Pete Davidson Breaks Silence on Kate Beckinsale Romance: 20-Year Age Gap 'Doesn't Really Bother Us'
The Saturday Night Live comedian, 25, addressed his budding romance with the actress, 45, for the first time on this weekend’s episode, making it clear that to them, age is nothing but a number.
During the end of Davidson’s appearance on Weekend Update, Colin Jost asked if his costar had any new life developments, “like a new girlfriend.” Davidson was initially reluctant but soon opened up about Beckinsale.
“Apparently people have a crazy fascination with our age difference,” replied Davidson. “But it doesn’t really bother us. But then again, I’m new to this.”
Davidson then hilariously listed famous men in May-December romances, most of whom are linked to women at least 20 years younger than them.
“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, Dane Cook, Derek Jeter, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee, Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn, and whoever the president of France is [Emmanuel Macron, who is 24 years younger than his wife]. Mel Gibson, Billy Joel, Mick Jagger, Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy, Kelsey Grammer, Larry King, Larry King, Larry King, Rod Stewart and Donald Trump.”
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The photos — which featured the couple passionately kissing as Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski sat next to them — quickly turned into memes on social media, one of which even caught Beckinsale’s eye.
She weighed in on the chatter after a meme suggested she was with Davidson over Porowski because the latter represented “wholesome guys,” while the comedian represented “guys with problems from childhood.”
“Antoni is gay, if that helps clarify at all #queereye,” she wrote on the image, creating a viral moment shared by Comments by Celebs.
Beckinsale was previously linked to comedian Matt Rife, 23, in 2017, and they dated for a year.
He added, “Enjoy it while you can. I hope they’re both happy. I hope that it can build to where it’s an established, good relationship. I wish them both the best. I hope they’re happy. I don’t really have any solid advice, just be careful.”