More than two months after they were first romantically linked, Pete Davidson, 25, has spoken out about his romance with ? JD Images/REX/Shutterstock
Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson attend a New York Rangers game in New York City on March 3, 2019.
Kate Beckinsale, 45.
On the March 9 episode of "Saturday Night Live," the comedian acknowledged that there's been a lot of interest in his relationship with the actress -- whom "Weekend Update" anchor Colin Jost referred to as Pete's "girlfriend" -- and their 20-year age difference. Pete then made it clear that to them, age is just a number.
After he appeared on the show's "Weekend Update" segment to deliver some humorous but eyebrow-raising commentary drawing parallels between continuing to like R. Kelly's music amid a sexual abuse scandal and continuing to attend Catholic church after clergy members' crimes were exposed, Colin baited him: "Anything else going on? Not like, a new girlfriend situation at all, Pete?"
Pete -- who last week was
photographed making out with Kate at a hockey game in New York City -- responded, "Oh yeah! Apparently people have a crazy fascination with our age difference, but it doesn't really bother us. But then again, I'm new to this." ? JD Images/REX/Shutterstock
Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson kiss during a New York Rangers hockey game at Madison Square Garden on March 3, 2019.
He then went on to list off some of the other famous people, mostly men, who are in relationships with much, much younger woman.
"So if you have questions about a relationship with a big age difference," Pete explained, "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, Mel Gibson, Billy Joel, Mick Jagger, Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy, Kelsey Grammer, Larry King, Larry King, Larry King, Rod Stewart and Donald Trump."
Things started when Pete and Kate were
seen flirting at a Golden Globes party in Beverly Hills in January. A month later, they were photographed holding hands as they left Pete's comedy show at the Coronet Theater in West Hollywood. In the early-morning hours of March 3, they were seen looking affectionate outside Pete's "Saturday Night Live" afterparty in New York City.
Hours later on March 3, Pete and Kate arrived at Madison Square Garden holding hands and headed inside to watch the New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals hockey game. Photos later emerged showing the stars kissing and touching one another in the stands.
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Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson kiss during a New York Rangers hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 3, 2019.
In late February, Kate revealed the obvious to "
Extra" when asked about her ideal man. "Funny. I like funny," the star of the new series "The Widow" said. In February, a source told Us Weekly that Kate and Pete were having a good time dating: "Kate is into Pete and he's exactly her type. She likes young guys who make her laugh."
Kate seems to have a bit of a thing for hot, younger comedians. She shared a
steamy, PDA-filled night out at Los Angeles's Blind Dragon nightclub with Brit comic Jack Whitehall, 30, in November 2018. In 2017, Kate enjoyed a romance with "Wild 'N Out" comedian Matt Rife, 23, who recently told TMZ his advice for Pete when it comes to Kate is to "run!" Celeb couples with big age gaps:
When it comes to falling head-over-heels in love, a lot of stars just don't care about age. After all, it's just a number, right?!
Wonderwall.com rounded up a slew of celebrity couples with a significant number of years between them, including Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale. When they were first linked in January 2019, the actress was 45 and the "Saturday Night Live" comedian was 25. Nearly two months later, they'd flaunted their budding romance with PDA in both Los Angeles and New York City. Now keep reading for more celeb couples who don't mind the gap...
There's a 24-year age gap between the "Jeopardy" host and his wife of 29 years! Alex Trebek, now 78, and Jean Currivan Trebek, 54, married in 1990 when she was 26. Alex recently opened up about his one life regret after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. "But my wife Jean and I have been together almost 29 years, and I was thinking about President Bush when he died, and all the comments about his life about what a nice guy he is, and how he and his wife had been together 73 years," Alex said. "I thought, oh my gosh … if I'd just met Jean in my 20s we could have had a longer life together. I guess if I'd met her when I was in my 20s she wouldn't have been born yet. But hey, 29 years is pretty good!"
There's a 35-year age difference with Randy Jackson and his musician girlfriend, Simone. But it doesn't faze this duo. You want perspective? She was born when George H.W. Bush was in the White House. Randy, however, was born when Dwight D. Eisenhower was commander-in-chief.
Dennis Quaid and his girlfriend Santa Auzina turned heads when they began dating in late 2016. Why? Their good looks, obviously, but also their 32-year age difference. Fun fact: When they started dating, he was more than twice her age. Scott Disick was 34 years old when he and Sofia Richie began dating in 2017 -- not long after she turned 18.
Richard Gere is 34 years older than his wife, Spanish socialite Alejandra Silva. The duo was
first spotted out together as a couple in June 2015, but rumor had it that they'd been together for much longer. They made their first red carpet appearance together in November 2015, and in May 2016, they were spotted packing on an intense amount of PDA at the UEFA Champions League final in Italy. Finally, after speculation that they were engaged, the couple quietly tied the knot in April 2018 and welcomed their first child together in early 2019.
