A source told Hollywood Life in an article published on Thursday, June 23, "In the end, Pete knows that this level of exposure for his career cannot be bad." The insider added, "He controls the narrative in this instance, and he is only showing a loving side of himself that is authentic."
"He felt like, after all the mention of him in Season 1, he can't just ghost out and always be this entity," the so-called insider continued. "He is having fun doing this with her and they all know it is only going to make fans that much more interested in watching. It is a win-win situation."
The informant also added that "Kim was absolutely on board with Pete agreeing" to be on the show, before stressing that Pete chose to be on the show and did not feel pressured to sign up.
A second insider close to the couple echoed the same sentiment. "Kim would never force Pete to do anything he doesn't want to do. She took the same stance with [Kanye West] because she knew he didn't want any part of being on the show," explained the source.
"Being on the show was something Kim discussed with Pete but she never tried to persuade him or put any pressure on him at all. She really left that decision completely up to Pete," added the insider. The source also said the former "Saturday Night Live" star's agreement to appear on "The Kardashians" was not a "decision he took lightly," as he understands "putting your relationship out there in such a public way leaves it open for even more scrutiny."
Pete recently made his debut on "The Kardashians" in the show's season 1 finale. The 28-year-old comedian made an NSFW joke about Kim in a post-credits scene. The scene saw Kim talking to Pete off-camera as she introduced her longtime audio editor to her boyfriend.
"Pete, come here, you have to meet Paxy. Paxy has worked with me as audio [for] 14 years from 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'. She knows everything about me. She's probably seen my vagina," Kim told her boyfriend. Pete then cheekily responded, "More than me?" prompting an audible laugh from the unseen crew member. "Not more than you, but she's probably seen it," the SKIMS founder retorted as she had a huge grin on her face.