Here’s What the Kardashians Really Think of Kim & Pete Dating—& If They See It Becoming ‘Serious’

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Stamp of approval. Kim Kardashian’s family’s response to the Pete Davidson dating news is nothing but support for the middle Kardashian sister.

A source told Us Weekly on November 19, 2021, that the Kardashian-Jenners—which include mom Kris Jenner and siblings, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner—are “happy” for Kim amid her romance with Pete and have “met him” before. “The family is happy for Kim, and they really have taken a liking to Pete,” the insider said. “A lot of the Kardashians met him in the past and have hung out with him, so he’s not like this new stranger that just entered into their lives. They think he’s funny and is fun to be around. He’s someone that just lightens the mood in the room.”

The source also confirmed that the KarJenners can see Kim and Pete’s relationship becoming “serious” the more they spend time with them. “After the family has gotten to spend time with the both of them and hearing Kim being smitten by him, they really think it could be something serious and something that could be long-term,” the insider said.

Kim and Pete, however, are taking their relationship one step at a time. The main obstacle is the distance between them. Pete, a cast member on Saturday Night Live, lives in New York City, while Kim resides in Los Angeles with her family and her kids: North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2. “They’ll be bicoastal for the most part since Pete is on Saturday Night Live,” the source said. “They’re still making it work, even if it’s by FaceTiming or texting throughout the day, and the Kardashians are all for it. They just want to see her happy!”

Kim and Pete first sparked dating rumors in October 2021 when they were photographed holding hands on a ride at Knott’s Scary Farm in California. The photos came weeks after they kissed in a sketch on SNL. A week after the photos, Kim and Pete were seen on back-to-back dates in New York City. The two confirmed their relationship on November 18, 2021, when they were photographed holding hands again.

A source told HollywoodLife in November 2021 that Kim’s ex-husband, Kanye West—whom she filed for divorce from in February 2021—was “put off” by photos of her and Pete holding hands at Knott’s Scary Farm. “Kanye was really put off by Kim holding hands with Pete and he did not like it at all. He asked Kim to ‘please refrain’ from showing public display of affection with anyone until their divorced is finalized. He told her that it doesn’t look good for their family and it doesn’t look good for her, or in the ‘eyes of God,’” the insider said.

The source also claimed that Kanye asked Kris for details about Kim’s romance with Pete but the momager “wasn’t giving up anything.” The insider continued, “Kris’s biggest concern is that Kanye will try to use this against her in the divorce proceedings but the truth is that Kanye is no longer considered part of the Kardashian family and it drives him crazy how quick they were to dismiss him.”

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Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians by Kris Jenner

"Kris Jenner...And All Things Kardashian" by Kris Jenner

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For more about the Kardashians, check out Kris Jenner’s 2011 memoir, Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians, in which the momager tells her never-before-told story about how she led her six children—Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Rob, Kendall and Kylie—to international stardom and built their multi-million dollar empire. You may think you know the Kardashians, but as Kris explains in her book, what’s in the media and in Keeping Up With the Kardashians is only the tip of the iceberg. In Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians, Kris reveals how she balanced six children (not to mention four stepchildren and numerous grandchildren) while building a business for her family. The book also dives into Kris’ relationship with Nicole Brown Simpson before and after her husband, O.J. Simpson, was accused of her murder. Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians is a must-read for any Kardashian fan.

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