Kate Beckinsale Is Ready to Defend Her Relationship With Pete Davidson

Award-winning actress Kate Beckinsale has had a career spanning more than two decades and is known for her roles in many films such as Pearl HarborUnderworld, and Van Helsing. These days, however, she is also making headlines for being in a relationship with a large age gap.

The 45-year-old actress has been seen together with 25-year-old Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson and, despite the fact that some people are not too supportive of the couple, Beckinsale seems determined to not let the negative comments get to her.

Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson’s relationship

News of the pair surfaced in early January at a Golden Globes after-party, where Beckinsale and Davidson were spotted flirting and being very comfortable with each other. A month later, the two were photographed leaving Davidson’s comedy show in Los Angeles together and holding hands.

There has been no confirmation of whether Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson are simply enjoying a casual fling or something more serious, although a few different sources have shared that they are very much smitten with each other (with one going as far as saying that the two of them are planning to have a vacation abroad together). Even Davidson’s ex-fiancée, singer Ariana Grande, who he went through a public breakup with in October of 2018, told paparazzi that she approves of the new couple.

Kate Beckinsale is the queen of Instagram comebacks

Not everyone is thrilled about Beckinsale being seen with Pete Davidson, however, and some internet commenters are more than happy to let the British actress know. 

Some time after Valentine’s Day, Beckinsale posted a photo of herself with an accompanying text that reads: “Here’s what I got from five years of biology class: ‘mollusc’ is Latin for ‘soft flesh’ and how to identify and label a urethra. Neither has kicked in yet as useful as of today.”

Although neither the selfie nor caption seemed to allude to Pete Davidson, one Instagram user suddenly decided to tell Beckinsale: “Disappointed in your dating choices.”

Instead of staying silent, though, the actress left a response to show the commenter how she felt about their negative remark. “Fairly let down by your wonky beard but thought possibly rude to say,” she wrote.

It should be noted that this was not the first time Kate Beckinsale clapped back at ignorant people on the internet. In January, she shared a photo of herself and a male assistant at a basketball game, to which one person on Instagram asked, “Is the boy next to you your son or why do you hang around with him?”

Beckinsale, who only has a daughter (a fact that any quick internet search can pull up), gave a cheeky response: “He is my son, yes. I kept him in the cellar for 29 years but now I feel I should take him out on jaunts.”

Pete Davidson is not the first younger guy she’s dated

Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Perhaps Kate Beckinsale has learned to deal with judgments from others in a humorous way because of her dating history. Before Pete Davidson, the British actress had been seen a few times with boyfriends many years her junior.

From 2017 to 2018, she had an on/off relationship with comedian Matt Rife, who is only four years older than her 20-year-old daughter.

And just before she got close to Pete Davidson, in late 2018, Beckinsale was also spotted hanging out with another comedian, Jack Whitehall, who is 30 years old.

Being in the public eye is not easy, though like her strong movie characters, it seems that Beckinsale is not letting criticisms from others about her dating life get in the way of her own happiness.