Pete Davidson Dating Kim Kardashian Reportedly Causing Issues At 'SNL'

Ben Stiller Talks Pete Davidson's Popularity With Women: 'An Incredibly Sweet Guy'

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on February 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST

Pete Davidson's pal Ben Stiller is not surprised that he has a way with the ladies.

However, Davidson's relationship with A-list women such as his exes Kaia Gerber, Margaret Qualley, former fiancée Ariana Grande, and his current girlfriend Kim Kardashian baffles many people. 

In a recent interview, the "Night at The Museum" lead opened up about why his friend is a ladies magnet.

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Ben Stiller Credits Pete Davidson's Popularity With Women To His Charm

Ben Stiller at The Lightning Thief Opening

On Wednesday, February 23, Stiller appeared on "The Howard Stern Show," where he answered the question many people have wondered about Davidson.

The 56-year-old spoke on why "these women can't stay away" from his friend, who he called an "incredibly sweet guy." He continued:

"He's so personable. He's got such charisma. He's funny, he's really funny, but he has become really famous, I think, for—" 

The host interjected that Davidson is famous for dating. His guest did not deny but added that he is also known for being on Saturday Night Live.

Stiller praised his pal for his work ethic, redefining him as someone who really loves to work and cares about his craft.

The "Zoolander" actor added, "And that's how he's going to be known. He's got a lot of great work ahead of him too."

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Stiller shed light on Davidson's likability, which he credits to being a natural trait rather than an act, noting that his comedy on SNL is remarkable.

The "Meet the Parents" actor continued that the comedian is not playing a character but rather being himself. He explained that it is no easy feat to be "that funny and interesting and likable."

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Pete Davidson on the set of the movie 'The Home'
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Stiller said that Davidson takes his life and turns it into content with a charm that not only attracts viewers but increases his popularity. He said:

"People were attracted to watching him on the show, and he just has a real charm about him. I think he really wants to act, and he's making movies and taking roles on that are real acting roles." 

The world was taken by surprise last October when rumors began spreading that the "King of Staten Island" star was in a relationship with Kim Kardashian.

Paparazzi photographed the KKW Beauty founder and Davidson cozying up at Knott's Berry Farms In October, weeks after she hosted SNL.

Amidst it all, the boyfriend remained silent about their romance until earlier this month. The Blast disclosed that he acknowledged his relationship with Kardashian. 

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While speaking to PEOPLE about his recent Super Bowl commercial for Hellman’s Mayo, he touched on his personal life, saying:

“Well, I don’t really have Instagram — I don’t have Instagram or Twitter or any of that stuff. So, most of my daily life is getting into cars and showing up to a set." 

Davidson then made mention of his relationship with the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" alum when he added:

“Or, if I’m off, I just either hang with my friends or chill with my girlfriend inside. So I don’t do much.

Kim Kardashian's Boyfriend Shades Kanye "Ye" West

Kanye West heads to a office in Calabasas for a meeting

Kanye "Ye" West has been vocal about his hatred for Davidson, who remained silent amid the rapper's Instagram bashing until he joined the app this month.

The Blast revealed that Davidson, who already has over 1.9 million followers, updated his bio with a link to a 10-second clip from “The King of Comedy (1982).”

In the video, the character Rupert Pupkin says, “Better to be king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime.” 

People flocked to the video's comments section with their reactions to the feud. A fan penned, “Jokes aside, Pete is handling this with class. Ye keeps punching himself."

An internet user joked, “D—, Pete firing sneaky shots." Another commented, "I’ll always love Kanye, but he definitely is handling this poorly, and Pete is being a real man about it,”

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An observer typed, “Honestly, drama aside (well, drama from one side) this is how you handle situations. Some people will do anything to get what they want or who they think they own."

A critic wrote, “Blame others, smear reputations, spew lies, publicly abuse then try to turn around and act like that abuse is a favor. Stay above it, maintain class and be true to yourself and people will show who they are!”

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