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Kim Kardashian pays tribute to boyfriend Pete Davidson's Saturday Night Live years as he quits show


Kim Kardashian has paid tribute to boyfriend Pete Davidson’s years on Saturday Night Live after he announced he was leaving the show.

Reality star Kim, 41, who is in Italy this weekend for her sister Kourtney’s wedding to Travis Barker, took to her Instagram Stories to share a plethora of pictures of Pete on the US show after the announcement this week. 

Comedian Pete, 28, remained in New York as Kim jetted to Europe and performed a monologue as himself about his time on the show for the programme’s Weekend Update.

End of an era: Kim Kardashian has paid tribute to boyfriend Pete Davidson's years on Saturday Night Live after he announced he was leaving the show (Pete pictured on show this weekend)

End of an era: Kim Kardashian has paid tribute to boyfriend Pete Davidson’s years on Saturday Night Live after he announced he was leaving the show (Pete pictured on show this weekend)

Referring to co-stars Colin Jost and Michael Che, both 39, and Kim’s ex Kanye West, 44, Pete jokingly opened with: ‘Hello Colin and Che, and millions of people only watching to see if I bring up Kanye.’

While he didn’t mention Kim in his speech, he did reference his ex Ariana Grande, 28, who he got engaged to after two weeks in 2018.

Elsewhere, he joked about his race, saying people were confused about his ethnicity when he first joined the show eight years ago.

Jet set: Reality star Kim, 41, is in Italy this weekend for her sister Kourtney's wedding to Travis Barker

Jet set: Reality star Kim, 41, is in Italy this weekend for her sister Kourtney’s wedding to Travis Barker

Work of art: Kim took to her Instagram Stories to share a plethora of pictures of Pete on the US show after the announcement this week

Work of art: Kim took to her Instagram Stories to share a plethora of pictures of Pete on the US show after the announcement this week

He said: ‘Now everyone knows I’m white because I became hugely successful while barely showing up for work.’

It comes after Pete officially confirmed he was leaving Saturday Night Live after seven seasons on the sketch show.

In a lengthy Instagram post shared by the funnyman’s friend Dave Sirus on Saturday, Pete stated that the 47th season finale show that evening would be his ‘last one’ as he thanked creator Lorne Michaels and the cast: ‘I owe Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL my life.’

Funnyman: Sitting alongside Colin Jost (pictured) in the skit, Pete millions of people had only tuned in to see if he'd bring up Kim's ex-husband Kanye West

Funnyman: Sitting alongside Colin Jost (pictured) in the skit, Pete millions of people had only tuned in to see if he’d bring up Kim’s ex-husband Kanye West

Controversial: Elsewhere, he joked about his race, saying people were confused about his ethnicity when he first joined the show eight years ago (pictured left)

Controversial: Elsewhere, he joked about his race, saying people were confused about his ethnicity when he first joined the show eight years ago (pictured left)

The video shared alongside the caption featured Pete hugging comedian Jerrod Carmichael, 35, after doing his ‘very first update and sketch,’ with Pete adding, ‘It’s crazy to think that today I’ll be doing my last one.’

Pete’s post was shared from his pal’s account after the comedian deleted his own Instagram following online harassment from girlfriend Kim’s ex-husband Kanye.

Davidson started out the emotional message writing: ‘This video was taken 8 years ago. Jerrod sent it to me last night and it made me super emotional in the best way.’ 

Leaving: Pete officially confirmed this week that he will be leaving Saturday Night Live after seven seasons on the sketch show

Leaving: Pete officially confirmed this week that he will be leaving Saturday Night Live after seven seasons on the sketch show

He then admitted that when he first joined SNL at age 20, he ‘had no idea’ what he was doing because he ‘wasn’t really a sketch performer’.

Pete went on to praise his co-stars, noting: ‘I knew I could never keep up or go toe to toe with a Kenan Thompson or a Kate McKinnon so I was super scared at figuring out what I could possibly bring to or do for such a historic, respected show and platform.’

Pete continued to reminisce about his beginning on the show, writing, ‘I figured since I’m a stand up I’ll just try my stand up and personal bits on Weekend Update as myself and I’m so glad I did. I got to share so much with this audience and literally grow up in front of your eyes.’ 

