It started with a tweet. In early February, Robert Pattinson posted a video to his more than three million followers, declaring his love for musician and actor Dylan Frances. The video showed Pattinson dressed in a black shirt, waving a white rose as he sang the blues.
The tweet, which quickly went viral, caught the attention of celebrity news websites, who covered the story. The attention got the heart of Dylan Frances, who tweeted back, asking Pattinson if he was “actually” going to propose. Less than a week later, the actor posted a video to his Instagram account, announcing that he had indeed proposed to his rumored new love and that she had said yes. The news was met with an avalanche of congratulations on social media.
The engagement came as a surprise to some. While the two have been linked since 2015, when they appeared in the films Pattinson and Kate Miller-Heidke’s “The Favourite,” their romance only became publicly known last month. In the weeks leading up to the engagement, the actor kept his romance with actress Kate Hudson a secret, even as he posted romantic tweets to his followers. He also stayed away from social media, only occasionally posting photos of himself with his rumored new love. The couple has yet to comment on the engagement.
Why Did This Happen?
The viral spread of Pattinson’s tweet may have played a part. Although the actor’s proposal was initially met with a resounding “no,” Frances tweeted that her “heart just melted” after watching the video. She later posted a video to her Instagram account, saying she was “speechless” and thanking her followers for their “wonderful” messages. “The response just proves how much this means to people,” she said.
Frances and Pattinson’s relationship has been the subject of many rumors. The two were initially spotted together in 2015, when Pattinson was spotted kissing the musician on the lips in London. Since then, they have been photographed together in New York, Los Angeles, and on a number of other continents. Their Instagram accounts are filled with suggestive photos of themselves kissing and cuddling, and they have even been seen walking hand-in-hand, like an actor-director-screenwriter romantic comedy dream date.
The most recent round of speculation surrounded their relationship after Frances was seen driving a black Cadillac Escalade in Los Angeles. The rapper Young Thug recently tweeted that he was jealous of the couple’s rumored romance, and that he hoped for a “mutual exchange of love and respect.”
What Will This Mean For Actor-Musician Relationships?
While we wait to see what will happen with Frances and Pattinson’s relationship, let’s take a look at what this means for other actor-musician relationships. There have been numerous examples of musicians proposing to their significant others after meeting their heroes through their music, but the majority of those unions haven’t panned out. The odds are certainly in Dylan Frances’ favor, however.
Some artists are even afraid to fall in love with their collaborators. Taylor Swift, for example, reportedly refused to work with John Mayer on her upcoming album, because she was already committed to her collaboration with Ed Sheeran. As a result, Swift’s team reportedly told Mayer that he would have to wait until the album was done before he could start working on the project.
Musicians As Proposers
It’s long been known that musicians are more likely to propose than other professional groups. In fact, proposals from musicians have become something of a fashion trend in recent years, with fans and celebrities posting photos of themselves with a diamond ring in the kitty corner of a photo of their favorite musician.
In the year ending June 30, 2018, there were 781 marriages among famous musicians, according to research compiled by Celebrity Brides. That’s more than the total number of marriages in the U.S. in the year ending June 30, 2017 (754,626) and the year ending June 30, 2016 (744,605).
Some of the musicians who got married this year include: Kelly Clarkson, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Harry Connick, Jr., Tony Bennett, Cher, and Lady Gaga. This year also saw the wedding of Adele and Simon Konecki, as well as the engagement of Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Watch the ceremony videos for all of these couples or visit the websites for more information.
Why Does It Matter Whether The Union Is Work-related Or Musical?
Workplace romances are becoming increasingly common, but they’re still relatively rare. If you’re fortunate enough to find yourself in a relationship with someone you meet at work, then it doesn’t really matter what kind of work you do. Any kind of work can become a source of pride and joy, which is why it’s important to celebrate these relationships whenever possible. Once you’ve worked through the initial awkwardness of dating someone you met at work, you can start applying for benefits
As a general rule, it’s best to go for someone who is at least three degrees of separation from you. This means they’re not a direct lineal descendant of someone you know, or the spouse of a friend or family member. Being affiliated with someone you know could make you compromise your personal beliefs or ethics, even if it’s not in a traditional way. For example, you can’t officiate at a gay wedding if you’re in a committed relationship with someone who is homophobic.
What Does This Mean For Actors?
Now, we come to the part that’s probably causing most of the anxiety for actors and other celebrities. What does this mean for their romantic futures? Although it’s always been accepted that music is a powerful tool for connecting with an audience, it seems that the effect can translate into the dating world as well. With the help of a few apps and some social media brainstorming, it’s never been easier for fans to follow their favorite artists’ every move, including their dating life. When this information is combined with a healthy dose of common sense, it’s never been more clear what kind of partners celebrities should and shouldn’t take into their beds.
The takeaway for celebrities is to be confident in who they are and what they want, because fans will always have their eyes open, waiting to see what kind of romantic partners they can find. It’s also important for celebrities to only date people they truly love, because one day, they’ll be singing their songs to a crowd of adoring fans, who will have even more faith in their relationship than before.