Rumors have been swirling around since April that actor Robert Pattinson and singer/model Suki Waterhouse had broken up. However, it seems that this may not be true after all. In an interview with the New York Times, Waterhouse opened up about their relationship and how she feels about the breakup rumors.
“I never thought of it as a breakup. We were never exclusive. We were never together in the first place, so there’s no breakup. We just weren’t compatible,” she said. “I don’t want to judge him or try to explain him to me; he’s a mystery, and I’m so happy we never got together.”
The singer went on to say that she feels bad for the people who invested so much in their relationship. “If they’re feeling hurt or deceived, that’s my fault,” she said. “I apologize. I wasn’t thinking. I was just doing my own thing.”
Romantic or Business Partnership?
One of the biggest questions surrounding both Pattinson and Waterhouse is whether or not their relationship was romantic or just a business partnership. While it’s true that they weren’t exactly boyfriend and girlfriend, they were clearly romantically involved. The pair had been photographed kissing numerous times as well as holding hands while out and about in public. So it was no surprise that PEOPLE Magazine ranked them #35 on their list of Most Eligible Bachelors.
The truth is that they didn’t start dating each other until a few months before the 2014 Oscars. Before that time, they had only known each other as friends. When they finally did begin their romance, it was clearly a well-thought-out decision on part of Pattinson. In an interview with Paper Magazine, he said,
“I knew Suki and her team well enough to know that they were looking for a serious relationship and had no interest in being tied down to a romcom,” he said. “So I started seeing her to see if she was right for me. We didn’t start dating until around October [of] 2013, but it was clear that she’d been angling for me to ask her out since the beginning of the year.”
Waterhouse, for her part, openly admits that she and Pattinson were in it for the long haul. Even before they began dating, she had her sights set on making his movies her next project. In 2014, she told Wonderland magazine,
“I really like his company, his aesthetic, and how he does things. I feel like he’s a kindred spirit. I’m really happy to do some of his films to see what all the fuss is about.”
In the end, it was a calculated risk on part of both men. For Pattinson, it was a chance to finally settle down and find happiness. For Waterhouse, it was a chance to work with one of the most influential actors of his generation. With her industry background, she may be able to help navigate his career and bring it to new heights.
For fans of the Twilight films, this may be good news. It seems that Pattinson and Waterhouse may end up working together on some of the projects following the success of the franchise. In a recent radio interview, Pattinson said,
“I’d love to do more work with her. She’s amazing. We have a really good working relationship, and I think it’d be great to do something else together. I’d love to do a musical with her one day.”
What Went Wrong?
Despite their publicist’s best efforts, it’s clear that things didn’t end well between Pattinson and Waterhouse. In December of 2015, the singer opened up about their troubled relationship in an interview with the Daily Mail. In the article, Waterhouse discussed the various issues that led to the demise of their five-year long romance.
First, she suggested that his work-life balance was off. In an effort to help balance his career with his personal life, he often worked long hours and booked only a few days off per month. While she loved his films and supported his decision to prioritise his work, she felt that it took a physical and mental toll. She also felt that he lacked focus, as he would often get distracted by social media and the internet. This, she felt, led to him falling out of love with her.
Then, there were the rumors. Over the course of their relationship, there were always rumours circulating about the nature of their relationship. Despite Pattinson’s efforts to put them to rest, they kept popping up. The worst of the rumors suggested that the two were engaged or had married. When asked about these rumors in April of 2018, Waterhouse said,
“I didn’t even know that was an issue. I mean, we’ve been together for almost seven years, so I couldn’t even imagine being with anyone else. He’s my best friend, and I feel like I know him better than anyone else. I don’t even think he knows what love feels like for someone else yet.”
While there’s no denying that the rumors stung, they probably shouldn’t have been a huge surprise. After all, we live in a world that is constantly bombarded by celebrity gossip and scandal. Inevitably, some of it is going to stick. However, the truth is that love is a lot more complicated than we give it credit for. For those lucky enough to find it, it is an indescribable feeling that transcends time and bonds you with your loved one forever – even if it is just for a little while.