Pete Davidson‘s ‘powerful Alpha vibe’ and reputation as a rebound date who happily ‘measures his relationships in months instead of years’ makes him ‘like catnip’ to Hollywood A-listers, a body language expert said today.
Judi James said the comedian’s luck with the ladies also stems from his ability to laugh at himself – rare in an industry brimming with egos and ‘toxic ex’s’.
Davidson, 28, is most recently thought to have caught the eye of newly-single model Emily Ratajkowski, 31. The pair ‘have been talking for a couple months’ after being set up by mutual friends, a source told US Weekly.
Ms James told MailOnline Davidson’s reputation for his ‘big d**k energy’ – first revealed by ex Ariana Grande – is no doubt appealing, but ‘doesn’t quite explain his fatal attraction values for so many global beauties’.
He famously had a short-lived romance with Kim Kardashian, but Davidson has also been ‘like catnip’ to A-listers including Kate Beckinsale, Grande and Phoebe Dynevor.
‘It looked like Kim was his ultimate ”all the cherries aligned” fruit machine-type win but now he’s dating Emily Ratajkowski, proving there is no glass ceiling on romance as far as Pete is concerned,’ Ms James said.
Ms James said Davidson’s edginess, humour, dating history and apparent willingness to relinquish control to his love interest are all appealing to women – particularly those who are fresh out of serious relationships.
Pete Davidson’s ‘powerful Alpha vibe’ and reputation as a rebound date who happily ‘measures his relationships in months instead of years’ makes him ‘like catnip’ to Hollywood A-listers, a body language expert said
Davidson has most recently caught the eye of newly-single model Emily Ratajkowski. The pair ‘have been talking for a couple months now’ after being set up by mutual friends. Ratajkowski was first linked to Davidson after a wild internet rumor claiming the pair were seen ‘all over each other’ went viral
‘In a world of controlling ex’s this could be like therapy for the women,’ she said. ‘Pete is the guy with the goofy grin and the body language and fashion finesse of a party-loving teenager.
‘Not only does Pete look like a man who is continually punching above his weight, he acts like it too with his body language. He tends to look star-struck in a very flattering way.
‘The more beautiful a woman is the more she tends to attract the arrogant Narcissist. Pete looks like the opposite, which could be refreshing.’
Davidson’s line of work is also likely helping him on the dating scene. Comedy, Ms James says, helps to create an ‘alpha vibe’ in a world where celebrities often ‘take themselves a little too seriously’.
‘Jokes can be as powerful as muscles when taking somebody down and Pete’s ability to crack great one-liners might be super-attractive, especially if he’s bringing a toxic ex down to size,’ she said.
Davidson famously responded to Kanye West’s vitriol and threats with humour during his nine-month relationship with Kim.
Pete, who has famously landed beauties including Kate Beckinsale and Ariana Grande – split from Kim Kardashian, 42, in August 2022 after nine months of dating; Pictured 2022
Grande once tweeted about his ’10 inches’ and set the internet ablaze with talk of his ‘big d**k energy’. Pictured together in August 2018
QUALITIES THAT LANDED PETE DAVIDSON SO MANY OF HOLLYWOOD’S LEADING LADIES
Body language expert Judi James analysed the key qualities that make Davidson so appealing to women. She says:
‘Edginess by association is all the rage in Hollywood right now. It adds an extra sense of sexiness and rebellion to a star’s profile, making them the ideal sought-after fashion accessory.’
His sense of humour
‘Pete is a comedian and comedy can create a powerful alpha vibe, especially in the world of celebrity where A-listers can take themselves a little too seriously. Jokes can be as powerful as muscles when taking somebody down and Pete’s ability to crack great one-liners might be super-attractive, especially if he’s bringing a toxic ex down to size.’
His flattery signals
‘Not only does Pete look like a man who is continually punching above his weight, he acts like it too with his body language. He tends to look star-struck in a very flattering way. The more beautiful a woman is the more she tends to attract the arrogant Narcissist. Pete looks like the opposite, which could be refreshing.’
