Apparently, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s romantic end in August didn’t mark the end of their talking period. Entertainment Tonight reports that the two exes are in regular contact. “Pete and Kim still keep in touch,” the source said. “It wasn’t a bad fallout or breakup, so things are good between them and they’ve remained in contact.”
The source update comes after fans theorized that Davidson may have sent Kardashian flowers for her 42nd birthday—and that the two could possibly be secretly dating again. The jasmine-scented Jasmin candle alongside a shot Kardashian shared on her Instagram Story was believed to be a throwback to Kardashian and Davidson’s Aladdin Saturday Night Live sketch, where they had their first kiss. ET’s source didn’t address the reconciliation rumors or even discuss their chances of getting back together.
But it’s clear Kardashian still views Davidson in a good light.
In fact, Kardashian spoke glowingly about Davidson in her early September Interview profile, released after their split. “He’s a cutie,” Kardashian said of the comedian. “He’s literally such a good person, they don’t really make them like him anymore. I’m excited for what he has coming up.”
The couple’s split came in part because they were at different life stages. Davidson was the first person Kardashian publicly dated following her divorce from Kanye West.
A source told Entertainment Tonight on August 6 that Kardashian thinks Davidson is “so sweet, but she didn’t feel ready for something serious with him. They had tons of chemistry, and still do, but she kind of wants to be single and date. Kim still adores Pete and will always be friends with him. She still thinks he’s the nicest and sweetest guy in the world and there’s no drama or anything weird between them now.”
“She felt like Pete was the extreme opposite of Kanye, and it was good for her then,” the source continued. “She initially thought it would be a fun fling, but then it got more serious when they were spending so much time together. Kim wasn’t feeling like she was willing to settle down with him just yet.”
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