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Kim Kardashian didn't try to convince Pete Davidson to go on "The Kardashians," its showrunner said.
Showrunner Danielle King said that decisions about Davidson's involvement came down to the couple.
She said that if the family's partners wanted to join in, the crew was "happy to cover that."
Kim Kardashian "never" tried to convince her boyfriend Pete Davidson to come on her family's new reality series "The Kardashians," the series' showrunner said.
In an interview alongside Kris Jenner for Deadline's "Crew Call" podcast, showrunner Danielle King spoke about Davidson's future on the series, saying that it came down to him and Kardashian.
"Kim never tried to persuade Pete," King said of Davidson and the series. "It's always up to the significant other, or the peripheral person that they're dealing with. If they wanna join in on the fun, more power to them, we're happy to cover that."
Prior to the show's premiere in March, Kardashian told Variety that Davidson would not appear on-screen in its first season. Davidson made an extremely brief appearance in a post-credit scene in the season finale, which was released on June 16. While he was not shown on screen, he was heard jokingly asking if Kardashian's longtime audio producer had seen her vagina more than him.
The couple began dating in late 2021, and began to open up about their relationship more publicly in February after Davidson referred to Kardashian as his girlfriend for the first time. On "The Kardashians," Kardashian explained how their relationship started, saying that she texted him first after getting his number from a "Saturday Night Live" producer.
King previously told Insider in May that she didn't think Davidson's absence in the show's first season was a "big surprise," saying that "anyone who's just starting a new relationship" would want to retain some privacy at the beginning.
And while King told Deadline that Davidson wasn't particularly camera-shy when it came to filming events like the Met Gala, which he and Kardashian attended together, his participation in the series would ultimately come down to the couple.
"Whether or not we have in-depth storylines with him, that's gonna be entirely up to him," King said. "That's entirely a conversation between Kim and Pete."
Listen to King and Jenner's full interview with Deadline below:
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