‘In 12 years, I’ve dated like, 10 people’: Pete Davidson tries to debunk his reputation as a Hollywood lothario and complains about being more famous for flings with A-list women than his career
- The 29-year-old comedian in a backyard interview with Jon, 46, talked about the public’s interest in his personal life and high-profile romantic relationships
- ‘And in 12 years, I’ve dated like 10 people, I don’t really think that’s that crazy,’ Pete said. ‘But to some people it seems very interesting’
- Pete has dated Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber, Phoebe Dynevor and Emily Ratajkowski among others
Pete Davidson opened up about his dating life during an in-depth interview on the Real Ones with Jon Bernthal podcast released on Thursday on Patreon.
The 29-year-old comedian in a backyard interview with Jon, 46, talked about the public’s interest in his personal life and high-profile relationships.
‘I think what happened was I became more known before the work was there. But I was always working. …Look, I’m in my 20s and I’ve dated people and for some reason that is very crazy and interesting to people,’ Pete said while wearing a grey beanie and hoodie for his interview.
‘I don’t think it’s that interesting. I’ve been in show business for half my life almost, for like 14, 15 years, and on a national TV show. And in 12 years, I’ve dated like 10 people, I don’t really think that’s that crazy,’ Pete said. ‘But to some people it seems very interesting.’
Pete added that it was ‘confusing’ because he was not on social media ‘flexing’ about his dating life.
In-depth interview: Pete Davidson opened up about his dating life during an in-depth interview on the Real Ones with Jon Bernthal podcast released on Thursday on Patreon
‘These people that I’ve dated, like I’ve met them at work. Like, I wasn’t in anyone’s DMs, no one was in mine. …I worked at one of the five Hollywood epicenters where you meet people. And that’s just who I was working with and who I was around,’ Pete said.
Pete went on to say that he was thrown into the ‘zeitgeist’, but everything spoken about him had ‘zero to do with the work.’
‘And that is a really s***ty feeling,’ Pete said.
Pete was a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live for eight seasons from 2014 until 2022.
Kim Kardashian, 42, and Pete started dating in October 2021 after the reality star appeared on Saturday Night Live and they shared an on-screen kiss together.
Ariana Grande, 29, was the host and musical guest on a March 2016 episode of Saturday Night Live and she started dating Pete in May 2018. Pete confirmed in June 2018 that they were engaged, but they called it off in October 2018.
Pete also has dated comedian Carly Aquilino; Cazzie David, daughter of Larry David; actress Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber, Phoebe Dynevor and Emily Ratajkowski. He lately has been dating Chase Sui Wonders.
The New York City native told Jon that he was trying to grow into the man he wants to be while being watched.
High-profile romance: Kim Kardashian, 42, and Pete, shown in May 2022 in NYC, started dating in October 2021 after the reality star appeared on Saturday Night Live and they shared an on-screen kiss together
Formerly engaged: Ariana Grande, 29, was the host and musical guest on a March 2016 episode of Saturday Night Live and she started dating Pete in May 2018 (shown in August 2018)
Backyard interview: The 29-year-old comedian in a backyard interview with Jon, 46, talked about the public’s interest in his personal life
Pete can next be seen in the comedy-drama film Dumb Money that chronicles the GameStop short squeeze in January 2021.
Dumb Money by director Craig Gillespie also stars Paul Dano, Sebastian Stan and Seth Rogen and is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 20 by Stage 6 Films and Sony Pictures Releasing.
Jon launched his Real Ones podcast in February 2022.
An excerpt of the interview was posted on YouTube with the whole interview available for members of the Real Ones Patreon community.
Real talk: Jon launched his Real Ones podcast in February 2022
Pete Davidson’s relationship history
Carly Aquilino (2014–2015)
Prior to his rise to fame on Saturday Night Live, Pete dated Carly when they starred together on MTV’s Guy Code and Girl Code. Although the romance didn’t work out, Pete and Carly stayed friends and he later described her as ‘one of the coolest chicks I’ve ever met’ and said they still ‘hang out all the time’ following the split.
