If you somehow managed to miss it, the internet went into a frenzy earlier this week when an anonymous user claimed they’d spotted Pete and Emily — both of whom are newly single and NYC-based — getting a little handsy out in public.
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The tip, which was submitted to celeb gossip site DeuxMoi, read: “EMRATA AND PETE DAVIDSON ON A DATE IN BROOKLYN TOGETHER. HOLDING HANDS AND ALLLLL.”
Now, given that Pete very recently split from Kim back in August after nine months of dating, internet users immediately questioned how the beauty mogul would react to his apparent new relationship.
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While the pair have yet to speak out about their breakup at length, one of Pete’s friends, Johnny Potenza, claimed that the comic was the one to dump Kim after growing tired of her “baggage.”
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“I think Kim had too much baggage for him,” Johnny said. “She’s 20 years older, she has four kids and she was married to Kanye West who was always making trouble for them.”
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It’s perhaps for this reason, along with the fact that Kim and Emily have a public friendship, that several internet users began to speculate that Kim would be upset by Pete’s apparent new romance with the model.
One Twitter user predicted that there’d be “drama” coming “for sure” because of Kim and Emily’s friendship, while others seemed to believe that Kim had thrown a little shade toward Pete by posting a TikTok featuring a song by his ex Ariana Grande.
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“EmRata’s Kim’s good friend, so drama coming for sure,” one tweet read. “Kim really fired up a TikTok to Ariana Grande after the Pete & EmRata news,” another said.
However, according to sources close to Kim who spoke with Hollywood Life on Thursday, the mogul is totally fine with the whole thing.
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“Kim has known Emily for some time and she approves of them dating each other,” an insider said. “She thinks it is cute and she is legit happy that he found someone that is more his speed and on the same wavelength as him.”
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“They live in the same city, they are close in age, and they have worked on several projects together, including the photo shoot that they both spoke about. She is heavily immersed in the New York City scene, just as he is. They know a lot of the same people and run in the same crowds, so Kim feels that they are a good match for each other,” they added.
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Interestingly, these reports come a few months after sources claimed Kim was ready to date someone older who “understands her life” following her split from Pete.
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“Kim’s expressed she's ready to date someone older but it has to be the right person who understands her life,” an insider told E! News in late August.
Admitting that her current romantic choices haven’t worked out too well for her, Kim said: “I think my next route... I feel like I have to do something [different], like, go to different places.”
“Clearly it’s not working, whatever I’m doing. So I don’t know,” she went on, before divulging that she’d consider dating a doctor or lawyer in the future.
“Maybe [I’ll go to] a hospital and meet a doctor, [or] a law firm — I think it’s gonna be a scientist, neuroscientist, biochemist, doctor, attorney,” she said. “That’s maybe what I envision in the future.”