Pete Davidson gained fame after joining Saturday Night Live in 2014, thanks to well-known guest appearances on “Weekend Update,” prominent film roles, Netflix specials, and a string of high-profile relationships. He recently said his goodbyes to Saturday Night Live, shortly after it was announced that he will be leaving the popular sketch comedy series after eight years.
Pete Davidson formally confirmed his departure from Saturday Night Live ahead of the season finale of the hit NBC sketch show on May 22nd. However, Pete’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian is said to be entirely supportive, according to a KarJenner who spoke with HollywoodLife.
“Kim completely has Pete’s back and she thinks he’s making the smartest decision for his career. She knows what an incredible opportunity SNL has been for helping to build Pete’s brand, but he has a huge fan base now and can do anything he wants.
She knows he’s been toying with the idea of leaving since before they started dating, but she thinks he made the right call to bow out now. He already has a ton of projects lined up and she loves that he’ll have more freedom with his schedule now.”
Pete is no longer bound by the tight rehearsal schedule for Saturday Night Live, according to another source close to the Kardashians. “SNL took up a lot of time to film and he would never be able to do other projects because of the fact that it required so much rehearsal and that took several days of the week, not to mention the fact that all his weekends were shot.”
Although some fans believe Kim was the catalyst for Pete’s departure from SNL, a third source informed HollywoodLife exclusively that it was “100%” Pete’s decision. They continued, “Kim has just been doing everything she can to support him through this.”
Pete said his goodbyes to Saturday Night Live in an emotional note posted on Dave Sirus’ Instagram account, who co-wrote The King Of Staten Island with Pete. He captioned a video of him hugging fellow comedian Jerrod Carmichael with a heartfelt message.
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