Kate Beckinsale, 45, made her public couple-debut with Pete Davidson, 25

Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale show confirmation of dating rumors while out in West Hollywood

The day after the Golden Globes, there were several reports of a weird new couple: Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale. I hoped, at the time, that it was just a one-night-stand or a hit-it-and-quit-it situation. Not so much. Apparently, Kate and Pete have quietly started dating in the past month, and it’s gotten so serious that they are now going out in public with other. Oh, honey. Kate, no.

Their public outing – a very public debut – came on Friday night in LA. Pete was doing stand-up at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood. Kate was in attendance, and then the paparazzi swarmed them as they were leaving. People Magazine has a big write-up about Pete’s current comedy set, which involves a lot of talk about Ariana Grande and BDE, and how the “BDE” vibe has… like, hurt him? You would think that he would realize that his BDE is literally the only reason he pulls in women way above his weight class.

For those keeping track at home, Kate is 45 years old. Pete is 25. I’ll say it again – if Kate isn’t looking for anything serious and she just wants some young stud, then JUST DO THAT. The problem I have with Kate is that all “younger men” are not created equal. And before Pete, she was with that douchebag frat boy. She just has no picker these days.

Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale show off their new romance while exiting Largo at the Coronet

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Here or there says:

    I’m sorry, but eww. He just looks so gross. What on Earth is the appeal???

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      He certainly has been defying the laws of social gravity.

    • Marie says:

      That was also my reaction, “Ewwww.” Second was, “BDE is real folks.”

    • Esmom says:

      Aw, that’s harsh. Maybe because I have sons getting near to his age, I just see a sweet, funny and fragile young man. Though I am pretty grossed out by Kate, because I feel like she’s maybe taking advantage of someone vulnerable and I’m afraid it won’t end well. I feel like she should know better.

      • tempest prognosticator says:

        I agree that she should know better. Have your fun, but don’t mess with an obviously vulnerable man-child half your age.

      • adastraperaspera says:

        Good point! Our daughter and her boyfriend are around Pete’s age. They still have a lot of growing pains and insecurities that show through sometimes, no matter how hard they try to fit into adult roles.

      • Yes Doubtful says:

        Yes, she should know better. I think she’s just using him for headlines because he’s the “it” guy right now.

      • senna says:

        Agreed. I love Pete to death. Yeah, he’s a scrawny kid with a million questionable tattoos, but he’s so self-deprecating and he seems to have a good heart. I would just be worried about dating anyone in such an obviously fragile place, let alone having a relationship with a large age-gap that might exacerbate other incompatibility issues. A few months ago Pete had a suicide intervention, so it’s not a good time to be going official with another new partner. I know life must go on, but I don’t think it’s a good foundation for any relationship to start when someone is coming out of such a rough time in their life.

      • tcbc says:

        He’s 25. How long do white men get to be called “young”?

      • Shannon Malcom says:

        Same with Esmom, and probably the same reason. My oldest is 24, so I feel somewhat maternal with Pete, he reminds me of my son. I don’t get the hate, he hasn’t hit his “man stride” or whatever, he’s just young and finding his way into adulthood. He’s not gross.

      • Esmom says:

        tcbc, I don’t know. I’d call a 25 year old black man young, too. It’s not old. Although I know what you mean about the differing standards among some people.

      • Arpeggi says:

        @tcbc, I work in academia, which means that I’m surrounded by 20-30 something undergrads, grad students and postdocs and while I’m only 33, I call them all “kids” (especially when they do something silly, the look on their face is like when you catch a toddler with their hand in the cookie jar). 25 is really young, ethnicity has nothing to do with it.

      • JustSayin' says:

        We are really fcked when we infantilize 25 year old MEN.
        Young men go to war, fight for us…if we can’t count on them to be men then we are in deep trouble.

      • SarahLee says:

        I agree. It seems almost predatory to me.

      • Flowers says:

        I was assigned a 23 year old assistant at work. He acted like a 14 year old girl all the darn time, not just occasionally. Others all excused him with, “well, he’s a millennial,” or “his frontal cortex is not developed yet.” That all may be true but it is very hard to manage and work with such immaturity. I try to believe that not all young men of this age group are equally immature, but in researching and seeing a therapist to try to learn strategies to help him, I am led to believe it may be more common than we would like to believe. The comment above about servicemen being this age made me shudder.

    • C says:

      My thoughts exactly!!! He is gross…what women like about him?!

      • enya says:

        Well, he’s funny, for one thing. That matters.