His short term availability
‘He seems to be a bit of a rebound date recently and the way his relationships get measured in months rather than years, but without any painful, ego-crushing endings, could make him the perfect ‘fun and wild’ therapy for any woman coming out of a painful divorce.’
His dating history
‘The minute Pete pulled his first A-list beauty he naturally become an object of desire for similar women. It’s a fame and status by association concept. Who would not be interested in dating the man who dated Kim Kardashian?’
His willingness to relinquish control
‘He seems to let the woman take control of the body language signals. When you see shots of Pete with his dates it’s usually the women instigating all the sexual signals while he just sits looking grateful for all the kisses and hugs. In a world of controlling ex’s this too could be like therapy for the women.’
He was first linked to Kim in October 2021 weeks after the reality television star made her hosting debut on SNL, where the now ex-couple shared an on-screen kiss.
After less than a year together, an insider told DailyMail.com on August 5 the pair decided to just be friends – citing demanding schedules and the long distance as Pete worked on a project in Australia while Kim remained in the U.S.
That relationship has only done Davidson more favours, Ms James said, both with how he’s handled the split and in furthering his reputation as a ‘bit of a rebound date’.
‘The way his relationships get measured in months rather than years, but without any painful, ego-crushing endings, could make him the perfect ”fun and wild” therapy for any woman coming out of a painful divorce,’ she said.
‘Pete’s dates look like they would take you back to your teenage years of dating.’
Additionally, dating a man who has previously been linked to the likes of a Kardashian, pop star or successful actress is also likely to only increase his desirability.
Ms James said: ‘The minute Pete pulled his first A-list beauty he naturally become an object of desire for similar women. It’s a fame and status by association concept. Who would not be interested in dating the man who dated Kim Kardashian?’
Grande once tweeted about his ’10 inches’ and set the internet ablaze with talk of his ‘big d**k energy’. Kim later admitted she pursued Pete after hearing about his ‘big d**k energy’ and was simply ‘DTF’ (down to f**k), hinting that she was having the ‘best’ time of her life in the bedroom with the comedian.
Davidson’s edgy persona and no-holds-barred style of comedy is also ‘on trend’ right now, and A-listers ‘are falling over themselves to date the likes of Machine Gun Kelly and Travis [Barker]’.
Ms James refers to the trend as ‘edginess by association’ – and it’s just another element working in Davidson’s favour as Hollywood’s current ‘it guy’.
‘It adds an extra sense of sexiness and rebellion to a star’s profile, making them the ideal sought-after fashion accessory.’
He’s cracked jokes about everything from Epstein to AIDS, but more often than not the target of his comedy is himself.
Davidson is also open about his mental health struggles. He’s dealt with depression and anxiety for years and, in 2017, revealed he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
And Emily Ratajkowski previously said that vulnerability was one of his most charming qualities. The model praised Davidson as ‘super charming’ after working with him on a shoot in 2021.
She said during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers: ‘He’s a professional. First of all, you should know that about Pete.
‘Pete – he’s got the height. Obviously women find him very attractive.
‘Guys are like, ”Wow. What’s that guy got?” And I’m like, I mean, he seems super charming. He’s vulnerable. He’s lovely. His fingernail polish is awesome. He looks good!’
Davidson went on to date actress Kate Beckinsale, who was twenty years his senior. They were first linked in January 2019 and dated until at least April
Davidson, 28, and Ratajkowski, 31, are said to be ‘in the very early stages’ of dating, and said to ‘really like each other’. The model previously said that vulnerability was one of his most charming qualities. The model praised Davidson as ‘super charming’ after working with him on a shoot in 2021
A source also added the funnyman’s humor is a big plus for the runway star, saying: ‘Pete makes Emily laugh.’
An anonymous tipster claimed to gossip site DeuxMoi they saw Emily and Pete on a date on Brooklyn on Sunday, writing: ‘his hands were allll over her and they’re clearly clearly hooking up.’
