Kim Kardashian And Pete Davidson's Reported Breakup News Has Everyone Saying The Same Thing

Over the last few months, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have made headlines for their high-profile romantic relationship. Having first met on the set of SNL in November 2021, the pair quickly became one of Hollywood's new "It" couples, racking up headline-making appearances at the Met Gala and the White House Correspondents Dinner, to name a few outings. "Pete has got to be literally the best human being I've ever met," the Skims creator said in a June episode of Hulu's "The Kardashians," per USA Today. "People always say, 'Oh he's so funny!' That's fourth on my list of why I like him." 

In July, breakup rumors regarding the pair began to swirl on social media –- with some theorizing that Davidson's filming obligations in Australia put a strain on their relationship. However on August 4, a source told People that they were "still very happy" despite the pesky rumors. "The long-distance hasn't been easy for Kim, but they are making it work," they told the news outlet.

Unfortunately, nearly 24 hours after the aforementioned report, Davidson and Kardashian officially announced their breakup, and the news has fans reacting with one thought in mind.

Fans think Kardashian and Davidson were fake

On August 5, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson reportedly broke up after nine months of dating. A source revealed to Page Six the two decided to "just be friends" after calling it quits earlier in the week. "They have a lot of love and respect for each other, but found that long-distance and their demanding schedules made it really difficult to maintain a relationship," they said.That makes sense, as for the last several weeks, the pair have been separated due to Davidson's Australia filming schedule for A24's "Wizards!" amid Kardashian's demanding business obligations stateside. 

While fans speculated an array of reasons behind Kardashian and Davidson's breakup, others have chalked it up to the pair being a PR couple. One user wrote: "I feel like Kim and Pete were a PR couple." Another user tweeted: "Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's pathetic PR stunt contract expired!" Someone else chimed in, "Sooo can Kim and Pete Stan's finally accept the fact that their relationship was a PR stunt to distract the public from the Astroworld tragedy?" Eek.

As of this writing, Davidson and Kardashian have refrained from releasing their own statement. However, it was only a matter of time until the real tea was revealed.

The real reason they split

Ultimately, it appears that Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's age difference led to their split earlier this week, sources told Page Six. "Pete is 28 and Kim is 41 — they are just in very different places at the moment," the insider explained. The reality star, who shares four children with her ex-husband Kanye "Ye" West, is said to be prioritizing her kids, which made a long-term relationship with the comedian stressful. "Pete is totally spontaneous and impulsive and wants her to fly to New York, or wherever he is on a moment's notice," the insider added.

Kardashian, who runs multiple businesses in addition to filming "The Kardashians," is said to be looking for more "harmony at home and in her life," and jetting across the country at the drop of a hat may be a bridge too far for the Skims mogul, who is "totally exhausted by this relationship and other things going on in her life."

One of those "other things" could easily be her ex-husband Ye, who very publicly took issue on social media with Kardashian dating the "Saturday Night Live" star, and him being around their children.

Kim Kardashian puts her kids first

Kim Kardashian's unique family dynamic with Kanye "Ye" West likely played into her split from Pete Davidson. A source told Page Six, "When Kim is with someone else, Kanye can cause problems with the kids. He tries to divide and conquer. He can't help it." As fans remember, Ye had many a meltdown over Davidson's proximity to their four children, who the "Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" actor seemingly made a tribute to with a boundary-stepping tattoo of their initials in May, People reported.

As for Kim's relationship with the father of her children amid the split, the SKKN by Kim mogul seemed to be back to publicly supporting her ex by donning the latest Yeezy creations in new photos with her kids on Instagram. "KIMYE IS BACK," a speculating fan commented, taking note of the subtle West family shoutout by Kim. "Kim is a really dedicated mother, and her kids will always come first," the Page Six insider added.

With Davidson out of the picture and the subject of West's fury quelled, Kardashian may finally be able to take the breather she's been needing.