Kate Beckinsale has been single-ish for about a year. It was one year ago when Kate was winding things down with Pete Davidson. Pete would go on to date Kaia Gerber, while Kate went on to date… who even knows. I think she had a fling with Machine Gun Kelly, honestly. Kate has been going through a “dating much younger men” phase for several years, and I’ve taken issue with her taste level! It’s one thing to be a “cougar” with a young beefcake, it’s quite another to be a 46 year old woman and date a series of men in their early 20s, all of whom look like emotionally disturbed teenage boys. But here we are: Kate is dating a goth Canadian youth named Goody Grace.
Kate Beckinsale Holding Hands with 22-Year-Old Musician Goody Grace https://t.co/yUpv08S1hQ
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 13, 2020
Kate Beckinsale is growing close to a new man. The actress, 46, was photographed taking a stroll with Canadian musician Goody Grace, 22, on Sunday in Brentwood, California. The two held hands as they walked with Beckinsale in a white tank top, black pants and a gray cardigan.
Grace wore black pants, a black T-shirt and a white fuzzy cardigan as the two smiled. The musician posted a photo of himself on Instagram on Sunday holding a large Dairy Milk chocolate in purple wrapping in the shape of an egg.
“A very happy quarantined easter 🐣∞,” he captioned the post. Beckinsale commented on the photo with, “Peep x.”
So… are they quarantining together? That’s the new criteria of seriousness, isn’t it? “Girl, I know you like him, but would you quarantine with him?” “Is he quarantine material?” Well, is he? Or did Kate start dating a youth while she was quarantined? Hm.
This youth wears Morrissey/The Smiths t-shirts too. Don’t get me wrong, this was my type when I was, like, 15/16? But I can’t imagine being into this kind of guy now.
Photos courtesy of Backgrid and Getty.
The quarantine really tests relationships. My sister announced that after 4 weeks of seeing nobody but her bf (they live together), we should get used to him. He’s staying. LOL I’m fine with that.
Have to say, KB is probably living her best life but he looks 16. She 100% looks like his mom, this isn’t cool or sexy. And don’t tell me her dating pool is small. The woman looks bomb.
I was gonna say he looks 12. I cannot for the life on me imagine what she’s thinking.
She’s dating at her own emotional maturity level.
I was going to say it looked like a hot mom & her teenaged son. I think this has more to do with Michael Sheen recently having a baby with his 22 year old girlfriend. They are close & share daughter Lily so maybe there is a little “rivalry” going on. Or maybe she just likes little boys. Either way it’s a bit creepy.
She looks great though.
She’s smart, funny, gorgeous – I don’t understand why she isn’t going for hot/better quality guys, regardless of age.
I like her, she is funny. I wouldn’t have found him attractive as a teenager and I certainly don’t find him attractive now, but maybe he is funny too. I am not going to go on about the age difference now, just like I don’t go on about it when the genders are reversed; they are both adults and they can do what they want.
Wow. She went from desperate to inappropriate to creepy and disgusting real fast. Talk about the mid life crisis.
They are both grown adults. Why is an older woman wanting a younger companion creepy or desperate?
Are you kidding me? He is not “slightly younger”. She’s a pedo a la Mary Kay LeTourneau
Do you know what a paedophile is? It seems not.
What about Leo and all his 22 year old girlfriends? That seems to be okay…Mary Kay took advantage of a CHILD while she was in a position of power. She is a disgusting piece of filth. Kate likes her MEN younger. If he looks younger, that doesn’t mean he acts that way, and even if he did, she’s not a pedophile.
Mary Kay LeTourneau? Hopefully this is sarcasm. 22 is not 12, and it’s important that people don’t lose the ability to tell the difference between adults making sexual choices they don’t approve of with abuse.
He looks and acts 12. She is taking advantage of an emotionally immature human being who is in an extended-adolescent phase. He is NOT a man. I stand by my comment.
Agreed. That’s a really repulsive comparison that (intentionally?) dismisses valid concerns about abuse and power imbalances.
KB is a grown woman dating a younger, but grown man. He looks like he smells like Axe body spray and has dodgy opinions about life, but what they’re doing isn’t illegal, so I don’t really care.
Lisa…How do you know he acts 12? What about Leo and all his 22 year old girlfriends? That seems to be okay…Mary Kay took advantage of a CHILD while she was in a position of power. She is a disgusting piece of filth. Kate likes her MEN younger. If he looks younger, that doesn’t mean he acts that way, and even if he did, she’s not a pedophile.
