Kate Beckinsale is still looking for love! While the 47-year-old actress has been in several high profile relationships over the years — many of which she’s been forced to defend due to the age gaps — she’s still reluctant to date. “Do you know I’ve never really been on a date? I literally meet someone, get to know them at work, and then either marry them or get pregnant by them,” the actress recently told Jenn Lahmers on Extra.
“I just can’t think of anything I’d hate more than sitting in front of somebody I don’t know, that, chances are, I won’t like, and have to sit and watch them eat food.” Let’s look at the talented actress’ dating history and the men who have been lucky enough to date her.
Michael Sheen: Beckinsale was famously in a relationship with actor Michael Sheen between 1995 to 2003.The duo share 22-year-old daughter Lily Sheen. In a recent interview with Live with Kelly and Ryan, Beckinsale revealed she hadn’t seen her daughter due to the pandemic. “I haven’t seen my daughter for two years because of everything. Also, I went to Canada working and she couldn’t come see me,” Beckinsale said.
Despite splitting many years ago, the two continue to amicably co-parent their child.In a recent interview with Live with Kelly and Ryan, Beckinsale revealed she hadn’t seen her daughter due to the pandemic. “I haven’t seen my daughter for two years because of everything. Also, I went to Canada working and she couldn’t come see me,” Beckinsale said. Despite splitting many years ago, the two continue to amicably co-parent their child.
Len Wiseman: Beckinsale went on to marry director and producer Len Wiseman. The pair first met on the set of Underworld in 2003 and were hitched the year after. The exes called it quits on their 11-year marriage in November 2015. “They have both had complicated schedules and have grown apart,” a source told People at the time.
Matt Rife:Beckinsale and comedian and actor Matt Rife, then 21, sparked a romance in June 2017.Beckinsale and Rife were believed to be an item when they were seen getting cosy at Sherman Oaks Galleria in Los Angeles. “[They] were supposed to be fun and light, but then he was talking about moving in [after] only a couple weeks. When they’re together, it’s fine. But she’s busy working and has a family. It’s been on and off,” a source told Us Weekly at the time.They called it off after only two months of dating.
Jack Whitehall:Beckinsale was then linked to British actor Jack Whitehall in 2018 when they were photographed getting cuddly at a Karaoke bar in Los Angeles. They are believed to have parted ways after seven months together.
Pete Davidson :Beckinsale and Davidson packed on the PDA during their short-lived relationship!
They were first being seen together at a Golden Globes after-party in January 2019.Despite being “very happy” together, Davidson was forced to defend their 21-year age gap, explaining on SNL, “Apparently people have a crazy fascination with our age difference. But it doesn’t really bother us.”They split “amicably” in April of that year.
Goody Grace:Beckinsale was seen with singer-songwriter Goody Grace in January 2020. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY I LOVE YOU,” the musician commented on Beckinsale’s birthday post, to which she responded, “@goodygrace I love you.”She was caught leaving some cheeky comments on his Instagram in March of that year.However, it was confirmed they’d split in October 2020.Last year, she has opened up Women’s Health about the criticism she’d copped for dating men younger than her.
“I witness men constantly doing whatever they like, whether that’s in relationships, or deciding to buy a motorbike, or getting a tattoo,” she told the outlet in June 2020. “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?’
“It can feel like a little bit of a political act to be a woman over 32 who’s having any fun at all. ‘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.”