Breakups are hard, and it’s even harder to watch your ex happily move on and start seeing someone else. Such is the case for Kanye West, who’s had to spend the past few months watching his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, parading around with her new boyfriend, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson.
Despite their 13-year age gap, Kardashian and Davidson appear to be genuinely enjoying their recent time together. Alongside Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox, as well as Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian, Kim and Pete only serve as further proof that scrawny, tattooed men are the arm candy du jour for Hollywood’s conventionally attractive women.
However, Kardashian and Davidson’s outings have all been shadowed by Ye’s callous behavior, consisting of multiple social media tirades, some burned bridges, a diss track, and more. To see how we got here, we have compiled a comprehensive timeline of the beef.
February 19th, 2021: The End of Kimye
After seven years of marriage and four kids between them, Ye and Kardashian officially filed for divorce. The news arrived on the heels of what Kardashian called a “bipolar episode,” in which the rapper tweeted that he’d been wanting to end their relationship: “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek [Mill] at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he wrote in a Twitter rant, possibly in reference to a criminal justice summit Kardashian and Mill went to in November 2018. Ye also accused Kardashian of attempting to get him committed into a mental health facility against his will.
October 9th, 2021: Live from New York
Kardashian and Davidson seemed to predict their own romance when the former hosted Saturday Night Live. In a lackluster sketch, the unlikely duo portrayed another eyebrow-raising pair: Aladdin and Jasmine. With Kardashian as the wealthy princess and Davidson as the lewd apple of her eye, the budding couple poke fun at Big Dick Energy and the Kar-Jenners’ dating history — ultimately upholding their newfound love with a brief kiss.
November 4th, 2021: The Recap
Ye offered his review of his ex’s SNL stint during an appearance on Drink Champs: “SNL making my wife say ‘I divorced him’ on TV because they just wanted to get that bar off,” he said. “I ain’t ever even seen the papers. We’re not even divorced… That ain’t no joke to me. My kids want their parents to stay together. I want us to be together.” Thus far, however, Davidson had been spared from the conversation.
Kanye West regarding his relationship with Kim Kardashian on “Drink Champs”
“We not even divorced” pic.twitter.com/Pyuabu2tvD
— SAINT (@saint) November 5, 2021
November 18th, 2021: Meeting the Parents
Just three months after ending his whirlwind romance with Bridgerton breakout Phoebe Dynevor, Davidson confirmed his relationship with Kardashian when they were spotted holding hands while celebrating his 28th birthday at momager Kris Jenner’s house in Palm Springs.
January 6th, 2022: A Gem of a Rebound
Though Ye had been spotted with a handful of women since the announcement of his divorce, nothing shook the internet quite like his fling with Julia Fox. The actress — best known as Josh Safdie’s muse when he wrote Uncut Gems — penned an essay for Interview detailing their “instant connection,” which was followed by lavish outfits, hotspot dinner outings, and lots, lots of PDA. Less than a month later, Fox announced that the pair had amicably split.