For context, Kim and Pete were first romantically linked back in October shortly after Kim hosted SNL. However, the two have actually said very little publicly themselves — and only went "Instagram official" last week.
When Ellen asked Kim about posting the series of photos, Kim joked, "I guess it's not official until you post."
When asked about the strategy behind the post, Kim replied, "I have the cutest pictures of us, and I want to be like, 'Oh my god, we're so cute!' But then I'm like, 'Don't be so desperate, don't be posting so much, just give a glimpse.'"
"I don't know what the right thing to do is. I haven't dated since before Instagram existed, I don't know what the rules are," she continued.
Then, when Ellen remarked how happy Kim seemed, she responded, "In life, like no matter what it is, I encourage my friends and the people that I love just to be happy. And I went for it!"
"I was like, 'You know what, I'm in my 40s — fuck it, just go for it! Find your happiness.' I went for it and I took my time. I found it and it feels so good. I want to hold on to that forever."
In the same interview, Kim also confirmed that Pete has a whole bunch of Kim-related tattoos...click here to read more.