Producers have been taunting and teasing all season long, but we finally have those Kim and Pete hook-up details, straight from the source. In this week's episode of The Kardashians, Kim K finally spills the behind-the-scenes tea of how the celebrity couple (Kete? Pim?) actually got together, after some pointed, probing questions from sisters Kourtney and Khloé.
"So this is how it went down with Pete," Kim Kardashian began in a confessional. "So I did SNL and then we kissed in a scene. It was just a vibe and I was like, 'Oh sh*t, maybe I just need to try something different?'"
But at first, Pete Davidson was playing a bit hard to get, according to Kardashian. "Pete does not come to my afterparty. Everyone was at my afterparty. [He] does not give me the time of day," Kim continues.
So, the SKIMS creator took matters into her own hands, especially after hearing rumors about Pete's considerable, ahem, talent.
"A few days later, I called the producer at SNL and I was like, 'Hey do you have Pete's number?' And they were like, 'Yeah!' And I text him. I wasn't even thinking, 'Oh my god, I'm going to be in a relationship with him.' I was just thinking like, 'Heard about this BDE, need to get out there... I was just basically DTF." (DTF, of course, means "down to f***.")
Discussing her budding relationship with the departing Saturday Night Live star with her sisters, Kim said: "It's obviously fun and funny but it's not even like... everyone thinks it's like a hysterical comedy show at all times. I'm like, no, it's normal."
She called her new beau "literally the best human being I ever met."
"People always say, 'He's so funny' and it has to do with how funny he is, but that's like fourth on my list," Kim said in a talking head. "[He] always wants the best for people, can handle anything, always does it with grace. He's really, really thoughtful and humble and genuine. The perfect word to describe Pete is genuine."
The reality star also reveals that the duo could have actually started dating earlier, had a famous friend not interfered. Davidson had apparently asked mutual friend Megan Fox for Kardashian's number months prior to their meeting, but the actress shut that idea down real quick, texting the comedian: "Dude, you have a better shot of me and [fiancé Machine Gun Kelly] getting eaten by crocodiles than you ever getting her number."
Regardless, Kardashian seems happy that they started dating when they did. "I feel like I'm in a really good place... It just feels like I'm embarking on this new journey. This is like the year about me and to do what I want and what makes me happy," she said in a confessional.
Plus, Kardashian suggestively said, "When I turned 40, everyone said it's the best sex of your life and so far..."
What does the Kardashian clan have to say about the whole thing? "[Kim's] so much nicer now. Thank you, Pete!" Kourtney jokes.
Fans react to Kim and Pete on The Kardashians:
Kim Kardashian is DTF with Pete Davidson’s BDE. I’m so done 💀 #TheKardashians pic.twitter.com/GAj3Ddzg6CJune 2, 2022
I think everyone needs a Pete Davidson in their life! I love them together!! Kim seems really happy! #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
Sooo Kim made the first move with Pete 👀🍜 #TheKardashians pic.twitter.com/08sr80lU1iJune 2, 2022
When Kim K said Pete got BDE 🥵🥵🥵 yasss queen get it !! #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
Looool hmmn not Kim texting Pete because she heard about his BDE and she was DTF 😂😂😂😂 #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
I’m like crying watching Kim talk to Kourtney and Khloe about her relationship with Pete 🥰😭 #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
just Kim out here being real and giving us sets of her relationship with pete,and we can all relate, #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
Not that Kim said she was just looking for Pete’s pete 🤣 #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
Wait am I fully onboard the Pete/Kim train after this weeks episode? #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
Kourt kills me “thank you Pete she’s so much nicer now” #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
I absolutely LOVE #TheKardashians I think Pete and Kim are so adorable! I’m ready for episode 9 😍June 2, 2022
Kim moved to Pete first? Omg 😂😂😂 #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
Pete got Kim blushing like this wow, genuinely thought this was a new kardashian phase #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
Okay, this episode of @kardashianshulu was so good! And seeing @KimKardashian look so happy when she's talking about Pete, makes me happy! #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
The fact Kim shot her shot with Pete lol anything can happen #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
The new episode of the Kardashians!!🤩🤩Kim is really at her happiest with Pete!🔥Love it for her.#TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
I’m living for Kim getting with Pete, initially, for his BDE bc she was DTF. How I’m going to start approaching men, bc I’m approaching 40, and am ready for the best sex, like her grandma says #TheKardashians pic.twitter.com/cyZmvAm93EJune 2, 2022
Kim said she basically shot her shot at Pete cause she wanted to see if the 🍆 rumors were true. lmaoooo Man I love her! #TheKardashiansJune 2, 2022
Kim looks so happy with Pete! The fact that she feels like she doesn’t have to be perfect all the time and always have to be well dressed with makeup on is acc so nice. I stannnn #TheKardashians pic.twitter.com/QokITYcyGPJune 2, 2022
#TheKardashians kim smiling about pete 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺stop i love it pic.twitter.com/7zZbNBExtuJune 2, 2022
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Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.