It’s been 21 days since Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian dined together at an Italian restaurant on Staten Island, with the whole world sighing together and asking, “Heyyyy, what exactly is going on here?”
On the one hand, all the proper nouns in that concept served only to confuse a curious public. On the other hand, it made a lot of sense. I mean, what can one give a girl like Kim Kardashian, one who has everything? You can give her a meal on Staten Island. She probably hasn’t had that before. Pretty smart, actually, if Davidson is out to seriously woo her.
But now those two, neither of whom has offered a clear-cut statement about what they’re up to, are up to stuff she has done before. On Sunday night, they dined at Giorgio Baldi, a restaurant in Santa Monica where if you’re a celebrity, you’re probably going to get photographed.
So now it’s all starting to seem like a teen rom-com in which they’ve made a pact to make their respective exes jealous and are using the general frenzy of paparazzi to get the word out. The biggest clue that they’re actually starring in a young adult film? A hickey on Davidson’s neck. Or at least that’s what the Daily Mail is calling the circle of discoloration gracing his neck (it’s also calling it a “love bite” because it’s a British publication, but same same). I can’t say any more, but, Hollywood, babe, give me a ring. I’ve got an idea for a new picture. Also, Hallmark, call me as well.
The thing is, if you want any answers, any clarity at all on what these people are up to—dating or starring in a live-action experiential Hallmark movie—there are some people you won’t be able to look to: friends and family. Count on those folks to respect the privacy of their be-hickeyed friend! Machine Gun Kelly, a pal of Davidson’s and the boyfriend of Megan Fox, told a red-carpet reporter at this past weekend’s American Music Awards “no comment” no fewer than three times when she asked about his friend’s potential new fling.
This follows a slew of other non-comment commentary from Davidson’s colleagues at Saturday Night Live about this business.
“I mean, you’ve got to be happy for love, I guess. If it’s love! They look like they’re having a good time,” Kenan Thompson told People at the American Museum of Natural History’s annual gala in New York last Thursday. “I’m always happy when he’s happy.” Bowen Yang told the outlet at the same event, “I don’t know what the nature of the friendship is, but it seems like they’re having a good time hanging out.”
And Chris Redd said, “Pete and Kim? Damn, Pete. Damn! I hope they’re happy. They’re wearing matching outfits, so I think they’re on their way. [At least] that’s what Instagram told me.”
Redd later added on Twitter:
Hmm…this case is not yet closed.
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