Kate Beckinsale’s ex, Matt Rife, advises Pete Davidson: ‘Man to man… run’

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It’s not that I forgot about this guy, Matt Rife, it’s that I completely blanked on his name. I remember him as The Frat Boy D-Bag Who Dated Kate Beckinsale For A Minute In 2017. I’ll take you back – it was the summer of 2017 and we, as a country, were absorbed in The Ten Days of Anthony Scaramucci. Around that same time, Kate Beckinsale decided to let us know that she had picked up Matt Rife, a then-21-year-old actor/comedian/douchebro. They lasted longer than The Mooch’s tenure at the White House, but not by much. They lasted long enough for some pap strolls and makeout photos and then they were done. But that fling established Kate’s type in her 40s: she goes for “funny” guys in their 20s. Her latest is Pete Davidson. Only now Matt Rife has something to say about it:

Bad feelings? Kate Beckinsale’s ex-boyfriend Matt Rife has some super shady advice for her new man, Pete Davidson.

“Advice for Pete? Man to man … run,” Rife, 23, told TMZ on Monday, March 4. “Enjoy it while you can. I hope they’re both happy. I hope that it can build to where it’s an established, good relationship.”

Despite his less-than-kind remark, the former TLC host told the outlet that he wishes both Beckinsale, 45, and Davidson, 25, “the best.”

“I hope they’re happy,” Rife said. “I don’t really have any solid advice. Just be careful.” He added: “We dated for a year … it was complicated. For sure. A lot of ups and downs. But she’s moved on.”

Rife and Beckinsale were first linked in 2017 following her divorce from ex-husband Len Wiseman. They were last spotted together in September 2018.

[From Us Weekly]

Wait, Rife and Beckinsale were together for a YEAR? From our archives, I had them breaking up in the late summer of 2017, just a few months after they started. Maybe it was more of an on-and-off thing, God knows. Or maybe they really did date for a year and Rife is not a believer in Kate Beckinsale as a person or girlfriend. That’s the problem for Kate: these young guys don’t have much in the way of loyalty or discretion. They’re going to spill the tea like it’s nothing. But yeah, Rife sounds like a jackass. But I’m starting to wonder if Beckinsale has some snakes in her head too.

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  1. Veronica S. says:

    I’m sure Beckinsale isn’t perfect, but like…grow up dude. There are very few relationships that break up because of one person.

  2. Angela82 says:

    Someone sounds bitter…

    • Anast says:

      Right? The way he says “an established relationship” makes it seem like he wanted a lot more out of it than the boy-toy Kate was using him as. That being said, there is that gross Hollywood culture of relationships with older established celebrities and younger newcomers getting a fame boost.

  3. OG Cleo says:

    He looks like a Baby Cillian Murphy

  4. Mash says:

    Yea …wow Kate this is NOT the way LOL

    • Cali says:

      “Enjoy it while you can”… def not the way lol. I don’t think Pete is as immature as this guy and feels he’s an upgrade, too.

  5. Lucy says:

    There’s this video of him and Zendaya at a game show (can’t remember the name) in which he tries to act all smartass-y around her and she’s NOT having it. Lol.

  6. DeeDeebanana says:

    How do we know he is the bad guy here? I mean she was older than his mom when they dated! I think there is something wrong when a grown man/woman dates an embryo lol

    Also he may be a douche bro but many are at that age. Hopefully he grows out of it.

    • Kitten says:

      I mean…he sounds like a typical 23-year-old. *shrugs*

      There might be some truth to what he’s implying here but more than likely, he was just being a 23 year old dude to her and she got tired of the silliness. But I’m not sure what she expected from someone that young who is clearly immature (again, like most men his age).

    • SM says:

      I agree with both of you. He is a kid especially when put beside Kate who could be him mom. He acts like a regular 20 something year old. I swear to God, if the sexes were reversed everyone would be shouting here how bad on the male’s who goes for barely legal girls. I think it applies here also, Kate is the one who should know better, she has a daughter who is around this guy’s age.

      • Carmen says:

        THIS! The double standard is insane. When a guy over 40 dates a 21 year old girl everyone here says it’s gross, but when it’s the other way round, it’s great.

  7. perplexed says:

    If he’s 23 now, hold old was he when they started dating? Huh.

    • arr says:

      Well, he was 21 when they split up and apparently were together for “a little over a year,” so that would make him 19/20 when they got together. Kate would have been in her early 40s. Just to put that into perspective, Kate’s daughter is currently 19/20 and about three years younger than Matt Rife.

      I find it very disturbing, just as I would a middle aged man dating a VERY young woman. I always wonder what is up with people whose partners are literal decades younger than them, particularly when the younger partner is 25 or under cause you just know they aren’t fully formed as a person. I would want to feel like my partners equal, not their babysitter.

  8. Diane says:

    Side effect of dating an apparently immature 21 year old, and still apparently immature 23 year old. Guess we know why they aren’t still together. Good for Kate living her life, let’s hope she learned from this guy.

  9. Sam says:

    That guy looks like Gozer the Gozerian. “The Choice is made!”

  10. Rae says:

    I just don’t get why Kate keeps scraping the legal age barrel here.

    She’s Kate-f**king-Beckinsale. She’s f**king gorgeous! She surely has a hoard of mature and prime men to date??

    It’s not just their age that’s making me pass on this…Pete and Matt both LOOK like they’re in high school. Matt even more so. No thank you.

    If we’re being fair, we call the guys who regularly/solely date barely 20 year old ish women as leches…Kate’s starting to get in that territory. Gurl, you can do much better!

    If Kate can’t attract decent mature guys, we’re all screwed!

    • DiegoInSF says:

      I don’t think she wants something serious with them. She wants them young, dumb and full of… Fair play to her, men do it all the time. Get yours, girl!

      • perplexed says:

        They’re young but not that good-looking. If you want to go young, I figure you’d pick attractive (one of the reasons Leo D picks younger women, I assume).

        Didn’t understand the J-Lo/Casper Smart thing either. He was not hot.

      • SilentStar says:

        I’m just not too bothered by the age gap. Ditto when it comes to a younger woman with an older man. It’s the expectations, mutual respect and a fair power dynamic that matter.

    • donut_nut says:

      People are free to date who they want as long as it’s legal. It’s not so much the age as WHO. This guy and Davidson seem lame. If it was like Timothee Chalomet or whatever his name is, I may react differently.

      She’s pretty but has also had a lot of work done. Self-esteem issues are a factor here for sure.

    • maisie says:

      Well, at least this Matt kid is pretty, and what more does one want from a sex idiot (tm Jack Donaghy)? Davidson is a homonculous in comparison – if one is going for a boy-toy, at least stick to the hot ones.

  11. KBeth says:

    Rife is really feminine looking, that’s all I’ve got.

  12. eto says:

    This is gross. If a man in their 40s had dated a 21-yr old, I would be equally grossed out.

  13. clairej says:

    To be fair he really didn’t want to say anything at first and they kept pushing him for an answer. I am still not sure why Kate is relevant. I remember old Kate, she never looked like that.

  14. Pandy says:

    She’s as gross as any man that dates someone barely out of high school.