Kate Beckinsale brutally fires back at people who criticised her rumoured relationship with Pete Davidson
Kate Beckinsale has responded to the cruel comments made by trolls on social media about her alleged romantic involvement with SNL comedian Pete Davidson. Rumours have been swirling in the gossip mags for a few weeks that Pete has jumped back into the dating pool after breaking up with Ariana Grande, and it seems as though he's gone for another celebrity again. Indeed, certain unconfirmed reports have now made the bold claim that he and Kate Beckinsale have hooked up after reportedly getting pretty cosy together at a Golden Globes afterparty.
The actress has since received a number of judgemental comments from certain members of the public; which haven't deterred her from making some fantastic clap-backs. For instance, after a rude troll commented "Disappointed in your dating choices", Kate promptly replied: "Pretty let down by your wonky beard but thought possibly rude to say." Then, when Beckinsale added a picture on Instagram and someone else chimed in: "Dear heavens, Kate. Not Pete Davidson." Kate responded to this comment by posting a throwback picture of her mom, which she captioned: "No, that's my mother. Easy mistake."
Recently, an inside source allegedly told British tabloid newspaper The Sun that the two were an item, stating: "Pete and Kate have been dating since meeting at the Globes party. They want to keep things low key - Kate is recovering from being hospitalised, 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! They're planning a holiday to get away from the cameras and get to know each other better."
Indeed, Kate herself has only recently gotten out of the hospital after enduring a painful ovarian cyst, which burst inside her. Beckinsale shared an image of herself in the ward on Instagram, which several trolls also seized upon: accusing the actress of playing up her poor health for attention.
Kate replied to them: "It's actually not a selfie. My mum took it. In fact I would not have posted it if we had not noticed someone in a car taking a photo of me leaving the hospital in a wheelchair. I have Instagram largely to have my own honest narrative and not have to always be ambushed by stories that come out that are invented."
She added: "I'd prefer to say what happened than endure speculation and so I chose to share. I agree it's not a normal impulse. But it's not normal to be photographed in vulnerable situations by people you don't know either. (If you were interested in knowing the provenance of this, which, you probably are not). [sic]"
It's good to see that she's not letting the trolls grind her down.