Kim Kardashian, per an anonymous source at Page Six, says she’s “intrigued” by Pete Davidson, a man with an air of mystery that he’s cultivated over the years by being on Saturday Night Live most weeks out of the year and going out with—and sometimes getting engaged to—people such as Ariana Grande, Kaia Gerber, Kate Beckinsale, and Phoebe Dynevor.
“She is intrigued,” a source tells Page Six. “She likes him.”
“Intrigued,” like you are when the prosecutors say your jail time for the big corporate fraud could be commuted for a price. “Intrigued,” like when a politico takes a call from a Balkan oligarch about potentially career-ending dirt on rivals that might be on offer for a price. “Intrigued,” like when the small man suddenly appears in your room and tells you he has a spinning wheel that weaves gold and could be yours for a price.
So Kardashian is intrigued by this Pete Davidson character, a person she’s both kissed in front of the world and held hands with while plunging down a roller coaster. And when one is intrigued, one has to find out for oneself what’s up. Now, per TMZ, we can add dinner to this list of things these two have done that sound remarkably like the early stages of a relationship. Dinner in Staten Island, the most romantic borough and the place you could actually call “Pete Davidson’s native NYC.” They went to favorite pizza-and-pasta joint Campania.
The specter of odd couples hangs over their heads too. Kardashian is a Megan Fox type and, well, pretty similar genetically to Kourtney Kardashian. Davidson is certainly a Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker type. The Venn diagram isn’t a circle with those guys, but it’s pretty close. Kim, of course, loves to set a trend, but will surely be the third who makes the trend when pressed.
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