        When I saw Pete for the first time in a Cb post, I thought he was unattractive, too. But then I watched an SNL clip of him and saw that he’s not only funny, he’s got a great smile, he can laugh at himself, and he seems kind. Being with someone who makes you laugh can be really nice–a happy-maker, a stress reducer. And if he happens to have not just BDE but also an actual BD….well, that’s icing on the funny cake. And 25-year-old boys have, um, a LITTLE bit more stamina than 45 year olds. Not as much experience, sure; but stamina, energy, and desire. So: I can see the appeal.

        I don’t dislike Kate. She’ll always be Selene to me. 😉

    • Earthbound Misfit says:

      I’m filing him away with David Spade and Steve-O…funny guys who somehow manage to punch above their weight.

      • Meg says:

        Jackass was big when i was jn high school and while most of my friends and i were into johnny knoxville; steve-o had his angles-so to speak. Not sure how else to phrase it. Sometimes you cant account for attraction, but there was something about him. But the more nasty pranks he did the more that image of him went away.

      • Justme87 says:

        See, I’ve had a guilty pleasure crush on stevo-o for over a decade and I think Pete is super cute too. I like scrawny dorky guys, always have. Obviously everybody has their types but I hate to see so much hate on Pete, he’s adorable and has a huge heart. I’m forever rooting for him.

      • ichsi says:

        They have that “dumb guys who know how to f***” vibe. Spade and Davidson are reasonably intelligent, but they still exude that vibe. That said, this easily could just be a move to get attention.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      Looks lik a homeless junkie!

  2. Jane says:

    No…just…no. This just fries my brain looking at it.

  3. Zapp Brannigan says:

    After Grande got blamed for his mental health issues why would any woman get involved with him.

    Get ready to be blamed when it all falls apart Kate.

    • Otaku fairy... says:

      +1. Though that’s more on society (both MRAs and apparently ‘progressives’) being a shithole than it is on Pete himself. Disgusting.
      Maybe it would be best both for Pete and for female public figures in general if he stuck to dating women who aren’t famous. Women who don’t already have an audience of people so desperate to ‘Progressify’ their hate, pettiness, internalized misogyny, etc. that they’re willing to stoop to some lows or make a catastrophe of everything they do. Frankly, anyone who has spread any negativity at all online about mentally or physically ill famous women/underage girls over the years, but suddenly thinks it’s irresponsible to not spare the Pete Davidsons of the world from even the slightest thing should go eat a bag of dicks for their hypocrisy and concern-trolling.

  4. Dorothy#1 says:

    I think she will be good for him. He needs someone “stable”.

    • Giddy says:

      But will he be good for her? How could he be with his talk of suicide and his general depression? Also, I learned something new; had to go to the urban dictionary to find out what BDE is.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Ha! Me, too! Well, I googled, and the example used was…Pete Davidson.

      • Q T Hush says:

        Me three! Pete does look a little off with those red eyes. Maybe he’ just shed tears of joy for being in love with Kate.

    • Otaku fairy... says:

      He needs someone without fame.

    • Anon33 says:

      Classic. “She’ll be good for him” and who the hell cares how he’ll be for her, amirite? It’s the woman’s responsibility to do all the emotional labor in a relationship! s/

    • AnnaKist says:

      Maybe she’ll “save” him, cuz, you know, it might be trooooo luuuurve…

  5. grabbyhands says:

    Girl just doesn’t love herself.

    You want to date a younger guy? Cool. But damn – pick someone who isn’t a meth faced man-baby.

    • maggi says:

      not the point but I admire the wordsmithing I read on this site…’meth faced man-baby’, sad but true. and pithy

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      My sentiments exactly. I’ve never seen a more methy faced celeb than Pete.

    • Elisa says:

      Right? I have no clue who he is but he looks like someone with major substance-abuse issues.
      I have always liked her as an actress and she was so HOT with Michael Sheen, sigh.

    • pinetree13 says:

      But like he’s WAAAY too young for her. Com’on we wouldn’t be cool with a 45 year old dude with a 25 year old and we shouldn’t be cool with this either.

      Half your age plus 7. That’s someone 30 for her. And with his known vulnerabilities it looks extra predatory and gross.

  6. Who ARE These People? says:

    Between the “warning” tattoo on his right hand and the lollipop in his mouth … aren’t there enough danger signs? She went from Michael Sheen to … this?

  7. Miss M says:

    Never go public with your shamef*ck.
    Girl, love yourself!

    • Meg says:

      They both must love attention. I remember old papparazzi footage of her with her ex husband who is a director, she saw the papparazzi and grabbed her husband’s crotch. She loves attention

    • Mle428 says:

      My sister and I used to refer to those as “charity cases,” which must be kept secret at all costs.

