Who Is Margaret Qualley, And Why Is She Dating Pete Davidson?

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Pete Davidson has a new lady in his life! He has reportedly been dating 24-year-old Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Margaret Qualley for a few months.

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The Ballad of Pete’s BDE

We first became fascinated with the love life of Pete Davidson (25) after his whirlwind romance with Ariana Grande and the rumors about his *ahem* endowments. Then we couldn’t look away from his WTF rebound with Kate Beckinsale, a respected actress 20 years older than the comedian. Now, Pete is dating an age-appropriate rising star named Margaret Qualley.

Many of us remained baffled by Pete’s history of dating beautiful and talented women. He’s been open about his struggles with depression, borderline personality disorder, and other mental health struggles, as well as his ongoing battle with Crohn’s disease. Despite his issues–and the fact that he and his mother are roommates–Pete remains a major player in the Hollywood dating scene.

Margaret Qualley’s Excellent Year

Margaret Qualley–who is the daughter of actress Andie McDowell–seems poised for a major breakthrough in her career. She first made a name for herself on the show The Leftovers with Justin Theroux. Before making the jump to acting, Margaret trained as a ballerina, and you can see her skills in the iconic perfume ad for KENZO World directed by Spike Jonze.

Margaret had a supporting role as a Charles Manson groupie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and has earned praise for her work in Fosse/Verdon. Right now, she’s in Italy to promote Seberg at the Venice Film Festival alongside Kristen Stewart.

Photographed Together in Venice

Pete and Margaret decided to go public with their romance during the festival. Although they did not walk the red carpet together, they did go to the film’s premiere as a couple. They’ve also been snapped together walking hand-in-hand through Venice now that the festival is over.

Margaret and Pete look like total tourists in the paparazzi photos, with Margaret dressed in a sundress, white flats, and carrying a camera. Pete isn’t exactly known as being a sharp-dressed man, and he proved it by wearing gym shorts, sneakers, and a vintage Notorious B.I.G. t-shirt. Pete is also back to being a bleach blonde, which is… a choice.

Is It Serious?

An anonymous tipster told Us Magazine that the couple has “been seeing each other for a couple of months and Margaret is really excited about him.” Looking at the timeline, it appears that Pete and Kate broke up in May after 4 months together. Therefore, unless the relationships had some overlap, Pete and Margaret have been together 3 months at most.

That’s a little soon to be making their red carpet debut together, right? Especially given Pete’s track record with high-profile romances. It probably won’t hurt Margaret Qualley’s career to have a fling with tabloid bait like Pete Davidson, but for both their sakes, I hope it isn’t too serious.