Kate Beckinsale Is "Surprised by the Interest" in Her Pete Davidson Romance

March 29, 2019

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Kate Beckinsale can't believe how many headlines she's generated by getting together with Pete Davidson after his split from ex-fiancée Ariana Grande. "I’m surprised by the interest," the 45-year-old actress told The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday. "I’ve never been in this position before. [I’ve] never dated anybody who comes with their own bag of mischief. It’s all quite shocking and something to get used to." She adds, "I’d rather not have people hiding outside my house. It’s a little old-fashioned to have a woman’s personal life [looked at like that]. It’s a little bit tired." However, she adds that she doesn't think the spotlight will strain things between her and her 25-year-old beau. "I think if you liked the person less, you would bow out of it," she explained. "If [attention] were the main thrust of the relationship, there would be a problem. But it’s not.”