Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson's relationship was the most surprising celebrity coupling to happen since, well, Davidson's relationship with Ariana Grande. Everyone was thrown for a loop when the Saturday Night Live star and the British actress were seen flirting at a post–Golden Globes party. They kept things low-key following that initial spark, but there have been a few public outings that suggest their affection grew. From kissing at a hockey game (sorry, Antoni) to a rumored vacation with friends, these two were shaping up to be the It Couple of 2019…until they weren't, but more on that below.
Here's a complete timeline of Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson's whirlwind romance:
January 8, 2019: Beckinsale and Davidson are spotted leaving a Golden Globes after-party together. “They were being very flirty together. They were sitting very close on the outside patio seating,” a source told Page Six. “Kate had her hand on his knee, and she kept laughing at all his jokes.”
January 10, 2019: Beckinsale slyly responds to an Instagram commenter who took a dig at her and Davidson. "Dear heavens, Kate. Not Pete Davidson," the person wrote underneath a photo Beckinsale uploaded of her mom, Judy Loe. She simply responded, "No, that's my mother. Easy mistake."
January 14, 2019: Davidson low-key references Beckinsale at one of his stand-up shows. Us Weekly reports that when an audience member shouted Beckinsale's name, Davidson "smiled sheepishly" and said one very telling word: "yes."
February 4, 2019: Davidson and Beckinsale are photographed holding hands yet again.
February 8, 2019: Davidson's ex-fiancée Ariana Grande gives his relationship with Beckinsale her seal of approval. When asked by a TMZ cameraman what she thinks of the union, she responded, "So cute!"
February 10, 2019: Rumors spread the two are planning a holiday together. Specifically, a trip with friends to somewhere like Hawaii or Bali. “They want to keep things low-key—Kate is recovering from being hospitalized and Pete just went through a really tough time very publicly—but it’s hard as they can’t keep their hands off each other in public," a source told The Sun. "They’re planning a holiday to get away from the cameras and get to know each other better. They want to take the pressure off and see where the relationship will go.”
February 12, 2019: A story comes out in Heat magazine with more details about Beckinsale and Davidson. “Pete is absolutely besotted…. He’s been showering her with gifts and burning up her phone,” a source told the publication. However, this person doesn't seem to think the relationship will last. “She’ll get bored eventually and move on like she always does,” the source added. “That’ll leave Pete nursing a broken heart because he always falls hard and fast like this. Look at what happened with Ariana.”
February 16, 2019: Beckinsale shuts down yet another stranger who made a rude comment about her and Davidson. "Disappointed in your dating choices," the user wrote, to which she replied, "Pretty let down by your wonky beard but thought possibly rude to say."
March 4, 2019: Beckinsale and Davidson have their first public kiss. At a New York Rangers hockey game. This pic of the two of them plus Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski has since become a viral meme.
March 5, 2019: More details about their relationship emerge. "Kate's very into Pete," an insider tells E! News. "You wouldn't necessarily put them together, but it's working for now. She's excited about getting to know him and hoping to spend more time with him." The source added, "He always has her laughing, and that's a good feeling to have. They talk a lot and never run out of things to say."
March 9, 2019: Davidson works Beckinsale into an SNL skit. Davidson has been known to talk about his significant others in his comedy routines, and he found a way to address the Beckinsale dating rumors on SNL. During a "Weekend Update" segment, Davidson was point-blank asked if he had a new girlfriend situation. He played it coy, saying only, "Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Apparently, people have a crazy fascination with our age difference." He then dived into a joke about other celebrity couples with big age differences.
March 18, 2019: Public kiss number two. Davidson and Beckinsale attended the premiere of Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt together (Davidson has a role in the film). After the movie they were caught kissing in the back of a taxi in West Hollywood. Later they were seen leaving a party at Whiskey a Go Go holding hands, which is a ton of PDA for a single night.
March 19, 2019: Davidson meets the parents. The couple were photographed leaving an intimate dinner at Nobu in Los Angeles with Beckinsale's mom, Judy Loe, and stepdad, Roy Battersby. The family dinner coincided with the anniversary of Beckinsale's father's death, which seems pretty intense—and like a sign that after all the casual make-out sessions, these two are moving into more serious territory.
March 27, 2019: Beckinsale addresses her relationship with Davidson for the first time. She didn't say his name, but in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Beckinsale said she's surprised by all the attention her dating life is receiving. "I've never been in this position before—never dated anybody who comes with their own bag of mischief," she said. "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."
April 26, 2019: Well, it's over. A source told ET that Beckinsale and Davidson are no longer dating, but there are no hard feelings about it. "They’re still friendly but are not on romantic terms," the source tells the publication.