Sources “close to the couple” tell E! News the two made the decision earlier this week, after nine months of dating. The insider suggested the split was amicable, as the two have every intention to continue a friendship. The source added that Kardashian, 41, and Davidson, 28, still have “a lot of love and respect for each other,” but determined their busy schedules and long distance “made it really difficult to maintain a relationship.”
Kardashian and Davidson sparked dating rumors in late 2021, following the former’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. They would fuel those whispers with a series of public outings, which included moments of PDA. Fast-forward to February of this year, when Davidson finally referred to Kardashian as his “girlfriend.”
The two went Instagram official about a month later, shortly before Davidson showed off a handful of tattoos dedicated to Kardashian, including one that read: “My girl is a lawyer.” The reality TV star spoke about the ink during an appearance on The Ellen Show.
“Yeah, he has a few tattoos, a few cute ones that he got,” she said. “But the ‘Kim’ one isn’t a tattoo, it’s actually a branding because he wanted to do something that was really different. … That’s what tattoo people do, right? They get tattoos of what’s going on in their life.”
News of the break-up comes amid Kardashian’s divorce proceedings with Kanye West. She confirmed the split in early 2021 and has since been declared legally single.
“The divorce is moving ahead with Kanye,” another source told E! News. “They are happily co-parenting.”