“Pete was more supportive than anyone in the cast when Kim hosted,” a pal close to the actor spilled, adding: “He went out of his way to make sure she was comfortable and even took time to privately coach Kim to make sure all her jokes landed.”
The insider dished the 27-year-old actor routinely scopes out women who appear on SNL.“Pete uses the show as his personal dating service. That’s how he met Ariana Grande and that’s how he became friendly with Kim,” they explained. “It’s the only place in the world where staff is not discouraged to date. Colin Jost met Scarlett Johansson at the show and who can forget Ben Affleck hooking up with the show’s producer Lindsay Shookus”
The King of Staten Island star has been linked to some A-list ladies, most recently dating Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor. “Pete loves dating super famous people,” the source scoffed. “He loves the attention and getting chased around by photographers. Right now, press is camped out outside his home in Staten Island, hoping to catch him with Kim, and he loves it.”
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star appears to be smitten with the funny man, after working together on their Aladdin sketch for SNL — where they shared a smooch — OK! learned the duo became “better friends” and their “connection” grew.