While rumors swirled around Hollywood this past year about them working through their differences, it looks like Camila Cabello and Robert Pattinson may have finally sealed the deal. The Grammy-nominated pop superstar and the notoriously private actor were spotted getting cozy at a Hollywood fundraiser on April 30, 2020.
The pair smiled and waved as they entered the event together. Afterward, they were seen holding hands as they made their way to a waiting car. As for why they decided to patch things up, they both spoke in interviews about needing each other. “I needed a father figure, and he needed a child figure,” Cabello said of her collaboration with Pattinson on the song “Father Figure.” “I think that we both came from very broken homes and were looking for something that felt a little more familiar, I guess.”
As for how long it will last, neither one is budging. The singer revealed that she is planning to keep Pattinson “close” to her “for as long as [she] need[s] [him].”
“He’s going to be there when I need him and I’m going to be there when he needs me,” she said. “And I think that’s a beautiful thing.” It looks like they have found the balance that their respective families couldn’t provide. Still, while the world waits to see how this one pans out, the fact that they were seen laughing and holding hands at a Hollywood event in the first place is a good sign.
Why Are They Seeing Each Other?
The stars have been spotted getting cozy numerous times in the past, but this is the first time that they have been linked romantically. The singer, who was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved to Florida with her family at a young age, first came to prominence as a contestant on American Idol in 2012. Since then, she has gone on to become one of the most prominent Latin singers in the world. The self-proclaimed “Queen of Romance” has spent much of the past year touring the world, headlining shows and releasing new music. She is also one of the biggest names on TikTok, where she has over 92 million followers.
After years apart, Cabello and Pattinson, who had previously dated Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, decided to give things another go. They first sparked romance rumors in late 2019 when they were both seen arriving at the 2020 Golden Globes Awards holding hands. The 48-year-old actor has generally kept a low profile since separating from Ambrosio in 2015. He focused on his career rather than personal life in the lead-up to their split. The pair were first linked romantically in February 2020 when they were both spotted boarding a private jet together in London. They have continued to be linked romantically ever since, with each new appearance seemingly prompting speculation that the relationship is becoming more serious. While most of Hollywood’s A-listers choose to stay sheltered at home in response to the pandemic, Cabello has continued to take her career and the stage by storm.
What About Family?
Cabello, whose paternal grandmother is Cuban, has always been more comfortable in the spotlight. She doesn’t hide her love for her family, frequently talking about them on social media. She also opened up about her own father being absent for much of her childhood. His struggle with alcoholism led to his eventual incarceration when Cabello was just 10 years old. The singer said that it was her wish to one day prove to her father that he wasn’t forgotten and that she would stand by him despite their separation. She said she wants to be the type of person that her father can look at and say, “I raised her right.”
Pattinson, on the other hand, has been much more private about his personal life. He went on a family vacation to Portugal last month, but otherwise, he has kept a low profile since separating from Ambrosio. After years of being linked to high-profile women, it looks like Pattinson has found comfort in Cabello’s embrace. “I think we both realized that we needed something more familiar and less high-profile,” Pattinson said of his decision to date Cabello. “Plus, she’s just a sweetheart. She’s just a really sweet person.”
While neither one of them is ready to give up their high-profile lifestyles just yet, it appears that their romantic connection is here to stay. As for whether or not it will result in a lasting commitment, that is anyone’s guess. At least they have each other for now.