Last show: In an Instagram post shared by the comedian's friend Dave Sirus on Saturday, Davidson stated that tonight's 47th season finale show will be his 'last one' as he thanked creator Lorne Michaels and the cast: 'I owe Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL my life'

Last show: In an Instagram post shared by the comedian’s friend Dave Sirus on Saturday, Davidson stated that tonight’s 47th season finale show will be his ‘last one’ as he thanked creator Lorne Michaels and the cast: ‘I owe Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL my life’

‘We were together through the good and the bad, the happiest and the darkest of times,’ he added.

The comedian then thanked the SNL crew for always standing by him: ‘Im so grateful and I wouldn’t be here without them. I appreciate you guys always having my back and sticking up for me even when that wasn’t the popular opinion.’ 

Show his gratitude, he wrote: ‘Thank you for always believing in me and sticking by my side even when it seemed comical. Thank you for teaching me life values, how to grow up and for giving me memories that will last a lifetime.’ 

Towards the end of the post he expressed mixed emotions about his departure from the historical show.

‘SNL is my home. I’m so happy and sad about tonight’s show. For so many reasons I can’t explain,’ he said.

However he ended the post on a positive note, joking: ‘Can’t wait to be back next year in a Mulaney musical number’ before signing off as ‘Resident young person Pete Davidson.’

News of Davidson’s potential exit were reported by several outlets earlier in the week, along with the departures of his longtime co-stars Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant.

The good and the bad: 'We were together through the good and the bad, the happiest and the darkest of times,' he wrote

The good and the bad: ‘We were together through the good and the bad, the happiest and the darkest of times,’ he wrote

Davidson was a relative unknown when he joined the NBC comedy show’s 40th season but has seen his profile rise thanks, in part, to his colourful dating life. 

He has been notably absent from the award-winning comedy sketch showing his past season, having missed several episodes while he was filming a new horror flick.

He made headlines over the past year as he dined, vacationed and got cozy with Kardashian and was seemingly in a social media feud with her ex-husband, Kayne West.

It comes after Pete’s girlfriend Kim jetted to Italy this week for her sister Kourtney’s wedding to Travis Barker.

Good times: It comes after Pete's girlfriend Kim jetted to Italy this week for her sister Kourtney's wedding to Travis Barker

Good times: It comes after Pete’s girlfriend Kim jetted to Italy this week for her sister Kourtney’s wedding to Travis Barker

They legally tied the knot at a Santa Barbara, California courthouse last Sunday, but are set to marry in a grand ceremony in the stunning fishing village of Portofino on the Italian Riviera coastline.  

According to TMZ, Kourtney and Travis have rented the historic house museum Castello Brown located on a hill above Portofino harbour for their nuptials. 

Her mother Kris Jenner, 66, recently revealed that she had been ‘sworn to secrecy’ about the upcoming nuptials, as she was seen out shopping in the harbour town earlier in the day. 

A source revealed to People: ‘They had to legally get married first ahead of their big Italian wedding, which is happening very soon.  

Lets make this last forever! Preparations are well underway for Kourtney and Travis' intimate wedding this weekend in Portofino, Italy

Lets make this last forever! Preparations are well underway for Kourtney and Travis’ intimate wedding this weekend in Portofino, Italy

‘All the details are set, and the whole family, including all the kids, are very excited.’

With Kris telling the publication: ‘I have been sworn to secrecy. If I say one thing about a wedding, I am going to be in so much trouble!’

The couple and their children are believed to have been in the area for the past few days.

Workers were seen toiling away in a bid to get everything ready for the nuptials, with a helicopter seen lowering down a large wooden structure.  

While another wooden structure was seen being delivered by a truck to the first level of the villa near the pool.

The couple seemingly intend to say their vows outdoors, with a paved area overlooking the sea seen being prepped by staff, with an array of plants, furniture and ornate structures seen scattered around the area.  

And the pair intend for their guests to be seated in style, as a truck load of ornate, colourfully patterned chairs were seen arriving. 

