Saturday Night Live kicked off this weekend without an audience and most cast members, including Pete Davidson, who spent his time off at a Staten Island movie theater with rumored love interest Kim Kardashian.

Kardashian, Scott Disick and Davidson were seen together at cinemas in their native borough at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday evening as Spider-Man dominated theaters. They were not clear if they were leaving or arriving. 

Pete was dressed in a jacket of light green color with his hair dyed blonde, and carried a backpack which one Twitter user suggested may have held his snacks. Kim was casually wearing all black.

After leaving the theatre, they were seen riding in a car and laughing. 

Saturday Night Live is usually at 11:30 pm. ET also has a dress rehearsal every other week at 8:15 p.m. 

Many things were different about the COVID-19-impacted show this weekend.

Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson enjoyed his night playing hooky from work

Kim Kardashian smiling leaving her movie theater date with Davidson

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson, SNL’s star, were having a good time as they left a Staten Island theater on Saturday night.

Kardashian leaving the theater in all-black. TMZ reported that she'd arrived in New York Friday and traveled to Staten Island Saturday with Davidson

Kardashian left the theatre in her all-black ensemble. TMZ said that Kardashian had arrived in New York City Friday night and was traveling to Staten Island with Davidson Saturday.

Davidson, a Staten Island native, was hanging around his home borough after most of the SNL cast was sent home

Davidson was a Staten Islander who was left alone after the majority of SNL cast members returned home.

SNL star Pete Davidson was seen at the cinemas in his native Staten Island with Kim Kardashian Saturday evening

Pete Davidson of SNL was seen with Kim Kardashian at the Staten Island cinemas Saturday night

SNL usually has a dress rehearsal at 8 p.m. and runs live at 11:30, but several cast members may not be in attendance due to a rumored COVID outbreak

SNL typically has a dress rehearsal starting at 8 pm and the show goes live at 11:11. However, there are rumors that some of its cast members have been unable to attend because of a COVID outbreak.

Davidson and Kardashian were joined by Kim's former brother-in-law Scott Disick on their movie adventure

Kim Kardashian and Scott Disick, Kim’s ex-brother-in-law were there to join them on this movie adventure

One online snoop noticed that Davidson may have brought his own snacks into the theater in a backpack

An online snoop discovered that Davidson might have taken his snacks with him to the theatre in a backpack.

The Saturday Night Live stage at 30 Rockefeller Center may be a bit more empty than usual due to a rumored COVID outbreak

A COVID outbreak may have caused Saturday Night Live to be less crowded at 30 Rockefeller Center.

Saturday Night Live’s live audience was cancelled for tonight’s Saturday Night Live show. Paul Rudd hosted the show, and Charli XCX, Charli XCX, was forced to cancel her planned performance. The set limit was reduced due to an epidemic of positive COVID-19. 

According to The New York Post, the weekly sketch comedy program was in danger of being cancelled after ‘four’ actors tested positive for coronavirus. Three others have also called to report that they were ‘fearful about visiting NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center.

Instead of running some taped sketches, which included one with Davidson, host Paul Rudd stated that he finished at 5:30 a.m. – the show aired past favorites. They were introduced by Kenan, Tina Fey, and former cast members Tina Fey.  

Michael Che was the only cast member who has not yet appeared live. He co-hosted Weekend Update alongside Tina Fey, substituting for Colin Jost.  

Kim all but confirmed her romance with Davidson on Thursday’s episode of Honestly With Bari Weiss.

The 41-year old reality star laughed when asked which Saturday Night Live cast member she liked the most.

Bari (mother-of-four) mused, “What a setup!” “You’re the one who knows it.” 

Coy: Kim Kardashian dodged a question about rumored boyfriend Pete Davidson on Thursday's episode of the Honestly With Bari Weiss podcast

Kim Kardashian dodges a question on Pete Davidson’s rumored boyfriend, Kim Kardashian. This was Thursday’s episode from Honestly With Bari Weiss.

KKW Beauty, despite avoiding the question, has fallen in love with Kanye West since separating from her husband Kanye West. 

SNL is not the only New York City institution affected by staffers with positive COVID-19. After staff members reported infections, the Radio City Rockettes as well as several Broadway shows were forced to close. 

Company and Moulin Rouge are just a few of the Broadway shows that had to stop their performances. The Musical. Hamilton. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Ain’t Too Proud. Mrs. Doubtfire. Tina. Tina Turner Musical. Freestyle Love Supreme. 

Important members of the Brooklyn Nets’ professional basketball team including Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have been included in the NBA’s safety and health protocols.

