Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are putting on a passionate display as their confirmed new romance heats up.
The loved-up couple were spotted giggling like lovestruck teenagers as they stepped out for a romantic date night at the fancy Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday night.
However, it looked as though Kim, 41, and Pete, 28, had enjoyed a very amorous evening together as the SNL funnyman sported what appeared to be a hickey on the left side of his neck.
EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Kim Kardashian’s new guy Pete Davidson reveals what appears to be a LOVE BITE on his neck as they giggle like naughty teens on romantic date in LA on Sunday evening
Love at first bite! SNL star Pete sports a hickey on his neck
The love bite was clearly visible as he guided Kim to his Lamborghini SUV where they both descended into fits of laughter, before making their way home together.
Their rumored relationship was confirmed last week when DailyMail.com published exclusive photos of the pair holding hands in Palm Springs, in a bold public display of affection.
Sources close to the couple also confirmed to DailyMail.com that the pair are now officially an item.
Pete had visited Kim in the desert for just 24 hours to celebrate his birthday with the star, both at her momager Kris Jenner’s $12m compound.
But by this weekend the pair were back in each other’s company proving that their new relationship is going from strength to strength.
The two arrived together for dinner in his vehicle and were escorted by their body guard into a private room of the upscale eatery – a favourite haunt of pop sensation Rihanna.
As they were leaving, the couple continued packing on the PDA and were seen holding hands.
Pete was the perfect gentleman as he opened the door for Kim, who was dressed to the nines in a tight-fitting leather skirt, matching gloves, black baseball cap and a pair of cool Balenciaga shades.
The hot new couple then couldn’t stop giggling together once inside their car.
What a pair: The loved-up couple were spotted giggling like lovestruck teenagers as they stepped out for a romantic date night at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California
Keeping up with Kim and Pete! The SNL funnyman was seen guiding the Hulu reality star out of the restaurant
Move over Kravis! There’s a new Kardashian power couple in town with Pete and Kim’s hot romance
Although Pete is used to dating famous women, he seemed flustered at the amount of attention surrounding them both as he pulled a series of faces looking bemused.
As for Kim, the Hulu reality star has never looked happier.
It is the first romantic partner for the SKIMS mogul since she filed for divorce from estranged husband Kanye West in February this year.
Let the good times roll: After spending 24 hours together in Palm Springs last week, Pete and Kim were back in touch in LA on Sunday night
Welcome to her world! Pete looked slightly flustered as he left the celeb haunt and escorted Kim to his car
Kanye, 44, who has now legally changed his name to Ye, was briefly linked to model Irina Shayk in June before seemingly going public with Instagram model Vinetria, 22.
Meanwhile, Pete has previously been romantically involved with a slew of celebrities including Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor, Kate Beckinsale, and his former fiancé Ariana Grande.
Ariana once famously gave Pete a very naughty reputation by commenting on the size of his manhood in a Twitter exchange, which popularized the phrase ‘big d**k energy’ or ‘BDE.’
Big smiles: The couple certainly looked happy as they left late in the evening
Making her laugh: The mom-of-four was seen laughing as Pete was behind the wheel ready to get them home
Fun and games: Kim appeared to be having the time of her life while laughing and joking with Pete in the car
Too much fun: The pair were reminiscent of naughty teenagers as they covered their faces while laughing
Happy days: The reality star could not hide her giggles as Pete pulled funny faces behind the wheel
Chivalry is not dead: Pete was a true gentleman as he lead Kim to his car and got the door for her
A source close to Kim exclusively told DailyMail.com recently that Pete is ‘very aggressive’ with her as he often ‘grabs her waist, compliments her butt and touches her hair’ when they are together.
‘He is extremely sexual and in her face. He is making it crystal clear he likes her,’ the confidant said.
Judging by Pete’s hickey on his neck, it would seem that the feeling is mutual.
That smiles says it all: It appears that love is in the air for the couple, who got close this year appearing on SNL
Serving some serious looks: Kim was styled to perfection in her black leather ensemble and cool Balenciaga shades
‘He definitely is not being aloof or playing coy, he is just going for it. And she seems to be loving the attention. It’s nice to see her happy.’
Rumors of a possible romance were first sparked when the two kissed during an early October SNL skit as she played Princess Jasmine and he portrayed Aladdin, and while initial reports claimed they are just friends, fans believed something more significant was brewing.
Weeks later, she was spotted at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California for the theme park’s annual Halloween event with a group of friends, including Pete, her sister Kourtney and Kourtney’s new fiancé, Travis Barker.
