Yes, you read that right. In perhaps one of the strangest plot twists of the year, Kim and Pete are rumored to be dating.
Though sources maintained that they were simply “just friends” after their staged kiss, Kim and Pete found themselves facing rife speculation about their relationship weeks later, when they were spotted holding hands at Knott's Berry Farm.
After the photos surfaced over Halloween weekend, it’s safe to say that people were…confused by the rumored romance, with many tweeting their thoughts.
“the possibility of kim kardashian and pete davidson being together…we’re really living in unprecedented times,” read one tweet — which quickly went viral, receiving over 92,000 likes.
“PETE AND KIM ???? WHAT???” wrote one fan, alongside the paparazzi photos of them on the ride.
Despite all of the commentary about the potential new couple, a source told People: “They hang in the same circles, so they will be together from time to time. It's just friends hanging out.”
According to the reports, the pair went for a secret dinner at one of Pete’s favorite restaurants in his hometown of Staten Island, which, again, quickly got fans talking.
And things got even more interesting the following night, after the two reportedly went for a second dinner — this time at a fancy Manhattan members-only club.
Well, their multiple public appearances followed by reports that Kim's "intrigued" by Pete has led to people questioning the plausibility of not just Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson being a thing, but Pete Davidson and ~any one of his exes~ being a thing.
And fans certainly haven’t shied away from making their confusion at his relationships ~very~ obvious.
And amid the tons of commentary online about the rumored new pairing, Pete's ex, Kate Beckinsale, surprised fans by chiming in to subtly share her opinion on Thursday night.
The images followed months of speculation that the pair were dating after they had been spotted flirting at a Golden Globes afterparty that January.
Speaking of her relationship with Pete at the time, Kate told the LA Times, “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.”
However, Kate and Pete’s relationship was ultimately short-lived, with the two breaking up in April after roughly four months together.
At the time, Pete explained that he and Kate went their separate ways because the timing wasn’t right.
“I think I was going into another rehab,” he said during an interview with Charlamagne tha God. “I wasn’t right yet, and [Kate] had a lot of acting and work to do. She’s a superstar.”