Kate Beckinsale's ex advises Pete Davidson to 'run' from a relationship with the actress
ICYMI: Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale are totally doin' it.
Yes, just a matter of months after parting ways with fiancée Ariana Grande, the SNL comedian has been spotted with the actress and model at various events - most recently when they shared a very sloppy kiss at a hockey game.
It seems as if the two are moving very quickly in their relationship. In fact, a friend of Davidson's recently told HollywoodLife that he thought the two might put a ring on it before long, saying:
"The way he talks about her is giving many of his friends the vibe that he will pop the question to Kate really soon. It’s been a whirlwind relationship but it appears it’s leading to something more serious for Pete and popping that question is looking likely to be a reality really soon."
Not everyone is keen to see the couple together, though. Matt Rife, Beckinsale's ex-boyfriend, recently spoke to TMZ about the relationship, and his advice to Davidson was simple: "run".
Rife dated Beckinsale between 2017 and 2018, starting when he was 21 and she was 43. "It was complicated, for sure," he said of their relationship. "[There were] a lot of ups and downs."
He didn't seem bitter about their breakup, however.
"She's moved on and I'm happy. I hope they've both found - or are getting out of it whatever they want to get out of it."
When the TMZ reporter asked him if he had any advice for Davidson, though, he struggled.
"Advice for Pete?" he said, clearly a little uncomfortable with the question. Then, after a few moments of thinking, he said: "Man to man? Run."
He did at a few more (not-so-negative) words of wisdom after that, thankfully.
"Enjoy it," he said. "Enjoy it while you can. I hope they're both happy, I hope that it can build to where it's an established, good relationship ... I haven't spoken to her in a while, I haven't spoken to Pete in about the same amount of time. But I wish them both the best and I hope they're happy. Just be careful."
And it's clear that Rife has no personal agenda in urging Davidson to ditch the relationship as, when he was asked whether he'd get back with Beckinsale if she broke up with the comedian, he said very bluntly: "No, absolutely not. No, not a chance."
So, is this relationship doomed before it's even begun? If Rife is to be believed, it wouldn't appear that Beckinsale has an amazing track record with past boyfriends, and Davidson's hasty engagement to Grande isn't exactly a great omen, either. But it's still early days for the pair, and only time will tell where it really goes.