Kate Beckinsale does goat yoga for her 45th birthday

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There are some crazy fads out there, but for some reason, I can totally get behind goat yoga. After seeing photos from Kate Beckinsale’s quest for zen among some cute critters, I’m completely on board.

On Thursday, the actress celebrated her 45th birthday with some adorable dwarf goats. Along for the celebration were her 19-year-old daughter Lily and Lily’s dad, Kate’s ex, Michael Sheen. Kate chronicled the event on Instagram. She posted a photo of a downward dog with a goat on her backside, givinga shout out to goat companions Billy and Burlap. “We all prayed that the goat’s blessings would happen on Michael’s mat and they did.” She thanked the goats “for knowing instinctively where to friendly fire.” Side note, if goat yoga leaves me with a physique like Kate’s, I’m signing up immediately.

Lily posted a pic of herself mid-pose with a goat on her back, and Kate also shared one of Michael with a goat on his back.

a goat on a woat

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Kate included a video of one of her furry class companions eating a snack from her mouth. This is just too flipping cute.

Birthday kisses 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋

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Yoga might not be a traditional way to celebrate a birthday, but Kate did manage to blow out the candles on a cake, courtesy of Lily. She presented her mom with a cake featuring her face superimposed over a picture of Cardi B (she dubbed her creation “Katy B”). What a cool family. It’s awesome that Kate and Michael get along so well – just last week, they shared photos playing dress-up in a cat mascot costume. It’s too bad they couldn’t make it work, the two split in 2003, but they sure do look like they’re having fun. Happy Birthday, Kate.

Help me my kid’s amazing @lily_sheen @cakeandart #katyb

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  1. FLORC says:

    I had to click. Not for the animals. I didnt believe that header was Kate beckinsale…

    • whatWHAT? says:

      lol…I was like, “did she get some new plastic surgery along with the goat yoga? because, DAMN, she looks diff.”

    • smcollins says:

      Me too! I’m staring at the photo like “they’ve used somebody else’s pic, that’s not her.” What has she done??

  2. Glee says:

    I do always wonder with Kate and Michael whether there’s still something there…They get along admirably well.

    • Esmom says:

      That was my first thought while looking at these photos. What an adorable family.

      Some friends of mine have done goat yoga, but it was outside! I can’t imagine being confined to a studio with the goats. No thanks. Cat yoga, though, I might consider. Lol.

    • Mara says:

      Same, I know there are probably several good reasons why they shouldn’t and won’t get back together, but I’d love to see them as a couple again.

    • Kitten says:

      They have so much natural chemistry, even if it’s just platonic at this stage. Did you see vid on her IG of the two of them getting into a giant cat costume? It’s hilarious. They are really cute together.

      • Stumpycorgi says:

        I haven’t seen it but I am on my way to Instagram now! Btw, cat men are a rarity and usually a great catch! After finding out Ian Somerhalder was a cat man, in addition to all of the great work he does for animals and the environment, that sealed the deal. On his IG he is raising money for animals by holding a raffle for a meet and greet at CatCon. I recommend checking out his IG or just googling “Ian Somerhalder cat.” 😍

  3. OriginalLala says:

    Goat yoga is cute but unless you’re doing it in a sanctuary-type setting, you know the goats will be sent to auction and slaughter. I volunteer at a farm sanctuary and the rise of goat yoga is really stressful for them because they are forever dealing with calls from people looking to save goat-yoga goats from being killed once they outgrow their cuteness. But of course, people don’t think of these things when they do goat yoga, they assume the cute goats will live long happy lives.

    And before people start in with excuses for animal exploitation, I will excuse myself from this thread.

    • tracking says:

      Oh that’s awful, I had no idea. Thanks for informing us about the harsh reality.

    • Betsy says:

      Presumably they’re not slaughtering them for blood sport but for food.

    • Stumpycorgi says:

      I was worried about that too. Sort of similarly, I grew up with corgis before they were a big thing in the US (a long time ago). Then corgis became really popular here in the last several years and I thought “oh no, more puppy mills.” 😥 Remember guys, if you want a purebred animal (even though shelter animals are just as wonderful), please do your research about the breeder and buy directly from them, preferably after visiting them in person.

  4. CurlyWurly says:

    Cakes with photos on them, I’m not here for that. They always taste bad.

  5. Karen says:

    I don’t know how I feel about goat yoga. If the goats love it, then fine. I’m just not up for treating animals like a cute accessory for humans.

    Also, I don’t know how I feel about Kate Beckinsale. She’s pretty, British, seems very well educated and funny and yet… her Instagram consists of the kind of pouty bikini pictures that I would expect from a 20 year old starlet, not a mature, sophisticated actress. It’s like she’s always posing/overdressing, and her plastic surgery and hair extensions are really obvious when you see candid photos of her. She’s got the kind of background where you would expect her to pursue a career like Kate Winslet or Rachel Weisz, and yet she makes these B-movies and will turn up to the opening of an envelope.