She should be so embarrassed! Omg this looks like a little boy. What is up with her choices in guys lately? Come on girl, have some standards.
When your love interest is the same age as your children, it’s time to reevaluate your choices.
I think it must be pretty embarrassing for her daughter…
Gross. Gross for anyone in their mid 40s to be dating a 22 year old.
Adults can date each other. There are enough things to be outraged over. I don’t care about Kate or Leonardo pairing up with a string of people in their 20s.
lol. Who would be ‘outraged’ over this? Judgemental? Absolutely. Outraged? No.
Yes, I think it’s gross and pathetic, but I’m certainly not outraged.
He looks like he’s eleven years old and she looks like his Mother.
good for her. He is not my type but I am 46 and prefer guys in their mid 20ies too.
I don’t mind age gaps, though having been in a relationship with someone who was considerably older I know both the pros and cons, but…he looks like a child in this instance. She’s having sex with a man who looks like a boy. I don’t know how she would find that sexy or attractive.
I concur with a poster above: she’s stunning and can get lots of men. It makes me wonder, like I do with Leo and his endless parade of much younger partners, why she isn’t dating more on her level?
Maybe they are dating at their level.
“The musician posted a photo of himself on Instagram on Sunday holding a large Dairy Milk chocolate in purple wrapping in the shape of an egg…”
Is this not what we call an… Easter egg..?
Who writes this stuff?
Thank you! I had to read that like 3 times, because the phrasing was so odd. It’s the funniest/best part about this story.
Thanks for this. 🙂
I support anyone’s right to date a consenting adult of any age – but (there has to be a but, doesn’t there?) she feels as if she’s trying too.damned.hard; that every step-out with a new young (pubescent-looking) teen should be accompanied with a gritted-toothed ‘yes, I AM A COUGAR. I AM FABULOUS.’ Don’t like to armchair diagnose anyone apart from Trump, but she seems like a walking midlife crisis
I do feel sorry for her daughter, both her parents are dating/ having babies with people her own age.
yeah. really lame. poor daughter. and poor kate and her ex for being so desperate and immature.
Wooow so much judgement in these comments. The guy is over 20. Young, yes, and styling himself to look a bit adolescent, sure. But he is a consenting adult and I don’t see what is so creepy and awful about who she is attracted to. He might not be your cup of tea but why can’t we just say that without coming down like a pile of bricks on one person’s choice of romantic interest? People are way too quick to moralise pointlessly about things that just don’t matter.
Maybe because…this is a gossip site????
I just this minute decided to embrace judgmentalism!
If this were a 46 yr old guy and a 20 something girl people wouldn’t bat an eye. Guys have been dating wayyy too young for centuries. I say, good for her if that is what she wants. Get it girl!
Get what? Scrawny, smelly , pimply teen dick?
LMAO *wipes tears*
I’m still laughing, THANK YOU for that.
We give older men and young women a hard time here too! Leo getting older and his girlfriends getting younger.
That’s different – Leo’s GFs have developed bodies and they look like young women, not little girls. Kate’s BF looks like a pre-pubescent little boy. This is sick and she’s disgusting for being attracted to this.
LOL Jesus Effing Christ. He does not look prepubescent. Does noone know what puberty looks like?!?!?
He is an adult. Who cares how old he looks.
Are men disgusting for being attracted to baby-faced Selena Gomez? Don’t infantalise adults… save your outrage for the actual paedophiles and ephebophiles.
I would absolutely say the same thing. We do all the time, hence Leo’s rep.
@ LMAO at the pimply dick comment. Spot on.
I don’t know… people gave Michael Sheen a similar side eye when he debuted his pregnant girlfriend
@Ellie: Right. One of the things people who compare situations like this to rape/pedophilia/ that predator female teacher is that we rightfully put 22-year-olds in JAIL for being sexually involved with ACTUAL 12-year-olds, and sometimes for being involved with 17-year olds too (which is debatable ). That, among other things, should tell them something is off about that argument.
Also, you’re right that how old someone actually IS trumps how old they LOOK. To me he looks somewhere between the ages of 17 and 20, but that’s not what matters. Ana de Armas looks about her age to me- 27-30. And yeah, with Selena Gomez and other women who look younger, people have tried to use that as an argument for why they don’t get to dress however they want and areresponsible for regulating male behavior.
I want her to put her cardigan back on properly. #affected
It’s his name that bugs me – “Goody”? Otherwise, her life, her choices. Not judging.
