A long time coming! After much speculation, Pete Davidson leaving Saturday night live After eight seasons, according to many outlets.

The Hollywood Reporter and Diversity reported on Friday, May 20, that Davidson, 28, is scheduled to leave the sketch comedy show after the season 47 finale on Saturday, May 21.

The King of Staten Island the star originally joined the show for season 40 in 2014. At the age of 20, he was one of the series’ youngest actors ever.

After he put on an unusual display of affection in SNLSeason 46’s finale in May 2021, fans are beginning to wonder if Davidson is ready to call his sketch comedy career a break.

“It’s been an emotional week,” the New York native told the 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 that’s going on in the air right now just depends on the schedule. ”

The Childhood The actor also noted at the time that his contract had expired.

“It’s my seventh year and that’s what contracts are usually for,” he added. “[The finale] was really emotional. I have worked with these people for a quarter of my life. … I started there with acne and tattoos. It’s like a crazy long time, and [I] I’m still not ready for the season to end because I’m really happy. ”

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Will Heath / NBC

According to Davidson, seeing the entire audience for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began made him very emotional as well.

“Just hearing that laughter, like the laughter of the whole audience… I’m thrilled to be able to perform in front of a crowd again,” he said. “It was just a crazy night.”

A month earlier, the comedian revealed that he was ready to continue his career. “Yes, I’m fine,” Dust said actor The Hollywood Reporter in May 2021. “I’m surprised I’ve made it to seven [seasons]. I’m ready to hang up the shirt.”

However, Davidson continued to star in season 47, which premiered in October 2021. That same month, the comedian worked with Kim Kardashian in her time SNL store launch.

The pair rekindled a romance after sharing a kiss on the show and come November 2021, an exclusive source revealed. Our weekly Kardashian, 41, has “fallen in love” with Davidson.

In April, the duo made their red carpet debut at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, DC. A few weeks later, they stepped out again as an act to attend the 2022 Met Gala in New York City.

“Everyone in the Kim family loves Pete so much and loves Pete for Kim. He’s been very relevant to her life and to her family,” an exclusive source revealed We in May after the two walked the red carpet. “Kim has also grown Pete in a big way and thought deeply about his future and his business.”

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