Revealed: The Real Reason Kate Beckinsale Is Interested in Pete Davidson

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

Kate Beckinsale is a British actress best known for her roles in the Underworld movies, The Trials of Cat McCall, and Total Recall. Until 2016, the actress was married to American producer, screenwriter, film director Len Wiseman. The two were married for 12 years, beginning in 2004. Prior to her marriage, Beckinsale was romantically linked with actor, Michael Sheen, from 1995 until 2003.

Since her divorce, Beckinsale has had a number of short-lived flings with significantly younger guys. The 45-year old actress has since been linked with comedian and actor, Matt Rife, and actor Jack Whitehall. Rife is only 23, while Whitehall is only 30. Her latest boy toy appears to be none other than comedian Pete Davidson, who, until recently, was dating pop star Ariana Grande.

Are Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson dating?

Beckinsale and Davidson were recently spotted together at one of his stand-up comedy acts. They left the comedy club holding hands and sources state that they headed back to Davidson’s hotel in Santa Monica. But are they really an item or was this just a one time fling?

The first time the two were spotted together was when Pete Davidson appeared to be flirting with Beckinsale at the Golden Globe’s after party. Sources say the two were getting close, and Kate Beckinsale was definitely returning the attention the young comedian was giving her. She has also been seen hanging out with Pete Davidson with some of his closest friends – like Machine Gun Kelly, Isla Fisher, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

It was confirmed that the two are definitely an item, but they aren’t likely to move things any further than casually dating and enjoy each other’s company. An unknown source told People that “Kate’s not looking to get serious with someone. She wants to have fun with guys and date around.”

The real reason Beckinsale is interested in Davidson

Following her divorce, Kate Beckinsale is just looking to have some fun and she is loving all the attention she’s getting from younger guys. Although it’s currently comedian Pete Davidson, fans have followed as she has dated several guys who are significantly younger than she is.

Davidson is only 25, which is 20 years younger than the actress. Jack Whitehall shared a 15-year age gap. Actor Matt Rife, however, was only 23 and had a 22-year age gap between him and Kate Beckinsale.

Pete Davidson is on the same page

The young comedian is on the same page as Beckinsale. Following his break-up with pop star Ariana Grande, Davidson isn’t looking for anything serious, either. While he’s obviously enjoying the attention of Beckinsale, it’s unknown if he’ll want anything more.

With both likely looking for a casual dating fling, it is unlikely this relationship is going to last. It does seem, however, that the two will be spending a bit more time together in the future.

Kate Beckinsale is getting hated on

Since the start of her May-December relationships, Beckinsale has gotten a lot of hate for her choice in young men. Fans have commented on her images with comments about the age gaps.

The most recent comment came from a fan when Kate Beckinsale posted an image of her mother. The fan reportedly commented “Dear heavens, Kate. Not Pete Davidson.” Beckinsale’s response, however, was pure gold. The actress didn’t miss a beat before responding “No, that’s my mother. Easy mistake.”

Although she is receiving a lot of hate, many fans are also cheering her on. No matter how fans feel, however, one thing is for certain – Kate Beckinsale is going to do whatever makes her happy, and she doesn’t mind a little hate.