Cazzie David (2016–2018)
Pete dated Cazzie, who is the daughter of comedian Larry David, for two years and made several public appearances together. He went on to date Ariana Grande soon after they parted ways.
Following their break up, Cazzie penned a emotional essay About Their Breakup, in which he revealed Pete ended things via text.
Ariana Grande (2018)
In the same month he split from Cazzie, Pete began dating singer Ariana. The relationship progressed quickly and the couple were engaged after only a matter of weeks. They broke up in November, with Pete admitting he ‘knew it was over’ after Ariana was left grieving the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Ariana later mentioned Pete in her hit single ‘Thank U, Next’.
Kate Beckinsale (2019)
Pete then moved on with actress Kate Beckinsale, who was twenty years his senior. They were first linked with that January and dated until at least April. Pete admitted the age difference ‘never bothered’ the couple. A source told In Touch that Pete was ‘an exciting breath of fresh air’ for Kate.
Margaret Qually (2019)
Shortly after parting ways with Kate, Pete was linked to actress Margaret Qually. A source told Us: ‘They’ve been seeing each other for a couple of months and Margaret is really excited about him.’ It didn’t appear to be a serious romance however, with the pair reportedly dating for just two months between August and October 2019.
Kaia Gerber (2019–2020)
Pete quickly moved on from Margaret to date model Kaia Gerber, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford. The pair were seen holding hands a few times but the whirlwind romance came to an end after just three months in January 2020.
Shortly after he sought treatment at Sierra Tucson treatment center in Arizona.
When asked about their split during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, he confirmed they dated ‘for a few months’ but said she was ‘very young’ and he was going ‘through a lot.’
Phoebe Dynevor (2021)
Bridgerton star Phoebe and Pete confirmed their romance in April 2021 when they were spotted on a stroll in Stoke.
Rumours were swirling in about their relationship status in weeks before the sighting. A source told People that Pete is ‘telling friends he is serious about Phoebe’.
Speculation of the relationship began in March when Pete was snapped visiting Phoebe’s native Manchester while she visited New York, where he lives, in February.
In August, they broke up after trying to make things work long distance ‘put a strain’ on their relationship.
Kim Kardashian (2021–2022)
The spark of Pete’s relationship with Kim Kardashian began when they kissed on camera during her hosting debut on SNL in October 2021.
The couple had secretive meetings through the rest of the year, including private dinners and a trip to a movie after Pete rented out a theater at his favorite multiplex on Staten Island.
The lovebirds went red carpet official in 2022 and were practically inseparable, with Pete eventually appearing on her new reality series The Kardashians.
But the two were the subject of harassing social media posts from Kim’s ex Kanye West through much of their relationship.
Although the two had appeared as loved-up as ever, they were reported to have split on August 5 after being kept apart by their disparate work schedules.
Emily Ratajkowski (2022)
Pete and Emily were originally linked in November 2022 after being photographed at a New York Knicks basketball game together.
The outing occured several months after both stars got out of long-term relationships. Pete had just broken up with Kim Kardashian after nine months together, and Emily had just parted from her husband of four years, Sebastian Bear-McClard.
During their short and sweet courtship, the pair were seen on outings in New York City several times.
Neither star officially confirmed the relationship, but a source close to Pete said the two were ‘seeing each other.’
After the short fling of less than two months, the romance fizzled out, and they returned to the ‘friend zone.’
Chase Sui (2023-)
Only a few weeks after ending his short romance with Emily, Pete was seen laying massive PDA on his Bodies Bodies Bodies costar Chase Sui.
He was reportedly already seen on outings with Chase by the time news of his breakup with Emily had come out.
The pair have been spotted in public locking lips several times, including at a Brooklyn Whole Foods and a New York Rangers game.
Despite the public displays of affection, the possible couple has denied any relationship rumors.
The former SNL star seemed to be in the throws of a hot and heavy new romance as he spent the day with Chase at the beach in Hawaii.
They spent their time in the water as well as kissing on lounge chairs in the sand.
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