Kardashian and Davidson’s first public appearance together was back in October 2021 when she hosted «Saturday Night Live.» Romance rumors sparked almost immediately after the two shared a kiss during an «Aladdin»-themed skit where Kardashian played Princess Jasmine and Davidson was Aladdin. During the sketch, the two held hands and playfully flirted with one another as they performed their lines.
«It was a stage kiss, but it was still a little zing,» she said on Dear Media’s «Not Skinny but Not Fat» podcast. «It wasn’t anything, like a super crazy feeling, but I was just like, ‘Hmm.’ And then I was like, ‘Wow, I really haven’t kissed anyone else in 10 years, so maybe I’m just being stupid and it’s just nothing.'» But a few days afterward, she thought, «Hmm, there is some BDE action.»
On a June 2, 2022 episode of «The Kardashians,» the reality-TV star shared more details about their kiss. «I did ‘SNL,’ and when we kissed in scene, it was just a vibe,» Kardashian recalled. «So a few days later, I called the producer at ‘SNL’ and I was like, ‘Hey, do you have Pete’s number?’ And they were like, ‘Yeah!'» Curious about all the «BDE» rumors, Kardashian ended up texting him. «I was just basically DTF,» she added.
After she and Davidson began dating, Kardashian got a text from Megan Fox asking if they were really together. «Megan Fox texted me and was like, ‘Is this sh*t for real? Because he asked me for your number months ago and I was like, ‘Dude, you have a better shot of like me and MGK [Machine Gun Kelly] getting eaten by crocodiles than you ever getting her number. Like, never going to happen, do not ask us,'» Kardashian said.