A milestone date night! Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson only had eyes for each other while attending the 2022 Met Gala on Monday, May 2 — and the pair had plenty of fun showing off their romance.
“She didn’t let me wear my propeller hat, but it’s fine,” Davidson, 28, joked during an interview with Vogue while wearing a simple suit. Kardashian, for her part, 41, had a dramatic transformation with blonde hair to match her vintage Bob Mackie gown. The dress was previously worn by Marilyn Monroe when she serenaded President John F. Kennedy on his 45th birthday in 1962.
“The idea really came to me after the gala in September last year. I thought to myself, what would I have done for the American theme if it had not been the Balenciaga look? What’s the most American thing you can think of? And that’s Marilyn Monroe,” Kardashian told Vogue about the concept.
Monday marks the KKW Beauty founder’s first joint appearance with Davidson at the Met Gala after they recently made their red carpet debut at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner on Saturday, April 30. The reality star looked stunning in a sleeveless, silver gown while the comedian kept it clean in a classic black suit which he paired with some statement-making sunglasses.
While the couple have previously kept their relationship low-key, they have been stepping out together more and more. Davidson even showed some major support for his girlfriend during The Kardashians Los Angeles premiere early last month.
“I don’t think it’s his thing to be all up here with me. So, I’m just so happy he’s here,” the California native told E! News in April after Davidson accompanied her to the event but didn’t walk the red carpet. “He’s here to support me. It’s my thing.”
In October 2021, Kardashian sparked romance rumors with the New York native after they worked together during her Saturday Night Live hosting gig. The pair were later spotted on multiple dates before they were photographed holding hands in Palm Springs, California, confirming their status. After the PDA pics surfaced, an insider exclusively told Us Weekly that things were “getting serious” between Kardashian and Davidson.
The KKW Beauty founder’s romance with Davidson was her first public relationship following her split from Kanye West. In February 2021, Kardashian filed for divorce from West, 44, after nearly seven years of marriage. The former couple share North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2.
Later that year, Kardashian filed to be declared legally single and the request was granted in March. At the time, the Skims founder gushed about the next chapter of her life with the Meet Cute actor.
“I have the cutest pictures of us and I want to be like, ‘Oh, we’re so cute!’” she said about her new man during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I don’t know what the right thing to do is. I haven’t dated since before Instagram existed. I don’t know what the rules are [when it comes to posting a new relationship].”
One month later, Kardashian opened up about how her connection with Davidson originally formed. “I think that, you know, sometimes things happen when you just least expect it. It was the last thing that I was really planning on,” she told Hoda Kotb on an episode of the “Making Space” podcast in April. “I definitely took my time. I took, you know, 10 months or something before I dated or talked to anyone.”
Kardashian added. “When it did happen, we were kind of, like, ‘Oh, my God, I wasn’t planning on this. And this isn’t even what I was thinking of,’ and it just makes it that much sweeter and so much more fun,” she added. “Sometimes … you just happen to be open to it.”
Although the businesswoman didn’t mind showing off her romance, she admitted that she enjoyed the privacy that came with dating Davidson. “I do think that I am holding a little bit more close to my heart on certain aspects of my relationship with Pete,” the Selfish author explained at the time. “It feels good just to know that, like, we have this connection and we have our little bubble of a relationship world that we live in that, like, not a lot of people know about.”