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For the most part, celebrities are actually nothing like us. But they meet people at parties and exchange phone numbers like regular and wealthy people do – specifically parties like the Met Gala, which can cost at least $30,000 to enter.
As we now know, the odd couple Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson met at the Met Gala last year. On the last episode of the podcast Not skinny but not fat (???), Kardashian revealed that Davidson approached her at the event to offer some hosting advice Saturday Night Live. She said, “He was like, ‘Take my number if you need anything.’” And I was wearing gloves, and I couldn’t get my phone with the gloves on, and I said, ‘Oh, I have gloves! And I can’t…’ and he was like, ‘Okay , wonderful, “and walk away.”
Kardashian wore a head-to-toe black Balenciaga look to the party that year, which made courtship a bit tricky. But Davidson appears to have been asking for her number before the event, after hearing about her divorce from Kanye West, and she may have been playing it cool that night – a tactic that unfortunately worked, because the rest is history.
Will any celebrities have a similarly cute encounter at the Met Gala this year? (The dress code is certainly more suited to courtship.) Anna Wintour takes her dinner party seating plans seriously, using them as opportunities to arrange business deals — and maybe even future romance. Amy O’Dell has also written reports on Iher biography of Wintour on May 3, once – secret lovers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony – sat at separate tables so that they were unquestionably close to each other.
It’s still hard to tell which celebs will appear this year – and who’s single – but let us ship some A-listers, just for nonsense. There is a good chance that the cast trance It will appear (without Zendaya), and Angus Cloud’s love life is of the utmost interest to the Cut crew. If we were responsible for place settings, we’d put his name tag next to Rihanna. It looks like they’ll be getting along, and we’d like him to still be celibate by the end of the night. She might not be there, so maybe he could start a sweet friendship with Billie Eilish or Zoë Kravitz instead – both of whom are feeling cold. I can also see him attracting someone beyond his years. Maybe “Spacey” Casey Musgraves? It could even melt Wintour’s heart. Who knows!
It looks like Olivia Rodrigo is dating Zac Pea at the moment, but we think she could do better. We don’t say Timothée Chalamet, but we don’t say either not Timothée Chalamet. Maybe Taylor Swift could set it up. who else? Is Jack Harlow Going / Single? Are Secret Service agents of Ella Emhoff sexy? Will Alexa Demi and Sidney Sweeney fight in the bathroom? Can Lil Nas X give Elon Musk tips about Twitter? All we can say with confidence is that Julia Fox and the Kardashian are likely sitting a little too far. Same for Nicki Minaj and Cardi B.
If you were to play a matchmaker, who would you want to fall in love with up the stairs?