Kate Beckinsale Opened Up About Her Relationship With Pete Davidson For The First Time

    "I've never dated anybody who comes with their own bag of mischief."

    If you're unfamiliar with the saga of Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson, allow me to give you a quick breakdown of their relationship.

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    It all started after the pair were spotted getting ~cosy~ at a Golden Globes after party in January. Soon after, they were seen holding hands as they left one of Pete's standup shows.

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    Neither of them confirmed the relationship rumours for a couple of months, although Kate did spend some time responding to Instagram commenters who suggested she should date someone else.

    Then they were photographed full-on making out at a hockey game, pretty much confirming they're a thing.

    However, while Pete did have some choice words for critics of their 20-year age gap during an episode of Saturday Night Live, Kate has never spoken about the relationship explicitly.

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    Until now! In a new interview with the LA Times, Kate opened up about her relationship with Pete, admitting she's "surprised" by the level of public interest.

    "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."

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    But Kate went on to say all the attention on their relationship is worth it.

    "I think if you liked the person less, you would bow out of it," she explained. "If that were the main thrust of the relationship, there would be a problem. But it’s not."

    She also opened up about her use of social media, calling it a "largely positive experience" — apparently less than a week before deleting every single post on her Instagram account.

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    "If it became oppressive or upsetting, I would be very happy to let go of it," she said at the time.

    You can read Kate's full LA Times interview here.

    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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