He looks 12. Gross.
He looks 15…
Something’s not right with her…
I do agree!!!!!
He’s gross and dirty. She ‘s gorgeous but some thing is off. She needs someone more age appropriate.what can they possibly talk about? A dick goes only so far right???
Sorry but ick. I have serious second-hand embarrassment for her.
I suppose because women are generally (not always!) a bit more mature than men (for complex gender role and societal reasons, but we don’t need to delve into that), I find it strange when a woman dates a man SO much younger like this. He looks like a teenager!
I don’t get it. I’m a few years younger than her, and honestly wouldn’t consider any guy younger than mid 30s. A 22 year old? Good God. Now way. And one that looks 15? NO.
I like Kate. I think she’s funny and gorgeous, and I’m all for her having fun and living her life, but…something’s off here, if she’s intentionally seeking out very young men over and over.
I am her age and have friends that have children his age. I cannot even fathom wanting to date someone that young. The maturity and compatibility would just not be there.
I have a 22 yr old son. If he were dating a 46 yr old woman, even one as banging as her, I’d really want to call her up and ask her WTF she was doing. 22 yr olds may be adults technically, but their brains are still teenagers’ brains. Just…ew. Same reaction I’d have to a 46 yr old man dating a 22 yr old woman. Ew.
He reminds me of a somewhat cleaner version of Pete Doherty and that, in and of itself, is totally off-putting. But really, she’s becoming Madonna-level pathetic as she tries to clutch onto her youth in any way, shape or form possible.
I don’t have a problem with her dating younger men, but why do they have to look so skeevy and immature? Can’t believe the pickings are so slim for a woman like her. Is she stuck with really young guys or geezers? Guess all the men her age are dating 20 somethings as well.
I am not morally against the age gap… but it does make me wonder about her maturity level. I assume Leo is immature AF and that’s why he dates younger women.
So maybe Kate is emotionally stunted too and chooses dudes that reflect that?
I think she is so, so beautiful.
I just find it bizarre, to be honest. I mean, even beyond all the complications of age, what could you possibly have that much in common? The gap in experience is a real deal breaker in most cases. It’s one thing to have a fling with a younger person. I get how that happens. It’s the trend of continuously dating significantly younger that makes me side eye people and their intentions.
I think you’re all missing the point.. Do you guys remember what it was like even before being 25 years old ? You think you can handle things and that you’re mature. Pft. I dont care who you are. But compared to the extensive life experiences of a woman that’s much older; this dude has no comparison. Who the hell knows if someone is truly using or manipulating another person in a relationship? Even if its slight or not that damaging. Dont say age is just a number because the older you are; the more opportunities you’ve had (which gives an unequal perspective) and the more you should know that just because you’re attracted to that person- doesnt mean you should apply those interpersonal strategies on someone who certainly couldn’t be equipped to have established their full opinion on people
Bingo. What she is doing is morally wrong, because of what you describe.
There are plenty of 22-year-old MEN who are grownups. This guy is obviously in “extended adolescence”, he is not evolved, and Kate is SICK. If this were gender-reversed everyone would want the older guy in jail.
Most reasonable, progressive people wouldn’t go as far as wanting anyone in jail for having consensual sex with a 22-year-old of any gender. Conservatives and sex-negative people are a different story, as they’ll do just about anything to either cry reverse sexism or uphold stigma around certain groups. Usually when people take it that far to the point where they’re calling it a sex crime and calling for jail time, there’s some control issues going on on their own ends.
When I see pairings like this, I assume it’s two people working through some family of origin stuff — he’s clearly working through some mommy issues, she’s clearly enjoying being maternal/wise/in control with someone. Working through family of origin stuff isn’t necessarily cute, but it’s part of how some folks heal old wounds.
As long as they’re both of age and consenting, I can just smirk and nod.
The optics of Kate B dating this guy are weird, he does look like a teenager. However, he is not. They guy is 22. Her ex, Michael Sheen, at 51 had a baby w/his 25 year old girlfriend. I know that both can be true: Sheens behavior and Kates behavior equally uncomfortable. It’s kinda harsh to label her a pedophile, though, as all consenting adults. While I have not dated that young, I wonder if it’s the attitude of 20-somethings that appeals to her more than the looks?
I’m really impressed with generations following mine (GenX). These are generalizations, but they seem (as a whole more so than previous generations) to reject binary labels, seem more involved in social issues, seem more tolerant in general, except less tolerant of cultural b.s.