  8. Bebe says:

    Know he has mental health issues (bad phrasing, I am aware), but he made so many gross comments about Ariana when they were together that I cannot believe he has fans. Very telling.

    Anyway, Kate really does have an awful picker! And all these people talking about his big d***, like they aren’t that hard to find? So be choosier, yikes. LOL.

  9. S says:

    Ugh, this is … Not a good look. Not necessarily for the age difference, though I do think there’s something gross about a parent hooking up with someone who is (much) closer to their child’s age than their own, and that goes for both men and women. (Beckinsale’s daughter is 20.)

    And also not because I find Davidson aggressively unattractive, while Beckinsale is one of the most gorgeous women on Earth. Nope, this is mostly super gross because Pete Davidson is a very public mess of a person. He was Instagram-ing suicidal thoughts less than a month ago, has a well documented history of addiction and mental illness, and was involved in a very messy, very public, very intense relationship that’s been over for about 5 minutes. It’s unlikely he’s in a place where he should be involved with anyone, and even if HE’S not in the emotional headspace to see that clearly, for god sake’s someone who is a few years younger than his actual mother—and has a grown child of her own—should be. One of the the things age should lend you is the experience not to do stuff like this.

    • Elisa says:

      “…and was involved in a very messy, very public, very intense relationship that’s been over for about 5 minutes…”
      I will never understand how people can move on so fast after a break-up. My theory is their feelings must have been quite superficial and all the intensity was just an act.

    • lucy2 says:

      I cosign this whole post. He needs to focus on his health.

  10. FHMom says:

    I can’t hate on Pete because of his mental health issues. I hope this doesn’t make things worse.

  11. Mara says:

    I know they had probably good reasons for breaking up by I keep wishing she and Michael Sheen would get back together

    • +1 I still love them together

    • amilou says:

      I live for her inclusion of Michael Sheen in her Instagram posts! I love that they still seem like truly great friends as well as involved parents for their daughter. The time she had him put on the cat costume with her!

  12. Lizzie says:

    Where are all the Pete stans who said arianna grande was a devil woman for using him in a song bc he would NEVER do that. Now he’s out here using her in his latest comedy sets. I bet you $100 he gets a Netflix special from it. He should just thank her, sit there and eat his food.

  13. virginfangirl says:

    Guess I’m in the minority. His jokes that I heard about AG always seemed self deprecating. I find his sense of humor funny. And after I really paid attention to him, I actually got the vibe he’s a sweet guy (with a heavy mental healthy problem no doubt).

    • Esmom says:

      I’m with you. But as someone near to Kate’s age with sons a few years younger than Pete, any feelings I have about him come from a maternal, not sexual, place. Because of his current mental fragility, I feel like she should know better than to get involved with him right now.

    • Erinn says:

      I was surprised at how salty the comments on here were. I also have a soft spot for him. I find him relatively attractive when he’s telling jokes. Attraction isn’t solely about looks, and I find it concerning that that’s all that a lot of people are focusing on. Yes he has mental health issues. But holy hell look at any Britney Spears post (someone who literally endangered her children) and look at the defenses for her. I think there’s a lot of projection at times…if a dude reminds someone of an ex they automatically get a harsher judgement that isn’t always fair. I don’t think Pete should automatically be considered unlovable because of his mental health struggles. As long as he’s upfront about it and is working on himself it’s up to the person dating him. At the end of the day BOTH Pete and Ariana used the relationship and the breakup for promotion.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        I’m also surprised at the salty comments about Pete Davidson…a few years back, those very same people were coming for Ariana Grande when she licked a donut. It wasn’t until after the bombing in Manchester that anyone on here had anything nice to say about Ariana. My point? People are complicated. They can be many things and they can evolve. Pete Davidson is not gross, not in his looks or in his personality. He’s a comedian who struggles with alleged substance abuse issues & has borderline personality disorder. If you can’t be anything, be kind.

      • NicoleInSavannah says:

        Thank you, ladies. Eloquent, succinct, and lovely.

      • otaku fairy says:

        Britney Spears is one of the rare examples of a female pop star whom people are expected to show some degree of compassion toward because of health issues. She’s an exception that proves the rule- and that’s only because her mental health issues are likely more debilitating than Pete Davidson’s. Pete, at 25 and with no kids, is at least able to live and work without being under conservatorship while Britney at 37 can’t, and her breakdown was very public. Even with the level of compassion Britney is now shown, she wasn’t really kid-gloved when the breakdown happened , has been used by misogynists as a tool to warn about what happens when young women step out of line, and has had crappy things said about her by some of the same people shaming Ariana over Pete Davidson. Even on this site, people have felt free at times to say some pretty violating stuff about Britney despite her issues. People are just more careful with her because they don’t want to look like dicks. Were it not for the conservatorship, people would treat her just as nastily as they feel free to treat others.

