In a confessional, Kim shared that she ran into the comedian at the 2021 Met Gala—which took place in September instead of May due to COVID-19—and asked him for hosting guidance.
According to Kim, "He was like, 'Can you read cue cards? You're good.' I was like, 'I can read.'"
While this tidbit may seem insignificant to some, it shows that Kim—who was declared legally single from husband Kanye "Ye" West in March—had a friendly relationship with Pete heading into Saturday Night Live. (And, according to Kim on the April 12 episode of the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, Pete "had been asking around for my number a little bit" before the Met Gala.)
During the October 9 episode of Saturday Night Live, Kim and Pete co-starred in an Aladdin-themed sketch and kissed on-camera.
Ever since then, the duo has been inseparable, having date nights everywhere from Pete's hometown of Staten Island to tropical destinations. In fact, on April 7, the Saturday Night Live star supported Kim by attending the premiere for her new show. Though the duo did not pose on the red carpet together, they held hands inside the event, an eyewitness told E! News.
"He's here to support me. It's my thing," Kim told E! News' Daily Pop before explaining why he skipped the red carpet. "I don't think it's his thing to be all up here with me. So, I'm just so happy he's here."
As for how serious the two are, Kim told Good Morning America's Robin Roberts in April that she's "a relationship kind of girl," adding that she "wouldn't be with someone if I didn't plan on spending a lot of my time with them."
To see whether Pete appears on The Kardashians, be sure to catch new episodes when it drops Thursdays on Hulu.