Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz are arguably the most famous – and controversial – celebrity couple of this decade. The couple started dating in 2014 and became engaged the following year. Since then, they’ve been the subject of much media speculation regarding whether or not they’ll get married. The 33-year-old actor and his 40-year-old beauty queen wife are now back together following a brief separation in 2018. With so much buzz surrounding them, it’s no wonder their romance and subsequent marriage was so eagerly anticipated.

They’re History Knowers

Pattinson and Kravitz are clearly passionate about history and culture. Besides co-founding the ‘Know Your History’ club with their mothers, they’ve both worked hard to keep their heritage alive. In 2011, they launched an educational charity, the ‘Know Your Origins’ foundation, devoted to teaching younger generations about their Jewish heritage. The following year, their NGO, ‘Care’, focused on issues surrounding AIDS in Africa, won Britain’s prestigious ‘Charity of the Year’ award.

A Beauty Icon and Her Actor Bro

Kravitz is arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel is now firmly established as a leading A-list beauty icon, regularly cited as a role model by her 36 million Instagram followers. With her fair isle blue eyes and perfect pout, she’s the epitome of girl next door gorgeous.

While she may be adored for her beauty, it’s clear that Pattinson’s heart belongs to his acting. In fact, he’s credited with changing the perception of what an ‘A-list’ actor should be. Prior to dating Kravitz, he’d been married to his high school sweetheart and appeared in several popular films, including the Twilight series. The Scottish-born star saw his on-screen persona as a by-product of his personality rather than a deliberate act, as he told Elle Umaña in 2012: “I didn’t realize how much people would see me as this character until after I started dating [Kravitz]. I thought, if they’re seeing me as an actor, I must not be very good.”

All About Family

Kravitz is a renowned family woman, doting on her children with husband, Bartek, and father, Edward, with whom she has a famously close bond. Bartek and Edward have both worked in film and television, with Bartek serving as director of photography on several of their productions. It was originally reported that the siblings took a shine to Pattinson and wooed him with their family charms. The Daily Mail even cited a romance between Pattinson and Bartek as one of the main reasons behind the couple’s enduring popularity.

Pattinson admitted to Umaña that he had initially resisted entering into a relationship with Kravitz, fearing that their differing upbringings would conflict. However, after a few weeks of dating, he decided that he liked being around her family, saying: “There’s a lot of love in that house. You can tell. We had dinner one night, and it was just so lovely. They made me feel so welcome. They’re a lovely bunch.”

They Want To Be Seen As Ingenious

Pattinson and Kravitz are undoubtedly strategic celebrities, harnessing their combined celebrity to further their philanthropic pursuits. In 2019 alone, the couple raised more than £170,000 for the homeless charity, Crisis, whilst promoting their joint docu-film, ‘Bedding Robert Pattinson’. The following year, they successfully lobbied to have a wax figure of the Scottish actor put on permanent display at Madame Tussaud’s in London.

An Engagement To Be Announced

Rumors that Pattinson and Kravitz were set to tie the knot first circulated in mid-2018. On Christmas Day that year, the couple unexpectedly released a joint statement confirming that they were in fact engaged. They also mentioned that they were “looking forward to sharing [their] exciting news with [their] family and friends”. Although they’ve yet to publicly confirm the date of their wedding, media speculation has had to make do with guesses regarding the big day. The pair, who are passionate about privacy, have repeatedly dismissed requests for wedding details. They did, however, reveal that they’d chosen their engagement ring – an 8.8-carat diamond – after visiting numerous jewelers to find the one that suited them.

Not Your Traditional Celebrity Weddings

Pattinson and Kravitz’s relationship has undoubtedly been a PR triumph. The media attention they’ve garnered, coupled with the unique nature of their bond, has undoubtedly helped to elevate them to the first-tier celebrity status. Theirs is certainly not a traditional celebrity wedding, with attendees dressed in casual attire and the couple having an intimate ceremony at London’s most luxurious church. However, it’s clear that for the couple, the importance of fashion and good taste outweighs anything else.

Who’s The Boss?

It’s evident that Pattinson and Kravitz’s relationship is a marriage made in high-end fashion. The former beauty icon wore designer dresses by Dior and Manic Panic whilst filming the couple’s romantic comedy, ‘Father Figures’. Kravitz, for her part, donned custom-made designer swimwear by Marchesa whilst filming the ‘Twilight’ sequel, ‘Eclipse’. It was also previously reported that the pair’s relationship began as a result of Pattinson’s fascination with Kravitz’s family history, particularly her grandmother, the legendary Duchess of Windsor, and her mother, the Duchess of Leeds.

Theirs is certainly a special celebrity couple with a unique story to tell. Besides being an inspiration to future generations, both inside and outside the classroom, it’s clear that Pattinson and Kravitz have used their relationship to the fullest and pursued ventures beyond our imagination.