"Oceans 12" star Vincent Cassel is 30 years older than his wife, model Tina Kunakey. The couple tied the knot in August 2018 when he was 51, and she was 21. They began dating when she was 19.
There's a 32-year age gap between Sarah Paulson and girlfriend Holland Taylor. "There's a poignancy to being with someone older," the "American Horror Story" star told the New York Times in 2016. "I think there's a greater appreciation of time and what you have together and what's important."
Gavin Rossdale and Sophia Thomalla began dating in April 2017 when he was 51 and she was 27. And get this: The German model is actually one year younger than Gavin's eldest child, daughter Daisy Lowe. They split in late 2018.
In May 2017, reports swirled that David Foster and Katharine McPhee were
dating, which came as quite a shock to many, considering their 34-year age difference. However, the couple didn't let their big age difference get in the way of their love, and they were practically attached at the hip by late 2017. Then, in July 2018, the couple got engaged while on vacation in Italy. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra started off as friends, but things turned romantic in the summer of 2018, and they seemed to get serious in a hurry. Priyanka, who is 10 years older than Nick, even introduced him to her mom within weeks. Within the first few weeks of dating, they couple was seen in India, Brazil, New York City and Los Angeles. On Dec. 1, 2018, they married in India. They then had multiple wedding receptions. George Clooney met the woman who convinced him to settle down in 2013. The long-time bachelor fell hard for Amal Alamuddin, an international law and human rights attorney, and the two were married a year later in Venice, Italy. The 17-year age difference never seemed to be a factor for the duo, who welcomed twins in 2017.
"One Tree Hill" actress Hilarie Burton and "The Walking Dead" star Jeffrey Morgan are separated by 16 years. That makes no difference to them. The couple began dating in 2009 when she was 26 years old and he was 42. They share two children together.
There's a 26-year age difference between
Alec Baldwin and his second wife, Hilaria Baldwin, who is currently expecting their fourth child. Josh Duhamel and Eiza Gonzalez didn't let their 17-year age difference get in the way of their romance. The couple began dating in June 2017, five months after he and Fergie announced that they were separating. After about a year of dating, Josh and Eiza split.
Michael Douglas and
Catherine Zeta-Jones have been married since 2000. They treaded some rocky waters and separated for a short while in 2013 but are seemingly happy together now. Michael is 25 years older than the Oscar-winning actress.
Steven Tyler hired Aimee Preston as his assistant in 2012 when she was just 23 years old. The two hit it off and made their public debut as a couple in February 2016 when Steven was 68 and she was 27. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a 41-year difference in age. (Aimee is actually younger than two of Steven's daughters.)
Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor started dating while she was 18 years old. He was 44 years old at the time. The couple first got together in 2017, and have flashed their romance all over social media. On their one-year anniversary, Dane posted a picture of he and his girl, writing, "Kelsi thank you for so many nights filled with laughter, days filled with creative thoughts & expressions and mostly thx for the love." She posted a picture as well, writing, "I have the most amazing guy by my side with the sweetest of hearts. I love you with all of mine."
Twenty-five years is nothing! That's the span of the age gap between Kardashian family matriarch
Kris Jenner and boyfriend Corey Gamble, who's a year younger than her eldest daughter, Kourtney Kardashian. The two have been an item since November 2014.
It was essentially love at first sight for director Sam Taylor-Johnson and Golden Globe winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The pair met on the set of the Sam-helmed 2009 biopic "Nowhere Boy," back when the actor was just 18. But despite their 24-year age gap, and meeting when Aaron was just venturing into adulthood, they managed to defy the odds. The lovebirds tied the knot in 2012 and have two daughters, Wylda and Romy.
Kelsey Grammer was married and divorced three times before finding love again with a 27-years-younger Kayte Walsh, who happens to be just two years older than his eldest daughter, actress Spencer Grammer.
Mel Gibson's newest girlfriend is 35 years his junior! The actor-director welcomed his ninth child -- son Lars -- with champion equestrian vaulter-turned-screenwriter Rosalind Ross in early 2017.
Susan Crow is Tony Bennett's third wife, and she is 40 years younger than the singer, to whom she's been married since 2007. In Tony's memoir, "Just Getting Started," he wrote that he "met" Susan when her mother was pregnant with her during a meet-and-greet in New York in 1966. Weird.
Here's a fun fact about
Bruce Willis: His second and current wife, Emma Heming, is a mere 10 years older than his eldest daughter, Rumer Willis. The action star is 24 years older than his wife!