The venue: The newlyweds legally tied the knot at a Santa Barbara courthouse on Sunday, but are reportedly set to marry in a lavish ceremony in the stunning fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline

The venue: The newlyweds legally tied the knot at a Santa Barbara courthouse on Sunday, but are reportedly set to marry in a lavish ceremony in the stunning fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline

Elsewhere, rails of clothes were pictured being pushed along, amid the construction work taking place in and around the venue.

Highlighting the VIP nature of the wedding, a gold sign reading ‘Riservati Evento’ was seen hanging up, which means Reserved Event in English. 

Amid the hustle and bustle of preparations, Kourtney’s children were seen excitedly watching by the sidelines.  

Preparations: With the clock ticking, designer suits, bright floral arrangements and chic outdoor furniture were seeing being delivered to the couple's venue ahead of the big day

Flower power: Staff were seen carrying pots of pretty flowers

Preparations: With the clock ticking, designer suits, bright floral arrangements and chic outdoor furniture were seeing being delivered to the couple’s venue ahead of the big day

Wedding ready! According to TMZ, Kourtney and Travis have rented the historic house museum Castello Brown located on a hill above Portofino harbour

Wedding ready! According to TMZ, Kourtney and Travis have rented the historic house museum Castello Brown located on a hill above Portofino harbour

The lavish European wedding will be the third time the loved-up couple have tied the knot, following their unofficial nuptials after the Grammys in Las Vegas and their legal ceremony in Santa Barbra. 

Kourtney and Travis shared their first photos as newlyweds with their Instagram followers earlier this week.

Less than 24 hours after legally tying the knot in Santa Barbara, the reality star posted a slideshow of black and white photos from their big day. 

‘Till death do us part,’ the mother-of-three captioned the snaps, featuring her straddling her spouse on top of a black convertible with ‘just married’ on the bumper before getting into the car and sharing a passionate kiss. 

Nice day for it: Kourtney's children were seen nearby

Nice day for it: Kourtney’s children were seen nearby 

Cornered off: Areas of the street and parking spaces were cornered off for the wedding party and their entourage

Cornered off: Areas of the street and parking spaces were cornered off for the wedding party and their entourage

The Blink-182 drummer posted an identical caption and same images of their big day as they announced the news to their fans and loved ones.

The lovebirds, who became engaged in October 2021, exchanged vows with a small number of loved ones and their security, including her maternal grandmother Mary Jo ‘MJ’ Campbell and Travis’ dad Randy, at the weekend. 

After getting hitched, the reality star and drummer were seen driving off in a vintage car. 

For her big day, Kourtney was seen wearing a short white dress with a plunging neckline and red heart adorned on the bodice and a traditional veil over her dark tresses, which were pulled back for the occasion.

She styled her $1,825 Dolce & Gabbana lace bustier frock with a pair of sheer gloves and matching veil. 

Known for their love of matching, the star and her husband wore coordinated shoes for their big day. While she opted for a pair of burgundy velvet pumps, Travis matched her in trendy men’s Rockabilly shoes in the same color. 

Just married! Kourtney and Travis shared their first photos as newlyweds with their Instagram followers earlier this week

Just married! Kourtney and Travis shared their first photos as newlyweds with their Instagram followers earlier this week

Riding off into the sunset: After getting hitched, the reality star and drummer were seen driving off in a vintage car

Riding off into the sunset: After getting hitched, the reality star and drummer were seen driving off in a vintage car

Kourtney later shared a snap of their cookie cake iced with ‘Mr. and Mrs. Barker’ from Command Entertainment Group PR owner Simon Huck and his husband Phil Riportella.

At the time of her prior Vegas wedding, Kourtney took to Instagram to share a gallery of snaps from the nuptials as she said that some drinking lead to the impromptu wedding in Sin City. 

She captioned the gallery of retro snaps to her 168million followers: ‘Once upon a time in a land far, far away (Las Vegas) at 2am, after an epic night and a little tequila, a queen and her handsome king ventured out to the only open chapel with an Elvis and got married (with no license).’

She also confirmed that it was not an actual legal ceremony as they did not have a marriage license but it will help them for their actual wedding as she wrote ‘Practice makes perfect.’

Under her leather jacket Kourtney wore a yellow 2012 vintage Versace bustier with a huge crystal gothic cross down the middle as she and her man packed on the PDA by sharing several kisses.

