Pete Davidson to Exit ‘Saturday Night Live’ After 7 Seasons

It has been a long time coming! After much speculation, Pete DavidsonLeave Saturday Night LiveMultiple outlets report that seven seasons have passed.

The Hollywood ReporterAnd VarietyAccording to reports, Davidson, 28, will be leaving the sketch comedy show after Saturday’s season 47 finale.

The King of Staten IslandStar first joined the show in season 40 of 2014. Just 20 years old at the time, he was one of the series’ youngest cast members ever.

He gave a touching performance afterward. SNL’s season 46 finale in May 2021, fans began to wonder whether Davidson was ready to call his sketch comedy career quits.

“It was an emotional week,” the New York native told Gold Derby in June 2021 when asked about his heartfelt words on the episode. “Speaking for myself, I don’t know what the plan is. Everything’s kind of up in the air right now just depending on scheduling.”

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The Adolescence in the Big TimeActor also stated that his contract was ending at that time.

“It is my seventh year and that’s what the contract is usually for,” he added. “[The finale]It was very moving. These guys were my fourth life. … I started there with acne and left with tattoos. It was like a crazy, long time. [I] wasn’t ready for the season to end yet because I was really having so much fun.”

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
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According to Davidson, he was also emotional when he saw a full crowd for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Just hearing that laugh, like the full room laugh … it made me very emotional to be able to perform in front of a full crowd again,” he said. “It was just a crazy night.”

The comedian announced a month before that he was ready to move forward in his career. “Yeah, I’m good,” the DirtActor told The Hollywood ReporterMay 2021. “I’m surprised I made it to seven [seasons]. I’m ready to hang up the jersey.”

Davidson remained for season 46 which aired October 2021. The comedian also worked that month. Kim Kardashian during her SNL hosting debut.

After sharing a kiss on the show, the couple ignited a romance. A source exclusively revealed that they were married in November 2021. Us Weekly that Kardashian, 41, was “falling for” Davidson.

The duo made their debut on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents Dinner, Washington, D.C. in April. They were again invited to the 2022 Met Gala in New York City a few weeks later.

“Everyone in Kim’s family absolutely adores Pete and loves Pete for Kim. He fits in so well with her life and with her family,” a source exclusively told UsAfter they walked both red carpets together in May, the twosome was able to walk again in May. “Kim has also made Pete grow up in a big way and think about his future and business in a huge way.”

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