        With the exception of Britney, people don’t care about being nicer about women and teenage girls in the public eye out of concern for health. Women/Girls can deal with substance abuse issues, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, eating disorders, depression, histories of suicidal ideations or even attempts, PTSD, bipolar, autoimmune disorders, being pregnant, or any other health concern, and nobody cares. The attitude is that they put themselves out there, so they and everyone else outside the hateful hivemind had better shut up and toughen up. Yeah, I guess seeing the goalposts shift suddenly when it’s Pete Davidson- and only because they wanted to go after his mentally ill ex girlfriend- is going to induce some resentment.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        “Even with the level of compassion Britney is now shown, she wasn’t really kid-gloved when the breakdown happened”

        Oh definitely not. The exact opposite in fact. I was a teenager when it happened and I vividly remember tons of mocking and awful comments thrown her way. The public opinion only started to turn in Britney’s favor after her 2008 MTV documentary. It was pretty surreal to see her go from being the biggest pop star to having such a public and harsh breakdown.

    • Alissa says:

      I feel the same way! I really don’t think he’s done anything to deserve the vitriol expressed here?

      • HeyThere! says:

        I can’t figure it out either? Pete is just living his life! Cazzie David, the girl he dated right before AG, must hate this. I feel for her. They dated for years and seemed like a really good match. Low profile too. She’s gorgeous also!

      • enya says:

        Yeah (re: the vitriol).

  14. Miss Melissa says:

    Her age keeps trending downward – or staying the same. You pick.

  15. HeyThere! says:

    I am not surprised at all by this! Women love a man who can make them laugh…plus that BDE! I can’t hate on someone who was brave enough to let people know he has mental health issues. Also, It’s not like they are going to get married. They are both together for a reason so enjoy each other until this runs out! I’m in the minority here, I enjoy Pete!

  16. 10KTurtle says:

    But did they get matching tattoos yet?

  17. Lindy says:

    I hate this so much I can’t even think straight. She’s gorgeous, well-educated, successful, and has a long career behind her. What the *$&# is she doing with him? Everything about him screams hot mess. I understand he struggles with mental health issues. All the more reason for her to take a step back and realize that she can’t fix him, or mother him. Ugh.

    Also, I’m 42. My much younger brother-in-law is living with us for a month (he just moved to our city and is working and looking for an apartment). He’s 25. I cannot even begin to imagine being romantically involved with someone that age. The gap in life experience is too enormous.

    • deezee says:

      Who says she is mothering him or fixing him?

      He is probably just a piece of tail she is chasing at the moment. When she is done. she’ll move on. For him, he gets to sleep with Kate Beckinsale.

      Sounds like a win-win for two people looking for nothing more than a casual thing.

      I highly doubt either of them are looking for anything long-lasting.

  18. Tiffany says:

    So Kate is going through a midlife crisis. Daughter left for college and while they have not been a couple for a long time, Sheen’s move back to England full time probably affected her as well as he has probably been the longest relationship she has had.

    So she is dating some younger dudes and has probably bought a new sports car. But the difference is, she has no left a spouse, children or household behind. It is just her right now. She is enjoying it and will possibly move on sooner rather than later.

    • S says:

      She did get divorced, though. It wasn’t because of this relationship, obviously, as it happened a while back. But it was shortly after papers were filed on that relationship that she was first spotted with the 21-year-old Instagram fitness model/aspiring actor/whatever. She really is acting just like a stereotypical middle-aged man.

  19. Grey says:

    I am really surprised at the comments about how no one should touch him because he expressed suicidal thoughts. I know some amazing, wonderful people, men included, who struggle with depression and have thought that way in the past. It would be out of the question for me to write these people off as undeserving of love. It would not be the responsibility of a partner to “fix” those thoughts but to say that a person who is or can be depressed doesn’t deserve love doesn’t sit right with me.

    • S says:

      It’s not about writing him off as a potential partner forever, but just a few weeks after expressing such thoughts is not the ideal time to start a new relationship. Saying he needs time to work on himself before jumping into a new romance is hardly the same as saying he doesn’t deserve love.

      • Grey says:

        I can see that, with the key being new relationship. I just feel defensive on behalf of people, there is so many shades other than black and white. I hope that Pete has some solid friends around too.

    • Bystander says:

      I agree @Grey, the number of people on this thread criticizing his looks and suggesting women should run as fast as they can because he has mental health issues is really disappointing.

