Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale have ‘\[slowed\] down’ their budding relationship – to a stand-still.

Kate Beckinsale

by Emily Watkins |

Rumours that lovebirds Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale were ‘slowing down’ their romance have been confirmed, as a source speaking to Entertainment Tonight revealed that the break up is now official. Following a whirlwind five months of dating – and lots of public making out – the pair’s split comes after Beckinsale spoke candidly about the challenges of dating in the public eye while they were still an item: ‘I’ve never dated anyone who comes with their own bag of mischief’, she told the LA times in March this year, presumably referring to the double-jeopardy of conducting a personal relationship while mutually famous. ‘It’s all quite shocking, and something to get used to. I think if you liked the person less, you would bow out of it. If that were the main thrust of the relationship, there would be a problem. But it’s not.’

Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson, March 2019
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Oh, Kate! Her now-ex Davidson likewise opened up about the relationship while it was still ‘on’, addressing criticisms of the pair’s age gap (Kate, at 45, is 20 years older than Pete.) On Saturday Night Live, he called out society’s double standards when it comes to men and women dating across decades: ‘It doesn’t really bother us, but then again, I’m new to this, so if you have questions about relationships with a big age difference 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.’ Hear, hear.

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Who: Moby and Natalie Portman When: Moby and Natalie dated briefly in 2001. He said of their relationship: 'I guess in some people's eyes, [nerds] might be mildly sexy – and, as a nerd, I'm certainly happy to enjoy some of the effects of that. But as far as the very brief affair that I had with Natalie, it's made me a target of a lot of nerd wrath. You donu2019t date Luke Skywalkeru2019s mom and not have them hate your guts.'

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Who: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling When: The Gosling dated his Murders by Numbers co-star while filming in 2002, despite their 16-year age gap.

Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler
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Who: Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler When: They dated for three years and lived together, after meeting on set of Inventing The Abbots.

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Who: Renee Zellweger and Jack White When: Renee and the White Stripes singer were together for two years. Renee's spokesperson at the time about their split: 'They remain good friends. There's no scandal and no new relationships.'

Ashton Kutcher and January Jones
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Who: Ashton Kutcher and January Jones.u25a1u25a1When: 1998-2001. They met as models during a shoot for Abercrombie & Fitch. What happened: When Ashton went to New York to shoot The Distance, they grew apart and he predicted Januaryu2019s career would be short-lived: u2018He was not supportive of my acting... he was like, u201cI donu2019t think youu2019re going to be good at thisu201d,’ she said. No guesses who had the last laugh there then.

Tom Cruise and Cher
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Who: Tom Cruise and Cher When: These two could be the strangest couple, well, ever. Two decades after their relationship Cher told Good Morning America that despite the 16-year age gap these two dated in the 80s. She said he was 'just the most adorable man you can imagine.'

Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves
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Who: Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves When: In 1992 Coppola and Reeves dated after her father, Francis Ford Coppola, directed him in Dracula in 1992.

Matthew Perry and Julia Roberts
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr
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Who: Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr When: Back in the 80s these two dated for seven years and started dating when they were both 19.u25a1u25a1What happened: Robert has said of their relationship: 'I was so selfish. I liked to drink, and I had a drug problem, and that didn't jibe with Sarah Jessica, because it is the furthest thing from what she is. She provided me a home and understanding. She tried to help me. She was so miffed when I didn't get my act together. Sarah Jessica would pull me out of a hangover, and we'd go pick out furniture together. She is a force of nature!' He added: 'I was in love with Sarah Jessica and love clearly was not enough. I was meant to move on.'

Tyra Banks and Will Smith
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Who: Will Smith and Tyra Banks When: These two dated for a year in 1993 after Tyra appeared on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow
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Who: Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow When: These Hollywood heavyweights were engaged and were together between 1994 and 1997. 'I'm so lucky that I spent time with Brad, somebody who was such a good person! Especially when I was, like, such a mess,' Paltrow said about the couple. What happened: Gwyneth said that they called off the engagement because she wasn't ready for marriage. This was her first high profile relationship and she has revealed that it taught her to watch her mouth: 'I said things about being in a relationship [with Brad Pitt] that felt wrong to me even as I was saying them.'

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Anna Friel and Robbie Williams
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Brad Pitt and Sinitta
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Who: Brad Pitt and Sinitta. When: 1988-1990. They met when his agent called hers after he saw her on telly and fancied her. She wasnu2019t impressed. u2018I thought it was quite rude,’ she said. What happened: u2018We only had a brief affair’ is all Sinitta has said on the matter, although itu2019s thought they dated for two years. Brad went on to date his way through Hollywoodu2019s A-Z, from Juliette Lewis to Gwyneth and Jen. Sinitta? Well, she moved on to Simon Cowell.

David Arquette and Drew Barrymore
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Who: David Arquette and Drew Barrymore. When: in 1991. Before they co-starred in Never Been Kissed (as siblings – gross!) and Scream, they were briefly together. What happened: They split on amicable terms after a few months. But did David ever truly get over her? Recently, he admitted to Howard Stern that he wished theyu2019d had a baby. u2018How cool would an Arquette- Barrymore child be?’ Drew: truly, the one that got away.

Matt Damon and Winona Ryder
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Who: Matt Damon and Winona Ryder When: These two dated for three years, at the same time as his best pal dated Gwyneth Paltrow.

Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette
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Who: Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette. When: 2002-2007. Itu2019s thought they met on the red carpet. Where else? What happened: The pair got engaged two years after meeting, before splitting in 2007. A year later, Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson and Alanis was exorcising her sadness in excruciating detail on Flavors Of Entanglement.

Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock
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Who: Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock When: They dated after meeting on set of 'A Time to Kill' in 1996, but often denied that they were in a relationship claiming they were just friends. In 1997 Sandra said that 'we have fabulous chemistry together,' but said that they were only friends. What happened: These two remained close friends as Sandra said to Cosmopolitan: 'Thereu2019s a great amount of respect and love. I feel very cared for by Matthew. No matter where he is in his life or where I am in mineu2014he could be marriedu2014I know we would stay close.'

Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker
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Who: Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker. When: 1992, after meeting on the set of Honeymoon In Vegas. What happened: They split following the wrap party, with SJP merely stating Cage was u2018a wonderful travelling companionu2019. Post- filming, he moved on to Uma Thurman.

Madonna and Vanilla Ice
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Who: Madonna and Vanilla Ice When: These two dated for 8 months in 1992. What Happened: Vanilla Ice explained to News of the World in 2011, 'I broke up with her after she printed that book [Sex] because I was hurt to be an unwitting part of this slutty package. It was disgusting and cheap. We were in a relationship yet it looked like she was screwing all these other people.'

Christina Applegate and Brad Pitt
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Kim Kardashian and Nick Lachey
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Mischa Barton and Jamie Dornan
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While we can’t know whether it was public scrutiny, their age gap or something else entirely which put paid to the budding romance, we enjoyed it while it lasted – as Davidson acknowledged, it’s not often that the Hollywood older-younger equation is reversed along gender lines. There’s reason to believe that all is not lost, however; the ET source went on to say that the former couple are ‘still friendly’. Phew.

Pete Davidson
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