Rumors and speculations have swirled around the couple ever since they got together. The “new” couple has been spotted in public multiple times, but they’ve never really gave the press the official confirmation they were dating. At the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, they finally did…
After decades apart, Ashley Greene and Robert Pattinson are finally, officially dating. The actress and the actor were first linked together when they were seen at the premiere of The Lure in 2019. Since then, they have been seen in public together multiple times and have even gone on a romantic vacation to Italy. Most recently, they were spotted at the Venice Film Festival holding hands and looking extremely happy. It looks like their wedding days are finally here!
The couple has been the subject of numerous rumors and speculation since before they officially got together. Many people thought that Greene was at least his eighth (and presumably final) wife, as she has starred in eight films since her 1982 film debut. Others thought that Pattinson had a thing for older women and that this was just the latest in a line of famous one-night stands. Still others thought that they were just good friends who had decided to commit to each other. The reality is that we may never know what truly went on between these two famous celebrities. Let’s take a look…
The Early Years
Ashley Greene was born in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 1964. Her parents were both school teachers, and she had two older brothers. She spent most of her childhood in the Philippines, where her family relocated for her father’s job. After finishing school there, she went on to study acting at Juilliard in New York. While she was in school, she worked for a modeling agency and appeared in a few high-profile fashion and lifestyle magazines. In addition, she appeared in commercials for companies like Nabisco and Kraft. In 1982, at the age of 20, she decided to break into movies and landed a role in the critically acclaimed movie, Footloose. Since then, she has starred in eight more feature films, with most of them receiving mixed to negative reviews. However, she has never really been “known” for her acting and has mostly stayed under the radar. That is, until recently..
As for Robert Pattinson, he was born in London, England in 1972 and attended New College, Oxford. He is the son of Elizabeth and Peter, the founder of Trans World Airlines. Before moving to Los Angeles, he briefly worked for a commodities firm in London. He then moved to the U.S. to pursue an acting career. He got his first big break in 2016 when he landed the role of the eternal bachelor, Edward Cullen in the hit TV series, Twilight. Since then he has mostly worked on high-profile projects and received worldwide acclaim for his acting. He has also been in several major films and won an award for best supporting actor for his performance in the 2017 movie, Good Morning, Killer. He has never been married and has no children. He has, however, been in a long-term relationship with his high school girlfriend, Dakota Blue Richards. The couple married in a private ceremony in Spain in 2018 and filed for divorce in December of that year. The split was amicable and they remain friends.
From Phantom To Partner
Despite all the speculation and rumors, it seems that these two famous people actually did have a romantic connection. Around the time that they started dating, Pattinson was spotted wearing a tuxedo at a Hollywood gala. He had earlier declined an invitation to the event, but changed his mind and decided to attend after all. He was also seen dining with Greene at the Rainbow Room in New York City. The two have also been seen holding hands and looking very cozy. Moreover, they were one of the first couples to be spotted at the Venice Film Festival, which is known for being one of the most romantic events of the year. In addition, they were one of the few celebrity couples to be photographed wearing matching dresses at the event. Most of their interactions with the press have also been positive. In one interview, she said of him, “Bob is such a sweetheart, and we have so much fun together.”
It also seems that their feelings went deep. She was seen crying on the set of her 2005 movie, House of Gucci, and confessed to having “the most powerful, intense feelings” for him. During an in-depth interview with Vanity Fair, Pattinson was asked if he had ever loved anyone else and he said, “No, but I have had intense, powerful feelings for other women. I’ve never felt that way about anyone as I have about her. I don’t know what it is. It’s like she speaks to this part of me that I never knew existed.”
His co-star, Dakota Blue Richards, has said that they started dating when they were 15 years old and that it has been “the greatest love of my life.” She added, “I feel like we’ve been given a second chance at love. He is such an amazing person and a great friend. I’m so excited to see where this new relationship takes us.”
On Saturday, Greene and Pattinson were married on a beach in Venice, surrounded by their friends and family. The ceremony, which was officiated by an English priest, was very intimate. Only a few close relatives and friends attended, including Dakota Blue Richards. The reception, which was held at the hotel Villa Barbaro in Mogliano, was a more traditional affair and was attended by hundreds of guests. The couple danced all night long and even after they had said their vows, the two were still caught kissing and holding hands. The entire wedding ceremony and reception was covered by international media outlets and celebrities, who tweeted their congratulations. Following the wedding, the newlyweds flew to Paris for a honeymoon. They are expected to return to work on Monday.
While the wedding was a huge event for the couple, it was also a groundbreaking one. They had both been in long-term, committed relationships (Pattinson with Richards, and Greene with her eight previous husbands) and had both decided to make the commitment to each other official. It is considered a progressive move for two Hollywood celebrities to get married, especially since one of them is a married man.
The Post-Wedding Life
As for what comes next for Greene and Pattinson, their reputations as romantic partners precede them. The public is certainly eager to see what kind of relationship the two will have now that they are officially together. While it is too soon to tell, early signs are promising. The Venice Film Festival is one of the biggest events of the year, and seeing how well they have been received there, one can only imagine what kind of impression they will make at the Toronto International Film Festival in a few weeks. We can expect to see a lot more of them, both on and off screen.