New Yorkers have been furious at Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration and for not providing enough COVID-19 testing kit.

Recent days have seen city dwellers wait in cold rain for hours to get COVID testing. 

Oh no: Saturday Night Live canceled their live audience for tonight's show with Paul Rudd hosting, and also limited the cast and crew on set due to an outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases

Oh no! Saturday Night Live has cancelled tonight’s live audience with Paul Rudd as host, and limited crew and cast members due to a positive COVID-19 outbreak

Michaels, according to reports, was ‘trying not to give up’ in order to make the show air. However, one source told the Post that executives of the show were still unsure what to do.

Charli XCX, the musical guest for tonight's show, bowed out of her performance due to limited staffing permitted on set

Charli XCX was tonight’s musical guest. She had to apologise for her performance, due to the fact that there were only a few people on set

To express regret, the musical guest for tonight’s broadcast took to social media. 

‘Due to the limited crew at tonight’s taping of snl my musical performances will no longer be able to go ahead,’  Charli XCX wrote on her Twitter account.

“I’m devastated and heartbroken.”

Then, she urged her followers to look after themselves out there and get vaccinated as soon as possible. 

After her appearance on the show in 2005 with Boom Clap, Break the Rules and other songs, she was scheduled to make a return visit as a musical guest.  

A statement stated that ‘Due the Omicron spike and an excess of caution’, tonight’s taping will not be open to the public and will feature a small cast and crew. 

“The show will continue to adhere to all safety guidelines and rigorous testing protocols.”  

'Due to the recent spike in the Omicron variant and out of an abundance of caution, there will be no live audience for tonight's taping of 'Saturday Night Live' and the show will have limited cast and crew,' a statement read

A statement stated that “Due to an increase in Omicron variants and an excess of caution there will not be a live audience tonight for ‘Saturday Night Live’ taping and the show will only have a limited cast and crew.”

Tough time: This week's episode is set to star Paul Rudd and mark his fifth time hosting the popular comedy program; seen arriving for rehearsals earlier in the week

Tough time: This week’s episode is set to star Paul Rudd and mark his fifth time hosting the popular comedy program; seen arriving for rehearsals earlier in the week

Challenges: It's unclear how producers will work with and around the outbreak

The challenges: How producers will deal with the outbreak is not clear

An insider claimed that Cecily Strength was one of those cast members “who have voiced concern over this outbreak.”

Rudd is the star of this week’s episode. Rudd was named People’s ‘sexiest men alive’ recently and will be hosting his fifth edition of the funny comedy program. 

The Michaels-produced series has been adapting to the coronavirus pandemic for many times. 

The quarantine virus that struck SNL in February caused it to be unable to air its 45th season. However, SNL returned to the air mid-April. Hanks hosted a new version of SNL. 

After implementing COVID-19 protocol, the show returned to 30 Rockefeller Center in its 46th season. However Morgan Wallen was fired from the season’s second episode because she broke rules. 

Just last month, Ed Sheeran (British singer) had to travel home due to the coronavirus.

New York State reported that Saturday’s COVID-19 test result had been confirmed by nearly 22,000 individuals. This is more than the Friday record for single-day highs since the testing began widely. 

Nearly half of all positive tests were found in this city. Omicron could become the most dominant variant of coronavirus in many countries within weeks. 

Difficult: English singer and songwriter Charli XCX was slated to return as musical guest nearly six years after debuting on the show with her songs Boom Clap and Break the Rules; seen arriving for rehearsals earlier in the week

Difficult: Charli XCX (an English singer-songwriter) was set to make a return appearance as a musical guest, almost six years after her debut on the program with Boom Clap and Break The Rules.

SNL’s spike in case numbers mirrors the dramatic increase in infection rates in all five boroughs.

New York set new daily records for Friday and Saturday in New York. Each positive result is sparking panicked text messages from friends and coworkers warning them to test. The approaching Christmas holidays are prompting many more people to take the tests. 

Due to high demand, the city has had to increase its testing capacities. There are now more wait times than ever at certain city testing centers. 

New Yorkers in fury are questioning Mayor Bill de Blasio’s response to this crisis nearly one month after Governor Kathy Hochul declared an emergency because of the Omicron threat.  

‘New York City’s test sites don’t have enough capacity, staffing or supervision,’ tweeted New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay. “Almost two years later, there’s no reason to make sick New Yorkers, or anyone else, wait in the cold rain for their test results.

According to Walgreens, Saturday afternoon appointments were not available for home tests at Duane Reade or Walgreens locations in Manhattan. 

