You may know that English actor and singer Robert Pattinson has been dating actress Bella Hadid for a few months now. The two have been very public with their blossoming romance and have even made headlines when they were spotted taking a stroll through New York City hand in hand. The couple has been photographed several times while posing for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines, which have both featured exclusive interviews with Hadid. They are also constantly photographed alongside one another’s famous friends, family, and luxury accessories.

The two recently made headlines yet again when Hadid revealed that she is expecting their first child. The ‘Twilight’ star is now reportedly dating musician Harry Styles, but remains devoted to her family and friends, crediting a “grateful heart” for her courage in continuing the search for Mr. Right.

Pattinson is no stranger to dating high-profile people. He previously dated singer Taylor Swift for a few years and has been linked to a variety of celebrities, most notably Kristen Stewart. The actor has also been photographed with a number of famous faces, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. As well as Hadid, Pattinson has been linked to celebrities such as Elle MacLeman and Meghan Markle.

A Selfless Act

It is well known that celebrities can be extremely demanding of their personal lives, especially when their fame is at stake. Many A-listers keep the media away from their romantic lives, often appearing to enjoy a private life despite their public personas. This is certainly the case with Pattinson. Despite his status as one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood, he has seemingly avoided publicity stunts and relationships with shallow celebrities. Thus far, his choice to remain private has not hampered his dating options. In fact, he still appears to be happily dating Hadid, who is arguably one of the most famous shallow celebrities around. It seems that fame isn’t what drives him apart from his love for wildlife and the desire to do good.

A Change Of Lifestyle

Another reason why Robert Pattinson might be falling in love is because of a change in lifestyle. The English actor has decided to put his tabloid reputation and personal safety behind him and take a step back from the limelight. After years of being in the public eye, he now seems determined to immerse himself in a new and different kind of relationship. Besides, it is well known that he is an extremely private person and is likely to value security and stability in his personal life. He is also a very traditional Englishman, which might explain his longing to stay connected to the countryside and spend more time with his sons, Felix and Charlie.

Pattinson has stated that he wants to find a house in the country where he can “surf, fish, and hunt”. He also mentioned wanting to buy a farm, noting that owning land would help him feel more connected to the earth. One can only assume that this desire to live a more peaceful and self-sufficient life was a factor in his choosing to date someone like Hadid, who is the daughter of a property developer and billionaire Bernie Hadid. Nevertheless, he still has a taste for the finer things in life and is rarely seen without his Gucci accessories or dangling diamond earrings. He even credits his affluent upbringing with helping form his sophisticated palate and elegant style.

The Pursuit Of Wildlife

It is well known in Hollywood that men like Pattinson are often attracted to women who are associated with wildlife. Kate Winslet, who is now happily married to the renowned director, James Cromwell, was previously engaged to John Malkovich. It is said that the two were intimate for a number of years before proposing to one another. Winslet is also rumoured to have dated Matt Damon and Charlie Pace. These days, she is more likely to be found promoting green initiatives and animal rights causes. In addition to Winslet, other famous faces in the past that have attracted attention for their links to wildlife include Pierce Brosnan and Andy Garcia. Interestingly, Garcia’s latest film, ‘Me and my Mum’, examines the issues of aging and solitude through the perspective of an Alzheimer’s patient. Perhaps the role inspired the actor to seek companionship with a female tabby cat he names “June’, a gift from his mother after she saw the actress and singer in a movie together. He isn’t the only famous person who has fallen for an animal cause. Singer Phil Collins was previously married to Robin Gibb, the son of the late musical legend Barry Gibb. The two had been married for 11 years before separating in 2002. Collins, 77, has said that he and Gibb are still close and that he regularly speaks to Robin about important issues. Animal rights groups have celebrated the singer’s devotion to a good cause, although Collins has often been criticised for his close links to wealthy individuals and corporations.

A Desirable Alternative

Pattinson continues to evoke criticism from animal rights groups for funding and participating in the illegal ivory trade. In 2010, he was one of the many celebrities who wore ivory clothing and jewellery as part of a campaign to end the illegal ivory trade. It’s a stance that has gained him the support of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and other animal rights groups. He is also a proponent of reducing meat consumption and is a vocal vegan. This desire to see a change in the way animals are treated is part of a growing trend among celebrities. In the past, stars have shied away from promoting these causes, often being painted as selfish or self-centred. However, as the population of online acquaintances and social media users continues to grow, influencers and celebrities are increasingly being pressured to be more mindful of what they put in front of the camera.

A Bit Of A Rebel

Pattinson was born in London in 1966 and moved to the United States at a young age. He attended Harvard University, where he studied English literature and politics. While at university, he became involved in the social work and advocacy groups that are now considered to be staples of his schedule. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles and began making a name for himself on the side as an actor. He also regularly gets involved in school and community projects, serving on the board of the non-profit organization, Education for Sustainable Development and the American Indian Youth Program. He has been repeatedly linked to several high-profile philanthropists, including Mike and Lisa Weinstein, who have made large contributions to educational organizations and wildlife conservationist programs.

A Modern-Day Romantic

In addition to his work with animals and the environment, Robert Pattinson also dedicates time to his humanitarian work with teenagers. For a couple of years now, he has been working with the NGO, Room to Grow, which helps troubled youths in schools and communities. In 2017, he worked with UNICEF to launch a new global education campaign to end preventable deaths among children. He has also been involved in the One Love Manchester campaign in the wake of the Manchester Arena terror attack. The Welsh composer and lyricist, Justin Young, who composed the campaign’s song ‘Love Isn’t Blind’, said that he was overwhelmed by the public response to the fundraising event and the song’s sudden peak position on the Spotify charts. He added that he hoped that the song would provide some comfort to those affected by the Manchester Arena attack and beyond. “It wasn’t meant to be a sad song,” he said. “But it ended up being a very special song in the end.”

If you’re reading this, I assume that you are either a) a fan of Pattinson’s or b) you know one. If you know one, then you also know that they can be hard to understand, at times, especially when they are in a romantic relationship and want to keep their private lives private. While we can’t know for sure what drives him, we can be sure of one thing: his desire to remain single and focused on his career and personal safety is a far cry from the reckless behaviour and outrageous parties of his early Hollywood days. If he continues to date and eventually marry Hadid, he will have proven, yet again, that he is a modern-day romantic who understands the value of a good relationship and a stable home life. One thing is for sure: we will all be watching and learning a lot from this beautiful, intelligent, and passionate man.