As you chomp your crumpet and slurp your tea, poring over more images of Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian and wondering how the heck the comedian has landed the billionaire mogul, did you think ‘maybe he just listens?’
It’s that simple, isn’t it?
Well, evidently not, judging by the cacophony of perplexed punters who are asking just how the Saturday Night Live star is on the arm of regulation hottie Kim.
The pair have been linked since Kim hosted SNL last month and while it was all speculation and no spice, Pete, 28, and Kim, 41 – who split from husband Kanye West, 44, earlier this year – have since been photographed not once, but twice *checks notes* holding hands.
Oh, there was also the tantalising tidbit involving a hickey. You can read all about that here.
And while we’re not 100% sure these two aren’t conjuring one heck of a bamboozle and any moment now they’re going to turn to us and go ‘a-ha! Gotcha!’ and say the whole thing was a faux-lationship, the people have been sharing their musings as to the very reasonable circumstances a guy like Pete is dating a gal like Kim.
For one, he’s funny. And not, like, your standard funny. He’s very, very funny.
He’s handsome, arguably – Cazzie David, Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, Kaia Gerber, Margaret Qualley and Phoebe Dynevor can’t be wrong.
He’s probably pretty rich, seeing as he’s not only a regular on SNL, but he’s well into making movies now. And living in your mum’s basement saves a whole heap on rent, we hear.
But more than that, social media users have been putting together their own two cents on the situation and, we have to say, it all makes perfect sense.
And even if it didn’t, hey, Pete and Kim, you do your thing, don’t mind us.
We present, the best and most simple, normal theories behind Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian’s apparent romance
And then there’s the Illuminati, of course.
For some juicy background to keep you going until the pair are photographed again, speculation went into overdrive when Pete and Kim were pictured holding hands while in Palm Springs this week, days after sporting matching Skims PJs for Pete’s birthday (with a cameo from Flavor Flav and Kris Jenner).
It seems going from ‘just friends’ to holding hands on the way into restaurants and showing off apparent hickeys in the space of a few weeks suggests Pete and Kim are either going from strength to strength or having a wow of a time trolling us all.
That hasn’t stopped the sources from throwing a match on this lingering flame, though, with one claiming Kim is a smitten kitten.
‘They are really happy and seeing where it goes,’ the source told E! News. ‘Pete has told her he doesn’t want to see anyone else. She is telling some people they aren’t super serious but she isn’t seeing anyone else…
‘She’s trying to not make a big deal about it but is super into him.
‘Kim is smitten over him and it’s very exciting to her.’
Exciting to her? It’s exciting to us!
It was only last month that Pete and Kim shared a smooch on SNL while starring as Aladdin and Jasmin in a skit, while riding on the Disney characters’ magic carpet.
Teasing us about the speculation, Pete was quizzed by Seth Meyers on his talk show: ‘I want to address something – I feel like I want to confirm if it’s real or a rumour.
‘This is something you’ve been reading a lot about in the press. We appreciate you doing it here.’
Appearing as though he might let something slip, Pete responded: ‘I’ve been wanting to talk about this because there’s a lot of people I walk by, people are like whispering and making eyes at me. But it is true.’
However, he then added: ‘I do have a show on Tubi coming out.’