“What a setup, what a setup, Bari,” Kardashian replied, seemingly alluding to the 28-year-old King of Staten Island star. “You know who it is.”
The reality star connected with Davidson when she made her SNL hosting debut in October, sparking romance rumors later that month.
“He was a true professional the whole time they rehearsed and in between takes, but afterward things got flirty,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly after the pair were spotted together in both California and New York. “They exchanged numbers and Pete asked if Kim would like to hang out sometime, which she agreed to straight away.”
While the couple had previously interacted in group settings, “SNL was their first real one-on-one opportunity to connect,” the insider said in November.
After weeks of speculation, the duo confirmed their relationship status when they were photographed holding hands in Palm Springs, California — and they’ve only gotten closer since.
“The past few years of Kim’s life have been super intense a lot of the time, so this is a real positive transition for her,” a second source told Us in November. “She’s learning to move past day-to-day stresses and focus on the fun and sexy things.”
“When it comes down to Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian, first of all, to me, that is family, you know what I’m saying,” the rapper, 62, told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, December 15. “And the whole night, I was so honored to be in their presence. One thing that I could say is Pete Davidson loves himself some Flavor Flav. Everything he does is, ‘Flavor Flav this, Flavor Flav that, Flavor Flav this, Flavor Flav that.’ So Kim said, ‘OK, well, for your birthday, you are going to have Flavor Flav.’ She sent for me and that’s how I ended up there.”
The estranged couple — who share children North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2 — have remained cordial amid their split, but Kardashian made it clear that she was moving forward with the divorce earlier this month when she filed to restore her last name. The legal development came shortly after the rapper, 44, publicly begged for the makeup mogul to take him back during a benefit concert in Los Angeles.
Despite their separation, a source exclusively revealed that West “will be invited to all holidays and family celebrations.” Kardashian is still his biggest fan, gushing over his music during her podcast appearance on Thursday.
“I really like Yeezus just because it’s, like, you know when you’re there and you’re in it, you know what I mean? You see from start to finish,” she explained. “I really love My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, also.”