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Pete Davidson Called Himself a ‘Diamond in the Trash’ In Response to His Relationships With Kim Kardashian West and Ariana Grande

Pete Davidson recently cracked jokes about the curiosity surrounding his relationship with Kim Kardashian West. The comedian has a history of dating very famous women, including Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, and more. Here's why Davidson called himself a "diamond in the the trash" regarding his love life.

Pete Davidson’s relationship with Kim Kardashian West is making headlines, but it’s not the first time the comedian has been romantically linked to a very famous woman. He has dated several celebrities, including Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, and more. Here’s what Davidson said about the curiosity surrounding his love life. 

Pete Davidson has a history of dating very famous women like Kim Kardashian West and Ariana Grande

Comedian Pete Davidson is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, but he is also getting a reputation for dating many famous and successful women. 

He dated Larry David’s daughter, Cazzie David, for years before getting engaged to pop star Ariana Grande. Davidson then had a brief fling with Kate Beckinsale, followed by romances with model Kaia Gerber and actors Margaret Qualley and Phoebe Dynevor. He has been dating Kim Kardashian West since October 2021. 

Most of the women Davidson has dated in recent years have been celebrities, and several of them, such as Gerber and Qualley, come from famous families. 

Pete Davidson poses at an event.
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Pete Davidson referred to himself as a ‘diamond in the trash’ regarding his relationships

On Jan. 18, Davidson performed a stand-up set at the 9th Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit Concert in New York City. During his performance, the SNL star addressed the speculation surrounding his dating history and his relationship with Kim Kardashian West.

“There seems to be a curiosity about me, is what my friends tell me,” the 28-year-old comedian said (via Us Weekly). “I was trying to figure out how to explain myself to someone because I was doing an interview.”

Davidson explained that he is like a movie you find in the discount DVD bin, comparing himself to films like Shrek Forever After and Tropic Thunder. He said that the latter is a “classic,” and it “doesn’t belong in the trash.”

He added, “I’m Tropic Thunder. I’m the diamond in the trash. It’s a steal.”


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Kanye West slammed the comedian for dating Kim Kardashian West in a new song

While Pete Davidson’s dating life has generated a lot of attention, it hasn’t all been positive. The SNL star might compare himself to a “diamond in the trash,” but his current girlfriend’s ex, Kanye West, doesn’t seem to think the same. 

The Donda rapper dropped the comedian’s name in a new song titled “Eazy.” West referenced a nearly fatal car accident he survived in 2002 before mentioning Davidson. He rapped, “God saved me from that crash/Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass.”

A female voice asks, “Who?” right after West says Davidson’s name, implying that the comedian is unimportant. West released the new track while under investigation for battery following an incident where he admitted to punching a man who asked for an autograph.