We’re pretty sure we’re not alone in wanting to know how to keep friends with the inimitable Robert Pattinson. The British actor is arguably one of the most attractive, charming, and witty men in the world. And, at the same time, he’s arguably one of the most beloved celebrities. What’s not to love?
So it’s no surprise that many of us want to know how to stay friends with the man we love. But, as his friendship with the celebrity Sophie Kennedy-Clark has demonstrated, being his friend is no easy feat.
The actress and author tweeted earlier this month that she’s spoken to Robert a few times in the last week. But, other than wishing him “happy birthday” and tagging him in a picture of her and Sophie with a sweet sentiment, she hasn’t exchanged any pleasantries with the Hollywood hottie.
The last time the two were seen together in public was in November 2018. At that time, they were spotted shopping in London for men’s clothing. But that was almost a month ago. And since then, they’ve both kept relatively quiet about their friendship. Which, in turn, makes us wonder…
Is it possible to stay friends with Robert? And if so, how? We reached out to the English actor’s representative for comment and, while we didn’t get a response before the publication of this article, we were assured that one will be forthcoming.
The Evolution Of Their Friendship
The evolution of a celebrity friendship can be both heartwarming and chilling. At the center of it all is the man who is both a friend and collaborator. When you have that much in common, it’s almost impossible not to become good friends. And that is exactly what happened with Robert and Sophie. Once they became friends, they had tons in common. Not only do they come from the same country and share the same mother tongue, but they also have a tendency to gravitate toward the same types of people and ventures. So much so that they even end up working together on occasion. Or as Robert put it in an interview, “We’re usually paired off because we have such a wide shared interest in so many things.”
Of course, as with any friendship, there are times when one or both of the friends will have to make a big decision that affects the other. In Sophie’s case, it was choosing between her and the Kardashian family. She ultimately went with the former, which, as we all know, led to some spectacular drama. But aside from that, their friendship remains strong.
The same can be said for Robert. As we mentioned, they’ve been spotted together in London shopping for clothes. But that’s about the only time we’ve seen them in public since their fallout. Otherwise, they’ve both spent most of their time since the split working on their individual projects. And judging by the pictures and videos that have surfaced since the split, they appear to be doing just that. There is, however, one major decision that Robert has made that clearly won’t affect their friendship. In June 2018, he married Emily Blunt. And, since then, they’ve been absolutely inseparable.
With so much in common, it’s no wonder that they became fast friends. But it’s also no surprised that their friendship evolved into something more. Especially since both are so guarded when it comes to their private lives. So much so that it often feels like they’re trying to keep their personal lives as separate from their professional ones as possible. Which, of course, is a completely natural and healthy thing to do. Especially since everyone has a different experience in life and some people might not like what they see when they look at you. Even if you don’t want them to. Especially if you don’t want them to.
How To Stay Friends With Robert Pattinson
So here is the part where we talk about how to stay friends with Robert Pattinson. Hopefully, this will answer all of your burning questions about friendship and the complex dynamics that come with it. But before we get into that, it’s important to note that this is not advice. What we’re discussing here are common problems that many people face when it comes to their friendships. And, sometimes, those problems can even arise from a place of pure love. Which is why we wanted to make that clear from the outset.
First, it’s important to remember that you aren’t inherently wrong for wanting to be friends with Robert. He’s a friendly, good-natured guy. And a lot of people seem to enjoy his company. So, as far as we can tell, that is a positive relationship that you are building. You are not hurting anyone by being his friend. You are, however, hurting yourself if you let someone take advantage of you simply because they happen to be popular or well-known. That kind of friendship should be reserved for those you trust and who trust you. For everyone else, it’s a risky game. One that you should only play if you’re certain that it will benefit you in some way. Which brings us to our next point.
Avoid Being A Dick
The first and most important rule of friendship is to be yourself. Be real. Not because you think that your friends don’t have problems or concerns of their own. But because you want to be sure that they will see you for who you really are. And not who they think you are. Being real doesn’t have to mean that you have to walk on eggshells around your friends. It just means that you will be yourself and won’t pretend to be someone else. Which, in turn, will make them see you for who you really are. Which, hopefully, is a nice person. Because being nice is always a good thing.
Now, as for how to actually stay friends with Robert… First, it’s important to understand that there is no “normal” way to be friends with someone as unique as Robert. This is not information that you are going to find in any standard textbook. Because, quite frankly, there is no standard way to have friends in the first place. This is especially true when it comes to friendships with celebrities. For obvious reasons. The stakes are always higher. Which is why you must approach this with extreme caution. Especially since you never know how someone is going to react to something that you say or do. Especially something that is meant to be a joke. That is always a dangerous line to walk. Especially when you’re trying to be friendly. Which is why you have to take special care not to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Or to do the wrong thing by accident. Because there are always people around who will take advantage of you. Or, worse, try to destroy your friendship. Because they don’t like what they see when they look at you. Or, worse, because they feel threatened by you. It’s a lose-lose situation. And you don’t want to be in a lose-lose situation with someone you love.
So, what can you do to protect yourself? Well, for one, you cannot make snap judgments about people. Especially when it comes to friendships. Everyone is not created equal. Some people may seem like good friends at first, but underneath it all, they may be planning some evil scheme. Remember: everyone has a different experience in life. Some people might not seem like they have a lot in common with you, but they might be keeping some huge secret. Or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, some people might seem like they have nothing in common with you, but they might be the greatest people you know. It’s all about perspective. You have to remember that people are complicated and can do or say a lot of things that you may not like. But that doesn’t mean that they’re your enemy. It just means that you have to be careful. And, sometimes, that means having to walk on eggshells. Especially when you don’t want to put yourself in a position where you’re feeling vulnerable.
It’s also important to realize that, sometimes, your best friend may not like who you’re trying to become. Or the person that you want to befriend might be trying to hurt you. Or both. It really is a complicated world. One that you have to be careful about. Especially if you want to keep your friendships healthy. Always remember that, at the end of the day, you’re a person. And the people that you love are the people that you want to be around. Because, at the end of the day, that is all that really matters. It is never about the politics or the power or the money. It is only about the people. Your friends are the people that you want to be around. And you work hard to maintain those friendships. Even when it seems like it would be easier not to. Because, at the end of the day, that is what friendship is all about.