Walgreens spoke out to, stating that there has been an increased demand for testing. 

The demand for free city-run Health + Hospitals testing sites was overwhelming. One of the Brooklyn Fort Hamilton locations reported a wait that exceeded two hours. 

Pete Davidson’s love history

Carly Aquilino (2014-2015)

Before his fame on Saturday Night Live Pete was a sexy couple with Carly. They starred on MTV’s Guy Code, Girl Code. Although their romance did not work, Pete and Carly continued to be friends. Pete later called Carly “one the coolest chicks he’d ever met” and claimed they still “hangout all the time” even after splitting. 


Cazzie David (2016-2018) 


Pete was in a relationship with Cazzie (the daughter of comedian Larry David) for 2 years. They made many public appearances together. Soon after their split, he began dating Ariana Grande.

 Following their break up, Cazzie penned a emotional essay About Their Breakup, in which he revealed Pete ended things via text.  

Ariana Grande (2018)

Pete started dating Ariana, a singer in the exact same month that he had split with Cazzie. After a few weeks, the relationship was rapid and they were soon engaged. Pete admitted that he knew it was over after Ariana had left to grieve the loss of Mac Miller, their ex-boyfriend. Ariana also mentioned Pete in the hit song ‘Thank U Next’.


Kate Beckinsale (2019)


Pete moved on to Kate Beckinsale (who was 20 years older than him) and they have been together ever since. The couple first became close in January, and they dated till at least April. Pete acknowledged that their age differences ‘never bothered them’. In Touch received word from a source saying that Pete was “an exciting breath in fresh air” for Kate.

Margaret Qually (2019). 

Pete was linked to Margaret Qually shortly after he split with Kate. A source told Us: ‘They’ve been seeing each other for a couple of months and Margaret is really excited about him.’ However, it wasn’t clear that the couple were in a relationship. They were reportedly together for only two months from August to October 2019. 


Kaia Gerber (2019-2020)


Pete moved quickly from Margaret and began dating Kaia Gerber who is Cindy Crawford’s daughter. They were seen holding hands several times, but their whirlwind romance ended in January 2020 after only three months. 

Soon after, he sought treatment in Arizona at Sierra Tucson.  

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 met Pete in April 2021 while on a walking tour in Stoke. 

There were many rumors about the couple’s relationship in the weeks prior to the sighting. A source told People that Pete is ‘telling friends he is serious about Phoebe’. 

The rumors of the couple began when Pete snapped Phoebe visiting her native Manchester in March while she was in New York. 

In August, they broke up after trying to make things work long distance ‘put a strain’ on their relationship. 


Kim Kardashian’s Love Life: A Look Back looks back on Kim Kardashian’s celebrity relationships and the relationship she had with Pete Davidson in SNL.

Damon Thomas (2000-2004)

Damon Thomas is ten years older than she and was just 19 when Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star. Their short-lived marriage only three years before she filed for divorce, which she later revealed to be quite turbulent as he allegedly subjected her to physical abuse. 

 The KKW Beauty mogul, who admitted to being high on ecstasy when they eloped during a chat with Scott Disick back on her reality show in 2018, claimed in divorce papers he ‘punched’ her, to which he has denied. 

His accusation of battering and battering her included slamming against a wall, and then throwing her across the room. According to the divorce papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, 2003, she allegedly made him quit her job.

Toxic relationship: At just 19, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star married producer Damon Thomas, who is ten years her senior (pictured)

Toxicity in a relationship: Damon Thomas is Damon Thomas’s younger brother, and she was just 19 years old. (pictured)

Ray J. (2003-2006) 

One year following her divorce, Ray J started a relationship. She had previously worked as a stylist for Ray’s sister. While the pair’s relationship only spanned less than three years, it remains one of her most notable romances as a sex tape of them leaked, which propelled her to stardom.

Despite never initially suing Vivid Entertainment to prevent its release, they came to an agreement and settled for a ‘financial arrangement’ the company’s co-chairman told TMZ, at the time. 

While the former couple have rarely spoken about their relationship, Ray J described Kim as ‘the same kind of player’ as him and they they ‘were both cheaters’ on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017. 

Three years together: She and Ray J dated on and off from 2002 to 2006 (seen together in March 2006)

Ray J and She were together for three years. They dated from 2002 to 2006. (Seen together March 2006).

 Nick Lachey (2006) 

Then, she started seeing Nick Lachey. He stated in 2019 that they never had a serious relationship. While speaking of their ‘one date together’ to watch The Da Vinci Code in 2006, the ex-husband of Jessica Simpson said calling her an ex of his would be ‘a little bit of a liberal use of the term.’

