Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber appeared extremely stressed as they spoke outside their daughter Kaia’s New York City apartment on Thursday.
The 53-year-old supermodel looked shaken as she listened to her husband describe a conversation he appeared to have had with 18-year-old Kaia’s comedian boyfriend, Pete Davidson, 26.
It seemed Rande had been upstairs in the apartment while Cindy was outside and he had then come down to the foyer to speak with her.
A bystander told Dailymail.com that Rande – who is the co-founder of billion-dollar tequila label Casamigos – was heard saying that the person – presumed to be Pete – had ‘scratched eyes’ and was ‘freaking out.’
Pete reportedly left the apartment in a car down the street after the parents talked. Kaia was later seen returning to the building after dark.
Kaia is one of the fashion world’s most in-demand young models, while Pete is a Saturday Night Live cast member who has both a troubled past and a long list of famous ex-girlfriends. The high-profile pair began dating in October.
Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber appeared extremely stressed as they spoke outside their daughter Kaia’s New York City apartment on Thursday. Rande was relaying an encounter he appears to have had with Kaia’s comedian boyfriend, Pete Davidson
Cindy, who was wearing a $1,400 black Moncler jacket, looked tense after meeting Rande in the foyer of the expensive Manhattan apartment block
Kaia is one of the fashion world’s most in-demand young models, while Pete is a Saturday Night Live cast member who has both a troubled past and a long list of famous ex-girlfriends. The couple began dating in October and are pictured together last month
Rande – who wore an IV cap and a Casamigos hoodie – appeared on edge by what he had witnessed inside the apartment.
The best friend of George Clooney was very animated as he spoke to Cindy, who was clad in a $1,400 black Moncler jacket.
A bystander told DailyMail.com that Rande was heard saying that his talk ‘wasn’t good’.
At one point, he brought his hands up to his face and widened his eyes, as if to imitate what he had seen.
Cindy stared at her spouse with her mouth agape, appearing to recognize the seriousness of the situation.
Rande was reportedly overhead saying: ‘He’s got scratched out eyes. His face was like scared as if someone or a camera was on him. His eyes are very… and he’s like freaking out.’
The tequila tycoon continued: ‘How in the hell can he… be away… he needs help my God that’s crazy… private rehab, ummm, like in an hour.’
Then the topic went to Kaia, with Rande reportedly saying: ‘I mean he loves her.’
A bystander told DailyMail.com that Rande was heard telling Cindy that a talk he had ‘wasn’t good’
Rande appeared on edge by what he had witnessed inside the apartment, which is rented by daughter Kaia
Rande was reportedly overhead saying: ‘He’s got scratched out eyes. His face was like scared as if someone or a camera was on him. His eyes are very… and he’s like freaking out’
Cindy appeared stunned by what her husband was describing as they stood outside their daughter’s downtown Manhattan apartment block
Cindy reportedly waited on the sidewalk for around 15 minutes and kept checking her cell phone as she looked to be under serious strain
Pete was reportedly seen nearby in a silver Lincoln SUB. Here he is pictured on the left on Christmas Eve. Kaia is seen on the right after Cindy and Rande left her apartment. She appears to be wearing his black North Face puffer jacket
WHAT A BYSTANDER HEARD
‘He, the room, it wasn’t good,’ said Rande according to an eyewitness.
‘He’s got scratched out eyes. His face was like scared as if someone or a camera was on him.
‘You know he’s, his eyes are very… and he’s like freaking out.’
Rande continued, ‘How in the hell can he… be away… he needs help my God that’s crazy… private rehab, ummm, like in an hour.’
Then the topic went to Kaia: ‘I mean he loves her.’
And Gerber said that Pete was nearby to a surprised Cindy. ‘You know he’s over there,’ said Rande.
Rande then told Cindy that Pete was nearby, stating: ‘You know he’s over there’.
The supermodel reportedly replied: ‘Is it him over there?’
Soon after, Pete was seen in his silver Lincoln SUV but his face was not photographed.
It’s thought the tense conversation inside the apartment was likely between Pete and Rande.
Later that evening, Kaia was seen walking into the apartment as she covered her face with a water bottle. She was makeup free and had on a dark jacket.
The next day Cindy was seen alone as she picked up deli food in SoHo. She kept her head down and failed to smile.
There would be plenty for the parents to be concerned about.
At 26, Pete is much older than 18-year-old Kaia, who has become an international supermodel thanks to posing for Vogue and walking for Chanel.
He also has a very rocky romance record as he was engaged to Ariana Grande, dated Kate Beckinsale and was linked to Andie MacDowell’s daughter Margaret Qualley, 25, from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The couple talked for several minutes then went in and out of the building many times
The married couple stood on the sidewalk and seemed very anxious and they kept checking their phones
Pete was seen in a silver Lincoln SUV near the apartment but his face was not photographed
Pete has also been honest about how he struggles with his mental health and has in the past left very concerning social media posts about not wanting to be around anymore.
In early December a source told Page Six that Cindy and Rande are not thrilled that Kaia is dating Pete. However, they felt it would end soon.
‘I think they’re just hoping this could all fizzle out,’ a source told the site. ‘[Kaia’s] traveling and working constantly — how serious can [she and Davidson] get?’
And at the time Cindy – who was described as a ‘hands-on parent’ – reportedly felt Kaia was too young to be seriously committed and had a good support network around her.
‘Kaia can be slightly naive. But she’s a smart girl with a good head on her shoulders and a family who watches out for her,’ said the insider.
Cindy walks away, while Rande looks incredibly worried in the background. The pair’s discussion occurred on a busy Manhattan street in front of several onlookers
Cindy and Rande seemed so concerned that they appeared to forget that they were in public
Kaia carried a bottle of water as she returned to her apartment later that evening on her own
Where’s Pete? Kaia was alone as she arrived back at the building, with neither her beau nor her famous parents anywhere to be seen
On Friday morning, Cindy was seen looking downcast as she picked up food from a deli in SoHo
The supermodel failed to crack a smile as she looked down. The icon often flies to NYC to check on Kaia who has been living in the city for almost two years
There has also been talk about Pete possibly going to rehab this month.
Last week he appeared on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update for what was supposed to be a segment on Donald Trump‘s impeachment, but spoke out about his relationship with Kaia.
Weekend Update host Colin Jost asked Pete if he was dating anybody, and while he didn’t mention Kaia by name, he vented about how people hate him for dating famous women, while also hinting at a rehab stint over the holidays.
‘Yeah, it’s not fair, Colin. You get to date a famous woman and everyone’s delighted,’ Pete stated, referring to Colin Jost’s relationship with Scarlett Johansson.
‘But when I do it, the world wants to punch me in the throat’.
‘If I’m your type of guy that your daughter or mother is into, then trust me, I’m the best case scenario. There are a million guys who look like me and I’m the only one who has a job,’ Pete continued to joke.
Then, when asked what he was doing for the holidays, Pete hinted at a rehab stint, without saying it outright.
‘Oh I’m going on a little ‘vacation,’ where insurance pays for some of it, and they take your phone and shoelaces and you have roommates but it still costs 100 grand?’ he repiled.
Tyga: He joked, ‘It’s like me, or Tyga,’ referring to the rapper and ex-boyfriend of Kylie Jenner, before adding that he, ‘can’t believe you let me do this during the Eddie Murphy episode’
Rehab: When asked what he’s doing for the holidays, Davidson hinted at a rehab stint, without saying it outright