Unless you have been living under a rock (or maybe cruising the Greek islands without internet, a far more glamorous reason), you’d be completely across the biggest celebrity break up of 2022. That is, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson calling it quits after nine months together.

The news landed over the weekend, with multiple outlets including the usually-reliable E! News reporting the split. Interestingly (or, if you’re a conspiracy theorist re: the Kardashians, predictably), Khloe Kardashian quietly announced the birth of her second child with toxic on/off partner, Tristan Thompson… and Travis Scott had his first show back after the horrific Astroworld concert that saw the accidental deaths of ten people. That event? Also nine months ago.

Kardashian conspiracies aside, rumours around Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s demise are starting to swirl. A source has spoken to Page Six today, citing the couple’s age difference and Kanye West’s influence as reasons for their break up.

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Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s red carpet debut. Image: Getty Images

“Pete is 28 and Kim is 41 — they are just in very different places at the moment,” the source says, explaining that it was Pete’s lifestyle that started to expose cracks in their relationship. “Pete is totally spontaneous and impulsive and wants her to fly to New York, or wherever he is on a moment’s notice,. But Kim has four kids and it isn’t that easy. She needs to focus on the kids.”

Apparently Kim’s busy career was also a factor, with the source saying Kim was “totally exhausted by this relationship and other things going on in her life.”


There was also, apparently, the Kanye factor. Kim’s ex-husband never warmed to her relationship with Pete, but according to the Page Six source, he actively tried to derail it, too. “When Kim is with someone else, Kanye can cause problems with the kids. He tries to divide and conquer. He can’t help it. Kim is a really dedicated mother, and her kids will always come first. She wants and needs harmony at home and in her life.”

Kim with her kids on holiday recently. Image: Instagram

Since their split, Pete Davidson has been seen out and about on the Gold Coast in Australia, looking dishevelled (but also, what’s new) but smiling for paparazzi. Kim has posted a promotional series of photos with daughter North West, wearing new Yeezy sunglasses. While this seems like a hint at potential reconciliation with Kanye, fans have noted that Kim may still have a financial investment in the label.