Over the past year and a half, Pete Davidson has rapidly built a reputation for himself, and I’m not talking about his character work on SNL. After dumping Cazzie David in the spring of 2018, he quickly entered a whirlwind relationship with Ariana Grande, which was pretty much the only thing anyone talked about last summer. After Ariana, he spent some time hanging out (and making out) with Kate Beckinsale, who’s a casual 20 years older than him. Shockingly, that didn’t last long. Pete was next linked to up-and-coming actress Margaret Qualley, until they reportedly broke up last week.
But if we’ve learned anything about Pete Davidson, it’s that he doesn’t usually stay single for long. This week, he’s been seen out and about with someone new, and I have a lot of thoughts. Pete is rumored to be dating Kaia Gerber, and it’s a real yikes moment.
In case you’ve avoided learning who Kaia Gerber is until now, I’m sorry, but we have to talk about her. She’s the daughter of world-famous supermodel Cindy Crawford, and in the past few years, she’s become a supermodel in her own right. She’s a staple in all the biggest runway shows, is all over magazine covers, and…she just turned 18 last month. Friends, when I tell you I cringed, I mean that I cringed. Pete Davidson, who was dating a 45-year-old just six months ago, is now dating someone who is barely old enough to vote.
The rumors began yesterday, and the evidence is already stacking up. First, Pete was spotted on Wednesday morning leaving Kaia’s apartment building in Soho, and a source confirmed to Page Six that he was there to see Kaia, but said that they’re “just friends.” That makes sense, because I also am usually leaving the apartment of someone who’s just my friend in the morning. Sure.
Then, later on Wednesday, Pete and Kaia were spotted eating together at Sadelle’s, and a fan got a photo of Pete laughing while Kaia looks at her phone. This is the kind of investigative work I truly appreciate, so well done.
That’s all the evidence we have for now, but these two are obviously hanging out, even if they might not be dating dating. Either way, it’s enough for me to be a little skeeved out by Pete Davidson’s behavior. I’m more than a year younger than him, and even I would never date an 18-year-old. Especially considering she just turned 18, that’s like dating a senior in high school. Obviously, Kaia is super famous, and I don’t even know if she does high school anymore, but it’s still just as weird.
I’m no relationship expert, but it seems like perhaps Pete Davidson could benefit from some time alone. He’s not that different from Miley Cyrus right now, except that he’s less messy on social media. Typically, bouncing from one relationship to another isn’t actually a good sign of your emotional stability, just an observation.
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As for Kaia Gerber, I don’t really know what to say. Like, she is so pretty and I’m sure she’s a great person, but any grown man who’s dying to date a barely-18-year-old girl probably is probably bad news. I can see why she’s attracted to Pete, because half the people I follow on Instagram are, inexplicably, also attracted to Pete, but this just isn’t going to end well. She should really try dating someone her own age, or maybe even just being on her own for a minute! It’s not the end of the world. Either way, this relationship makes me uncomfortable, and I really hope it doesn’t last.
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Every few months, I get a weird tingle down my spine, and I know that it’s been too long since I’ve thought about Pete Davidson. Just a year ago, during his whiplash-inducing relationship with Ariana Grande, Pete was basically all I could think about, but the times have changed. Now, Pete has more or less gone back to being a second-tier cast member on Saturday Night Live, and I’ve gone back to overanalyzing the couples of Bachelor Nation. Earlier this year, we talked about Pete’s brief-but-very-public relationship with Kate Beckinsale, but since they broke up this spring, I really haven’t checked in on him.
But Pete Davidson is still low-key super famous, and now he has a new girlfriend who’s becoming quite the star herself. Meet Margaret Qualley, who is literally the opposite of Ariana Grande in every way. Margaret, who’s 24, is the daughter of Andie MacDowell, iconic actress and star of every L’Oréal commercial since before you were born. Margaret definitely got her mom’s beauty genes, and she’s a model and actress herself. She’s had a major year, starring in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Fosse/Verdon, for which she was nominated for an Emmy.
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Oh my goodness! I had so much fun at the Emmys, what a trip! Thank you so much Chanel for the coolest dress ever. The dress is from Virginie Viard’s first ever haute couture collection and it took 300 hours to make, and then I got to put it on my body, what!?! Also thank you to my brother Justin for coming out from Montana and being the best date ever. I love you bubba. You guys at Chanel are so sweet and it was surreal and so special to get to wear ya to the Emmys. @chanelofficial @chanel.beauty @welovecoco #chanelpartner #chanelfinejewelry And thank you to @jillandjordan for being the best homies. #redcarpetgives
Basically, Margaret is having the biggest year of her career, and she could be the next big thing in Hollywood. Good for her. Now, let’s get back to the Pete Davidson part of the story. At the end of August, there were reports that they had been seeing each other for a couple months, and it didn’t take long for proof. They were seen together at the premiere of her movie Seberg at the Venice Film Festival on August 30th. He was sitting in the row behind her, which sounds lame, but you don’t get to choose your seats at those things. Later that week, they were seen holding hands while walking around Venice, basically confirming that they’re together. They also flew home together, because IDK why they wouldn’t, but the tabloids still made a big deal about it.
Since then, we haven’t heard much from Pete and Margaret, but things still seem to be going well. Today, Margaret’s mom Andie MacDowell told People that her daughter and Pete have “a nice relationship,” even though she hasn’t met him yet. She said that she’s FaceTimed with Pete, which like good for her, because FaceTiming with someone I’ve never met before sounds like my worst nightmare.
Pete Davidson just kicked off the new SNL season, so he’ll pretty much be stuck in New York for the foreseeable future, but I have a feeling he and Margaret will still be spending plenty of time together. He seems like the kind of person who likes to be with his partner basically 24/7, so it’s only a matter of time before they’re essentially a married couple. It wouldn’t surprise me if Margaret ends up hosting SNL at some point this season, especially if Pete has anything to do with it. I’m kind of really into this couple, so honestly bring on the PDA.
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