Kim Kardashian and Ex Pete Davidson Reunite at 2023 Met Gala 8 Months After Breakup

Met Gala 2023 proved to be a meeting of exes when Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian crossed paths inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1. See a photo of the run-in.

By Gabrielle Chung May 02, 2023 3:15 AMTags
Watch: See Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson Reunite at the 2023 Met Gala

Live from New York, it's Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian at the 2023 Met Gala.

More than eight months after their breakup, the Saturday Night Live alum and the Kardashians star crossed paths while attending the May 1 event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (See all the celebrities on the Met Gala 2023 red carpet here.)

Dressed in Fendi, Pete was photographed catching up with Kim—who stunned in a beaded Schiaparelli gown—and fellow guest Usher inside the star-studded party.

The Met Gala is a special place for the former couple. After all, it's where the two first met back in May 2021.

"He had been asking around for my number a little bit," Kim recalled on an episode of Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast last year. "I saw him at the Met and he knew I was hosting SNL, but it wasn't announced yet. He came up to me and we were talking about SNL."

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While Kim had difficulties giving Pete her number at the time due to the gloves on her Balenciaga outfit, the pair reconnected in October 2021 when she appeared on his NBC sketch comedy show. During the broadcast, the pair shared an onscreen kiss—something that Kim said had sparked "a little zing" in her mind—and they started dating shortly after. 

"When we kissed, I was just like, 'Hmm!'" the SKIMS mogul remembered. "A few days later, I was like, 'Hmm, there is some BDE action."

Last May, Kim turned heads in Marilyn Monroe's iconic Bob Mackie-designed dress as she and Pete stepped out to 2022 Met Gala. The glamorous date night was documented on an episode of The Kardashians, during which the couple reminisced about their first encounter.

"Remember when I asked for your number at the last Met and you pretended that you couldn't give it to me because you had gloves on?" Pete asked, prompting Kim to quip, "I know. Will you ask me again this time? I don't have gloves on."

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However, their romance fizzled out by August and the two parted ways after nine months of dating. Though Kim and Pete had "a lot of love and respect for each other," insiders close to the pair told E! News at the time of the split that their demanding schedules ultimately "made it really difficult to maintain a relationship."

Since the split, Pete has romantically moved on with his Bodies Bodies Bodies co-star Chase Sui Wonders. As for Kim? The reality star previously said she's "not ready" to date yet

"I'm not looking for anything," she shared during a September appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan. "I think I just really need to be by myself and focus on finishing law school and my kids."

For more Met Gala 2023 sightings, keep reading.

Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk

Who says exes can't be friends? The A Star Is Born actor and the model—who split in 2019 but have remained on good terms—chatted at the star-studded soirée, with him wearing a classic tuxedo and her donning a Yohji Yamamoto gown.

Usher, Pete Davidson & Kim Kardashian

And they weren't the only exes to run into each other at the gala. Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson, who split last summer, also caught up at the Met Gala. The Kardashians star, who wore Schiaparelli, and the Saturday Night Live alum, who donned Fendi, chatted with Usher, who sported Bianca Saunders, inside the event.

Gigi Hadid & Lizzo

How good of a time were the model and the recording artist having? You could say it was good as hell.

Anne Hathaway & Jared Leto

From WeCrashed to WeReunite. The former co-stars (her in Versace and him in a cat suit as a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette) were all smiles when they ran into each other at the event.

Jimmy Fallon & Jared Leto

And The Tonight Show host had nothing but love for the Oscar winner's ensemble.

Robert Pattinson & Suki Waterhouse

From Breaking Dawn to breaking out some stellar fashion. The Twilight alum and the Daisy Jones & The Six actress were a stylish pair as they rocked Dior Men and Fendi looks, respectively. And while Pattinson and Waterhouse tend to keep their romance private, they weren't afraid to show some PDA at the gala.

Brittney Griner & Dwyane Wade

The basketball stars' looks for the evening were a total slam dunk, with her in a Calvin Klein suit and him in Prada.

Sienna Miller & Emily Blunt

Just like Mary Poppins, this photo of the actresses is practically perfect in every way. Miller wore Gucci while Blunt donned Michael Kors.

Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Jared Leto & Kylie Jenner

How do you score a seat at this table?

Doja Cat & Cardi B

There's only one word for this photo of the "Say So" star, who also paid tribute to Choupette in her Oscar de la Renta gown, and the "Bodak Yellow" artist, who wore Richard Quinn: purrrrfection.

Brian Tyree Henry, Vanessa Hudgens, Kerry Washington & Lea Michele

We're all in this (star-studded pic) together.

Hugh Jackman & Pedro Pascal

Just a Wolverine and Mandalorian discussing who is more powerful of the two.

Keke Palmer, Quinta Brunson & Yara Shahidi

The Nope star, the Abbott Elementary creator and the Grown-ish actress dazzle in this snap.

Cara Delevingne

The model, who wore a Karl Lagerfeld design, is never afraid to do what it takes to work the best angle and get the perfect shot.

Jimmy Fallon, Gigi Hadid & Karen Elson

While fashion is no laughing matter, we can't help but wonder what these three were chuckling about.

Nnamdi Asomugha & Kerry Washington

The actor and the Scandal star enjoyed a date night at the Met Gala 2023.

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