Kate Beckinsale is reportedly dating a 21-year-old comic who is just three years older than her daughter.
Beckinsale, 43, the British actress best known for her role in the "Underworld" movie franchise, has been reportedly dating Matt Rife for several months, and they were photographed kissing in West Hollywood this week, E! News noted.
Beckinsale ended her 11-year marriage to director Len Wiseman in November 2015, and her daughter Lily, from her relationship with actor Michael Sheen, is 18, "Entertainment Tonight" reported.
Friends told "Entertainment Tonight," that they approve of the relationship despite the age difference.
"Everyone in Kate's circle loves Matt and are so supportive of this relationship," one source told "Entertainment Tonight." "He really is the sweetest guy and makes her so happy. Her entire family thinks he is the nicest and most lovely person. He is very mature for his age and is a great guy."
Rife is best known for his appearances on MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out," and started performing stand-up as a teenager, E! News noted.
Another source told People magazine that Rife has an "old soul" and so far has proven to be a good match for the action-film actress.
"Kate is enjoying her life," the source told People. "She is dating and having fun. She looks amazing and keeps getting lots of male attention. She has been seeing Matt for the past few weeks. She really seems to like him. She refers to him as an old soul. There is obviously a physical attraction too. The age different doesn't matter to her. Matt is amazing to her."
"Entertainment Tonight" wrote that Rife joked in a recent Instagram post that has since been deleted that "Age is just a number. Find someone you love, and take their breath away...even if that means putting a kink in their oxygen tank cord. #LifeAlertTypeOfLove." The post accompanied Rife standing in front of a senior citizens center sign, noted the celebrity talk show.
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