Who Is Matt Rife, Kate Beckinsale’s New 21-Year-Old Boyfriend?
Kate Beckinsale, who separated from her ex-husband Len Wiseman, in 2016, is back in the dating game. Beckinsale has been romantically linked to comedian Matt Rife after photos of the two kissing were released.
The romance appears to go beyond just physical lust as Beckinsale, 43, and Rife, 21, are “officially boyfriend and girlfriend,” according to ET.
Rife, an up-and-coming comedian, has appeared on Nick Cannon‘s freestyle battle rap comedy show, Wild N’ Out since 2015. In addition to the television show, Rife is a stand-up comedian and has been performing since he was just 15 years old.
On Tuesday, Rife took to Instagram to comment on the age difference between him and Beckinsale – Beckinsale is two years older than Rife’s mother and Rife is two years older than Beckinsale’s daughter.
“Age is just a number [heart emoji] Find someone you love, and take their breath away…even if that means putting a kink in their oxygen tank cord. #LifeAltertTypeOfLove,” Rife joked. The post has since been deleted.
According to E!, the couple met through mutual friends and have been dating for the past several months.
“Everyone in Kate’s circle loves Matt and are so supportive of this relationship,” a source close to Beckinsale told ET. “He really is the sweetest guy and makes her so happy! Her entire family thinks he is the nicest and most lovely person.”
The source also added, “He is very mature for his age and is a great guy.”
Beckinsale divorced from Wiseman in 2016 after 12 years of marriage. Although the couple had no children together, Beckinsale has a daughter, whom she had with actor Michael Sheen in 1999.
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