Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson confirm romance with first public kiss

The couple have all but confirmed their relationship with a passionate and very public smooch. (PA Images)
The couple have all but confirmed their relationship with a passionate and very public smooch. (PA Images)

Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson have confirmed their romance with a steamy kiss at a hockey game.

The Underworld actress, 45, had been rumoured to be dating Saturday Night Live cast member Davidson, 25, but a visit to the New York Rangers game on Sunday (March 3) was the first time they were seen together as a couple.

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Not only is Davidson 20 years Beckinsale’s junior, he is also just five years older than her daughter, Lily Mo Sheen.

British actress Beckinsale, who can soon be seen in ITV’s new drama series The Widow, was married to her Underworld director Len Wiseman from 2004 until 2016.

Meanwhile, Davidson has had some high-profile romances of his own under his belt, despite his much younger age.

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In 2018, he was famously very briefly engaged to popstar Ariana Grande for just four months, who has recorded two songs about him.

The first is titled Pete Davidson and the second, Thank U, Next, is about her exes but references him with the line “even almost got married and for Pete I’m so thankful”.

Before his relationship with Grande, Davidson dated Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David’s daughter Cazzie for two years.

Davidson and Beckinsale were spotted kissing in the stands of the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals game in New York, where pictures of the couple clearly show a heart tattoo on the comedian’s neck which he had inked for his ex Grande.

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He and Beckinsale had previously been seen walking out of Los Angeles comedy club Largo at the Coronet hand in hand in February, leading to speculation that they were together.

The actress has had a tough start to the year, recently sharing a hospital selfie after she had to have treatment for a ruptured ovarian cyst.

Beckinsale’s new TV drama The Widow will see her star as a woman who loses her husband to a plane crash in the Congolese jungle, and decides to travel there three months later to understand what happened to him.

The cast will also feature Charles Dance.