The Pete Davidson SNL Controversy Fully Explained

Many fans were surprised when "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson was seen hitting the town with Kim Kardashian in late 2021. The couple reportedly connected when the KKW Beauty founder hosted "SNL" in October 2021, eight months after she filed for divorce from husband Kanye West (via Us Weekly). Davidson and Kardashian were seen just days later holding hands at Knott's Scary Farm. Their relationship seemed to escalate from there with a series of outings and dinner dates. The couple even celebrated the new year with a trip to the Bahamas.

This week, sources close to Davidson claimed that the comedian has been acting differently since he entered into a relationship with Kardashian. "Pete has become a total diva at 'SNL,'" an insider told The Sun. "He missed the first few days of rehearsal last week and was still allowed to be in Saturday's show. Normally, if you miss any rehearsals, you are out of the show on Saturday night, and the cast is starting to turn on him," the source continued. "He also now has security for when he's outside the building. Colin [Jost] married an actual movie star [Scarlett Johansson] and yet Pete is getting more attention."

However, those reports may not be completely accurate.

NBC issues a statement about Pete Davidson

While rumors are running wild that Pete Davidson is acting like a "diva" since he began dating Kim Kardashian, according to The Sun, it seems that NBC is setting the record straight. A spokesperson for the network is now discrediting the reports that Davidson has been acting unprofessional on the set of "Saturday Night Life."

"No rehearsals have been missed," an NBC spokesperson told Us Weekly in a statement on Thursday, January 20. "It's not true," the spokesperson insisted on Thursday. Meanwhile, it's unclear what Davidson's "SNL" cast members think about his romance with the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star. However, his co-star Keenan Thompson did briefly speak out about the duo's pairing. "I think we all were [surprised]," Thompson previously said. "It kind of came out of left field, but I don't know. It's nice to see love if it can last." Thompson went on to call Davidson his "little bro" and revealed that if Davidson is happy then he's happy.

Meanwhile, Kardashian is said to be "very happy" with Davidson, who reportedly makes her "laugh and feel comfortable during this rough time." Currently, Kardashian is going through a divorce with her estranged husband Kanye West, who has publicly expressed his unhappiness about the split and Kardashian's relationship with Davidson. "This drama is bringing Kim and Pete closer together because he makes things so easy," a source said of the relationship.

Kardashian and Davidson have definitely gained the interest of fans, who will likely be keeping up with all the latest news surrounding the couple.