana Grande in October 2018, almost immediately after he and David broke up. In No One Asked for This, David wrote, "I scrolled through Twitter and saw that my ex of one day had a new girlfriend. I think I probably left my human body. My dad held me as I shook uncontrollably in his arms."

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Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande attend the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20, 2018 in New York City.<p><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/1020424288" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kevin Mazur/Getty Images" class="link ">Kevin Mazur/Getty Images</a></p>
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande attend the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20, 2018 in New York City.

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How did Pete Davidson meet Ariana Grande?

Give credit to Saturday Night Live. According to reports, Grande and Davidson apparently first met in 2014, when she was the show's musical guest, but reconnected in 2016 when she hosted and performed. In 2018, Grande's manager, Scooter Braun, happened to be backstage at SNL and passed along greetings to Davidson from the musician. He decided to text Grande, kicking off their romance.

The feeling was decidedly mutual. As Grande recalled during a 2018 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, "We never exchanged numbers or anything, we weren't even friends for the longest time, but I had the biggest crush in the whole world on him the whole time—like forever. Like, my friends used to make fun of me for it." She insisted, "I'm not a crush-y person... but I left [Davidson's writing room at SNL] and I jokingly said to my tour manager, I was like, 'I'm marrying him. A hundred percent.'"

Was Pete Davidson engaged to Ariana Grande?

To say Davidson and Grande had a whirlwind romance is an understatement. The couple became engaged in June 2018, after dating for mere weeks. Davidson confirmed the news during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. "You didn't have to get engaged to Ariana Grande to come on our show," Fallon quipped to the actor, who replied, "But I did though! I feel like I won a contest. So sick."

Grande, in turn, honored her beau with a song titled "Pete Davidson" on her August 2018 album Sweetener.

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Why did Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande break up?

After a period of hot-and-heavy romance, the couple broke up in October 2018. “It was way too much too soon,” an insider close to Grande told PEOPLE at the time. “It’s not shocking to anyone." A few years later, during an interview with Charlamagne tha God, Davidson said he suspected that the September 2018 death of Grande's ex, Mac Miller, played a part in their relationship dissolving.

“I think I said [to Grande], ‘I’ll be here until you don’t want me to be here,'” Davidson said. “I pretty much knew it was over around after that. That was really horrible and I can’t imagine what that s**t is like. That s**T is just terrible."

Grande, for her part, kept things diplomatic as well. "It was an amazing distraction," she told Vogue about their relationship. "It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic, and I loved him, and I didn’t know him." However, Grande retained fondness for her ex, and even included the line, "Even almost got married / And for Pete I'm so thankful" in her 2019 hit "thank u, next."

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Did Pete Davidson date Kate Beckinsale?

Yes! Several months after parting ways with Grande, Davidson was spotted out having a low-key time with British actress Kate Beckinsale.

When did Pete Davidson date Kate Beckinsale?

Davidson and Beckinsale were first seen getting cozy at a January 2019 Golden Globes afterparty. “They were being very flirty together," a source told Page Six. "They were sitting very close on the outside patio seating. Kate had her hand on his knee, and she kept laughing at all his jokes."

Weeks later, the two were spotted holding hands and leaving one of his L.A. comedy shows together; after that, they were caught kissing at a March 2019 New York Rangers game. "Kate's very into Pete," a source told E! News. "You wouldn't necessarily put them together, but it's working for now. She's excited about getting to know him and hoping to spend more time with him."

Unfortunately, the relationship fizzled out by the end of April. "They’re still friendly but are not on romantic terms," Entertainment Tonight confirmed.

Did Pete Davidson date Margaret Qualley?

Yes! Davidson rebounded from Beckinsale with actress Margaret Qualley, who was in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and went on to star in the hit Netflix series Maid. Us Weekly confirmed the couple in August 2019, although they had been dating for a while before that. “They’ve been seeing each other for a couple of months and Margaret is really excited about him,” a source said at the time. However, Qualley and Davidson were done by mid-October 2019, although they reportedly stayed friends.

Anthony Mackie, Pete Davidson and Margaret Qualley attend the "Seberg" screening during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on Aug. 30, 2019, in Venice, Italy.<p><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/1171198540" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images" class="link ">Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images</a></p>
Anthony Mackie, Pete Davidson and Margaret Qualley attend the "Seberg" screening during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on Aug. 30, 2019, in Venice, Italy.

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When did Pete Davidson date Kaia Gerber?

Davidson rebounded from Qualley with a short-lived romance with model Kaia Gerber (whose parents are supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman Rande Gerber) from October 2019 to January 2020.

Why did Pete Davidson and Kaia Gerber break up?

A source told Page Six that differences in personality and age were to blame. "It got very overwhelming for Kaia. Pete has a certain M.O. and he’s very intense to his girlfriends. Kaia is only 18 and it’s a lot to deal with."

According to Davidson, the two were just at different stages in life. “We were dating for a few months and she’s very young and I’m fucking going through a lot and it was before I went to rehab," he told Charlamagne tha God. "She should be having fun and shit. She shouldn’t have to worry about some dude who has issues and shit… It just wasn’t like the right place or the right time.”

When did Pete Davidson date Phoebe Dynevor?

Davidson launched a long-distance relationship with Bridgerton actress Phoebe Dynevor in early 2021. The pair were spotted canoodling in England in March and were confirmed as a couple in April. “Pete and Phoebe are still going strong despite not being able to physically spend time together,” Us Weekly reported. “They keep in touch over text and FaceTime. Right now, they’re just focused on work … They’re not looking to rush things."

Phoebe Dynevor and Pete Davidson attend day 6 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 03, 2021, in London.<p><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/1326792802" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Karwai Tang/Getty Images" class="link ">Karwai Tang/Getty Images</a></p>
Phoebe Dynevor and Pete Davidson attend day 6 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 03, 2021, in London.

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Why did Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor break up?

After five months together, Davidson and Dynevor split in August 2021. According to sources, geography and their busy work schedules were the culprits. "It was wild while it lasted and they both really care for each other," a source told The Sun. "But the distance has put a strain on them. Their mates think they make a great couple, but the distance has made it completely unworkable. They had fun and will remain close but unless something drastic changes their relationship won’t recover."

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