    So yeah, I guess I like her, I just don’t understand her career or style choices, if that makes sense.

    • Kitten says:

      I was just on her IG and yes there are some posed photos, but it is not excessive at all to me. I mean, her face and her body are her career and IG is almost always a self-promotional tool for celebs. She does not strike me as especially vain, compared to many other famous people.

      And yes she has had work done but I think she looks beautiful. JMO. *shrugs*

      • Betsy says:

        Her plastic surgery work has crossed the line though. Once they cease to be recognizable, it’s excessive (I would argue it’s excessive before that point, but…).

      • lucy2 says:

        I know she’s had some work done over the years, but I think it’s well done, and I don’t think she looks unrecognizable – sometimes if her make up is a bit heavy, maybe, but otherwise, I don’t see it.
        I just checked out her instagram, if you told me she was 30, I’d believe it. Plus her cat is awesome.

      • Karen says:

        I know looks and self-promotion is business for all celebs, it’s just Beckinsale’s particular image I don’t quite understand.

        I don’t blink an eye when I see someone like Jessica Biel etc. pose on Instagram in a super low cut tank top. But Beckinsale went to Oxford, is super eloquent, and started out in the sort of “intellectual” British film industry (in lack of a better description). She also used to do indie movies. Back when she first got famous, she was in movies with people like Chloe Sevigny, Emma Thompson, Clare Danes etc. It seemed like she would go in the same direction as them – “classy” drama actresses who have a more “natural” beauty (probably just very subtle plastic surgery/botox) and play complex characters in ambitious movies.

        I can’t really imagine Clare Danes posing in a tiny bikini with a restylane pout on the cover of a fitness magazine. There are different “kinds” of actresses. Cate Blanchett’s image is different from Blake Lively’s. I’m not saying Beckinsale isn’t allowed to make her own choices, she just went a completely different path than I would have expected.

      • ttu says:

        Basically, her thirst and need for being seen as sexy are bigger than her amibtion.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “She’s pretty, British, seems very well educated and funny”

      yes, to all of this…but, she’s also not a very good actress. she’s not TERRIBLE, but she’s not as good as the other actresses you mentioned, IMO. that’s why she does the movies she does.

      • Karen says:

        Yeah, that’s very possible. I haven’t really watched her in anything since the 90s, when she was still doing the British costume drama thing.

  6. Anon33 says:

    Hubs and I watched Brokedown Palace the other day for a giggle, and I was SHOCKED that that was Kate Beckinsale next to Claire Danes! She looks almost as different as a kardashian…

  7. lucy2 says:

    I so badly want a costume of my one cat! He has this humongous tail that wouldn’t fit in the house though.

    I like how they are still such good friends. Lily is a lucky kid that her parents get along so well.

  8. My3cents says:

    I really don’t get this Goat Yoga. I mean the animals couldn’t possibly enjoy it, why do this? Just for a cute insta pic?

    • frizz says:

      It’s cute! I don’t think it’s harmful like donkey basketball. Goats are pretty friendly and like to climb on stuff, it’s not like they’re being asked to do anything counter to their natural behavior. Mostly they’re raised for slaughter so yoga is fine with me!

    • ttu says:

      Animals don’t enjoy… a lot of things humans do to them.

  9. Gigi LaMoore says:

    This is stupid. Sorry.

  10. Tiffany says:

    If you are not following Kate on IG, please do. She is just wonderful.

  11. Naddie says:

    Rich people are crazy.

  12. Mira says:

    But… why? I like goats, but I don’t understand this at all. It actually made me laugh because I’ve never heard about it before (I’m not really into yoga).

  13. Faithmobile says:

    Until you have a baby goat jump in your back, you just won’t understand. I almost died from cute overload. I’m not rich, the winery I used to work for also had a farm.

    • Stumpycorgi says:

      Oh yes, they are adorable!! I grew up visiting a friend’s farm, and those goofy little jumpers are the best! I’ve also gotten to feed them from a bottle, and when that little herd surrounds you it’s pure joy. (To clarify, this was a small family farm that made goat’s milk, and never sold off older animals to be killed. It was a safe place for animals).

  14. Slowsnow says:

    Ok, so we’re all gonna pretend that this is cute and normal.
    There are goats are on people’s backs.
    Probably really bad for posture and if you told me this came from an SNL skit I’d believe it.
    Positive thing: a divorced couple gets along well and as fun together without making us peasants feel bad about our own lives.

  15. mx says:

    I thought goat yoga was a quirky local small town PNW thing!! A farm down the street from me does it and I’ve been dying to take my kids because it looks hilarious.