Love in the fast lane: The pair exited the establishment in Pete’s Lamborghini
Funnyman: Pete made a number of animated faces on his way out of the restaurant
Cracking jokes: The comedian had Kim laughing in her seat before driving away
Effortlessly chic: Kim showed off her black leather gloves while in the passenger seat of Pete’s car
Keeping a low profile: Kim hid her expression in a black baseball cap for the outing
Swift exit: The pair were quick to duck out of the restaurant after their dinner date night
Weekend fun: The dynamic duo had dined out at Giorgio Baldi, a favorite restaurant of pop sensation Rihanna
Pete and Kim reportedly enjoyed a private rooftop dinner at Campania in Staten Island earlier this month, followed by a group outing at club Zero Bond the following night.
The couple were said to have been alone the entire time with private security standing outside.
Pete — whose exes also include Margaret Qualley and Kaia Gerber — made light of the dating rumors while promoting his new show, The Freak Brothers, on Late Night with Seth Meyers earlier this month.
Chic and casual: While Kim had been styled to the nines, Pete went for a more relaxed approach to his outfit
Ready for the red carpet? The couple appeared to be in sync with one another as they arrived at the restaurant both wearing baseball caps
Stunning: Kim was dressed to the nines in a tight-fitting leather skirt, matching gloves, black baseball cap and a pair of Balenciaga shades
‘I want to address something. I feel like I want to confirm if it’s real,’ Seth said, referring to his various sightings with Kim.
Cutting in, Pete joked: ‘There’s a lot of people I walk by, people are like whispering, and, you know, making eyes at me. And, you know, but it is true. I do have a show on Tubi coming out.’
Kim — who shared four children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm with Kanye — is now gearing up to film her family’s new reality show for Hulu.
It is currently unclear if Pete will also be making an appearance on the new show.
Pete Davidson’s relationship history
Carly Aquilino (2014-2015)
Prior to his rise to fame on Saturday Night Live, Pete dated Carly when they starred together on MTV’s Guy Code and Girl Code. Although the romance didn’t work out, Pete and Carly stayed friends and he later described her as ‘one of the coolest chicks I’ve ever met’ and said they still ‘hang out all the time’ following the split.
Cazzie David (2016-2018)
Pete dated Cazzie, who is the daughter of comedian Larry David, for two years and made several public appearances together. He went on to date Ariana Grande soon after they parted ways.
Following their break up, Cazzie penned a emotional essay About Their Breakup, in which he revealed Pete ended things via text.
Ariana Grande (2018)
In the same month he split from Cazzie, Pete began dating singer Ariana. The relationship progressed quickly and the couple were engaged after only a matter of weeks. They broke up in November, with Pete admitting he ‘knew it was over’ after Ariana was left grieving the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Ariana later mentioned Pete in her hit single ‘Thank U, Next’.
Kate Beckinsale (2019)
Pete then moved on with actress Kate Beckinsale, who was twenty years his senior. They were first linked with that January and dated until at least April. Pete admitted the age difference ‘never bothered’ the couple. A source told In Touch that Pete was ‘an exciting breath of fresh air’ for Kate.
Margaret Qually (2019)
Shortly after parting ways with Kate, Pete was linked to actress Margaret Qually. A source told Us: ‘They’ve been seeing each other for a couple of months and Margaret is really excited about him.’ It didn’t appear to be a serious romance however, with the pair reportedly dating for just two months between August and October 2019.
Kaia Gerber (2019-2020)
Pete quickly moved on from Margaret to date model Kaia Gerber, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford. The pair were seen holding hands a few times but the whirlwind romance came to an end after just three months in January 2020.
Shortly after he sought treatment Sierra Tucson treatment center in Arizona.
When asked about their split during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, he confirmed they dated ‘for a few months’ but said she was ‘very young’ and he was going ‘through a lot.’
Phoebe Dynevor (2021)
Bridgerton star Phoebe and Pete confirmed their romance in April 2021 when they were spotted on a stroll in Stoke.
Rumours were swirling in about their relationship status in weeks before the sighting. A source told People that Pete is ‘telling friends he is serious about Phoebe’.
Speculation of the relationship began in March when Pete was snapped visiting Phoebe’s native Manchester while she visited New York, where he lives, in February.
In August, they broke up after trying to make things work long distance ‘put a strain’ on their relationship.
A look back at Kim Kardashian’s love life
As the reality star is linked to SNL funnyman Pete Davidson, DailyMail.com takes a look back at Kim Kardashian’s relationship history and her celebrity romances.
Damon Thomas (2000-2004)
At just 19, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star married producer Damon Thomas, who is ten years her senior. Their short-lived marriage only three years before she filed for divorce, which she later revealed to be quite turbulent as he allegedly subjected her to physical abuse.
The KKW Beauty mogul, who admitted to being high on ecstasy when they eloped during a chat with Scott Disick back on her reality show in 2018, claimed in divorce papers he ‘punched’ her, to which he has denied.
She also accused him of slamming her against a wall and throwing ‘throw her across the room, leaving her bruised and battered.’ Additionally, he reportedly made her quit her job, according to their divorce papers, which were filed at Los Angeles Superior Court back in 2003.