As for Ratajkowski, Davidson is said to be enamoured by ‘how intelligent she is’.
Ms James said: ‘He seems to let the woman take control of the body language signals. One of the last images of Pete during his Kardashian days was him scuttling off to the shower when Kim called him in with her.
‘When you see shots of Pete with his dates it’s usually the women instigating all the sexual signals while he just sits looking grateful for all the kisses and hugs. In a world of controlling ex’s this too could be like therapy for the women.’
Ratajkowski announced her split from her husband of four years, Sebastian Bear-McClard, in July.
At the time, it was reported that the model had made the decision to leave her film producer husband, 41, over claims that he was a ‘serial cheater.’
Pete Davidson’s relationship history
Carly Aquilino (2014–2015)
Prior to his rise to fame on Saturday Night Live, Pete dated Carly when they starred together on MTV’s Guy Code and Girl Code. Although the romance didn’t work out, Pete and Carly stayed friends and he later described her as ‘one of the coolest chicks I’ve ever met’ and said they still ‘hang out all the time’ following the split.
Cazzie David (2016–2018)
Pete dated Cazzie, who is the daughter of comedian Larry David, for two years and made several public appearances together. He went on to date Ariana Grande soon after they parted ways.
Following their break up, Cazzie penned a emotional essay About Their Breakup, in which he revealed Pete ended things via text.
Ariana Grande (2018)
In the same month he split from Cazzie, Pete began dating singer Ariana. The relationship progressed quickly and the couple were engaged after only a matter of weeks. They broke up in November, with Pete admitting he ‘knew it was over’ after Ariana was left grieving the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Ariana later mentioned Pete in her hit single ‘Thank U, Next’.
Kate Beckinsale (2019)
Pete then moved on with actress Kate Beckinsale, who was twenty years his senior. They were first linked with that January and dated until at least April. Pete admitted the age difference ‘never bothered’ the couple. A source told In Touch that Pete was ‘an exciting breath of fresh air’ for Kate.
Margaret Qually (2019)
Shortly after parting ways with Kate, Pete was linked to actress Margaret Qually. A source told Us: ‘They’ve been seeing each other for a couple of months and Margaret is really excited about him.’ It didn’t appear to be a serious romance however, with the pair reportedly dating for just two months between August and October 2019.
Kaia Gerber (2019–2020)
Pete quickly moved on from Margaret to date model Kaia Gerber, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford. The pair were seen holding hands a few times but the whirlwind romance came to an end after just three months in January 2020.
Shortly after he sought treatment Sierra Tucson treatment center in Arizona.
When asked about their split during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, he confirmed they dated ‘for a few months’ but said she was ‘very young’ and he was going ‘through a lot.’
Phoebe Dynevor (2021)
Bridgerton star Phoebe and Pete confirmed their romance in April 2021 when they were spotted on a stroll in Stoke.
Rumours were swirling in about their relationship status in weeks before the sighting. A source told People that Pete is ‘telling friends he is serious about Phoebe’.
Speculation of the relationship began in March when Pete was snapped visiting Phoebe’s native Manchester while she visited New York, where he lives, in February.
In August, they broke up after trying to make things work long distance ‘put a strain’ on their relationship.
Kim Kardashian (2021–2022)
The spark of Pete’s relationship with Kim Kardashian began when they kissed on camera during her hosting debut on SNL in October 2021.
The couple had secretive meetings through the rest of the year, including private dinners and a trip to a movie after Pete rented out a theater at his favorite multiplex on Staten Island.
The lovebirds went red carpet official in 2022 and were practically inseparable, with Pete eventually appearing on her new reality series The Kardashians.
But the two were the subject of harassing social media posts from Kim’s ex Kanye West through much of their relationship.
Although the two had appeared as loved-up as ever, they were reported to have split on August 5 after being kept apart by their disparate work schedules.