Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Someone asked Kate Beckinsale if Sarah Silverman – aka her ex’s new girlfriend - was her daughter

kate beckinsale.jpg

Kate Beckinsale’s Instagram feed is a thing of beauty; the actor and Oxford graduate keeps it filled to the brim with daily outfit and lifestyle snaps, as well as plenty of cute pet photos.

There is also, as her followers will already know, a plethora of candid pictures of herself hanging out with friends and family.

Earlier this week, for example, the Underworld star shared a snap of herself enjoying a Hollywood dinner with her BFFs.

Feels upon feels upon feels ❤️❤️❤️❤️

A photo posted by Kate Beckinsale (@katebeckinsale) on

Plenty of fans commented on the image, with many admitting that they wished they could have been sat at that star-studded table themselves.

One of Beckinsale’s followers, however, took one look at the image and assumed that the smiling brunette sat to Beckinsale’s right was her daughter.

“That Sarah is your daughter?” they asked. “She’s pretty like you, Kate Beckinsale.”

All in all, it was a very sweet and well-meaning message.

Unfortunately for the fan, however, Beckinsale’s daughter is called Lily – and the Sarah featured in the Instagram snap is, in fact, Sarah Silverman.

As in, yes, the very same Sarah Silverman who’s now dating Beckinsale’s ex (and Lily’s father) Michael Sheen.


Read more: Kate Beckinsale is spending Christmas with her ex and his girlfriend


Instead of getting up in arms, though, Beckinsale decided to just roll with it.

“[She’s my] granddaughter,” quipped the 43 year old, ignoring the fact that Silverman is three years her senior.

“We are very proud of her.”

Michael Sheen, Kate Beckinsale, and Sarah Silverman

Michael Sheen, Kate Beckinsale, and Sarah Silverman

Beckinsale has made no secret of the fact that she’s a huge fan of US comedian Silverman, whom Sheen has been dating for almost three years.

Speaking in an interview with ES Magazine, the actor said: “[Sheen and I] have not been together far longer than we were ever together. But I really love him and like him and we make each other roar with laughter.

“I really love his girlfriend as well, and we are really lucky that we both get on, and Lily gets on great with her.

“Having as many strong females in your teenage daughter’s life as possible is a good thing.”


Read more: How I’m handling Christmas as the adult child of a messy divorce


Sheen himself has also spoken out about his ex’s relationship with his new partner, telling Netflix’s Chelsea Handler that “it helps that she actually likes Sarah more than she likes me”.

He added: “The only way it doesn't work out is that now I have not only Sarah, but also Kate and my daughter Lily, who all just make fun of me and embarrass me at any given point.”

Kate Beckinsale and Sarah Silverman are now BFFs

Kate Beckinsale and Sarah Silverman are now BFFs

And, for those wondering how Silverman feels about the arrangement, she’s absolutely on board, too.

“[Sheen] and Kate are like brother and sister,” she said, when quizzed about her partner’s relationship with his ex. “I love her, she’s hilarious. She’s really, really cool.”

These guys have definitely got that co-parenting thing nailed, haven’t they?

Related

kate beckinsale michael sheen sarah silverman.jpg

Kate Beckinsale is spending Christmas with her ex and his girlfriend

carrie charlotte wedding scene.jpg

Woman pens brutally honest open letter to her best friend’s ex-husband

GettyImages-3424330.jpg

Women policing each other's sex lives: a history of lust and censure

More

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Sienna Miller’s backstage inspiration to Jennifer Lopez’s cosy couple snap

by Nicola Colyer
23 Aug 2017

Prince Harry emotionally criticizes the paparazzi over Diana’s death

“She was still very much alive on the back seat of that car”

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Aug 2017

Chrissy Teigen gets real about her troubled relationship with alcohol

“I need to fix myself”

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Aug 2017

5 famous women have been targeted in disgusting private photo hack

Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell are the latest stars to have their pictures leaked.

by Moya Crockett
22 Aug 2017

Tom Hardy's final CBeebies Bedtime Story is a tribute to his late dog

“Run with the angels... I will see you when I get there”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Aug 2017

UKIP candidate suggests paying British Indians to leave the UK

And Twitter responds perfectly

by Moya Crockett
21 Aug 2017

Elisabeth Moss denies that Scientology is anything like Gilead

The Handmaid’s Tale star discusses the parallels between her show and her faith.

by Moya Crockett
21 Aug 2017

JK Rowling spots mansplainer in the wild, and deals with him perfectly

The Harry Potter author won’t let any woman’s confidence be knocked by mansplaining

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Aug 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Nicki Minaj’s vintage look to a Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants reunion

by Nicola Colyer
18 Aug 2017

Chris Brown tried to excuse his attack on Rihanna, and it’s not OK

“Violence is a choice he made – and he alone is responsible for it”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Aug 2017