Robert Pattinson is one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors. With his baby-blue eyes, chiseled good looks, and casual style, the former ‘Twilight’ star is a heartbreaker and an enigma wrapped into one magnetic package. Is he the one, or are we all just enamored by his good looks? Let’s take a look inside his world and try to figure out what drives this talented man.
A Carefree Childhood
Pattinson was born in Marrakech, Morocco on October 21, 1986. His family soon relocated to Surrey, England, when he was a child. At the age of seven, his father bought him a horse, which he has ridden ever since. Growing up around animals and in the country gave Pattinson a carefree childhood full of adventure. He even wrote a book about his childhood called ‘Life on the Road’.
While his father worked as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, mother Vanessa was a stay-at-home mom. Together, the couple had an annual turnover of 16,000 pounds (approx. $23,850) and earned a reputation for being one of the wealthiest families in Surrey.
After finishing his schooling, Pattinson decided to pursue a career in acting. In 2005, he landed a role on the popular British soap opera ‘Coronation Street’, which led to further successes. That same year, he also made his Broadway debut in ‘King Lear’. In the early 2010s, he became known for his portrayal of a male prostitute in ‘Kicking & Screaming’. Even though he became a Hollywood star, he has never shied away from his roots.
In the last decade, Pattinson has mostly worked in London and in character roles. Aside from his acting career, Pattinson has also dabbled in photography and music. He has a dog named Marmalade and a cat named Minnie, both of whom he has tweeted about frequently. His mother still lives in the family home in Surrey with her partner, Charlie, and their two children. However, his father passed away in 2015 from cancer at the age of 59. He is survived by his sister and his mother.
An Enigmatic Nature
Even though he is one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, Pattinson keeps a low profile and is often seen in casual attire. This laidback attitude may stem from his carefree childhood or perhaps it is a defense mechanism. No one really knows for sure. What we do know for sure is that he is a very private individual and keeps his personal life away from the prying eyes of the media.
Pattinson has often been compared to actor Jared Leto, who had a similar upbringing. Like Leto, who dated Katy Perry, Rihanna, and others, Pattinson is rumored to be seeing Olivia Culpo. However, unlike Jared, who is best known for his roles, Pattinson keeps his personal life under wraps and rarely grants interviews. For now, it appears that the only thing we know for sure about Robert Pattinson is that he is a magnetic personality and a heartbreaker who keeps his cards close to his chest.