Talking w/younger people at work, I’m often impressed with (it seems) their more accepting/advocating attitudes (of homosexuality, womens rights, social justice, way less sexism, etc). Younger men seem to see women as people, value personality, vs the expectations of my generation that I hated: pressure to be sexy, to be defer to men in every arena, had to hide bisexuality at work, careful who revealed to – it sucked. And I was pretty insistent on being individual, not knuckling under. I can’t tell you how many guys complained about me, “You want to wear the pants” or “you need to be more feminine.” I live in progressive city and still had these attitudes in 80s, 90s. Someone who sees you more as a person seems more likely to be attentive of your needs, too. That more tolerant/inclusive perspective would be really freeing in a relationship, could reframe the world in a fresh way. Plus the energy of younger men-!
“Younger men seem to see women as people, value personality, vs the expectations of my generation that I hated”
lol there are young conservatives and plenty of young men who fake wokeness to be seen as non-threatening to women. Just as there are older men who were activists in their youth and are actually interested in women as people. This is such a flimsy excuse to date younger, tbh.
Nah, I know was generalization, know not across the board truth. Yeah, I know men of my generation who were great, too. Speaking of culture-at-large, or at least the culture of the times. Movies of the era most representative of the p.o.v. But I’m no Studs Terkel , I’m not the mouthpiece for my generation.
Yeah, I’m not dating younger, and not offering Kate (or Michael) an excuse. Guess just bloviating. Isolation has made me a “philosopher” to the chagrin of friends & family.
Thank you for your good points, p.o.v.
He looks even younger than 22 omg…
I feel the same way about this as I do about leo, its creepy and gross but they are adults. just my opinion, its a red flag when a much older person only seeks out relationships with people decades younger, with far less maturity and life experience. the inherent power imbalance is what is most disturbing. i have always felt like kate’s success rides mostly on her looks and that she is also desperately afraid of getting and looking old. its sad to me. i find her and leo dicaprio super icky for this. its like they can’t handle actual adults and have to rely on more vulnerable, inexperience 20 year olds. gross
She has appalling taste in men.
I love how she goes out walking with a formal hair-do (seen at proms and formals around the world) and three white tank tops (why???). Oh Kate…
I don’t see the appeal of these dudes; but I guess she is just having fun? A lot of single men in their 40s only want to date younger women. I think she’s going embarrassingly young (25+ is a better look); but he is an adult. I doubt she’s going to lock him down for life, just teach him a few lessons about ladies and move on. Sheen on the other hand… tsk tsk tsk. As for how he looks, I suspect Kate is still a London goth at heart, despite her glossy California look these days.
I don’t understand the rationalization of “men do it, too!” as if that makes this kind of stuff acceptable? Men do a lot of shit women shouldn’t imitate. Toxic age gaps is one of those things.
I side-eye anyone over thirty dating under 25, not sorry. You’re sending a clear message.
C R E E P Y
If it happens just once, it’s ok. When it’s an established dating pattern? Slap yourself.
Adults preying on teenagers and people barely out of their teens needs to stop, regardless of gender. Stop trying to making it Empowering(TM) or Feminist(TM). It’s not.
Sorry, that’s just way too infantalizing and extreme. Don’t expect adults under 25 to start giving up the right to bang whoever they want any time soon. I wouldn’t say dating this way is a feminist act (not everything is or has to be), but treating it like rape or self-harm isn’t feminist either.
Her style in men is terrible. And something about her is just so cringe to me. She’s constantly posting these pouty, half naked Instagram selfies with some “funny” caption which fails to conceal the desperation. And her fashion sense is the worst. Always those black leggings with some stiletto boots and prom girl hair. It feels like she’s stuck in the 90s/early 00s, which is probably why she keeps picking these much younger men.
Like, girl, you had everything going for you. You’ve got the British background, Oxford education, stunning looks, and yet this is how you present yourself. You could be in the Emma Thompson, Rachel Weisz bracket if you only embraced your age and your natural beauty and focused on your acting instead of piling on the hair extensions and the thirsty selfies. I really want to be her career manager and stylist, lmao
I don’t care how cute the guy was, how great his personality was or how great he was in bed, I could not date a guy (he is definitely not ‘man’ material looking like he does) that is young enough to be my own child. Plus, I would not want to embarrass my own kids by doing this. But that is just me so Kate have fun until you lose interest and move on to the next 20 something.