Robert Pattinson, Kate Beckinsale NOT A “New Couple,” Despite Report

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Robert Pattinson Kate Beckinsale Dating

By Andrew Shuster |

Robert Pattinson Kate Beckinsale Dating

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Robert Pattinson and Kate Beckinsale are not a “new couple,” despite a completely speculative and untrue tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the bogus romance rumors. We’re told the two stars simply aren’t dating.

The Australian version of OK! features a photo of Pattinson and Beckinsale posing together on the red carpet at the recent GQ Men of the Year Awards, along with the headline, “R-Patz & Kate: Cougar Courts Another Cub?” The 44-year-old actress is currently dating 22-year-old comedian Matt Rife, but the magazine baselessly suggests that she’s moved on to the 31-year-old actor. “It’s clear she loves a younger man, and Rob certainly seemed to take her fancy,” writes the untrustworthy outlet, which doesn’t have a single source to back up its theory.

The tabloid also insists that the stars will make a great couple because they played “two of the sexiest vampires in film history,” referring to his role in the Twilight series, and hers in the Underworld franchise. Gossip Cop, however, checked in with Beckinsale’s camp, which assures us she and Pattinson aren’t an item. Meanwhile, a Pattinson insider, who wished to remain anonymous, also says it’s untrue. We’re told they’ve been friendly for years. And indeed they’ve mingled at many events in the past, including the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party and 2015 Met Gala, but there’s no romance between the two.

It’s ridiculous for a news outlet to assume that two people are dating simply because they took a photo together at an awards ceremony, but that didn’t stop OK! from suggesting it. Unfortunately, the U.S. edition of the magazine is no better at accurately reporting about the actor’s love life. Gossip Cop has had to bust the tabloid on more than one occasion for falsely claiming that Pattinson was dating Katy Perry, who’s also just a longtime friend. The actor’s relationship with Beckinsale is equally platonic.

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