    • otaku fairy says:

      I only think famous women should avoid dating him ,because there’s a risk of people who don’t like them anyway (or just can’t handle it when women don’t manage to be all things to all people at all times) blaming them or getting toxic when they don’t see things going Pete’s way. Especially if the famous woman has any mental health issues of her own to deal with.

    • Grey says:

      As someone who suffered from depression in my 20s, I sayed away frm dating because I found it unfair to burden other people. I thught it smart to work on my own issues before I could have a healthy relatinship. People who saddle person after person with their burden are selfish.

  20. Isa says:

    I just want to know what Kate has done to make her skin look like that, bc I’m 15 years younger and her skin looks better than mine. That’s more than Botox and filler….laser?

    • Steff says:

      All of the above. Her face doesn’t move. Albeit, she’s not as plasticky looking as she was a few years ago.

  21. Teaspilled says:

    Well I like him. As for mocking his looks he does have a disease so that’s not very nice. His skin is 100% related to his crohn’s. I just never thought he was bad looking. I hope good things for him and that he doesn’t end up another SNL alum dead in his 20’s. As for Kate whatever. If she wants to bang funny dudes go for it. I’d imagine these young “train wrecks” are more interesting than dating a stuffy actor type.

  22. minx says:

    Honestly, I can see how they would hit it off and be friends. If he makes her laugh— that is a very appealing quality in anyone. If they are sleeping together, well, it’s her business, personally I wouldn’t do it.

  23. Ash says:

    Why is it okay to shame him so much about his “quality”? Would you say that about a woman? Imagine someone writing that about you. “Punching above weight” is such a mean term. I guess I just expect more from this website considering how kind you treat “more worthy” people. I’m not trying to be trollish or a Pete D stan, I’m genuinely curious.

  24. Kit says:

    To be honest I feel like Kate is a bit… desperate these days. I don’t like to use that word about other women, but it’s just the feeling I have about her.

    She used to be such a natural English beauty when she first became famous in the 90s, and now she’s a waxwork with a clip on ponytail. Her Instagram is full of attention seeking selfies and gym photos, and I can’t help but think Pete is just another symptom of a midlife crisis. Hollywood is so tough on aging women, I can’t really blame her. And her career never took off the way it did for other British actresses of her generation, like Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz etc. So this – pouting, dressing up and dating younger guys – is the only thing that’s keeping her in the papers.

    • wildflower says:

      She is beautiful, but “a natural English beauty” not so much. She had a lot of work done to look the way she does, she was not born like that. Which is fine, but just wanted to point that out. I don’t see the attraction to Pete because of the age difference. I think he is attractive and seems like he would be a nice guy, but I agree with some of the commenters above that it just looks like she is taking advantage of him because he seems fragile right now and he seems to fall in love hard and very easily. I also hate when people date people near the age of their kids, it’s just icky.

      • Kit says:

        @wildflower – I know she’s had a lot of work done, I was talking about her natural beauty when she first started doing British costume dramas in the 90s. Back then she was very much a natural beauty. The botox and surgeries happened later.

    • detritus says:

      Her istagram is revealing, and it made me less of a fan.

  25. Boxy Lady says:

    Pete and Kate can probably relate to each other better than most think. Kate’s father died suddenly when she was 5. When she was a teenager, she was anorexic and underwent years of psychotherapy. A 20 year age difference doesn’t automatically mean that there’s a huge gap in life experiences.

    • Katie Keen says:

      This is the only comment I have seen that sheds possible light on their connection. I’m not bothered by his mental health issues as long as he is working on them. It does seem like he is in too fragile of a place to begin a new relationship, though. Tbh, I’m a little worried for the guy, as much as one can be worried for a stranger.

  26. Enormous Coat says:

    It’s icky to me. Like folks have said, her daughter is 20 and Pete is 25, and from a lived experience alone, people who are much older than the person they are dating do seem to fulfill an advisory role that’s on par with a parent or elder. I never got how that could become sexual.

    And that’s the ick for me. But maybe she’s an immature 45 or she doesn’t function like that? (Because I don’t think Pete is a mature 25, you know?) And I think if it’s a sexual fling, then it’s always important to make sure that all involved are on the same page, especially when there’s a power imbalance, and I would consider the age difference to be a power imbalance.

  27. Chaine says:

    My guesses: (1) the one night stand revealed he’s good enough in the sack that it outweighs his other characteristics or (2) she got a rush from all of the attention the one night stand brought to her and would like to prolong it. Either way, I hope she is ready to be a bit in his comedy sets after she gets bored and dumps him.

