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 as he made his final appearance this weekend.
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 program’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)
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
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
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
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 ‘
‘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
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 colorful 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
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 harbor for their nuptials.
Her mother Chris Jenner, 66, recently revealed that she had been ‘sworn to secrecy’ about the upcoming nuptials, as she was seen out shopping in the harbor 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.
Let’s 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 post: ‘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.
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.
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.