Theories on Kim Kardashian’s Pete Davidson romance – copying Kourtney or publicity stunt?

The pair first worked together on Saturday Night Live in October
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The SKIMS founder and the comedy actor have been inseparable ever since, and they were soon spotted holding hands on a ride at Knott's Scary Farm at Halloween, as they celebrated with Kim’s older sister Kourtney Kardashian and her fiance Travis Barker.

While they dismissed the reports initially, the rumour mill was in overdrive, and speculation was rife that Kim and Pete were enjoying a string of secret dates in New York after she became intrigued by the actor.

Pete, 28, then took Kim to his favourite restaurant in Staten Island, the Italian eatery Campania, and the couple headed to momager Kris Jenner’s mansion in Palm Springs to celebrate the comedian’s birthday.

Kim and Pete celebrated his birthday with her mum Kris Jenner and rapper Flava Flav
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She posted snaps from the bash, and fans went wild over the image which showed Kim and Pete wearing matching SKIMS pyjamas, and she later shared a snap of her in a jacuzzi as it was suggested she was enjoying the bubbles with Pete.

But they finally cemented their romance last week, as the casually dressed couple emerged from a car in a Los Angeles parking lot and held hands while smiling at one another.

But why is the billionaire beauty mogul dating the comedian? We take a look…

Following in her sister’s footsteps

There has been speculation that Kim is desperate to have the happiness her sister Kourtney has with fiance Travis, who are set to walk down the aisle following a whirlwind romance.

Pete is wildly different to her estranged husband Kanye, and some have suggested the mother-of-four is just looking to change up her love life.

Kourtney and Travis got engaged last month

“Kim K with Pete Davidson, Megan Fox with MGK, and Kourtney Kardashian with Travis Barker… big year for white men who look like they smell,” one fan joked on Twitter.

“I bet Kim Kardashian looked at Kourtney and Travis Barker then Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly and turned to her people and said, ‘Bring me one of those!’ and now she’s dating Pete Davidson,” another quipped.

His sense of humour

Pete is well known for his dry, sarcastic wit, and has been a fan favourite on Saturday Night Live since he joined the iconic sketch show in 2014.

Kim was bowled over by Pete's quick wit

According to Us Weekly, Kim “lights up” when she’s around Pete, and nobody has made her laugh like The Suicide Squad star does, because she loves his dry sense of humour.

“Their chemistry is off the charts and getting stronger each passing day,” the source added.

Is it just a publicity stunt?

Some fans are concerned that the new headline-hitting romance is merely a way to get some positive coverage for the family, and poor Pete is just being used by the Kardashians to promote their new reality show.

The Kardashian/Jenner brood parted ways with US network E! last year, and called time on their hugely-successful reality show after 20 seasons.

But will Kim and Pete's romance stand the test of time?
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Pete has yet to meet Kim's four children, who she shares with ex Kanye
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But the end was never in sight, as they soon announced they were heading to streaming service Hulu, and their new show would be airing next year.

Despite the rumours, none of Kim and Pete’s dates have been filmed for the upcoming show, and they were able to get to know each other without the prying cameras.