Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson seemingly confirm romance by holding hands in public

US media outlets are declaring Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are "officially dating" after the pair were seen holding hands in public. 

Paparazzi pictures obtained by the Daily Mail show the couple's public display of affection while out for a stroll near Kris Jenner's home in Palm Springs, where celebrations were taking place for Davidson's 28th birthday. 

Kardashian, 41, can be seen smiling in video footage of the two emerging from a car before she reaches for her new beau's hand and they walk off together. 

The reality TV star and Davidson recently shared a televised kiss for a sketch on Saturday Night Live, and were spotted holding hands on a Halloween ride at Knott’s Scary Farm in California earlier this month. 

The rumour mill went further into overdrive when Kardashian visited the comedian's home turf of Staten Island where the pair dined together. TMZ first broke the news of the date, with Page Six claiming Davidson organised a private rooftop dinner for the occasion.

Kardashian filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West in February this year, but her estranged husband has publicly declared he's "never seen" divorce papers and insisted they should stay together

Davidson has previously dated a slew of high-profile women, including Kaia Gerber, Kate Beckinsale, Cazzie David and most recently, Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor. He was engaged to Ariana Grande in 2018, but the pair called it quits that same year.