With less than a week to go before Los Angeles begins its phased reopening, Kate Beckinsale and Canadian singer-songwriter Goody Grace, 22, stepped out for a low-key, lockdown version of a night out on the town.
On Saturday, June 6, the couple was spotted visiting a friend in Los Angeles before picking up take-out from local fave In-N-Out burger.
Kate, 46, has reportedly been dating Goody since at least January, when they were first photographed spending time together. By mid-April, the two seemed comfortable going relatively public with their relationship, which by then had translated to a shared quarantine at Kate's Los Angeles home, according to multiple outlets.
"Kate enjoys his company," a source told People in early May. "She finds him very mature, smart and creative. He entertains her with music, they cook and watch movies. She thinks he is the perfect quarantine boyfriend."
Another insider previously told the publication Goody's "age is not an issue for her … it's just a number."
The actress's love life has come under scrutiny over the past few years, with critics and trolls sniping about the age gaps between Kate and her love interests, including Pete Davidson, 20 years her junior, and comic Jack Whitehall, 31. (She also shares a 21-year-old daughter, Lily, with ex Michael Sheen, 51.)
Kate has been increasingly vocal about her frustration with the double standard for men and women dating members of the opposite sex.
"It can feel like a little bit of a political act to be a woman over 32 who's having any fun at all," she joked to Women's Health this spring. "Oh my god, I'm going to sit home and anticipate menopause while crocheting. … Unless you're doing that, it somehow seems to be risqué, which is just ridiculous to me."
She's proven her grace under pressure from trolls, too, clapping back at Instagram commenters like David Spade, who once cracked, "you like 'em young … now don't fight back and roast me just quietly stew and take the hit."
"Never gonna happen, grandpa," Kate breezily told the comic (who, by the way, has dated plenty of much younger women himself).
She was less jovial last week when a social media user took aim at her support of the Black Lives Matter movement and posts demanding justice for EMT Breonna Taylor, who, as Kate wrote in an open letter to Louisville, Kentucky, mayor Greg Fischer, "was shot eight times in her bed by … police after they invaded her apartment looking for a drug trafficker already in custody."
Responding to a commenter who wrote, "Remember that you have a mind," Kate posted, "@1973andreikovy, oh thank you. It instantly kicked in and told me you're a misogynist racist jackass. Phew."
Breonna, who was killed on March 13, would have turned 27 on Friday.