Kate Beckinsale Returns to Instagram After Deleting All Photos

Her decision to wipe her account came after she received several comments about her relationship with Pete Davidson

By Corinne Heller Mar 28, 2019 5:56 PMTags
Watch: Kate Beckinsale Wipes Instagram Profile Amid Pete Davidson Romance

UPDATE:  Kate Beckinsale is back on Instagram.

After deleting all the photos from her social media account last week, the actress has returned to the platform. Her first new post? A shot of her standing in an Ester Abner look.

"Back to business," she captioned the picture. "Also, this is not a plant. It is a painfully attached tail." 

Beckinsale's deletion of the Instagram pics came shortly after followers started posting comments about her new romance with Pete Davidson. One of these comments came from David Spade, who joked she "like them young."

"I'm surprised by the interest," Beckinsale recently told The Los Angeles Times about the fascination around her relationship with Davidson. "I've never been in this position before—never dated anybody who comes with their own bag of mischief."


Kate Beckinsale is not here for your negative comments about her love life.

Following in her beau's footsteps, the 45-year-old actress has deleted all of her Instagram posts, where people have often expressed their opinions about her romance with SNL star Pete Davidson, 25, and their age difference.

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Over the past few months, Beckinsale had coyly responded to remarks about their relationship on social media. Earlier this week, comedian and actor David Spade joked on one of her posts, which showed her cuddling a lion cub, "You like them young! ( now don't fight back and roast me just quietly stew and take the hit)."

"@davidspade never gonna happen grandpa," Beckinsale replied.

Spade, 54, has a daughter with Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace, 33, and also dated Naya Rivera, 32, briefly in 2017.

Davidson had deleted his own Instagram a few times in the past amid online bullying, most recently after he sparked a suicide scare in December, two months after he and Ariana Grande ended their engagement and broke up following a whirlwind romance.

Beckinsale's Twitter page remains, although she has not tweeted since 2016.

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Beckinsale and Davidson first sparked romance rumors in January when they were spotted looking "very cozy" at a 2019 Golden Globes after-party. They have since been spotted out together often, including at his comedy shows. Earlier this month, their romance was confirmed when they were photographed kissing at a hockey game.

Earlier this week, the two were spotted packing on the PDA inside a car after a movie date. On another recent outing, they were joined by Beckinsale's mother and step-dad.

While Beckinsale has not commented directly on her and Davidson's relationship, he did speak about it and also dismissed the criticism over their age difference on SNL earlier this month.

"Apparently, people have a crazy fascination with our age difference," Davidson said. "But it doesn't really bother us. But then again, I'm new to this."

He then named several male celebs whose wives and girlfriends, past or present, have been younger than them by 10 to 40 years.

(This story was originally published March 22 at 9:00 a.m. PST)