There is no BexHamm. Or BeckHamm.

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 22, 2017 16:25:02 June 22, 2017 16:25:02

A couple of weeks ago, Sarah wrote about Kate Beckinsale and Jon Hamm flirting at a party and gave them a name: BexHamm. Afterwards I was like, why wouldn’t it be BeckHamm? Anyway, it doesn’t matter now because whatever flirting happened between them wasn’t enough to get them past the party they were flirting at. Turns out Kate has a boyfriend.

ET was the first to publish photos yesterday of Kate kissing Matt Rife. WHO? We’ll come back to that in a minute. According to ET, they’re “officially boyfriend and girlfriend”. A source also tells ET that:

"Everyone in Kate’s circle loves Matt and are so supportive of this relationship. 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.”

So to go back to that question – WHO? – well, it’s kinda coming together now, right?

The photo agency got a set of exclusives of Kate and Matt kissing. Typically these kinds of images get shopped around to the outlets that can afford the big price tag. ET evidently offered the highest bid. After securing the rights to the shots, they then started making some calls to round out the story. That’s where the “source” and those quotes come in. Do you think the “source” is someone from Kate Beckinsale’s circle? Or do you think the “source” is someone from Matt Rife’s circle?

Who is Matt Rife?

Well. Now you know. He’s 21. He’s been on Nick Cannon’s MTV show Wild’n Out. And we are supposed to call him a comedian. Right now you’re calling him the hot young guy who’s dating Kate Beckinsale and he’s the “sweetest” and a “nice” and “lovely” person and, oh yeah, “mature for his age”. Thank you for letting us know, Matt Rife? Matt Rife now has a bigger profile.

But I’m not sure Kate Beckinsale is mad about that. (Her 18 year old daughter? A different story.) Look at the way he’s kissing her in these photos. He is right up in there and reaching for more. For Kate Beckinsale, 43, that feels like being wanted, badly. As long as she doesn’t buy him a truck, you know?

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