‘She left about halfway through and went to the restroom and then shockingly there were 25 paparazzi when we left the theater,’ he said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “I believe there were some other plays at our rendezvous.”

 Regardless, he said Kim couldn’t have been ‘a nicer girl’ and they had a ‘great time.’  

Casual: Next, she began seeing Nick Lachey, who stated in 2019 they were never serious as they only went on one date; seen in 2009 at Derby Spectacular Celebration in Louisville, Kentucky

Casual: Next, she began seeing Nick Lachey, who stated in 2019 they were never serious as they only went on one date; seen in 2009 at Derby Spectacular Celebration in Louisville, Kentucky

Kim Kardashian & Nick Cannon, 2006 to 2007

Despite describing the mother-of-four as ‘one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet,’ they ended things over a discussion about her sex tape, which he claims Kim denied entirely. 

In an interview with The Howard Stern Show, Mariah Carey’s ex-husband said that this was his issue. We talked about this tape…And she told me there was no tape.’

“The fact that she lied, and that she told me there was no tape? He said that was the deal-breaker. “I believe she could have played a role.” [its release].’

Hurtful: Despite describing the mother-of-four as 'one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet,' they ended things over a discussion about her sex tape, which he claims Kim denied entirely; seen in 2006

Hurtful: Despite describing the mother-of-four as ‘one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet,’ they ended things over a discussion about her sex tape, which he claims Kim denied entirely; seen in 2006

Reggie Bush (2007 to 2010)

Kim and the NFL star were on-and-off from 2007 until 2010, as her fame rose on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The couple ended their relationship after promising romance. They couldn’t spend enough time together.

Toward the end of their relationship, he made the decision as Kim began ‘pushing for marriage’ after seeing younger sister tie the knot with then-husband Lamar Odom, according to

At the time, he reportedly told her that he wants a wife ‘that is a support system to him’ and ‘stay at home mom to his children.’ Knowing her ‘drive and ambition,’ Bush knew she was  ‘just not the right kind of girl for him to marry.’

Kim and Reggie Bush were on-and-off from 2007 until 2010, as her fame rose on KWUTK. Despite a promising romance, they split because they weren't able to spend enough time together; seen in 2010

Kim and Reggie Bush were together from 2007 to 2010, when her popularity rose on KWUTK. The couple split despite a promise of romance; they were seen together in 2010.

Miles Austin (June 2010)

Kim and Miles Austin started a short summer romance. However, the relationship ended pretty quickly due long distance. 

Due to her filming KUWTK and him being with the Dallas Cowboys for most of the time, their relationship was largely apart. People reports that they split up in September.

However, they claimed to have been ‘the real deal’ a week prior to the split, raising eyebrows.  

What could have been: Kim and Miles Austin embarked on a brief summer romance, which fizzled out pretty quickly due to long distance

What could have been: Kim and Miles Austin embarked on a brief summer romance, which fizzled out pretty quickly due to long distance

Kris Humphries (2010)

Kim married Kris Humphries, a basketball player for 72 days. 

During her Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion in June 2021 she confessed to feeling cold the night prior to the wedding but decided it was too late. 

She said that she worried that, if she leaves, that she would forever be called the “runaway bride”, and that it would be an infamous joke.

The TV marriage did not push her down, but she was reluctant to let everyone down.

Humphries was an evangelical Christian who petitioned to annul Kardashian’s divorce papers. He felt defrauded.  

Regrettable romance: Kim infamously wed basketball star Kris Humphries for 72 days in 2011; seen in 2011

Unforgettable love: Kim was reportedly married to Kris Humphries, a basketball player for 72 days. This photo is from 2011.

Kanye West (2012-2021) 

Kim, the mother of North, Saint and Chicago, along with her two children, Psalm, 2, and eight-year-old Psalm, filed for divorce in February after six years marriage. 

They had reportedly been living separately for some time and have plans to share legal and physical custody of their youngsters. also received confirmation from a source that Kim filed for divorce. According to an insider, the split was amicable with no drama. 

Tensions began in July 2020, when he announced his intention to run for the presidency of the United States. Kim refused and bragged about wanting North to have an abortion. Kim called Kris Jenner’s mother Kris Jong Un. 

Tragic: In February, Kim filed for divorce after six years of marriage from the father of her four children North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-year-old Psalm; pictured in 2012

Tragic: In February, Kim filed for divorce after six years of marriage from the father of her four children North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-year-old Psalm; pictured in 2012