Pete Davidson, the 29-year-old comedian, has been declared the most desirable Hollywood seducer by the media. Despite his numerous relationships with famous celebrities, he is better known for his love life than his career.
In a recent interview with Jon Bernthal on the "Real Ones" podcast, Davidson spoke candidly about the public's interest in his private life and the impact it has had on him.
The Public's Obsession with Pete Davidson's Relationships
"I'm in my twenties and I've dated people.
And for some reason, that's very crazy and interesting to people. I don't think it's interesting," Davidson said, reflecting on the public's insatiable curiosity about celebrities' personal lives. "In 12 years, I've dated ten people.
I don't think that's that crazy, but to some people, that's very interesting. That became all anyone would talk about." Davidson's frustration with the public's interest in his relationships, especially his current one with Chase Sui Wonders, is further compounded by the fact that he is no longer active on any social media platforms.
He recently returned to Instagram, but hasn't posted anything and doesn't follow anyone. "I'm not, like, flexing, you know what I mean? And these people that I've dated, I met them at work. I wasn't in anyone's DMs, no one was in mine.
I worked at one of the five Hollywood epicenters of where you meet people and that's how it happened," he said, trying to explain the origin of his relationships.
The Impact of the Public's Interest on Davidson's Career
"Suddenly, you're in this zeitgeist, and that has nothing to do with the work.
And that's a really shitty feeling," Davidson said, expressing his frustration with the public's obsession with his love life. "I became more known before the work was there, but I was always working." Davidson's struggle with people talking more about his girlfriends than his work in good films.
He was also trolled for his love life on "Saturday Night Live" before he left the sketch comedy series in 2022. "You feel small, you feel super insecure. And I'm already a very insecure person, and now I'm insecure in the place I'm supposed to feel the most safe," he said, reflecting on the impact of the public's obsession on his self-esteem.
"Luckily, we squashed it, talked about it, and fixed that part of it. But it took me a while before I felt comfortable to even say that. It was fucking weird." In recent years, Davidson has been linked to several famous celebrities, including Carly Aquilino, Cazzie David, Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber, Phoebe Dynevor, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, and Emily Ratajkowski. He has been in a relationship with Chase Sui Wonders for some time now.