Met Gala

Twitter Held Their Breath For This Kim K & Pete Davidson Run-In At The Met Gala

“I hope they kiss.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 01: (L-R) Usher, Pete Davidson, and Kim Kardashian attend The 2023 Met Gala...
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Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson attended the 2023 Met Gala on May 1 — separately, that is. It was a big change from last year’s buzzy outing, where Kim and Pete went as a pair and Kim caused a sartorial stir by wearing Marilyn Monroe’s dress. Back then, they were very much a couple and accessorized their outfits with plenty of PDA. Ah, simpler times.

So, what did Kim and Pete’s first post-split Met Gala look like? Kim wore a molded Schiaparelli look adorned in more than 50,000 freshwater pearls, an effect that was reminiscent of her “You’re doing amazing, sweetie!” moment on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. “This year, I just wanted to feel glamorous,” Kim told Vogue on the red carpet, pointing to Chanel pearls as her inspiration for following the “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” theme. Pete opted for a bucket hat and Fendi ensemble, according to E! News.

But for many viewers at home, what Kim and Pete wore was only half the fun. More than anything, they wanted a reunion (or perhaps a run-in) on the red carpet. Fans took to Twitter to express their hopes for an impromptu meeting of the exes — which actually did happen after the carpet at some point during the annual event’s private dinner. But more on that below!

Several viewers praised camera work switching between Kim and Pete, which only added to the tension.

As Twitter user @LexyJPerez points out, “every year there are epic reunions that we never get to see potentially happening inside the #MetGala.”

And indeed, that’s what happened! The exes seemed to have a conversation inside the venue, alongside Usher.

Usher, Pete Davidson, and Kim Kardashian attend The 2023 Met Gala.Kevin Mazur/MG23/Getty Images Entertainment

It was the moment Twitter was waiting for, even if it happened way after the red carpet.

Maybe fans will hear more about their conversation on The Kardashians Season 4? In the meantime, Season 3, premiering on Hulu on May 25, will cover Kim and Pete’s breakup. “I don’t even know where we left off,” Kim says in the trailer — to which a producer says, “You were still in a relationship.” Kim replies, “I was? Damn. Things change really quickly.” The trailer then cuts to Kim crying about “having such a hard day,” though it’s not immediately clear if Pete is the subject of her tears. For what it’s worth, Kim and Pete had “a lot of love and respect for each other” at the time of their split, according to E! News.