Kate Beckinsale is already done with that 21-year-old douche-bro she was dating

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A few months ago, we learned that Kate Beckinsale (who is now 44 years old) had started dating a 21-year-old douche-bro named Matt Rife. I said at the time that this kid looked like gonorrhea personified. Rife is the kind of next-gen comedian who, like, worships Dane Cook. He also seemed to sense that dating Kate Beckinsale would be his big break, because there was a concerted “rollout” for the news, which included a “things to know about Matt Rife” article on E!, an Entertainment Tonight exclusive, and photos of Matt and Kate kissing. The whole thing seemed… gross. Well, it looks like Beckinsale sort of agreed with us and the fling was over really quickly.

It’s over before it really began. Kate Beckinsale’s fledgling romance with Matt Rife, a 21-year-old aspiring actor, has “fizzled out” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. The Underworld: Blood Wars star, 44, who split from husband Len Wiseman in November 2015 after 11 years of marriage, was spotted out on a date with Rife at the Sherman Oaks Galleria on June 27.

The British actress couldn’t keep her hands off Rife, who is only three years older than her daughter, Lily, whose father is Beckinsale’s ex Michael Sheen. Less than a week earlier, the photogenic couple had been seen making out outside Villa Lounge in West Hollywood.

“They went on a couple of fun dates,” a source tells Us. “It fizzled out weeks ago. She’s happily single and has a lot going on.” A second source tells Us that “Kate is very busy with her daughter and her career.”

[From Us Weekly]

Translation: Kate hit it and quit it and hopes that no one will remember that she briefly shame-banged a guy who seemed like an utter douche-bro. I mean, I get it – it’s the fantasy of a younger man, someone new and fresh, someone who will adore your experience, wit and wisdom and everything will be so novel and new to him, of course he’ll be uber-grateful. If the guy looked like a young Tom Hardy or a young Clive Owen, then sure, go for it. But don’t go for some 21-year-old d-bag frat boy who makes “rape jokes” on Twitter. That’s embarrassing.

Oh, douche-bro. We hardly knew you.

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  1. Nicole says:

    Didn’t see this coming /s

  2. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    Good. Now she has more time for Sarah Silverman. They make the best couple.

  3. JEM says:

    That bandana picture made my lady bits curl up and die. Like, actual death.

  4. rachel says:

    I hope the sex was great. But yeah his douche persona didn’t help their “relationship”.

  5. Connell says:

    I like Kate and hope she finds someone really nice. I was disappointed Wiseman didn’t work out. She was probably curious about this guy.

  6. Jayna says:

    So embarrassing, with set-up photo-op and all. He’s an immature 21-year-old that really looked like she was with her son. At 44, I don’t get it, especially with a daughter practically his age. It’s not like he was a guy in his mid or late 20s she had a hot affair with who had lived a little life. She was with an immature kid.

  7. Harrierjet says:

    From her interview (the Graham Norton one is an example) she came across as very confident and quite a strong character – kind of a man eater. I kind of like her for that – what I’m saying is, she looks like she toys with her prey and he looked like prey!

  8. Elaine says:

    Why do you people WANT their face to look puffy? As someone who is always fighting a chubby face, I can’t understand it.

  9. Loo says:

    As long as she didn’t marry him I wasn’t too bothered about the “relationship.” If she wants a younger guy then get a better younger guy. And 21 is too young regardless of gender, she should go for at least a 28 year old.

  10. littlemissnaughty says:

    I highly doubt she was going to invite him to Christmas, this was about sex. Good for her. I mean he is not my type (after looking at his pictures I feel like my vagina needs to be dusted off and … let’s move on) but let the woman enjoy her prime years.

    • moon says:

      Agreed! In all fairness, men in their 20s have more staying power in sex, I’m sure she had her fun. I don’t begrudge her using him and moving on!

      • Alex says:

        Preach !! I am in my early 40′s and after dating many middle aged toddlers, who have lost their stamina…I am finally warming up to the younger ones. I get so many invites from boys in their 20′z but I dont want to look like their mom, although I look great and very youthful. I am not a 20 year old, and dont look like one. So I keep everything on the DL

  11. Cleo says:

    It’s really only because of his personality and demeanor that I find him unattractive. If he was just some normal guy, I’d think he was really cute.