Are Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson Really Dating?

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It’s all the rage on the Internet. Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale have been seen “out” together, and the question is, are they dating or not? There’s some history we need to delve into before we can answer this question. And, even after a little research, sometimes in the celebrity world and in the world that encompasses the rest of civilization, relationships are difficult to decipher and maintain.

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande

Last May, Ariana was performing on Saturday Night Live, where Pete Davidson is a regular cast member on the show. After that show, Ariana and Pete were seen hanging out at the after-party. Ariana had ended her two-year connection with Mac Miller. Pete revealed that he and Cazzie David, daughter of Larry David, had split. Are you still following all of this?

By the end of May, Ariana and Pete were considered an item, albeit a casual dating item. But, they had already gotten matching tattoos, so it must have seemed a more serious relationship to the two of them than it did to the public. At least the small cloud tattoos on their fingers were tiny.

The next month, Pete showed up around town with an AG tattoo on his left thumb, and the word on the street was that the two were engaged. More tattoos, more gushing, a ring, and everything was peachy. But what shoots into the sky and explodes into all the colors of the rainbow, must come crashing down. Pete Davidson was left reeling.

Mac Miller’s demise

Things were beginning to fall apart for Grande and Davidson, but then a tragic occurrence changed everything. Mac Miller, rapper, hip-hop artists, and musician died of an accidental overdose September 7, 2018. The cause of Miller’s death was a combination of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol. His overdose was difficult for Grande, who was having a lousy year before this catastrophe. Her two-year relationship with Miller ended last year and left Grande shaken.

Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale

Pete Davidson (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) | Kate Beckinsale (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for InStyle)

Considered one of the most beautiful actresses in the business, Kate Beckinsale was also named by Esquire Magazine “the sexiest woman alive” in 2009, a title she finds embarrassing. Beckinsale did not see the title as a compliment.

At a Golden Globes after party, Kate and Pete Davidson got cozy, and the press was wondering if this flirting meant that Pete was ready to date again. After Pete and Ariana called it quits, Davidson received many derogatory tweets and other social media communication implying that Pete was responsible for the breakup with Grande. He became depressed and, in some people’s opinion, suicidal.

Before Davidson, Beckinsale dated:

  • Actor Michael Sheen, 1995 to 2003, with whom she had a daughter, Lily
  • Director Len Wiseman, whom she married in 2004, but separated from in 2015
  • Comedian Matt Rife briefly, and ended the coupling in 2017
  • English actor and comedian Jack Whitehall in the latter part of 2018

Pete appears to be Kate’s type

Because she has been with young comedians, Pete Davidson may fit the bill for Kate. The age difference, Kate is 45 and Pete is 25, is something Beckinsale seems to enjoy. Kate has made several successful movies and is perfectly able to take care of herself. But the relationship, at least as of now, is still in place and going along very casually.

After Pete’s stand up show at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, the two were seen leaving hand-in-hand. Since Davidson works in New York and Beckinsale is a west-coaster, things are going to remain light-hearted. Reports say that Kate has been a real friend to Pete, who had such rough times of late. And Kate seems to relish the time she spends with him. As they say in Hollywood, “Ya’ never know.”