Pete Davidson is doing “much better” now that he’s had some time to digest his shocking split from Kim Kardashian last month. “While Pete was torn up when the split first happened, he has had some time now and is in a much better place with it. He sees that they were clearly not meant to be,” a person close to the former Saturday Night Live comedian told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “They are from two different worlds, but more like two completely different universes. Pete does not talk to Kim now, and they pretty much had a clean break.”
As fans know, Kim, 41, and Pete, 28, first got together after she hosted NBC’s popular sketch comedy series in Oct. 2021. The two starred in a Jasmine and Aladdin-themed skit and locked lips while riding a magical carpet, which is when sparks initially flew. Just days later, they were seen holding hands at California’s Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park. They made their official debut as a couple at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 30.
Although Pete is doing quite well, that doesn’t mean the breakup hasn’t taken a toll on him. “It’s particularly hard to move forward from a relationship when you literally can’t avoid your ex anywhere you go,” a second insider told HL EXCLUSIVELY. “Kim is everywhere and it’s been a constant reminder for him.” To help distract himself, Pete focused on work. Kim and Pete’s hectic and often opposing work schedules are part of the reason their relationship met its demise.
“He’s been feeling much better about the whole thing lately and has relied heavily on his mom and sister for support,” HL‘s source continued. “They know him better than anybody and know the right things to say to help make him feel better. He learned a lot from his relationship and wouldn’t take it back for the world. He has no idea what the future holds in terms of his romantic life but right now that’s taking a back seat and his career is at the forefront of his mind.”
Another person Pete leaned on directly after his breakup from Kim is his Wizards co-star-turned-good friend, Orlando Bloom. “One of the first people who approached Pete about [the breakup] was Orlando while they were working in Australia together,” an insider told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “Orlando explained how he’s been in the same situation and to try and not take things too hard. He said whatever is meant to be, will be, and to focus on doing him for the time being.”
Meanwhile, another KarJennner source revealed to HL that Kim is ready to mingle following their breakup, but isn’t looking for anything serious. “Her feelings for Pete were so strong but she knows now that it was lust that she was driven by and not love. Love takes time and right now Kim doesn’t have the time to invest in anything serious,” they explained. “So, while she focuses on her billion-dollar empire, including the launching of her new ear pods brand, she is going to have fun. If this includes going on dates, so be it. But she is way too involved with her family and focused on herself right now to give away too much of this to anyone else.”