While most of us were sleeping off our hangovers on New Year’s Day, Robert Pattinson was celebrating his 36th birthday in style. The former Hollywood heartthrob turned author and filmmaker turned musician turned actor turned director turned politician turned cabaret artist turned vampire hunter turned baker turned rock star turned whatever he wants now turned birthday boy arrived at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in a limousine, looking dashing in a black suit and white shirt and black pants. He was accompanied by his family and a small retinue of friends. Outside the hotel, waiting for the limo, stood a host of paparazzi and press as well as a gaggle of fans. The birthday boy was mobbed by fans who wanted his autograph, some who wanted to touch him, and others who just wanted to be near the famous somebody. He signed a few items and posed for photos. It’s no secret that New York City is one of Pattinson’s favorite cities. He and David Beckham have been spotted around the city often. So maybe it was no big surprise that he would return there for his birthday.

The following day, New York City’s renowned Plaza Hotel hosted another distinguished guest, FKA Twigs. The young, fashion-forward singer and songwriter arrived by limousine looking equally as stunning as Pattinson, if not more so. Wearing her signature black silk dress with oversized gold buttons and matching gold jewelry, FKA Twigs was greeted by a host of paparazzi as she stepped out of the limousine. The press were in awe of her beauty and charisma. FKA Twigs signed various items for the fans and took selfies. She ate a small cake and posed for photos, which her team later made available to download. She also spent a good deal of time speaking to fans and signing autographs. It was quite the birthday party for the young star, and the following day was arguably even more exciting: Pattinson’s 36th birthday party at the Plaza Hotel was followed by a charity event benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation, also held at the Plaza. Pattinson and FKA Twigs seemed to have plenty to celebrate as 2018 began.

Since then, the world has been blessed with many highlights from both stars. For example, they recently co-hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything session where they answered fans’ questions. They’ve both been busy promoting their new projects and working on new music. They’ve also been spotted partying with friends and family as well as attending glamorous events and awards shows. It seems their lives keep getting more exciting as time goes on.

Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs’ Biggest Comeback

One of the most exciting things to watch over the past year has been the comeback of one of cinema’s most famous couple, Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs. After years of being rumored to be on the brink of breakup, the British actor-turned-director turned politician turned designer turned musician turned cabaret artist turned vampire hunter turned baker turned rock star turned whatever he wants now turned 36-year-old pop culture icon and his 25-year-old contemporary pop music artist made peace with each other and the world. They’ve been getting publicity on a regular basis and have been spotted at events and fundraisers supporting numerous causes. They’ve even been seen partying together at nightclubs and festivals. All the while, their Instagram posts keep delivering a steady stream of glamour and style, often featuring each other or their young sons, who are growing up to be much like their famous parents.

On April 26, 2018, Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs held a joint press conference at the Berlin Film Festival to present their upcoming movie, Twigs. The press were allowed to ask questions about the project, which is based on FKA Twigs’ critically acclaimed 2016 album of the same name. Afterward, they both took part in a panel discussion with the press. The occasion marked the German publication of Vanity Fair’s The Art of the Sitcom, a special issue focused on comedy writing and television. The magazine’s editor-in-chief Graydon Carter, who is known for his work with iconic fashion brands like Vogue and Vanity Fair, moderated the discussion. Carter asked the guests which sitcoms they found most inspiring as well as what was the most difficult part of writing for television.

Pattinson cited his time on the set of Sex and the City as the most influential. “I think that’s a great example of how women should behave,” he explained. “They should be equal, and they shouldn’t put up with any nonsense. I really liked that about it.” He also named Mr. Pickles from The Pickles Family as one of his favorite children’s shows. “I just love that song ‘Eggscellent,’ ” he said, referring to the hit single performed by Elmo and the Pickles Family. “I think it’s one of the greatest songs ever written.”

FKA Twigs cited the American version of Mad Men as her favorite show. “It’s just such a sexy show!” she exclaimed. “And the costumes are incredible! The female characters are strong, and I love that.” She also named the Netflix series Bojack Horseman as one of her biggest inspirations. “I love the Bojack Horseman sketches, the way he portrays the comedy of everyday life,” she said. “They’re very realistic, and that’s what I love about them.”

Pattinson is now more engaged with the press than he’s been in years, speaking regularly to Vanity Fair, GQ, and numerous other publications. Most recently, he attended the Vanity Fair New Establishment Gala, where he posed for a picture with editor-in-chief Carter, Fashion Director Meghan McCallum, and a whole host of famous faces. It’s quite the comeback for these two modern-day Casanovas who managed to work through their differences and came out the other side stronger than ever. And what a difference a year makes: in January 2018, the media were full of stories about how Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs had become enemies due to their on-set rivalries; today, they are proudly showing off their beautiful faces as often as they can and are busy promoting their new projects. It’s safe to say that 2018 has been quite the year for Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs, and it’s only the beginning.