As things between Kim and Pete became more and more solid, people began to carry out investigative work into how the two got to know each other.
It seems Pete probably knew Kim casually, given he shares a mutual friend with her ex-husband Kanye in Kid Cudi. Pete had even referred to Kimye as the ‘cutest couple’ after meeting them at a birthday dinner in 2019.
People were certain that Pete and Kim struck something up after Kim hosted Saturday Night Live, where Pete has a regular gig, especially given they shared an on-screen kiss for an Aladdin-themed skit.
However, it seems they might have begun chatting a little beforehand.
“I knew him [before SNL], and I saw him at the Met,” Kim confirmed to Amanda Hirsch on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, referring to the Met Gala where she wore a head-to-toe black Balenciaga gown that covered her entire face.
While completely iconic, we weren’t surprised to learn the outfit caused a bit of difficulty for her when it came to flirting, and honestly this never would have happened in the raindrop dress.
Pete offered to give Kim his number in case she needed anything for her upcoming gig hosting SNL.
“He was like, ‘Take my number if you need anything’,” she recalled.
“And I had gloves on and I couldn’t get in my phone with the gloves, and I was like, ‘Oh I have gloves! And I can’t –’ and he was like ‘All right cool,’ and walked away,” she explained.
Despite the utter awkwardness of that exchange, the pair thankfully had SNL to help them find some common ground – which is when they apparently exchanged numbers, with things moving forward from there.
It’s only been a few months since then, but it feels like Kim and Pete have been together for a lifetime, mostly because of how long we’ve waited for more information about them.
We spotted Kim and Pete hanging out in a photo posted by American rapper Flavor Flav, who posted the photo in celebration of Pete’s birthday, where they wore matching pyjamas alongside Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner. They were also papped seeing a movie in Staten Island, and taking a Bahamas holiday together. Although they weren’t confirming anything, they weren’t hiding anything either.
Finally, in March 2022, we got an Instagram post, not long after Kim was declared legally divorced from Kanye.
In a Carousel of images posted by Kim, the pair seemed to be hanging out in a hotel. One image had Pete laying with his head in Kim’s lap, and another had them close together, posing for the selfie.
Now, the pair seem happily loved up, with Kim still taking to posting the occasional photo of herself with Pete.
The couple also finally made their red carpet debut at the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) Dinner, and Kim shared a slew of images of her and Pete to mark the occasion.
And in a bizarre display of affection, Pete apparently has three tattoos dedicated to Kim. One reads “my girl is a lawyer”, which he got in celebration of her passing her first-year law exams. Another is a branding of her name on his chest, which is less cute and more intense, but we’re still here for it.
And we can't wait to see if he appears on The Kardashians.