Pete Davidson has been in “trauma therapy” largely due to Kanye West’s attacks on social media, several sources confirmed to Page Six.
Beginning in April, “The King of Staten Island” star, 28, has been seeking help following his feud with the rapper for dating his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.
“The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete], and he’s had to seek out help,” an insider told People, who first reported the story, Monday.
The source stressed that, despite calling it quits last week, Davidson “has no regrets for dating Kim and wants it to be made very clear that she’s been nothing but supportive of him throughout their relationship.”
Reps for Davidson and West did not reply for comment.
On Friday, an insider confirmed to Page Six that Davidson and Kardashian, 41, had called quits after nine months of dating.Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian called it quits last week after nine months of dating.Instagram/ Kim Kardashian
“Kim and Pete have decided to just be friends,” the source shared. “They have a lot of love and respect for each other, but found that the long distance and their demanding schedules made it really difficult to maintain a relationship.”
Another source also told us that their age difference contributed to the decision.Despite their breakup, Davidson has still been the target of Kanye West’s cyberattacks for dating his ex-wife.Newspix via Getty Images
The “Golddigger” rapper, 45, has continuously criticized the “SNL” alum — who he dubbed Skete — ever since he was first linked to Kardashian in October 2021.
Earlier this year, West released a video for “Eazy” that had him literally kidnapping and burying a cartoon version of Davidson. He also rapped about “beating Pete Davidson’s ass.”
West also attacked Davidson in a second video for the same tune, this time while the actor wore a “Skete” hoodie.West has made it publicly known that he didn’t agree with Davidson dating Kardashian.Gilbert Carrasquillo
In March, the two men got into a heated text exchange.
“Yo it’s Skete. Can you please take a second and calm down. It’s 8am and it don’t gotta be like this,” the comedian texted West, according to screenshots shared by “SNL” guest writer Dave Sirus.
“Kim is literally the best mother I’ve ever met. What she does for those kids is amazing and you are so f–king lucky that she’s your kids mom,” he continued. “I’ve decided im not gonna let you treat us this way anymore and I’m done being quiet. Grow the f–k up.”
Davidson went on to ask West if they wanted to meet up and talk.Amid the attacks, Kardashian has continuously defended Davidson.Getty Images
“I’m in LA for the day if you wanna stop being a little internet bitch boy and talk,” he wrote.
“You don’t scare me bro. Your actions are so p—y and embarrassing. It’s so sad to watch you ruin ur legacy on the daily.”Following Davidson and Kardashian’s split, West posted and then took down a death notice for the comedian.kanyewest/Instagram
Despite Davidson’s attempts, the Yeezy designer didn’t stop his attacks.
On Monday, West shared a doctored New York Times front page on Instagram that declared, “SKETE DAVIDSON DEAD AT AGE 28.”
Hours later, he took it down after Kardashian was revealed to be “livid” about the post.Kardashian demanded that West take down the death notice he elaborated for Davidson.kimkardashian/Instagram
“Kim is livid and incredibly upset … Kanye is back to his old ways and Kim will not tolerate his bullying behavior towards the people she loves and cares about,” a source close to the Skims founder told Page Six.
A second source explained that the reality star will “always protect Pete,” no matter their dating status.
Kardashian and West officially divorced in June 2022 after a judge dubbed the makeup mogul legally single. The two were married since 2014 and share four kids together.