  28. Patty says:

    Pete does not have BDE at all. In fact his energy is the exact opposite. All I get from him is a clingy, needy, unstable vibe. Dude has no confidence and is too self deprecating, that’s not BDE; that’s desperation. And Kate appears to be going through a midlife crisis of some sort. We all know this is a disaster in the making.

    • Sesame says:

      You put words to my thoughts! I think the same, I am so bemused by these constant BDE memes about PD.

      • S says:

        Agree, I think it’s actually just people speculating on the literal size of his equipment (ick), rather than any sort of “energy” he’s giving off, as the vibe I get from him is wounded, damaged desperation—which does, in fact, appeal to some—but definitely not magnetic, conquering hero.

    • Lindy says:

      100% this!!

  29. Yes Doubtful says:

    I’m 38 and I couldn’t imagine dating or even hooking up with a 20-something. The fact that these middle aged people who do this relate to a 20-something is pathetic.

  30. FluffyPrincess says:

    Maybe they are just having a few laughs, “bangin’ it out”, and having some fun and it’s not as serious as people are making it out to be.

  31. Steff says:

    Am I gonna be the only one to say men date women 20 years their junior, so why can’t Kate? If this were Leonardo Dicaprio and some model she’d be dumped for reaching his age cut off.

    • minx says:

      I don’t see the big deal. They are probably having fun, I really doubt they are getting married or anything.

    • Carey says:

      It’s not the age difference. It’s that he’s coming out of a highly publicized engagement that ended badly and just weeks ago he made a public suicide threat. There are screaming red flags all over the place. Even if it’s just a fling, why fling with someone who is so emotionally fragile? Seems like not the best idea.

      • shirurusu says:

        I agree with you Carey, I would never disagree with a woman dating someone younger just in general, but if that person is not only much younger than you, but also much more fragile mentally and emotionally, I just don’t see how she could think it’s a good idea. Not because of her PR but because of his welfare, he doesn’t seem to be in the best place right now, and I know I would side-eye the f*ck out of any much older man who swooped in on a much younger woman in a similar state – like if it had been Amanda Bynes and a much older guy for example. I don’t like it :/

  32. hkk says:

    I am not mad at either of them. He needs a pick me up. I feel like she is being a good friend with benefits. Let’s not take life so serious. If they are both smiling then let them enjoy. If they get engaged I’ll start to question her sanity 🙂

  33. DesertReal says:

    Maybe she is just keeping it casual?
    She probably only wants simple, young, dumb, hookups.
    She got divorced not too long ago, and is only playing the field with people she would never ever develop an attachment to.
    I know I did that after my first marriage, and it was so much fun. Shoot, I probably would still be happily doing just that if I hadn’t met my husband. I was not looking to get married again, but the second I looked at him I just knew my number was up.
    Kate is probably doing the same damn thing.

    • Jaded says:

      Same with me – I had two long term relationships that ended badly and all I wanted was some great sex with no strings attached. I dated a few guys who were quite a bit younger than me, one was 13 years younger and the other 15. The only caveat here is that Pete has some mental health issues and seems emotionally very fragile. You can get worn out with someone that needy and unstable pretty quickly so I hope Kate is factoring all this in to her mid-life crisis relationship.

    • FredsMother says:

      Yeah. But am picturing the sex and passion and I am discouraged ..for her. It don’t look like much fun with him. He looks needy, like he would cry on her boobs after the Big O. And she? So he tells her a few jokes and then what…please explain, what is she getting? If I hooked up with a younger man I am not in it for his intellect, etc. Strictly physical and fun. But with his list of issues and recent heartbreak, is it fun with him?

      I think Kate is all there for the media attention. Zero else.

  34. JRenee says:

    Oh my…

  35. Mumbles says:

    I remember her being so fresh and intelligent in Much Ado About Nothing and thinking she would be one of the “smart” girls coming up the ranks. Nope, not a critically interesting or acclaimed performance in years, if not decades, no interesting roles or movies. Just another thirsty hack and this is par for the course, hooking up with a guy who’s in the headlines, for sadly the wrong reasons.

    • S says:

      Love & Friendship (now on Amazon Prime) got a good bit of buzz.

    • Sunnee says:

      She was in “Love and Friendship” with Chloe Sevigny. It was a period comedy. I believe Kate was lauded for her acting which went against type.
      I think this is dating, not serious. He’ll probably mature and she’ll get some laughs and kicks. Hopefully he’s working on his mental health.
      Umm, he doesn’t have BDE. He may have a BD, (IRDK); but if there is I get no energy vibes. Lol

      • Dee Kay says:

        Love & Friendship was amazing and Beckinsdale was amazing in it. I expected her to have a better career than she did, I wonder if basically all the roles she would have played went to Winslet.

