If there’s one thing we can agree on in this WTF-filled world, it’s that 2019 is thirsty for attention and doing the absolute most to get it. Please see: Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale’s relationship for proof. It seems like mere months ago (oh, wait, it was mere months ago!!!!) that Pete was engaged to Ariana Grande, and now his body is littered with the ghosts of Ari tattoos past and he’s busy making out with Kate in public places and traumatizing Queer Eye’s resident guacamole enthusiast, Antoni, in the process.
What started out as a possible rebound seems to have turned into 2019’s most unexpected celebrity love story, and you’re probably feeling lost and confused. “How did we get here?” you ponder while scrolling through photos of Pete and Kate’s backseat smoochfest. “Should we, as a society, give these two a shipper name?” you whisper to yourself.
Valid questions, and the answers are 1) IDEK, and 2) No. Unless Pate Beckinson sounds good to you. But! In an effort to make sense of 2019’s most extra relationship, here’s a handy timeline of the most important events for your safekeeping.
January 6, 2019
It begins. Pete and Kate are seen leaving a Golden Globes after-party together, per Page Six. “They were flirting all night and sipping Champagne,” a source inside the party tells the outlet. “They were outside on the patio and left together.” Okurrrrrrr.
Here’s a video of Pete at the event, in case you’re wondering how big his BDE was that night (very big).
January 9, 2019
Kate kinda responds to the rumors about her and Pete. Or, like, she at least claps back at a fan on Instagram. KATE’S GOT JOKES!
February 2, 2019
February 9, 2019
Kate claps back AGAIN.
February 17, 2019
March 3, 2019
Pete and Kate truly test the willpower of our collective retinas by deciding to hard-core snog at a New York Rangers game. One could say they’re ~speaking in tongues~ if one was into dad jokes, which I AM.
March 6, 2019
Kate responds to the internet’s collective cry for help with—what else?—another IG clapback:
March 9, 2019
Pete hits up SNL and responds to people getting all worked up about the 20-year age difference between him and Kate, saying, “Oh yeah! Apparently people have a crazy fascination with our age difference, but it doesn’t really bother us. But then again, I’m new to this. So if you have questions about a relationship with a big age difference, just ask Leonardo DiCaprio, Jason Statham, Michael Douglas, Richard Gere….”
March 19, 2019
Pete meets the parents! He and Kate are spotted grabbing dinner with Kate’s mom and stepfather at Nobu in Malibu, California. Guess things are getting serious…
Also March 19, 2019
March 21, 2019
Pete’s ex Ariana Grande writes a cryptic post on Instagram about “letting someone go,” causing speculation that maybe she’s still in her feelings about Pete. HMMMMM.
April 25, 2019
Tragic update: Pete and Kate are maybe over. Emphasis on “maybe.” A source “familiar with the situation” tells Entertainment Tonight that the pair are “still friendly but are not on romantic terms,” while People reports that “they’ve decided to slow things down a bit,” but are “still dating as of now.”
Annnnnd that about brings us up to date! We’ll be updating this timeline with the next installation of this maybe-over make-out tour, but until then, we’ve got a question for you…