Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner broke the internet with their engagement back in May 2018. The couple started dating when Pattinson was 27 and Lautner was 21. Since then, they’ve been open about their affection for one another and revealed that they planned to wed after graduating from university.
However, the pair aren’t legally married. As Lautner revealed to Hollywood Life, “Of course we’re not married. We’re still trying to figure it out.” While Pattinson and Lautner have yet to make an official statement about their marital status, we can assume that they’ve taken the necessary steps to make their nuptials legal. As long as they continue to work toward that goal, we assume that they will remain “just friends.”
Marriage Is A Must!
Even though they haven’t wed, the love and dedication that Pattinson and Lautner share for one another is evident. When speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Lautner gushed about his partner, “I think we have a responsibility to each other to figure this out. We want to make sure we do this right. To be married to the person you love is the best feeling in the world. It’s such a beautiful gift to give to your partner.”
Whether or not they’ll ultimately wed, Pattinson and Lautner have made it clear that they’re committed to each other. And while we wait to hear more from the couple, here’s a look back at some of their most memorable moments together.
Lautner and Pattinson became an official couple in May 2018 when they held a private ceremony in London. Since then, they’ve been spotted sharing countless kisses and hugging each other close. Despite their busy schedules, the couple still finds time to have date nights and to enjoy life as a newlywed couple. In January 2019, Lautner opened up about his wedding plans, telling the Daily Mail, “It’s been incredible, just spending every day with my wife. I feel so blessed and lucky.”
Pattinson and Lautner started their journey to the altar on December 12, 2018, when they attended a private celebration dinner hosted by Elizabeth Taylor and Gerald Murphy. The couple had previously met the couple, who became childhood friends of their parents. Murphy, who is also Elizabeth Taylor’s brother, is said to have been particularly taken with Lautner, who is now his godson. At the time of the dinner, Lautner was still awaiting the results of a paternity test he had taken months earlier.
The following day, December 13, 2018, was a big day for Pattinson and Lautner. They exchanged vows at St. George’s Church in Knightsbride, England, and later attended a reception at The Savoy Hotel. In his Instagram post following the ceremony, Pattinson, who is an Episcopalian, wrote, “I couldn’t be happier to have found my life partner and the person I want to spend the rest of my days with. Thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout this time. We are truly grateful.”
Pattinson Is Dad To A Baby Girl
On January 10, 2019, Us Weekly reported that Pattinson had become a father for the first time. The publication learned that the Actor had given birth to a baby girl, Everly. Everly’s mother is said to be the actress Emily Austen, while her father is the musician James Ashworth. Though the details of their arrangement are unknown, it is rumored that Ashworth and Austen have been dating for some time.
Ashworth confirmed the news, posting on Instagram, “I’m so happy to be a father. Everly is a beautiful soul.” While neither he nor Austen specified the sex of their newborn child, the baby was photographed wearing a pink onesie with a squirrel print on it. In the weeks and days following the child’s birth, Pattinson and Lautner have been seen spending a lot of time together. On January 14, the father-to-be and his godson were spotted shopping for baby clothes and accessories. Later that same day, they were spotted holding hands as they walked through a London park.
On January 18, 2019, Austen announced on Instagram that she and Ashworth were expecting their first child together. She posted a photo of herself in a pregnancy bikini and wrote, “So excited to share this with you all. We’re almost there.” Later that day, Ashworth confirmed the news in a tweet, writing, “Thank you for being the best wife ever. We couldn’t do this without you. I love you more than words can say. This is all I ever wanted.”
Lautner Is “The Love Of My Life”
Lautner is quite the celebrity parent-to-be. Aside from his wedding, he and Pattinson have been spotted numerous times holding hands with their baby girl. In the weeks and days following Everly’s birth, Lautner and Ashton have been seen shopping for the baby’s needs and enjoying father-son bonding sessions. On January 16, 2019, the star and his family were photographed outside a London cafe. A short time later, he shared a sweet picture of himself and his partner holding their newborn daughter.
Lautner has been candid about his affection for and dedication to his godchild. In an interview with Hello! magazine, the actor gushed, “She’s the love of my life. I couldn’t love someone more. Every day, I try to be the best father I can be. She deserves the best. She was born into amazing circumstances, and I want her to grow up into an even more amazing person than I could ever imagine.”
The Birth Of Their Daughter
On February 1, 2019, Lautner and Pattinson held a private birthday party for their daughter in Beverly Hills. While there were no official details, multiple reports indicate that the couple had named their newborn daughter Zelda. According to a source, the name was inspired by Lautner’s late uncle, the actor John Wayne. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Lautner mentioned that the couple had selected a French designer to create an exclusive gown for their daughter’s special day. The dress, which was made of ivory silk and featured a sweetheart neckline, was worn by Zelda during the party. The 17-month-old also sported a matching diamond-studded headband and ivory silk bow-ties.
The following day, Lautner and Pattinson announced the birth of their daughter through a joint statement. In it, they wrote, “After months of trying and failing to conceive, we are over the moon to finally be able to share that we have a daughter, whom we call Zelda. She was born on February 1, and from the very moment she was born, she stole our hearts. We are incredibly grateful to be able to be parents and look forward to growing with Zelda as we navigate this world together.”
Pattinson and Lautner have been open about their struggles to have a baby. The actor, who has been candid about his bisexuality, explained to Entertainment Tonight that he had “given up” on having a family. “I kind of felt like it wasn’t meant to be. Maybe it is, but I don’t think that I will ever know. I’m not sure that I will ever be able to have kids.” However, the situation seemed to have improved late last year. In December, 2019, Lautner revealed to People that they were engaged to be married. He added, “I think that in our culture, there’s so much emphasis on looking out for number one, having money, and building up your social status. And, I think that in our culture, sometimes you forget to just be happy for other people.”
Their Early Days As A Parent-Teacher Alliance
In addition to their personal life, Pattinson and Lautner have been very active as a parent-teacher alliance. The pair were among the first to publicly declare their dedication to supporting educators through their work. In October 2018, they co-founded the Keep Calm and School Teaching campaign with Murphy to raise funds and awareness for various charities that support teachers.
Speaking with the Evening Standard in October 2018, Pattinson explained, “I’ve always been really interested in education. As an actor, you sort of become aware of the importance of a good education in getting you ahead in life. It really makes a massive difference. There’s so much that you can learn, and so much that teachers can teach you. The more that we can support them, the better.”