To borrow a phrase from an iconic Housewife: don’t come for Kate Beckinsale unless she sends for you.
Beckinsale recently took to Instagram to clapback at all the people meme-ing their two cents about her apparent romance with comedian—and Ariana Grande’s former fiancé—Pete Davidson.
Kate Beckinsale, known for her roles in period dramas such as Love and Friendship, as well as Hollywood blockbuster hits like Pearl Harbor, commented on one of the gazillions of memes spawned by a photo in which she and Davidson are making out at a recent New York Rangers hockey game in front of a forlong-looking Antoni Porowski from Netflix’s Queer Eye, and author of Antoni in the Kitchen. Beckinsale set the record straight: she didn’t choose Porowski cuz of that whole not-being-into-women thing:
“Antoni is gay, if that helps clarify at all,” she wrote.
In case you missed it, Beckinsale basically confirmed rumors of her relationship with comedian Pete Davidson via the very public make-out sesh, but Porowski quickly became the real star of the big reveal after he happened to be caught looking somewhat…forlorn, or maybe just unsettled, or possibly both, during the big moment.
Expectation: Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale.
Reality: Antoni. pic.twitter.com/AbG8PxDH6f
— Taylor Banks (@MsTaylorBanks) March 4, 2019
It was a celebrity photo that spawned a gazillion memes as people deeply identified with Porowski:
Antoni being highly uncomfortable by Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale is a legitimate mood pic.twitter.com/J55Xb8Jkcl
— kristin (@KHeydt13) March 4, 2019
Light a candle for Antoni Porowski, Patron Saint of Gay Third Wheels everywhere. pic.twitter.com/oQ5d1L4VUp
— Nick P. (@duke_perry) March 4, 2019
But while there may be a ton of memes mocking the two, Kate and Pete are definitely not without their supporters! Plenty seem to feel almost… inspired? by the couple!
Comics, do you know who books Kate Beckinsale? Can I send a tape?
— Fahim Anwar (@fahimanwar) March 6, 2019
Of all women, KB! Good for you, PD. Good for you.
— BisforBip (@BipSomma) March 7, 2019
JUST WANNA MAKE IT CLEAR: I love Pete Davidson and I am a fan of his comedy; Kate Beckinsale is h*ckin talented and she's amazeballs– nothing but good vibes for the both of them ✨
— c h r i s s y (@NievesChrissy) March 5, 2019
Good for Pete.
U know he was on suicide watch for a while. Looks like he pulled out nicely..????
— Bad Nun Productions (@badnunpro) March 4, 2019
I hope there happy together. She's "Beautiful and Sexy"
— Juzzy Swanson (@JOYCEHORNETT) March 6, 2019
When you realize being funny gets you Kate Beckinsale and the thousand hours in the gym gets you a seat behind her pic.twitter.com/Epb35shBIA
— Brian Nemhauser (@hawkblogger) March 5, 2019
Regarding Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson: Stop pretending you've never had the hots for a comedian before! Love & Friendship is hilarious and I'm glad Pete Davidson understands that.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) March 4, 2019
Sometime you just gotta be happy when romance happens! Good on ya, you crazy kids!