We were not expecting this one…
Kim Kardashian has broken the internet once again, this time after being photographed hand-in-hand with Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson during a day out at California’s Knott’s Berry Park theme park on Friday. The photos come just a few weeks on from her appearance hosting Saturday Night Live, during which she kissed the comedian for a skit based on Disney’s Aladdin.
Needless to say, social media immediately went into overdrive at the news, with thousands taking to Twitter to express their confusion at this latest ‘Wtf?’ celebrity pairing. Some even questioned whether or not Pete Davidson, previously engaged to Ariana Grande, is basically the celebrity equivalent of jury duty – everyone gets called up to do it once.
Since the photographs emerged, a source close to Kim has reportedly shut down rumours of a romance, expressing that they ‘hang in the same circles’ and are ‘just friends’.
However, it wouldn’t be the first time that a celebrity romance has come seemingly straight out of left field – and it wouldn’t be the strangest pairing, either.
Here are a few of DDW’s favourite ‘Wtf?’ celebrity romances.
Elon Musk & Grimes
Like many modern romances, this pair hit it off over social media – unlike many modern romances, he’s a multi-billionaire, she’s an electronic dance musician and they initially started flirting over an insanely niche AI joke.
When Tesla founder Elon Musk showed up to the 2018 Met Gala with Grimes, the internet went understandably wild – given Grimes was previously an outspoken anti-imperialist, her fans weren’t particularly happy to see her hand-in-hand with one of the world’s richest men. Despite this, she continued to fiercely defend her relationship with Elon over the next three years, with the pair now even sharing a son, X Æ A-Xii – and no, we’re still not over that name, either.
Sadly for fans of this couple (however few there might have been), Elon announced earlier this year that they were now ‘semi-separated but still love each other’. We can’t help but wonder if we’ll see a reconciliation in future, especially if these two are in charge of populating Mars.
Travis Barker & Kourtney Kardashian
If Kim and Pete ever did decide to hook up, it wouldn’t be the first surprising romance from a member of the Kardashian family.
Kourtney Kardashian surprised fans back in January when it was confirmed that she was dating Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker following weeks of speculation. As odd as it seemed to fans at the time, it turns out that the pair have been friends for years – Kim even asked Travis for advice before signing on for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, so it’s likely Travis and Kourtney’s friendship goes back well over a decade.
Since confirming the romance, the couple have been pretty public with their relationship, visibly smitten with each other – especially after it was announced in October that the two got engaged during a trip to Montecito.
Sidenote, we’re enjoying Kourtney’s transition into the classic ‘My boyfriend’s in a rock band’-gf. It’s not a phase, Mom.
It’s like Romeo & Juliet, except nobody dies and it’s somehow even more insane.
The newest couple on the list, these two have only been officially dating since around June 2020, but it looks like they’re trying to make up for years of lost time if their social media are anything to go by – we haven’t seen relationships play out online like this since our teenage years. If you don’t know what we mean, let us enlighten you: these two may be hot, but that hasn’t stopped them becoming the poster couple of cringe.
“I just remember this tall, blond, ghostly creature,” Megan told GQ in October, recounting the story of how she and MGK met.
“And I looked up and I was like, ‘You smell like weed.’ He looked down at me and he was like, ‘I am weed.’ Then, I swear to God, he disappeared like a ninja in a smoke bomb.’
If that wasn’t uncomfortable enough to read, make sure you’re following them both on Instagram, as the captions are really something. At least they look happy…