Ashley Greene and Rob Pattinson are certainly an item to envy. The adorable couple, who got married in early July 2019, have graced our Instagram feeds with countless beachy photos throughout the year, appearing to be inseparable as they stroll along the shore or sit by a poolside.
While we’ve witnessed their fair share of PDA – with Greene even getting engaged to Candie’s famous candelabras during her bridal shower in early July – it seems like the 28-year-old actress has finally found the love of her life. The couple seems to get along incredibly well and already spends most of their time together on social media.
Is it just a flash in the pan or are Ashley Greene and Rob Pattinson truly meant to be? Let’s take a closer look at their relationship.
They Met On Tinder
The self-confessed “social media addict” first met her future husband, 31, on Tinder in March 2018.
“I had never even heard of Tinder but I was sent a link to the app by a friend. It wasn’t long before I was completely addicted,” she shares with Marie Claire. “I swiped right on every single match and kept getting matched with men that were way out of my league.”
The dating app certainly boasts an interesting selection of millionaires, multi-millionaires, and even billionaires that are more than willing to spend a few minutes of their day chatting to a potential life partner. While there’s no denying that many wealthy men use the app to pick up women, it seems like Greene was particularly drawn to the millionaire and multi-millionaire profiles. Perhaps it’s because she saw herself as a “work in progress” who wanted to find her “sugar daddy.”
Things Are Slowly Coming Together
Although neither party would confirm it, it would appear that Greene and Pattinson have been a couple for some time. In February 2019, the actress, who has a seven-year-old daughter, Lydia, with her ex-husband, Dan Bucatinsky, tweeted a picture of herself and her daughter with the caption: “These are the best of friends.”
It wasn’t long before her followers guessed that the two might be an item. “Ashley Greene and Dan Bucatinsky’s daughter is seriously crushing it in the stroller. So proud of her,” one person tweeted, while another added: “OMGosh @ashleygreene and Dan Bucatinsky’s daughter is in a stroller. She’s so cute! #DontCallItAStrollerSeason.”
Greene and Bucatinsky, who shares daughter Lydia with his ex-wife, Veronique, have been friends for years. The 49-year-old executive vice president of a film production company, Dan O’Shaughnessy, also seems to have a close relationship with the family.
It wasn’t long before fans started to wonder if these three close friends might form a mini-clique of their own.
PDA On The Rise
With the rise of social media and the increased use of apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Happn, we are undoubtedly seeing an increase in public displays of affection. From quick pecks on the cheek to lingering hugs, these days it’s almost impossible to look at social media and not see people falling in love.
A 2018 research report from the American Association of Advertising Agencies found that 66% of adults have seen a friend or family member’s relationship flourish on social media, while 28% have witnessed a romance blossom there.
Even if you don’t like to admit it, you probably check your Instagram feed every day, whether you’re looking for cat videos or to see if there’s any new gossip about your favorite celebs. It seems like everyone is on social media, which means there’s a lot of opportunity for people to share their love stories.
A Diamond In The Rough
Now, let’s take a closer look at Greene’s personal life before she founds her happily-ever-after with Pattinson. Much like their on-screen characters, Ashley and Rob seem ideal for each other. The two have a lot in common, including their love for luxury, being environmentally conscious, and supporting charities.
Before her big break, Ashley struggled with an eating disorder, which she ultimately overcame. Today, she credits the healthy lifestyle change with giving her more energy and confidence. In addition to her impressive career and personal life, Ashley is also known for being an extraordinary mother. She has been open about her struggle with post-partum depression, saying that she “lost [her] mind” for a bit.” But as she became more comfortable sharing her journey, other women came forward to share their own similar experiences, helping to validate her and inspire future mothers.
While Greene’s net worth is more than ample, she has chosen to share her abundance, writing an advice piece for The New York Times in 2016, in which she states: “I don’t believe in buying expensive gifts for your lover, family members, or children. Instead, focus on experiences you can offer them, such as a nice meal or a new dress.”
Rob, for his part, comes from a well-known Hollywood family and is no stranger to breaking boundaries. His mother, Diane, is the daughter of famed director Arthur Hiller and his brother, Tim, is a photographer and filmmaker. While some might consider Rob attractive due to his striking blue eyes and chiseled jawline, it’s undoubtedly his bold choice of wardrobes that has won him a legion of fans. From the moment he started dressing in vintage attire as a teen, it was clear that fashion would be a central part of his life. As the co-founder of an influential menswear blog, Genuine Style, fashion plays a massive role in Rob’s world and it seems like he hasn’t left the runway since.
While Greene and Pattinson might be enjoying an unprecedented level of fame and fortune, it’s clear that they still have a long way to go if they want to live up to our_most_desirable_couple_ever moniker. But if anyone can make it to the top, it seems like they can – and they’re going to make you say “aww” a lot.