They both also sported a pair of black designer sunglasses, with Travis opting for Enfants Riches Déprimés shades. The musician opted to show off his body art by going shirtless under the outerwear.

Kourtney’s social media post was met with much joy from her celebrity family and friends in addition to her loyal followers as many commented on the post sending their love.

Aw! Kourtney and Travis spontaneously married in Vegas after the Grammys this year in an unofficial ceremony

Aw! Kourtney and Travis spontaneously married in Vegas after the Grammys this year in an unofficial ceremony

Travis commented on the post with two people wearing formalwear emojis with a female gender symbol in between as younger sister Kim replied with four house emojis.

The chapel’s wedding packages range in price from $99-$699, with the couple purchasing the One Love Affair package for $199, paying extra for the Elvis impersonator, according to In Touch.

The priciest package includes a limo, photo shoot, a wedding concierge, choice of love song, a fresh rose bouquet and garter belt for the bride, wedding video and a rose petal entrance, but the Kravis’ budget ceremony was a simpler affair which lasted 30-40 minutes.

It was a private early morning wedding, according to TMZ, who reported that the pair did not allow the venue to take any photos and opted to bring their own photographer and security.

She said yes: In October, the eldest of the Kardashian sisters shared a gushing post days after her engagement with stunning snaps from the moment he popped the question with the caption: 'I woke up all night thinking it was a dream'

She said yes: In October, the eldest of the Kardashian sisters shared a gushing post days after her engagement with stunning snaps from the moment he popped the question with the caption: ‘I woke up all night thinking it was a dream’

Kourtney and Travis famously were engaged during a romantic beachside proposal in Montecito, California, in October.

Barker’s daughter Alabama, now 16, shared a first look at the massive sparkler — which was oval-shaped and appeared to be at least 15 carats and designed by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz — as they enjoyed an intimate engagement dinner with family and friends after the proposal, with additional footage shared throughout the evening. The ring is estimated to be worth at least $1million.

The proposal took place at 6:30 pm; family members from both sides were in attendance to usher in the happy couple.

The loved-up duo were longtime friends for a decade, before they began dating in the latter part of 2020, and went Instagram official just after Valentine’s Day 2021.

Wild PDAs, IVF struggles, and THREE weddings: A look back at Kravis’ whirlwind romance history

They’re saying ‘I do’ for a third time this weekend in Portofino, Italy in front of a close circle of family and friends. Here, DailyMail.com takes a look back at the three weddings, wild PDAs, IVF struggles and whirlwind romance of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker… 

Travis’ first Kardashian crush on Kim 

Having been a friend of the family for years, Travis Barker first showed his interest in the KarJenner clan when he confessed to first being attracted to Kim Kardashian – not Kourtney – back when she was an assistant to Paris Hilton around 2006.

‘How could you not stare at Kim? Mind you, I enjoyed hanging out with Paris, but I love curvy girls,’ Travis admitted in 2015. ‘Kim was eye candy. I was no way disrespectful to Paris, but I couldn’t keep my eyes off Kim!’

Travis went on to say he spent time with Kim in their Calabasas neighborhood and while he had a ‘crush’ on her, he said ‘nothing ever happened.’ 

Eyes for someone else? Travis is seen looking away in a 2018 flashback photo that Kourtney recently posted

Eyes for someone else? Travis is seen looking away in a 2018 flashback photo that Kourtney recently posted 

Getting to know the family 

Travis then made several appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians while he was still married to ex-wife Shanna Moakler, cementing his status as a true Kardashian family friend. 

His daughter Alabama revealed in October 2017 that she had been bonding with the Kardashians, along with her father, though she did not specifically mention Kourtney.

 ‘Actually, the other night I had dinner with all of them and they were really sweet,’ she said at the time. Travis shares Alabama and a son Landon with his ex Moakler, who he was married to from 2004 to 2008. 

A look of love? Travis is seen in an old episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians

A look of love? Travis is seen in an old episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians 

Dating rumors 

Kourtney and Travis first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted on what appeared to be a date together in 2018 Los Angeles. 

