The former couple — who have a 19-year-old daughter, Lily — split in 2003 but have maintained a close friendship. In a 2016 interview with Peter Travers, Beckinsale praised Sheen as “really dear, close family.”
But he’s also often the butt of her jokes — quite literally, in a recent prank.
Her latest Instagram post shows the mischievous star tricking Sheen —who broke up with Sarah Silverman in 2017 and is currently dating comedian Aisling Bea — into slipping on a costume that she had made to look like her cat.
I knew having a giant costume of my own cat would bring me untold joy . I had not anticipated the bonus amusement of getting Michael into it when he didn’t know what it was . Thank you Mascot Costumes, Capetown . It’s the best thing I’ve ever owned . And , @lily_sheen , your dad is a SPORT 😽
A post shared by Kate Beckinsale (@katebeckinsale) on Jul 20, 2018 at 1:02am PDT
The former Masters of Sex star is seen complaining about how tight his furry pants are, and he expresses confusion when Beckinsale drapes more fabric over his head and tells him to bend over.
“How come I’m down here with my nose up your arse?” the bewildered actor asks Beckinsale, who is getting into position as the front of the cat, complete with oversized head.
A post shared by Kate Beckinsale (@katebeckinsale) on Jul 10, 2018 at 7:46pm PDT
A post shared by Kate Beckinsale (@katebeckinsale) on Jul 7, 2018 at 1:45pm PDT
The English actress, who previously had to settle for wearing the outfit solo, told fans about the “untold joy” it has brought her. She also called Sheen a “sport” in a note to their daughter.
Whatever she paid for that getup was worth it.
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