Toxic relationship: At just 19, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star married producer Damon Thomas, who is ten years her senior (pictured)
Ray J (2003 to 2006)
Just one year after her divorce, she began a relationship with singer Ray J after working as a stylist for his sister. While the pair’s relationship only spanned less than three years, it remains one of her most notable romances as a sex tape of them leaked, which propelled her to stardom.
Despite never initially suing Vivid Entertainment to prevent its release, they came to an agreement and settled for a ‘financial arrangement’ the company’s co-chairman told TMZ, at the time.
While the former couple have rarely spoken about their relationship, Ray J described Kim as ‘the same kind of player’ as him and they they ‘were both cheaters’ on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017.
Three years together: She and Ray J dated on and off from 2002 to 2006 (seen together in March 2006)
Nick Lachey (2006)
Next, she began seeing Nick Lachey, who stated in 2019 they were never serious. While speaking of their ‘one date together’ to watch The Da Vinci Code in 2006, the ex-husband of Jessica Simpson said calling her an ex of his would be ‘a little bit of a liberal use of the term.’
‘She left about halfway through and went to the restroom and then shockingly there were 25 paparazzi when we left the theater,’ he said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. I ‘think there were other things in play on our little rendezvous.’
Regardless, he said Kim couldn’t have been ‘a nicer girl’ and they had a ‘great time.’
Casual: Next, she began seeing Nick Lachey, who stated in 2019 they were never serious as they only went on one date; seen in 2009 at Derby Spectacular Celebration in Louisville, Kentucky
Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon (2006 to 2007)
Despite describing the mother-of-four as ‘one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet,’ they ended things over a discussion about her sex tape, which he claims Kim denied entirely.
During an interview on The Howard Stern Show, the ex-husband of Mariah Carey said: ‘This was my issue. We talked about this tape…And she told me there was no tape.’
‘The fact that she lied and told me that there was no tape?’ he said was his deal-breaker. ”I still think she might have even had a part to play with [its release].’
Hurtful: Despite describing the mother-of-four as ‘one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet,’ they ended things over a discussion about her sex tape, which he claims Kim denied entirely; seen in 2006
Reggie Bush (2007 to 2010)
Kim and the NFL star were on-and-off from 2007 until 2010, as her fame rose on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Despite a promising romance, they ultimately parted ways because they weren’t able to spend enough time together.
Toward the end of their relationship, he made the decision as Kim began ‘pushing for marriage’ after seeing younger sister tie the knot with then-husband Lamar Odom, according to RadarOnline.com.
At the time, he reportedly told her that he wants a wife ‘that is a support system to him’ and ‘stay at home mom to his children.’ Knowing her ‘drive and ambition,’ Bush knew she was ‘just not the right kind of girl for him to marry.’
Kim and Reggie Bush were on-and-off from 2007 until 2010, as her fame rose on KWUTK. Despite a promising romance, they split because they weren’t able to spend enough time together; seen in 2010
Miles Austin (June 2010)
Kim and Miles Austin embarked on a brief summer romance, which fizzled out pretty quickly due to long distance.
Most of their relationship was spent apart due to his schedule with the Dallas Cowboys and hers to filming KUWTK. By September, they mutally went ‘their separate ways,’ according to People.
A week before the breakup, however, they were said to be ‘the real deal’ and stronger than ever, which raised eyebrows.
What could have been: Kim and Miles Austin embarked on a brief summer romance, which fizzled out pretty quickly due to long distance
Kris Humphries (2010)
Kim infamously wed basketball star Kris Humphries for 72 days in 2011.
During the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion, which aired in June 2021, she admitted to having cold feet the night before the wedding, but felt it was too late to back out.
The aspiring lawyer said she feared that if she left that she would be known forever as the runaway bride and that ‘it will be a huge joke.’
She then confessed that the TV wedding did push her down the aisle as she didn’t want to ‘let everyone down.’
Humphries, evangelical Christian, petitioned for an annulment after Kardashian filed divorce papers because he felt defrauded.
Regrettable romance: Kim infamously wed basketball star Kris Humphries for 72 days in 2011; seen in 2011
Kanye West (2012-2021)
In February, Kim filed for divorce after six years of marriage from the father of her four children North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-year-old Psalm.
They had reportedly been living separately for some time and have plans to share legal and physical custody of their youngsters.
A source also confirmed to DailyMail.com that Kim has filed for divorce. ‘The split is amicable and there is no drama,’ the insider shared.
The tension reportedly started in July 2020 when he decided to run for President of the United States and ranted he wanted North aborted, but Kim refused. He also called Kim’s mother Kris Jenner ‘Kris Jong Un.’
Tragic: In February, Kim filed for divorce after six years of marriage from the father of her four children North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-year-old Psalm; pictured in 2012