Not only is
David Hasselhoff's girlfriend 27 years his junior, but she has the same name as one of his kids. The Hoff is engaged to Hayley Roberts, who is only two years older than his daughter, Hayley Hasselhoff.
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston married in 2014 and have since welcomed two children together. The "Independence Day" actor is 31 years older than his wife, a former champion rhythmic gymnast.
Harrison Ford's son, Ben Ford, is only three years younger than Harrison's third and current wife, Calista Flockhart. The "Star Wars" actor is 22 years older than his missus.
Rowan Atkinson is 28 years older than girlfriend Louise Ford, who is currently pregnant with their child. The couple moved into his multi-million-dollar London home just weeks after his divorce from his wife was finalized in November 2015.
David Cross and Amber Tamblyn, who randomly met and connected on a flight to Louisiana in 2009, tied the knot back in 2012. The funnyman is 19 years older than the actress, who gave birth to
their daughter in February 2017.
Kathy Griffin loves to crack jokes about the 18-year age gap between her and her boyfriend, marketing exec Randy Bick.
Camila Alves and
Matthew McConaughey have a 14-year age difference and have been together since 2007. The happy couple married in 2012 and have three gorgeous children together: sons Levi and Livingston and daughter Vida.
Daytime talk-show host
Ellen DeGeneres is 15 years older than wife Portia de Rossi. The couple married at their home in Los Angeles in 2008.
Patti LaBelle was 70 when she got together with her man, Eric Seats, who was 40 at the time. (Fun fact: Patti's son, Zuri, is a year older than Eric.)
Seventeen years isn't the only thing that separates French banker Olivier Sarkozy and wife
Mary-Kate Olsen. The couple is also more than a foot apart in height: He's 6-foot-3 while the former "Full House" actress-turned-fashion mogul is 5-foot-2. They wed in 2015. Her twin sister likes older men too...
Richard Sachs is 28 years older than
Ashley Olsen, but that didn't stop them from kissing at a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 9, 2016. The two dated for five months before splitting in March 2017.
When Doug Hutchinson and Courtney Stodden got hitched in 2011, she was not only 34 years younger than the actor but also just 16 years old. The off-and-on couple separated most recently in September 2017, and the former teen bride
filed for divorce in March 2018.
The late music manager
Rene Angelil met and started working with Celine Dion when she was just 12 years old and he was 38. The superstar singer didn't marry Rene until she was 26 years old and he was 52.
One of the gold standards of age defying romances are Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. The longtime couple is 21 years apart in age. They first met in 1991 while filming "Bugsy." They married a year later, and they now have four kids together.
Madonna has romanced quite a few super-hot younger men! Take Brazilian model Jesus Luz, for example: The couple had a 29-year age gap when they dated back in 2009.
It wasn't a huge surprise when late Playboy founder
Hugh Hefner tied the knot with a woman who was 60 years younger -- Crystal Hefner -- in 2012. After all, the majority of his ex-girlfriends have been a lot, lot younger.
Dancer-choreographer Casper Smart and
Jennifer Lopez broke up in August 2016 after being off and on for the better part of five years. Casper is 18 years younger than the superstar.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore wed in 2005, she was labeled a cougar because of their 15-year age difference. Her eldest daughter, Rumer Willis, was only 10 years younger than her then-stepfather. After their divorce in 2013, Ashton linked up with actress Mila Kunis, who is much closer to him in age. (Ashton is only five years older than Mila.) Bradley Cooper and model Suki Waterhouse split in March 2015 after dating for almost two years. Could their 17-year age gap have been a factor?
Former "Friends" star David Schwimmer was dedicated to part-time photographer Zoe Buckman from 2007 to 2017. The two secretly tied the knot in 2010 and welcomed a daughter, Cleo, the following year -- despite David being 19 years Zoe's senior.
Jonathan Bricklin and Susan Sarandon raised eyebrows for their 30-year age gap when they started dating after her high-profile split from Tim Robbins. Although Susan didn't mind being the older woman, she ultimately split with Jonathan after six years.
Martin Mica didn't seem to mind the 30-year age gap between him and former love Sharon Stone. They were a pretty darn good-lookin' couple, wouldn't you say?
Mariah Carey was married to Tommy Mottola (pictured), who's 21 years her senior, from 1993 to 1998. She then wed Nick Cannon, who's 10 years younger than her, in 2008. After they broke up, Mariah got engaged to the more age-appropriate Australian billionaire James Packer, who's only three years older than her. After they split, she quickly moved on with dancer Bryan Tanaka, who's 14 years her junior.
Could the 35 years between Clint Eastwood and Dina Eastwood be one of the reasons their marriage failed? The couple
divorced in 2014. 50/50 SLIDES