What Kate Beckinsale’s Exes Have Said About Her

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Kate Beckinsale, with her remarkable talent and undeniable beauty, has earned herself quite a reputation as a catch in Hollywood. Even some of the biggest stars in the industry have openly admitted to having a crush on the “Underworld” actress. During an interview with OnDemand Entertainment, both Harry Styles and Niall Horan, members of the renowned boy band One Direction, found themselves vying over the hypothetical prospect of Beckinsale as their on-screen wife. However, despite their admiration, Beckinsale was already spoken for.

Throughout her career, the “Van Helsing” star has had several significant relationships. In the early stages of her journey, she embarked on an eight-year romance with fellow actor Michael Sheen. Their partnership, which included the joy of welcoming a daughter, initially seemed destined for forever. Yet, as time went on, Sheen came to realize the fundamental differences between himself and Beckinsale. Reflecting on their relationship in a 2015 interview with the Irish Independent, Sheen acknowledged the profound impact they had on each other’s lives but admitted that they ultimately discovered they weren’t right for each other. Despite the breakup, they have maintained an amicable relationship, co-parenting their daughter Lily. Interestingly, Beckinsale has even formed a close bond with one of Sheen’s exes, Sarah Silverman, leading to some lighthearted teasing directed at Sheen.

Following her split from Sheen, Beckinsale crossed paths with filmmaker Len Wiseman in the same year. The two quickly hit it off, eventually tying the knot in 2004. However, after over a decade of marriage, they decided to part ways in 2015. Despite her romantic ups and downs, Beckinsale maintains a humorous outlook on her dating life, joking in a 2021 interview with ExtraTV about her unconventional approach to relationships.

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One notable relationship in Beckinsale’s romantic history was her brief fling with comedian Matt Rife in 2017. Rife, who wasn’t as widely recognized at the time, offered some candid insights into their dynamic, hinting at the complexities of their whirlwind romance. However, perhaps the most eyebrow-raising aspect was Rife’s later advice to Pete Davidson, who dated Beckinsale after him, urging the “SNL” actor to “run” and seemingly warning him to brace himself for the experience.

Despite the ups and downs of her personal life, Beckinsale’s exes have often spoken highly of her, recognizing her wit, talent, and charm. Wiseman, in particular, praised Beckinsale’s transformative performance in the “Underworld” franchise, highlighting her versatility as an actress. Unlike some of her other exes, Wiseman’s comments reflect a sense of admiration and respect for Beckinsale’s professional achievements, showcasing a mature and supportive perspective on their past relationship.