Kate Beckinsale, who turns 47 this summer, has been connected to plenty of guys in her own age range, but more recently she’s gotten a whole lot of attention for hanging around the type of guys who might ask, “What’s a payphone?“. Of course, Kate has gotten a bit of hate regarding her dating history, and she’s once again telling people to shut up and mind their own business.
Kate has been linked to Machine Gun Kelly (29), comedian Matt Rife (then 21), and Pete Davidson (26). Kate is currently dating musician Goody Grace (22). A few weeks ago, Kate fired back at a hater on Instagram who cracked a joke about her boyfriend. Kate has established that she has a very low tolerance for criticism about the age gap. Low, just like how she sets the bar when it comes to the maximum age she’s willing to date. Oh god, I’m part of the problem, aren’t I? Well, I’m sure Kate will have no problem telling me off. Kate spoke to Women’s Health UK about her reputation as Hollywood’s most popular cougar with the 20-something dirtbag crowd. Kate knows people are shitting on her, but just call her Kate “The Bidet” Beckinsale, because it doesn’t stay on her for long.
“If everyone’s shitting on you, it can make you feel kind of ugh for a minute – especially if there’s really nothing wrong. If you’re strangling a squirrel or hurting someone, I get it, but living one’s life in a reasonably respectful manner shouldn’t invite anyone to get too excited.”
Kate also explained that part of the hate comes from the fact that she’s a woman and is considered old in the eyes of a judgemental society. Kate has a 21-year-old daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, which means she’s a woman, a mom, and old. Add all that up, and you’ve got someone who some people think should be at home in a shapeless white turtleneck sweater, watching Beach Flip and waiting for their Boniva to kick in. Kate has zero shame about going out and living her life.
“It can feel like a little bit of a political act to be a woman over 32 who’s having any fun at all. And by that, I don’t mean doing drugs and drinking and partying, because I never am, but being goofy, and going out, and not going, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to sit home and anticipate menopause while crocheting.’ Unless you’re doing that, it somehow seems to be risqué, which is just ridiculous to me.”
She also explains that the hate she receives is a double-standard, because no one is coming for men in the same way.
“I witness men constantly doing whatever they like, whether that’s in relationships, or deciding to buy a motorbike, or getting a tattoo. It hasn’t been interpreted as, ‘Why hasn’t he had more children?’ or, ‘Is he ever going to decide to become a parent?’ or, ‘Why has he had so many girlfriends?'”
Hmmm, who could she’s referring to? What kind of men in the same age range as her could Kate possibly be hinting at? I wonder, I wonder, I wonder. I understand what Kate is getting at though. But I also don’t think that many people care if Kate goes to the club. Personally, I’m jealous. Where does she get the motivation to go clubbing?! I lost the will to publicly socialize in non-sweatsuit clothing after 10 pm years ago.