Kate Beckinsale’s Ex, Matt Rife, Advises Pete Davidson To “Run”

So, after a couple of months of speculation, Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson seemed to confirm their relationship. The duo attended a hockey game in New York this weekend where they were pictured getting cozy together, and even engaging in a full-on make-out session!

So while Pete’s ex, and the whole world probably (except some of Kate’s fans), are dubbing the couple as “so cute”, one of the 45-year-old actress’ former flames doesn’t look like he is very hopeful for their relationship.

Matt Rife, who dated Kate in 2017 when he was 21 and she was 43, spoke to TMZ, and when asked what advice he’d give the comedian, Matt said he’d tell him to “run!”

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On Monday evening, TMZ caught up with Matt outside of the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles where, fun fact, he and Kate had originally met.

“Advice for Pete?” Matt, 23, told the tabloid, though he initially seemed reluctant to answer. “Man to man … run.”

He then followed it up with, “Enjoy it while you can. I hope they’re both happy. I hope that it can build to where it’s an established, good relationship.”

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Matt and Kate dated for about a year, having first been linked in 2017 after her divorce from ex-husband Len Wiseman. The last time they were seen together was in September 2018.

And according to Matt, their time together was “complicated” with “a lot of ups and downs,” and if given the opportunity to get back together with her, he said there is “not a chance” that he would take it.

But for the time being, Kate seems happy with her new man, comedian Pete Davidson. In January, Kate and Pete, 25, first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted getting cozy at a Golden Globes afterparty and according to the press, they even left the party together.

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Fox News reported at the time that they were seen sipping on champagne and being “kind of flirty”. Prior to Kate, Pete had just broken off his engagement with singer Ariana Grande in October, with whom he got engaged in the summer of 2018 after less than a month of dating.

When asked by paparazzi on what she thinks about Pete’s new romance, Ariana simply said, “so cute!” And that’s the kind of encouragement you need from an ex, right?