Coming as a surprise to absolutely no one, model Emily Ratajkowski is dating again, and the object of her latest affection appears to be none other than perennial man about town Pete Davidson.
And netizens have a lot to say about it.
Dating gossip was sparked after celeb gossip account Deux Moi shared a since-deleted Instagram Story citing a person who saw the My Body author and Saturday Night Live alum out on a date in Brooklyn, New York. And that Davidson's "hands were allll over her and they're clearly clearly hooking up," according to Elite Daily.
Representatives for Ratajkowski and Davidson did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
However, Us Weekly on Monday (Nov 14) apparently confirmed the romance, with a source telling the site that "Pete and Emily have been talking for a couple months now" and adding that the pair are "in the very early stages, but both really like each other".
Twitter has wildly speculated on far less, breaking down and publicly debating the likelihood of the coupling with its signature snark.
"Pete Davidson really went from Kim Kardashian to Emily Ratajkowski??? Impressed is an understatement..." wrote one user.
"convinced we're in a simulation and pete davidson has admin access," wrote another user.
"pete davidson going from ariana grande to her writing hit songs about him then kim and destroying kanyes legacy to super model emily ratajkowski from the strength of being funny is all the motivation I need," tweeted another.
"Emily Ratajkowski & Pete Davidson is the least shocking thing ever if true," mused another.
"I find it funny when people act shocked that Pete Davidson dates beautiful women," explained another. "Women have been telling men for decades that we want kind men who can make us laugh and Pete, by all accounts, is a sweetheart who treats women amazingly well. Learn from him, maybe?
Davidson, 28, most recently dated reality star Kim Kardashian after her SNL hosting stint last fall and notably amid her split from rapper Kanye West.
The Meet Cute actor and The Kardashians star were reported to have called it quits in August after about nine months of dating. During that time, Davidson got a My Girl Is A Lawyer tattoo and weathered repeated verbal assaults from Ye.
The King Of Staten Island star has previously been engaged to singer Ariana Grande and was also linked to Cazzie David, Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber and Phoebe Dynevor.
(Leave it to Dionne Warwick to throw her hat in the ring: "I will be dating Pete Davidson next," the 81-year-old singing legend tweeted Monday.)
After enduring infidelity and divorce rumours for months, Ratajkowski announced that she filed for divorce from indie film producer Sebastian Bear-McClard in September after four years of marriage. (They share son Sylvester Apollo.)
"I feel all the emotions," she said of the split in the November issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I feel anger, sadness. I feel excitement. I feel joy. I feel levity. Every day is different. The only good thing I know is that I'm feeling all those things, which is nice because it makes me believe that I'll be okay."
The I Feel Pretty star, who has amassed millions of fans on Instagram and TikTok, also shared that she had started going on dates but hadn't yet started using dating apps.
In an appearance on the Today show earlier this month to promote her new podcast, High Low With EmRata, the Blurred Lines music video star also opened up about how her life has changed after her divorce.
"It's so nice honestly. I don't owe anything to anybody, other than my son. That's the only man," she said.
"I'm just kind of doing my own thing... Can we curse on this show? I've been joking that I'm in my b— era."
Although she's played coy in those interviews, she was much more forthcoming about Davidson's allure when asked about him last year.
The model, who worked alongside the comedian for a campaign shoot last year, called him "super charming".
"He's a professional," Ratajkowski said during a November 2021 appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. "First of all, you should know that about Pete."
"Pete, he's got the height," she said, adding, "Obviously women find him very attractive." – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service