For their evening out, the duo attended an evening service at the famed celebrity Hillsong Church, and then later went out for a vegan dinner at Crossroads where they dined with Kourtney’s pal Larsa Pippen.  

At the time, Kourtney had broken up with French model Younes Bendjima just a few months before. 

Getting close: Kourtney and Travis are spotted out together in 2018 heading for dinner

Getting close: Kourtney and Travis are spotted out together in 2018 heading for dinner

From friends to lovers

Their relationship was confirmed in January 2021 after growing closer during the pandemic, as Kourtney recently revealed she made the first move while the pair were enjoying a friendly movie night together.

‘I was definitely always attracted to Travis. I think it was just the right time in my life,’ she said on the show this year, adding: ‘We were texting and I put it out there, like flirtatious conversation.’

After Travis failed to make a move and went to put on a second movie for them to watch, Kourtney took action: ‘I was like, “I don’t have time for this movie marathon,’” so I made the first move.’

Their relationship is going from strength to strength, with the lovebirds happily putting racy public displays of affection on social media.

Getting closer: The pair are seen together in another episode of KUWTK 

PDA power couple 

‘Kravis’ became Instagram official for Valentines in February 2021 with Kourtney posting a picture of the pair holding hands, but that was just the start of the wild PDAs that followed. By April, Travis posted a blurry snap of them making out, while they later revealed their signature move on Kourtney straddling the Blink 182 drummer in the Utah desert.

Their PDAs reached a fever pitch in August last year, when Scott Disick reached out to her ex Younes Bendjima on Instagram after seeing Kourtney straddle Travis on a gondola. He later apologized. 

They made their red carpet debut at the VMAs in September last year, and their display of tongue-kissing for the cameras set the tone for many more PDA-heavy events including this year’s Met Gala. 

Wow! Kourtney and Travis show off their signature straddle pose in Utah

Wow! Kourtney and Travis show off their signature straddle pose in Utah

The first of many: Kravis made their red carpet debut at the MTV VMAs in September last year

The first of many: Kravis made their red carpet debut at the MTV VMAs in September last year  

IVF struggles

While the couple’s romance has seen many highs, Kourtney has revealed they’ve also faced heartbreak as she’s struggled to have a child with Travis. 

In an episode of the Kardashians, Kourt confessed their doctor had taken them down ‘this road of doing IVF’ saying ‘it hasn’t been the most amazing experience.’ 

The reality star is mother to Mason, 12; Penelope, nine; and Reign, seven — with her former partner Scott Disick, whom she dated from 2005 until 2015. 

A romantic proposal 

Travis popped the question in October to Kourtney, whisking her away to a beach in Montecito, California, as the special moment was captured for the Kardashians Hulu reality show. 

Later, it was revealed there was drama as Kris Jenner made the call not to include Kourtney’s children in the happy moment – which resulted in her daughter Penelope becoming upset. 

‘I woke up all night thinking it was a dream,’ Kourtney gushed on Instagram at the time. 

'I woke up all night thinking it was a dream,' Kourtney penned on Instagram about her proposal from Travis

‘I woke up all night thinking it was a dream,’ Kourtney penned on Instagram about her proposal from Travis 

Three weddings 

Not content with just one ceremony, Kravis kicked things off with a drunken Las Vegas wedding in April this year after partying at the Grammy Awards. But the wedding was void as it was revealed the loved-up couple did not have the correct paperwork. 

In the run up to their big wedding in Italy, Kravis legally tied the knot in Santa Barbara in May with her grandmother Mary Jo “MJ” Campbell present, as well as Travis’ father Randy Barker. The pair drove off in a vintage lowrider convertible with a ‘Just Married’ sign.

However, the couple really pulled out the stops for their big bash in Portofino renting out an entire castle for their family and friends. The pair chose the historic house museum Castello Brown located on a hill above Portofino harbour for their official big celebration. 

First wedding: Kravis tied the knot in Vegas, though it was not legally binding

First wedding: Kravis tied the knot in Vegas, though it was not legally binding 

Second: They officially got hitched in Santa Barbara in May with her grandmother Mary Jo "MJ" Campbell present

Second: They officially got hitched in Santa Barbara in May with her grandmother Mary Jo “MJ” Campbell present

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