Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson have sparked speculation ever since the two were seen together at a Golden Globes afterparty in January

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February 10, 2019 01:30 PM

Kate Beckinsale has a sense of humor about her rumored romance with Pete Davidson.

On Saturday, the actress responded to a fan who asked her about the Saturday Night Live comedian, 25, in the comments of an Instagram post.

“Trying to look like someone who was not wildly over excited about this picture or startled while planning a sneaky lick of Freddie’s eyeball,” Beckinsale, 45, captioned the image of her posing next to a photo of the late Freddie Mercury.

In an exchange captured by Comments by Celebs, the commenter wrote, “Is that a painting of Pete Davidson?”

“GREAT EYE,” Beckinsale responded jokingly.

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This isn’t the first time Beckinsale has joked with Instagram commenters who have asked about Davidson.

After Beckinsale was spotted hitting it off with the comedian at a Golden Globes afterparty in January, one commenter wrote on a throwback photos of Beckinsale’s mother, actress Judy Loe, “Dear heavens, Kate. Not Pete Davidson.”

Beckinsale responded, writing, “No that’s my mother. Easy mistake.”

As PEOPLE previously reported, the two talked intently for most of the night at Netflix’s Golden Globes afterparty, keeping their focus on each other even while mingling with Davidson’s close friend Machine Gun Kelly (née Colson Baker), Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen. Eventually, the other members of the group wandered off, and Davidson and Beckinsale continued to chat. One onlooker said they cuddled at the party as well.

Despite reports, the two did not leave together, a separate source told PEOPLE.

Reps for Davidson and Beckinsale did not return PEOPLE’s requests for comment at the time.

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Then, the pair was spotted holding hands on Feb. 1 as they left famed music and comedy venue Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood, California, after Davidson’s stand-up show.
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Though they left the venue hand-in-hand and headed back to Davidson’s Santa Monica hotel together, a source close to Beckinsale said her relationship with Davidson is not likely to go any further.

“Kate’s not looking to get serious with someone,” the source told PEOPLE.

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Beckinsale was divorced in 2016 from director/producer Len Wiseman. Last summer, she was linked to comedian and actor Matt Rife, 23. The duo called it quits after two months of dating.

In November 2018, Beckinsale started dating British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall, 30. The pair were spotted showing some PDA at a karaoke bar in Los Angeles, kissing at a candle-lit booth.

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Beckinsale shares 20-year-old daughter Lily Mo Sheen with actor Michael Sheen, whom she dated for eight years.

Davidson split from singer Ariana Grande in October, and though the comedian has admitted to having a hard time in the months since, a source recently told PEOPLE he is embracing his bachelorhood.

“He is very much enjoying being single as he is focusing on himself,” the source said in late December.

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