Kate Beckinsale Spotted Packing on the PDA With Comedian Jack Whitehall

All the details on the Serendipity star's night out with the British actor

By Jess Cohen 06 Nov, 2018 5:06 PMTags
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Kate Beckinsale was spotted kissing British comedian Jack Whitehall over the weekend. The Serendipity actress, 45, and the Jungle Cruise actor, 30, first enjoyed a dinner at Craig's in West Hollywood, where a source tells E! News they "were definitely trying to keep a low profile."

"They met each other inside and sat at a table just the two of them," the insider continues. "They shared a few things for dinner such as pizza, salad and Craig's famous vegan ice cream, and had several drinks. They were in the restaurant chatting and drinking for hours. It definitely looked like a date. They were sitting close together while talking and they were both leaning into one another and cuddling at several moments throughout their dinner."

"Kate had a huge smile on her face at several moments and she looked really happy," the source adds. "It was definitely romantic."

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After exiting Craig's separately, the duo then went to karaoke bar Blind Dragon. While at the Hollywood hot spot, cameras spotted the couple sitting very close to each other, packing on the PDA.

"No one would expect someone like Jack to bag one of Hollywood's hottest actresses. You couldn't get a more unlikely romance," a source told The Sun of Beckinsale and Whitehall. "They were like a pair of loved-up teenagers and weren't trying to hide their feelings."

"As the night progressed, he seemed to be growing in confidence and put his arm around her and gave her a hug," the insider told the outlet. "Then he decided to put his hand around the back of Kate's neck and pulled her across him, where they started to passionately kiss."

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Another insider also tells E! News of the new romance, "Kate's having fun. She runs in the same social circle as Jack and has always thought he was gorgeous and funny. They have several mutual friends that have brought them together before. Kate likes dating younger guys and having fun with it. She's very youthful and young at heart so it works for her. It's easy and less pressure dating someone young who isn't looking for a serious commitment. She likes Jack a lot but its new and they are just getting started."

Prior to her new romance with Whitehall, Beckinsale had been linked to comedian Matt Rife. Back in 2004, Beckinsale tied the knot with director Len Wiseman, but the couple called it quits in 2015 after 11 years of marriage. The actress has a daughter, Lily Sheen, 19, from her previous relationship with actor Michael Sheen.

As for Whitehall, he had been in a longterm romance with actress Gemma Chan, but the couple reportedly called it quits in December after six years together. Chan has since moved on with actor Dominic Cooper.