Kim Kardashian and Saturday Night Live alum Pete Davidson have been exclusively dating since last fall, but the reality star is just now opening up about her relationship—and revealing how long she waited before letting him meet her kids.

During an appearance on TODAY, Kardashian told Hoda and Savannah that she decided to wait a specific time frame before introducing Pete to her four kids, North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3.

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“I definitely wanted to wait six months and that was the marker. It’s different for everyone and different things work for different people,” Kardashian revealed. “But you just have to do what feels right and try to just be as respectful and cautious as possible.”

Kardashian continues to co-parent her children with Kanye West, from whom she filed for divorce in February 2021. The mom of four was declared legally single in March 2022. She began dating Pete shortly after hosting an episode of SNL in October, 2021—and things seem to be going incredibly well.

She told Savannah and Hoda that she waited awhile before opening herself up to the possibility of dating after splitting up with Kanye.

“I waited a while. I waited like a good 10 months before I was ready to open myself up," she said, while noting that she realized she was looking for “new energy and something different."

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Introducing your children to a new partner—especially if it's the first relationship after a divorce—can be stressful and emotional, but there are ways to do it that set everyone up for success, according to Psychology Today.

  • Waiting until children are ready to meet a new partner improves the chances that the new relationship will succeed.
  • When introducing their children to a new partner, parents should typically wait until the relationship is strong and has lasted 9-12 months.
  • The integration should be gradual. Start with a brief meeting in a neutral place. Let your ex-spouse know ahead of time.

As for Pete and Kim, they just returned from a solo tropical vacation (Those pics! That water!), and Kardashian got real about that too—because any mom who's taken a few days away from the kids knows exactly what that feels like.

“I would say the best way to describe it is really relaxing," she said. "Like, to be away from four kids even for just a few days is heaven. I love my kids, but you know, any mom knows what I mean.”