Kate Beckinsale isn’t here for strangers on the Internet passing judgment on her reported relationship with Pete Davidson. The Underworld actress took to Instagram over the weekend to shut down a troll who said he’s “disappointed” in her dating choices.
Here’s what happened: Beckinsale posted a selfie on Saturday, February 16, that had nothing to do with her love life, but someone in the comments section decided to make it about her love life. “Disappointed in your dating choices,” the user wrote.
Beckinsale didn’t take this lying down, though. She hit back with a little shade of her own. “Fairly let down by your wonky beard but thought possibly rude to say,” she replied. Check out this exchange, courtesy of Comments by Celebs, for yourself, below.
The comments section was soon flooded with people coming to Beckinsale’s defense. “You don’t actually know either of them personally, and I seriously doubt you ever will,” wrote one person. “Why the hell do you care? WTF?” replied another. A third fan responded: “Your relationships are none of our business, but I do hope you find happiness because nothing is more important.”
Earlier this year, Beckinsale hilariously replied to another Instagram user who shaded her relationship with Davidson. The person in question wrote, “Dear heavens, Kate. Not Pete Davidson,” underneath a throwback photo of Beckinsale’s mom, to which she replied, “No that’s my mother. Easy mistake.”
Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale were first spotted chatting at a Golden Globes after-party in January. The next month, they were seen holding hands leaving Davidson’s standup show in West Hollywood.
It’s been a few months since Davidson’s highly-publicized relationship with Ariana Grande ended. The Thank U, Next singer seemingly gave Davidson’s new union her seal of approval two weeks ago. When a paparazzo asked her what she thought about Beckinsale and Davidson dating, she simply replied, “So cute!”