After months of speculation, fans finally have undeniable proof that comedian Pete Davidson and actress Kate Beckinsale are in a relationship. The pair were photographed taking part in a very public make out session at a recent New York Rangers hockey match in Los Angeles. The new couple unashamedly French kissed as Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski awkwardly looked on. The image, after making its way on to the net, spawned a wave of online responses and memes poking fun at Porowski’s obvious discomfort. Many fans took to social media to comment on the new relationship particularly making reference to the large age gap between Davidson and Beckinsale. The SNL star is 25 years old while the actress is 45.
Davidson made comment on the widespread criticism on a recently aired episode of Saturday Night Live. “Apparently people have a crazy fascination with our age difference,” the star said when questioned by SNL host, Colin Jost. Davidson went on to express his confusion as to why high profile relationships between older men and younger women don’t garner the same criticism and scrutiny. Indeed, Hollywood men who date younger women seem to be immune to the disapproval that older women often experience. “…It doesn’t really bother us. But then again, I’m new to this. So if you have questions about a relationship with a big age difference, just ask Leonardo DiCaprio, Jason Statham, Michael Douglas, Richard Gere, Jeff Goldblum, Scott Disick, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn, whoever the president of France is, Mel Gibson, Jagger…” Beckinsale has not made direct comment on the relationship but the star has cheekily addressed nasty remarks about the romance on social media. One fan went so far as to comment “Disappointed in your dating choices” on a recent selfie posted by the actress. Beckinsale clapped back with the response, “Fairly let down by your wonky beard but thought possibly rude to say.”
The pair first sparked romance rumors when they were photographed leaving a Golden Globes afterparty in January. Sources reported that the pair looked “very cozy” while at the event. Davidson is moving on from a very public whirlwind relationship with singer, Ariana Grande. Davidson and Grande were briefly engaged but called off the engagement when they announced their split after just five months of dating. Grande acknowledged her love and appreciation for her ex in her smash-hit track, ‘Thank U, Next.’ The lyric mentioned Davidson by name, along with the star’s other exes, saying, “And for Pete, I’m so thankful.” The pair apparently split on good terms. Grande recently made brief comment on Davidson’s new beau. While out in Culver City, California, Ariana was approached by a photographer who asked what she thought of Pete and Kate as a couple, Ariana simply replied, “So cute!”