  36. clairej says:

    Think it more about staying in the gossip mags than anything. Maybe it is because I remember when Kate was more of a Hayley Atwell type beauty, very English Rose pretty, but not anything like she is now I don’t really consider her a great beauty,She is all hair extensions and Botox. But she is harmless and probably having fun with Pete so good on them.

  37. Suz says:

    How do you go from little woman-child who lives in Candyland to middle aged tweed Mom?

  38. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    Eh. Idk. I’m one who’s always liked Pete. When his face enters into a skit, it usually makes me laugh. Guys who make me laugh (and I understand I’m not the only one) do have an advantage. Cold Comfort Farm is one of my favorite movies and so I really like Kate. That’s all I got, two people I don’t know personally, but I like their work and, like with most humankind, I wish them the best… some fun and come out unscathed.

    • BeanieBean says:

      CCF is the only film of hers that I’ve seen. I loved it so much!

      • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

        So much hilarity in that movie. I joke that I’m like Adam with a new dish mop, bought by Flora, and my new things. My kids tease me about not taking the plastic film that’s supposed to come off when I buy something.

  39. Milkweed says:

    I think they’re both hilarious. I bet their banter is so funny. (For now!)

  40. zia says:

    Could be a publicity stunt for both of them… with a lil extra benefit? Perhaps they’re both hyping their careers with a lil extra paparazzi love? That’s how they do it in tinseltown. 😉

  41. launicaangelina says:

    To each their own. Have fun, be kind, and take it day by day. Life’s full of surprises. My mom is almost 16 years older than my dad. They’ve been together almost 40 years. They were both figuring a lot of things out those first years, but figured things out and grew together.

    • isabelle says:

      How old was she when they married? I had a younger guy who wanted a serious relationship with me, a 16 year age difference and I just couldn’t do it.

      • launicaangelina says:

        Mom was 38 and dad was 22 when they got married. Dad just turned 61 and mom will be 77 later this year. It sounds weird, even as I type it, it looks really weird, but it worked for them.

  42. A says:

    Girl, no. I am the same age as Pete Davidson. I likve Ariana and all, but I always thought she was stupid as hell for getting with someone like Pete, who was clearly not in a good place with his life. But she was young, so it was really whatever.

    Kate Beckinsale though?! He’s near the same age as her daughter. What the actual f*ck. There is no way she is having such a huge midlife crisis.

  43. Nicegirl says:

    In bizzaro world/alternate dimension, there’s a website with these same pics and an article advising men how to score with the ladies ala PD. Like ways to fool chicas as fine as Ariana and Kate into your bed even if you don’t have miles of BDE.

  44. Mara says:

    Pete strikes me as very sweet, and he is funny as hell. I don’t understand the hate re: his looks. He is dealing with a chronic illness, and it shows on his face. When he is smiling and being funny, he is an attractive guy.

    • Amelie says:

      I know right. I think Pete seems like a cute, sweet guy. He also has a great smile and he doesn’t take himself too seriously. I love his self-deprecating humor – he doesn’t think highly of himself. He just needs a little more confidence but I wish him well because he genuinely seems like a kind person.

  45. PhillyGal says:

    Wow – my view of Kate just took a nosedive. Girl, what are you doing? Pete does not seem to be in a good place these days.

  46. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I mean lbh no one would have said Michael Sheen was hot when she was with him; he has aged into his looks. I always thought the director guy seemed kinda dumb for her – this doesn’t strike me as super weird re: the age difference, who cares, but the fact that he has had a very public mental health breakdown recently, that seems like something that should give her (and him) pause. I don’t get all of the antagonism towards him, he is young and messy and troubled but he doesn’t seem mean or like a douche generally, yes this is probably a trainwreck but it’s sort of weird and refreshing too, I’m bored of most Hollywood hookups lately as half of them are fake. Like no one ever would have put these two together, let’s sit back and enjoy this crazy ride.

  47. Beach Dreams says:

    Sorry to all the folks not understanding why people dislike Pete but some of us have pretty damn good reason. He’s said some gross racist shit in his stand-ups and he also made a crack about Ariana “yelling at me like a black girl” while they were together. Yes he has mental health issues, but he’s shown that he’s also the typically racist young white guy who thinks his nasty comments are funny. I’ll never support him or feel sympathy for him.

