Comedian and actor Pete Davidson has had an on-screen presence since 2010, but it’s only been in the last couple of years he has shot up to become one of the most talked-about A-list celebrities in Hollywood. This is thanks in part to him announcing a relationship with Kim Kardashian.
So, who is Pete Davidson, what does he do, what’s his height and who are his ex-girlfriends? Allow us to reveal all.
Pete Davidson Quick Facts:
Name: Peter Michael Davidson
DoB: 16 November 1993
Height: 6ft 3in / 1.9m
Relationship Status: Single
Net Worth: $8 Million (Estimated)
Who Is Pete Davidson?
Pete Davidson is a comedian, actor and writer from Staten Island, New York. He was born on November 16th 1993 to parents Amy and Scott Matthew Davidson. His father was a firefighter who died on service during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. His father’s death has been used as joke material during stand-up comedy events and celebrity roasts.
Pete Davidson’s career started on MTV, where his most notable acting credit came during an episode of reality TV comedy, Guy Code in March 2013. Following this, he hit the stand-up comedy circuit in the US before appearing on TV police-based sitcom Brooklyn Nine Nine (which can currently be viewed on Netflix).
Pete Davidson amassed a wide fanbase after he joined the cast of the iconic Saturday Night Live late-night comedy sketch television show. He joined the cast in September 2014, becoming one of the youngest cast members ever at the age of 20. Pete Davidson left Saturday Night Live in 2022.
His later film acting credits include What Men Want; The Dirt; The Angry Birds Movie 2 along with upcoming Netflix biopic I Slept With Joey Ramone, in which he will play Joey Ramone of The Ramones.
Who Is Pete Davidson Dating?
Pete Davidson is also known to be a serious womanizer and has a string of high-profile ex-girlfriends.
He can now add Kim Kardashian to that list.
Pete and Kim’s relationship was, if anything, was met with some bewilderment when it was officially announced in November 2021. The pair met after the reality star hosted Saturday Night Live in October.
During the show that Kim K hosted, the pair performed an Aladdin-themed sketch and shared a kiss. A few days later Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian were spotted walking around holding hands.
During these early stages, both Pete and Kim insisted they were friends and were keeping things strictly casual. More so Kim, seeing as she’d only recently split up with ex-husband Kanye West.
However, the pair put an end to the rumours by confirming they were indeed dating on 19 November 2021.
The couple made a number of red carpet appearances together during their relationship, and properly confirmed it at the Hulu and Disney Plus premiere of The Kardashians, as well as the 2022 Met Gala.
But, as of August 2022, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian have called time on their relationship after just 9 months together. While it was initially reported that Kim was the one to end the relationship, a second report came out claiming the opposite, that it was Pete who wanted things to end because he couldn’t accept the fake nature of The Kardashians reality TV series.
Pete Davidson Ex-Girlfriends
Pete Davidson has perhaps spent more time in the public eye for his relationships than he has his television and movie roles.
Pete’s most high-profile previous relationship was his engagement to pop singer Ariana Grande. The pair started dating in May 2018 and were engaged in June of the same year. However, the engagement was called off in October 2018. Ariana Grande wrote a couple of songs about Pete and their relationship, titled “Pete Davidson,” and “Thank U, Next.”
Pete has also been linked with actress Kate Beckinsale, who is 20 years his senior. The pair dated between January 2019 and April 2019.
Pete’s other ex-girlfriends include model Kaia Gerber (October 2019 – January 2020), actress Margaret Qaulley (ended in October 2019) and Bridgerton actress Phoebe Dynevor (April 2021 – August 2021).
Pete Davidson Dad
We’ve already touched upon Pete Davidson’s dad, revealing that he passed away during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. But aside from just being a father to the comedian and a courageous firefighter, Scott Davidson is said to have been a hero to practically everyone he met.
One of Pete Davidson’s most recent film projects, The King of Staten Island is loosely based on his own life, and even includes the storyline of the main character’s father being a firefighter who has passed away. It is likely this character is based on Pete’s father, Scott Davidson.
Scott Davidson was last seen helping people evacuate a Marriott hotel before the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed onto it, likely killing Pete’s dad immediately. Scott was part of Ladder 118. The firetruck he was on was captured in an iconic photo taken on 9/11.
Scott Davidson was born on 4 January 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to Staten Island when he was two. He was a keen athlete at school, playing both baseball and basketball for his various schools and colleges. After he left school, Scott Davidson became a substitute teacher, but always expressed an interest in one day becoming a firefighter.
He passed his firefighter’s exam in 1994. He continued playing basketball for the firefighter’s team and even coached other teams too.
Pete Davidson Tattoos
If he isn’t known for his comedy or his relationship with Kim Kardashian, then Pete Davidson is known for his tattoos. Pete is said to have over 70 tattoos on his body, although, according to Insider, he has said he wishes to now get them all removed.
Pete has opened up in interviews to say he started getting tattoos to cover up self-harm marks on his chest.
Some of Pete Davidson’s tattoos include an image of the alien from the 1996 comedy sci-fi film Mars Attacks on his right pectoral, the number ’93 to indicate his birth year in the middle of his chest, a micro heart and a micro cube on his right hand, a portrait of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a white angel on his back.
Other tattoos include a quote of Albus Dumbledore’s from the Harry Potter series, some of the planets in the solar system on his left arm and a kneeling firefighter at the top of his left arm, in honour of his father.
Pete Davidson’s Net Worth
Thanks to his long stint with Saturday Night Live, which is said to have earned him $15,000 per episode, plus several acting credits under his belt, Pete Davidson currently has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Pete Davidson Health
Pete Davidson was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 17 or 18. He uses medicinal marijuana to help with treatment and pain, but he also uses it recreationally.
In a since-deleted Instagram post from 2017, Pete Davidson claimed he was off drugs – except from the medicinal marijuana – and was now sober. Pete has also been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and has since spoken on comedian Marc Maron’s podcast, saying he is “depressed all the time.”