Comedian Matt Rife and Kate Beckinsale were first linked in 2017 and dated for a year

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March 06, 2019 09:57 AM

Kate Beckinsale‘s ex-boyfriend has some joking words of advice for her new flame Pete Davidson.

Beckinsale, 45, and Matt Rife, 23, were first linked in 2017 and dated for a year. Rife is a comedian best known for his appearances on Nick Cannon‘s MTV show Wild ‘N Out and MTV’s Total Request Live. He also does stand-up and has performed with comedy stars including Dane Cook.

On Monday night, TMZ caught up with Rife to ask if he had any advice for Davidson, 25, about Beckinsale. The comedian responded jokingly, “Man to man? Run.”

“Enjoy it while you can,” he continued. “I hope they’re both happy, I hope that it can build to where it’s an established, good relationship.”

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“I wish them both the best,” Rife added. “I hope they’re happy. I don’t really have any solid advice, just be careful.”

Rife added that their 2017 relationship was “complicated.”

“We dated for a year and it was … complicated,” he said to TMZ. “A lot of ups and downs, but she’s moved on and I’m hoping they’ve both found — or are getting out of it what they want to get out of it.”

“Best of luck to both of you,” he concluded.

Matt Rife; Kate Beckinsale; Pete Davidson
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Beckinsale and Davidson’s romance has been blossoming over the past two months.

The duo was first seen together cuddling at a Golden Globes afterparty in January. Back on Feb 1, they were seen hand-in-hand as they left famed music and comedy venue Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood following Davidson’s stand-up show and headed back to his Santa Monica hotel together.

And just last weekend, they were spotted holding hands outside an afterparty for Saturday Night LiveThe next day, the pair was photographed passionately kissing at a hockey game in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

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Beckinsale was previously married to director/producer Len Wiseman, 45. Following their 2016 divorce, she was linked to Rife, as well as British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall, 30.

In an interview with Extra last week, the actress revealed that her ideal man is “funny.”

“I like funny,” she told the outlet.

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