Kate Beckinsale, 45, is a little confused by all the attention her romance with SNL star Pete Davidson, 25, as garnered. The pair, ICYMI, have been photographed making out in cars, at hockey games, a premieres, and getting parental intros in recent months, and the internet has been FREAKING OUT. (So much so, Beckinsale purged her Instagram account and Davidson addressed it on SNL’s “Weekend Update”).
In a recent sit-down with the Los Angeles Times, she discusses their relationship (without actually naming him).
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Beckinsale said: “I’m surprised by the interest. I’ve never been in this position before—never dated anybody who comes with their own bag of mischief. It’s all quite shocking, and something to get used to. I think if you liked the person less, you would bow out of it. If that were the main thrust of the relationship, there would be a problem. But it’s not.”
She continued: “I think if you liked the person less, you would bow out of it. If that were the main thrust of the relationship, there would be a problem. But it’s not … I’d rather not having people hiding outside my house. It’s a little old fashioned to have a woman’s personal life looked at like that. It’s a little bit tired.”
The pair were first linked at a Golden Globes after-party in January, just months after Davidson’s breakup with fiancé Ariana Grande. Much of the excitement about their relationship tends to be centered around their 20-year age gap.