Pete Davidson & Kate Beckinsale — The Story So Far…
Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale are apparently the real thing… for now anyway.
On last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, 25-year-old Pete comedically confirmed his romance with the 45-year-old actress with a bit about sexist double-standards on May-December romances.
So how did all this happen? Is it likely to last?
Here’s the entire story of Pete and Kate so far…
BEFORE THEY MET
Both celebs have had rocky relationship histories.
Kate dated and had a daughter with her Underworld costar Michael Sheen, then moved behind the camera and married that film’s director, Len Wiseman. Huh.
After nearly a dozen years together, they called it quits and he immediately got with a 24-year-old model.
Kate, who still looks like a 24-year-old model, apparently decided that would be good for the gander as well, dating sexy 21-year-old comedian Matt Rife in 2017, being linked to 30-year-old Jack Whitehall in 2018, and then moving on to yet another hot young comic…
Pete dated Cazzie David (daughter of Larry David) before suddenly out of nowhere being engaged to Ariana Grande. They had a very public breakup which, silver lining, resulted in Ari’s best song yet, thank u, next.
We guess Pete took the song’s advice because it wasn’t long before…
On January 6, the two celebs were spotted at the Netflix after-party for the Golden Globes.
Pete was there with his buddy Machine Gun Kelly, who had a supporting role in Bird Box…
Kate… was just hanging out, we guess.
Anyway, the two were spotted on an outdoor patio getting flirty for quite some time, with one eyewitness saying there were “definitely some vibes going on.” Another source says they even left together that night!
LAUGHING IT OFF
A fews days after the sighting, on January 9, Kate made one of her only public comments on her new romance.
And it was pretty darn cheeky.
See, Kate was minding her own business posting a throwback photo of her crazy hot momma when she started to get some comments on her new relationship!
A commenter who was more interested in Kate’s love life than her past wrote on that post:
“Dear heavens, Kate. Not Pete Davidson.”
To which she wittily quipped:
“No that’s my mother. Easy mistake.”
A few days later, on January 14, an audience member shouted at Pete during one of his standup shows, yelling, “Kate!”
The SNL star reportedly “smiled sheepishly” and just said, “yes.” And then moved on.
But hey, it’s not like that heckler deserved any more than that.
Then it was radio silence…
Nearly a month after that first sighting, long after many had already forgotten or dismissed reports of the random hookup, Pete and Kate were seen together again.
This wasn’t at some big public event, it wasn’t a chance meeting — no, this looked full-on coupley!
Not only were they spotted holding hands in public — it was at an El Lay comedy club after Pete performed. She was there supporting her man!
She even reportedly sat through jokes about his famous ex and the rumors of his extra-large little Peter.
Sounds like they were already pretty comfortable with one another…
That’s also around the time we started to hear from insiders who said they were getting along great but that it wasn’t too serious.
BEING THE GRANDE-ER PERSON
Ariana Grande was caught by the TMZ cameras, and they asked her what she thought of the new coupling.
She yelled out:
Awww. We’re glad there’s no bad blood.
Right around mid-February things changed.
We stopped hearing about how “not serious” it was and started hearing about just how into one another Pete and Kate were.
They supposedly planned a holiday together. We heard Pete was falling HARD, even that her friends were worried she’d break the poor guy’s heart all over again.
Though all that was hearsay.
What was concrete was how Kate shifted from cutesy to BURN MODE just a month later when another troll on Instagram gave her crap about Pete.
On February 18, some d-hole wrote:
“Disappointed in your dating choices.”
Kate replied after looking at his profile photo:
“fairly let down by your wonky beard but thought possibly rude to say.”
Damn. That’s a woman who’s serious about her man.
While they still weren’t answering questions about their romance, they apparently decided they weren’t going to hide it either.
At a New York Rangers game on March 3, nearly two months after first being spotted flirting, the two were photographed full-on making out.
The hockey fans around them, including a Queer Eye cast member, seem SO uncomfortable — leading to the pics going viral as a hilarious new meme:
pete davidson and kate beckinsale sucking face at a rangers game is the ULTIMATE MEME TEMPLATE pic.twitter.com/1Vmodf4mKF
— Tanya Sichynsky (@tanyasic) March 4, 2019
Amusingly, Kate didn’t seem to get the whole meme thing.
The following Saturday night, Pete went live on Weekend Update, ostensibly to talk about R. Kelly and the tricky subject of separating the art from the artist.
Then Colin Jost asked about his “girlfriend” — and Pete finally officially confirmed it!
What he chose to say about it was, like Kate, defensive.
See, Pete was tired of people voicing their “crazy fascination with our age difference,” saying:
“It doesn’t really bother us. But then again, I’m new to this.”
He then suggested those with “questions about a relationship with a big age difference” should direct them to someone with more experience:
“Just ask Leonardo DiCaprio, Jason Statham, Michael Douglas, Richard Gere, Jeff Goldblum, Scott Disick, George Clooney, Dane Cook, Derek Jeter, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee, Sean Penn, whoever the president of France is, Mel Gibson, Billy Joel, Ben Kingsley, Mick Jagger, Liev Schreiber, Sylvester Stallone, Kelsey Grammer, Larry King, Larry King, Larry King, Rod Stewart, and Donald Trump.”
AGE AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A D*CK JOKE
People may have noticed Kate has dated a lot of younger guys lately, but they’re missing the obvious thing about her type.
Matt Rife is a comic. Jack Whitehall is a comic. Pete Davidson is a comic.
Look, Kate is funny! She needs a guy with a sense of humor. Preferably a juvenile one.
See, the girl likes her d*ck jokes.
So it kind of seems like Kate and Pete might be perfect for one another!
We hope it lasts!
[Image via Paramount/Dave Bedrosian/Future Image/WENN.]