  48. Egla says:

    It looks like a hookup that will end soon so it will not matter in a short while. AG had a way to express or talk about her relationship and maybe influence public perception and maybe hurt him while KB has not. She doesn’t write songs or anything. So she won’t talk about him. Won’t hurt him in the public eye so in that regard she is “safe” for him. In private? I think they bonded over something stupid like a joke or a good time, he seeam sweet, intense, dedicated to her for now and she might like it a lot. Who doesn’t? They are having fun and age it’s just a number at this point. I see nothing wrong. Let the woman have her sex in peace. I would

  49. Justjj says:

    I think if this were a 45 year old extremely handsome and well established single actor with a recently single 25 year old SNL personality, even after a public breakup or known mental health issues… no one would say a word.

    • MarDelSur says:

      Agree. We’d get a lot of oh, at least she’s 25, she’s a grown woman and it’s her choice, you can’t tell people who to fall in love with, and my personal favourite: she looks older than her actual age anyway, so it’s ok.

    • PhillyGal says:

      Nope, I would feel the same way regardless of the gender of the parties involved.

      • SM says:

        If there sexes were revered and 45 year old actor was changing 20 something year old girls like socks, was a constant presence at every other event wearing some over the top outfit to an enveloped opening we would be talking of mid life crisis the very least. And in my opinion this is what is going on with Kate. And I am saying that without some moral judgement, I mean no one is married here and no one is cheating here which is what often happens in case of midlife crisis.

  50. me says:

    He is cute funny and famous. He might have BD too because although I can’t stand her, Ariana Grande is beautiful and famous, as is Kate Beckinsale. Obviously there is something in person that attracts beautiful women.

    I think they both are looking at no strings attached fun without some heavy emotional involvement. Whats the issue here?

  51. L84Tea says:

    I’m completely side-eyeing Kate for this. I’ve been getting the vibe lately that she’s trying to jumpstart her somewhat stagnant career because she’s been popping up everywhere lately. If dating some young stud if what she wants, fine, go ahead Kate. But why Pete Davidson? I can’t help but see this as she is taking advantage of him right now. Pete is also a an adult and can live his life as he sees fit, but he also seems to be reckless and immature, not to mention he seems borderline suicidal. Pete needs time alone to not be in a relationship and some good therapy. I don’t know what Kate needs, but I think using this guy, of all the guys to choose from, is crappy.

  52. Veronica S. says:

    Kate. Girl. COME ON. In the history of bad idea boys, this is hella up there. That man is in no shape for a relationship right now.

  53. Keaton says:

    I don’t think he’s repulsive looking or anything, just average. I don’t think he’s particularly talented either. But perhaps he’s a really sweet, kind person. There probably aren’t that many sweet kind men in the entertainment business. I can see why that might be appealing to her. Having said that, I would be wary of getting romantically involved with someone with borderline personality disorder. Friendship? Sure. Romance? No. And definitely not so soon after his last tumultuous relationship. I’m not a Pete fan but I agree with everyone who is side-eyeing Kate. I hope she is careful. Don’t toy with a vulnerable person. It’s not cool.

  54. vikingwench says:

    I’m not a male, so maybe it doesn’t count, but when I was 25 I’d been in the Navy for 7 years, was married, and working on my second child. Hardly a kid. But I will say people hold on to their childhood a lot longer now than they did when I was that age in the 70s. And pretty sure my parents’ generation (the greatest generation) felt the same way about us.

  55. Beer-n-Crumpets says:

    The fuck???

  56. LT says:

    Nope, sorry, this is a bad idea. He’s not currently stable – and he’s 20 years younger. This is not sexist, nor is it this discriminating towards those with mental health issues – this seems dangerous and foolish.

    Pete needs to get healthy.

    My first thought was not that they are both having fun, but that she’s entering into a relationship with someone who is currently not in a good space. It feels manipulative – yes, he’s an adult, but a very fragile one right now. Why would she take that on? Although both are adults, there is a bit of responsibility that comes with getting into a relationship with someone you KNOW is not in a good place. It’s not her job to fix him, but as a decent human being, she needs to be cognizant of what’s she’s doing. Plus, she’s twenty years older, so the power balance is likely tipped in her favor.

    I hope this is just for fun or PR – it seems like a terrible idea.

  57. Grant says:

    I’m definitely an Ari stan but I can’t help but hold a soft spot for Pete. I actually don’t find him physically unattractive (like, at all) and I get his dorky charm. Still, I feel like this is a dumpster fire waiting to happen.

  58. Morales says:

    So…we can scorn men who date much younger women, but when a women dates much younger men it’s totally fine? Double standard much?

  59. DP says:


    Happy for Pete. Confused for Kate.

  60. sammich says:

    She looks like she’s wearing someone else’s skin on her face. ???