Pete Davidson has reportedly been seeing a therapist for “trauma therapy” following months of online harassment from Kanye West over his relationship with Kim Kardashian.
The actor and comedian, 28, is believed to have first sought help in April after being “triggered” by Kardashian’s ex, who made numerous threatening posts about him on social media including sharing an animated video featuring a character that looked like Davidson being buried alive.
“He has been in trauma therapy in large part [due to Kanye],” a source told People.
“The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete], and he’s had to seek out help.”
It was reported last week that Davidson and Kardashian have called time on their nine-month relationship after struggling to maintain a long distance romance with her based in the US while he is currently filming a new movie in Australia.
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.”
Following the news of their split, rapper West - who is now legally known as “Ye” - took to Instagram to share a fake front page of the New York Times which read: “Skete Davidson dead at age 28.”
“Skete” was his derogatory nickname for Davidson by which he has frequently referred to him online.
Smaller text below the headline read: “Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers.”
The move is said to have enraged Kardashian - with whom West shares four children.
According to DailyMail.com, the SKIMS mogul asked him to take down the post, but he refused.
“Kim won’t stand for this. She is demanding that Kanye take the post down, but he won’t,” a source told the outlet.
“She has been vigorously defending Pete. She’ll never get back together with Kanye over the way he’s treated the people she loves and respects.”
They added: “She has tried incredibly hard to have a good co-parenting situation for the children. She won’t stand for this type of behavior from him.”