An insider exclusively told the outlet, “Pete and Emily have been talking for a couple months now, adding that the two are “in the very early stages, but both really like each other.”
The pair experienced heartbreaks over the summer with Davidson ending his romance with Kim Kardashian in August after seeing each other for 10 months. Meanwhile, Ratajkowski split from Sebastian Bear-McClard in July and later filed for divorce in September after four years of marriage. The two share a son, Sylvester.
According to the source, the two were set up by common friends, saying, “Pete makes Emily laugh and he loves how intelligent she is.”
Now that she’s a free woman, Ratajkowski has started dating again. Last month, she told Harper’s Bazaar, “I can tell you that I have never been single before. I feel all the emotions. 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 Gone Girl actress revealed, “It was hard for me to go on a date with someone and think about how much I did or didn’t like them. I would have been thinking about how they were perceiving me, what it meant, what they wanted from me, what it meant about my self-worth.”
She added, “I don’t have that anymore. So now it’s really fun to go to dinner with someone and be like, ‘Cool. I really enjoyed these parts of them. I really didn’t like these other parts.’”
Before she and the former Saturday Night Live host started seeing each other, the actress was rumored of dating Brad Pitt. However, another source exclusively told Us Weekly, “Brad and Emily have been hanging out as friends.” The source also mentioned that the two were “excited to see where things go.”
On the other hand, Davidson has been prioritizing his career and trauma therapy after his break up with Kim Kardashian. He decided to undergo treatment after suffering from violent posts made by the reality star’s ex, Kanye West.
Before Davidson and Ratajkowski started seeing each other, Howard Stern actually suggested they try dating each other. During the September 12 episode of SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show,” the host said, “Everyone’s speculating who’s going to be next. [I] was thinking Pete Davidson could go out with Emily Ratajkowski. That beauty. … That would be a good matchup there.”