Are Kate Beckinsale's friends worried she's going to break Pete Davidson's heart when she decides to end their fling? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation, and we can set the record straight.
The actress and the "Saturday Night Live" star are rumored to be casually dating after hitting it off at a Golden Globes afterparty in January. Beckinsale, 45, was also spotted holding hands with the 25-year-old comedian outside of his stand-up show in Los Angeles earlier this month. Their relationship doesn't appear to be very serious, but according to Heat, Davidson is quickly falling in love.
A supposed source tells the magazine, "Pete is absolutely besotted... He's been showering her with gifts and burning up her phone." The alleged insider goes on to maintain Beckinsale's friends think she's headed for trouble, as "she'll get bored eventually and move on like she always does." "That'll leave Pete nursing a broken heart because he always falls hard and fast like this," contends the tipster before adding, "look at what happened with Ariana [Grande]."
Davidson, who's been vocal about his struggles with mental health, posted a suicidal message on Instagram after Grande called off their quickie engagement last year. "This is moving pretty quickly, which isn't unusual for Pete," contends the anonymous source. "He's a classic all-or-nothing character who falls in love very easily."
The so-called "source" further claims Beckinsale's friends "are worried she's going to eat him alive and, at the same time, she's not doing herself any favors by dating someone who's as vulnerable as Pete." The seemingly phony insider concludes that everyone close to the actress fears Davidson will react very poorly if she "goes ahead and breaks his heart, or just decides she's not interested."
It's quite odd the tabloid's "source" knows so much personal information about both Beckinsale and Davidson, who seemingly hadn't met prior to last month's Golden Globes. Regardless, Gossip Cop checked in with a mutual pal of ours and the actress, who wasn't able to speak on the record, but assures us the magazine's story is made-up. The Beckinsale confidante tells us Heat's report is "not true," and its "sources are not valid."
It's worth pointing out how the outlet attempted to create a nonexistent romance at last month's Golden Globes. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid a few weeks ago for falsely claiming Emma Stone and Richard Madden were dating after meeting at the awards show. In reality, the actress has been in a relationship with former "SNL" writer Dave McCary for nearly two years. The magazine simply doesn't have much insight into Hollywood romances.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.