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


                            Why is Kate Beckinsale being slammed for dating younger Pete Davidson when these male celebrities are doing the same?

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.



 

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

Singer Adam Levine (L) and model Behati Prinsloo attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Hubert Boesl/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Singer Adam Levine (L) and model Behati Prinsloo attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Hubert Boesl/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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 (L) and Beyonce attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Hubert Boesl/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Jay Z (L) and Beyonce attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Hubert Boesl/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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

Actors Hilarie Burton (L) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan attend the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actors Hilarie Burton (L) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan attend the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

'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 

Amal Clooney (L) and 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Recipient George Clooney attend the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Turner)
Amal Clooney (L) and 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Recipient George Clooney attend the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Turner)

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

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (L) and Jason Statham attend Warner Bros. Pictures And Gravity Pictures' Premiere of 'The Meg' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (L) and Jason Statham attend Warner Bros. Pictures And Gravity Pictures' Premiere of 'The Meg' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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

Actor Bruce Willis (R) and model Emma Heming attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actor Bruce Willis (R) and model Emma Heming attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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 

Sean Penn and Leila George have a 32 year age gap between them (Getty Images)
Sean Penn and Leila George have a 32 year age gap between them (Getty Images)

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.