He’s always one to address things while about five million people are watching. SNL star Pete Davidson got real about his relationship with Kate Beckinsale during the episode that aired on March 9 — and he wanted us to know they don’t care about their age gap.
The 25-year-old appeared on the “Weekend Update” segment to discuss the controversy surrounding famed-turned-disgraced celebrities R. Kelly and Michael Jackson and the documentaries profiling their alleged crimes. Before ending his portion of the segment, host Colin Jost wouldn’t let him off the hook without talking about the 46-year-old babe whom he called Pete’s “girlfriend.”
“Apparently people have a crazy fascination with our age difference, but it doesn’t really bother us,” the comedian revealed about his relationship. Not one to miss a good punch line, he continued by saying if anyone had questions about their relationship, they could go to a whole host of celebrity men who have had similar age gap relationships. He named dropped Leonardo DiCaprio, Scott Disick and Jason Statham, among a dozen or more others. Savage!
Pete and Kate have been sparking romance rumors since they were spotted together at the Netflix Golden Globes afterparty on January 6, where they were getting their flirt on and sipping champagne together on a secluded patio before reportedly leaving the party together. Less than a month later, the duo continued to turn heads when they were spotted holding hands in Los Angeles.
Since then, they’ve turned things up a notch when it comes to being public. Though this is the first time either of them have acknowledged terminology like “girlfriend” and left it undisputed, the couple was photographed in a heavy lip lock at a Rangers game in NYC on March 4 — so it’d be kind of hard for them to try to deny things at this point.
Before Pete got entangled in the enigma that is Kate Beckinsale, he’d just separated from Ariana Grande after a whirlwind four-month engagement, and naturally, there was some healing to be done. Seems like he’s doing better, though, don’t you think?