Why is Kate Beckinsale being slammed for dating younger Pete Davidson when these male celebrities are doing the same?
While Kate and Pete seem happy and pretty much enjoying their romance unbothered by the public, the internet just cannot get over the fact that she's 45 years old and he's 25
The internet has, once again, come alive with memes of a new relationship. This time, it's Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson's romance churning out joke after joke about Kate's choices in men and Pete's arguably average looks that still land him great looking women and their two-decade worth of age difference. It's like the Nickyanka relationship all over again.
Well it WAS Kate Beckinsale until this pic.twitter.com/qZGdvh0Wuk— LA (@lancelotaustin) March 6, 2019
While Kate and Pete seem happy and pretty much enjoying their new romance unbothered by the public eye as they rightly should, it appears as though the internet, the hypocrite that it is, just cannot get over the fact that she's 45 years old and he's 25. Would everyone talk about it the same way had they switched shoes?
There are plenty of couples who have a massive age difference but more often than not, it goes right where everything else does — unnoticed, as a tweet somewhere by a keyboard warrior thinking their opinion matters the most. Truth is, if it is the man in the relationship that's the older one, it becomes acceptable and that's the only reason why this sweet new romance is receiving all kinds of "gross" and "disgusting" reactions.
If you don't think that's true, take a look at these 8 relationships that have come before this and decide:
1. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo: 10 years
To all of you who are virtually puking at the thought of Kate and Pete making out in that hockey game, let me tell you this. Adam and Behati have a 10-year gap between them, with Adam aged 39 years old and Behati aged 30 years. The two are super adorable and so far, no one has really batted an eyelid over their decade of an age gap.
2. Jay-Z and Beyonce: 12 years
Jay-Z, 49, is 12 years older than Queen Bee, who is 37-years-old. They dated for eight years before tying the knot in a super private ceremony in 2008 and there were no memes about them until of course, there was that cheating scandal. Irrespective, everyone has accepted that music's power couple can do no wrong, but we wonder if Queen Bey was older, how would things have been?
3. Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan: 16 years
'One Tree Hill' star Burton, 36, and 'Supernatural' star Jeffery Dean Morgan, 52, have been dating since 2009.
4. George Clooney and Amal Clooney: 17 years
George announced his engagement to Human Rights lawyer Amal Clooney back in 2014 and it shocked the world, but not why you'd think it did. It was because Hollywood's most eligible bachelor George Clooney was getting hitched — it wasn't because of how much younger his fiance was to him. He is 53, while she is 36.
5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham: 20 years
The 'Transporter' star, who is 51, is currently engaged to Victoria's Secret model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who is 31. The two have been together for almost a decade now.
6. Bruce Willis and Emma Heming: 23 years
This age gap is more than Kate and Pete's by three whole years, for ones who think that it means something. The 'Die Hard' actor Willis, 53 at the time, married Emma Heming, 30, in a ceremony in 2009. The couple has had two beautiful daughters since then - Mabel Ray, 6, and Evelyn Penn, 4.
7. Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin: 26 years
Actor Alec Baldwin was 57 when he decided to put a ring on yoga instructor Hilaria who was 27 at the time. The couple wed in 2012 and have been super strong ever since and even have three children together and a fourth from Alec's first marriage. We don't see anyone having too many problems with their two decades and a half age gap, do we?
8. Sean Penn and Leila George: 32 years
58-year-old Penn has been dating 26-year-old 'Mortal Engines: War of the Cities' star Leila George since 2016. They have been seen enjoying a day out at the beach and even spotted out for lunch in Malibu. Interestingly, Sean Penn is only a year younger than her father, Vincent D’Onofrio.