Kate Beckinsale Spotlights Double Standard in How People View Aging Men Versus Women

Kate Beckinsale is a talented English actress who is noted for both her beauty and her sharp wit. She has appeared in a wide variety of genres and continues to make interesting creative choices that keep her fans engaged. Still, Beckinsale has made headlines in recent months due to her controversial relationship with SNL star Pete Davidson.

Beckinsale recently addressed the blowback she received in a revealing interview, where she discussed the double standard in aging when it comes to women and men. Read on to learn how Beckinsale became famous, the timeline of her romance with Davidson, and what she said recently about aging.

How did Kate Beckinsale become famous?

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Kate Beckinsale was born in 1976 to parents who were both actors. She started acting when she was a small child and knew from a relatively early age that it was a career she wanted to pursue. In the early ’90s, Beckinsale began appearing on television in a wide variety of TV movies and series. All throughout the nineties and into the early 2000s, Beckinsale continued to enhance her talents in British television and film before ultimately moving to Hollywood to develop her film career.

Beckinsale’s first major role in the United States was in the big-budget film Pearl Harbor, where she played a nurse who gets involved with both Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett’s characters. Although the film received mostly negative reviews, audiences liked Beckinsale, and her work in the film led to roles in other major movies like Serendipity, Underworld, Van Helsing, The Aviator, and Snow Angels. Over the years, she has proven that she is equally comfortable in big action films as well as thoughtful independent dramas. 

When did Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson start dating?

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But did it see you,baby?

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Kate Beckinsale has mostly kept her romances under wraps throughout the course of her career. She was involved with English actor Michael Sheen in the mid-’90s, and they welcomed a daughter named Lily in 1999 but split in 2003. Following her breakup from Sheen, Beckinsale married the acclaimed director Len Wiseman. The two tied the knot in 2004 but ended up separating in 2015. Beckinsale had several short romances with comedians like Matt Rife before she met Pete Davidson in early 2019.

Reportedly, Beckinsale and Davidson met at a Golden Globes party and experienced instant chemistry. In early February, they were spotted holding hands and in March, they were seen getting hot and heavy while courtside at a basketball game. While fans questioned the nature of their relationship (Davidson is several decades younger than Beckinsale), it was clear that the couple was having a great time. Still, by the late spring, their romance had apparently fizzled out

Kate Beckinsale still likes to have fun

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Last one in my “ways to model balls” series

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Recently, Kate Beckinsale opened up about getting older and the impossible double standard that women face. While she didn’t directly mention her relationship with Pete Davidson, it was pretty clear that she was at least alluding to it. She stated that it can feel like a “political act” when a woman who is over the age of 32 goes out and has fun – even though men do the exact same thing and don’t receive any criticism for it. 

The actress also admitted that she didn’t understand the fascination that the internet has with her relationships, saying “living one’s life in a reasonably respectful manner shouldn’t invite anyone to get too excited.” For the time being, Beckinsale has not hopped back into the public dating game, while Pete Davidson has moved on with Kaia Gerber.