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Pete Davidson is in ‘trauma therapy’ due to Kanye West’s online harassment

Pete Davidson is in ‘trauma therapy’ after being ‘triggered’ by Kanye West’s online harassment over his former relationship with Kim Kardashian

  • The comedian and actor, 28, is said to have decided to ‘seek out help’ after Kanye, 45, made numerous threatening posts about him on social media
  • The former Saturday Night Live star is said to have found the ‘attention and negativity’ a ‘trigger’ and has been receiving trauma therapy since April
  • Kim, 41, found Kanye’s Instagram post on Monday – an image of a fake New York Times newspaper with the headline ‘Skete Davidson dead at age 28’ – ‘appalling’
  • Kim is said to have been ‘vigorously defending Pete’ and ‘won’t stand for this type of behavior’ from her ex-husband, the source told Dailymail.com 
  • Kim and Pete split last week after struggling to make their schedules and the distance work as he is currently filming in Australia
  • The couple had been dating for nine months after their romance began in October 2021 off the back of Kim hosting Saturday Night Live 

Pete Davidson has been seeing a therapist for ‘trauma therapy’ after months of online harassment from Kanye West over his relationship with Kim Kardashian.

The comedian and actor, 28, is said to have decided to ‘seek out help’ after Kanye, 45, made numerous threatening posts about him on social media, including claiming he was ‘dead’ in a celebratory fake newspaper page after they recently split.

The former Saturday Night Live star is said to have found the ‘attention and negativity’ coming from the rapper a ‘trigger’ and has been receiving trauma therapy since April. 

The news comes after Dailymail.com’s exclusive story in which a source said Kim, 41, found Kanye’s Instagram post on Monday – an image of a fake New York Times newspaper with the headline ‘Skete Davidson dead at age 28’ – ‘appalling’.

Kim is said to have been ‘vigorously defending Pete’ and ‘won’t stand for this type of behavior’ from her ex-husband, the source told Dailymail.com of the post, which Kanye later removed.

Trigger: Pete Davidson has been seeing a therapist for ‘trauma therapy’ after months of online harassment from Kanye West over his relationship with Kim Kardashian (pictured in May)

A source told People on Monday: ‘He has been in trauma therapy in large part [due to Kanye]. 

‘The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete], and he’s had to seek out help.’

In spite of the situation, Pete is said to have ‘no regrets’ about his nine month relationship with Kim. 

The insider added: ‘[Pete] has no regrets for dating Kim and wants it to be made very clear that she’s been nothing but supportive of him throughout their relationship…

‘Moving forward he just wants to focus on his career.’

Trauma: The comedian and actor, 28, (pictured in May) is said to have decided to 'seek out help' after Kanye, 45, made numerous threatening posts about him on social media

Trauma: The comedian and actor, 28, (pictured in May) is said to have decided to ‘seek out help’ after Kanye, 45, made numerous threatening posts about him on social media 

'Appalling': Kim, 41, found Kanye's Instagram post on Monday - an image of a fake New York Times newspaper with the headline 'Skete Davidson dead at age 28' - 'appalling'

‘Appalling’: Kim, 41, found Kanye’s Instagram post on Monday – an image of a fake New York Times newspaper with the headline ‘Skete Davidson dead at age 28’ – ‘appalling’ 

The Monday post from Kanye also included a line that read, ‘Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers’.

This referred to an incident in which concertgoers at the Rolling Loud Miami festival in July pelted water bottles at Kid Cudi, 38, whose friendship with Pete is the source of hard feelings between him and Kanye.

Both reps for Kim and Pete contacted Instagram to report the post, a source told People, noting that ‘his team and Kim’s have reached out repeatedly to Instagram asking to make the platform a safer space.’

Pete has ‘been absent from social media’ as result of frequent attacks from Kanye, an insider told the outlet.

In March, Kanye released a claymation video for his track Eazy, in which he depicted himself committing violent acts against a character resembling Pete.

Speaking out: Kanye (pictured in November 2021) made numerous threatening posts about Pete on social media, including claiming he was 'dead' in a celebratory fake newspaper page

Speaking out: Kanye (pictured in November 2021) made numerous threatening posts about Pete on social media, including claiming he was ‘dead’ in a celebratory fake newspaper page

Kanye also took to social media in March and said he was ‘really concerned’ that Davidson would get Kim ‘hooked on drugs,’ adding, ‘He’s in rehab every two months.’

Kim and Pete split last week after struggling to make their schedules and the distance work as he is currently filming in Australia.

The couple had been dating for nine months after their romance began in October 2021 off the back of Kim hosting Saturday Night Live. 

A source said ‘part of the reason they split was because of their busy schedules,’ as ‘they both travel all the time and it was hard.’

The trauma therapy did not lead to the split, a Kardashian source told People, as ‘she’s upset about the breakup’.

It's over: Kim and Pete split last week after struggling to make their schedules and the distance work as he is currently filming in Australia

It’s over: Kim and Pete split last week after struggling to make their schedules and the distance work as he is currently filming in Australia

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