The king of Staten Island — and his courtiers. Pete DavidsonAlthough he is one the most well-known comedians today, only a few people have been able to join his inner circle.
One example is Machine Gun KellyThe, who met the Saturday Night LiveDuring 2017, alum was Wild ‘N Out taping. The two became closer on the set for the Netflix film. The DirtThe movie premiered in 2019.
“We were just stuck down there in New Orleans, and we were both just, like, super stoners,” the “Bad Things” singer told BillboardAugust 2018. “[We]The same music was listened to. … So, that’s my boy.”
After the Set it up actor posted an alarming social media message about his mental health following his split from ex-fiancée Ariana GrandeKelly dropped everything to make it possible for him to check in. “I’m in the plane now on the way to see Pete,” the Texas native tweeted in December 2018. “Gonna make sure he’s good, I promise. can’t have my boy in the darkness like that.”
Davidson is also close with fellow comedian John MulaneyWho previously wrote for SNLThe show has been hosted five times by him. In January 2019, the pair teamed up for a heartfelt “Weekend Update” segment where they discussed their friendship.
“I’ve been spending time with Pete to try to show him that you can have a life in comedy that is not insane,” the Big MouthStar, who had been sober for a decade, stated at the time. “A sober, domestic life.” (Mulaney later relapsed and entered rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in 2020.)
The New York City native replied, “And after observing John’s life, I publicly threatened suicide,” referencing the Instagram post that inspired MGK to check on him. “I’m sorry, I know I shouldn’t make that joke, but it is funny.”
Mulaney explained later that the segment was a joint effort by Mulaney and Mulaney. “I tell him I love him all the time,” the Dickinson alum told EsquireSeptember 2019. “Pete and I came up with that bit together, but in my head, I was like, ‘I hope this a cathartic thing for him.’ However it came to be, I was very glad it was there.”
There’s one thing they won’t do together, though: get tattoos. Davidson is known for having tons of ink, but he doesn’t want his friend to follow in his footsteps. “I don’t think you should get tattoos,” the Guy CodeMulaney was told this by an alum at a joint Vanity FairInterview in June 2020. “I think you’re too sweet and cool, and I think it would devalue the product.”
Keep scrolling to see who’s in Davidson’s inner circle.