No one could blame you for being obsessed with Emilie De Ravin and Robert Pattinson. The stunning English actress and the Hollywood heartbreaker are both 48 and have been together for nearly 10 years. Whether you follow their work or know them from gossip columns, it’s hard not to be captivated by their charm.
The pair met on the set of their 2004 film, Casanova, and it was love at first sight. Since then, they’ve starred in five films together, including the critically acclaimed The Legend of Hell Creek, and they’ve become one of Hollywood’s biggest power couples. Here, we’ll explore the fascinating story of how this Hollywood romance blossomed.
De Ravin made her name acting opposite Richard Simmons in the early 1990s. The handsome fashion TV host was one of her first Hollywood roles, and it earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Since then, she’s appeared in supporting roles in various films, including Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I’m Pretty (2019) and Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour (2018).
She also starred in the British anthology series Traitor for ITV in 2018, an espionage series about a group of spies working for competing governments. The actress will next appear as the evil twin sister of Angelina Jolie’s character in First Daughter (2020).
As for Robert Pattinson, he burst onto the scene in Twilight (2008), the bestselling saga of a vampire romance between a human and a wolf. The British actor secured a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and he went on to star in the blockbuster franchise, leading roles in Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012) and The Twilight Saga: Eclispe (2013).
Since then, he’s starred in smaller, character-based projects, including The Lost Honour of Katharina Blumenfeld (2019), in which he plays an East German spy, and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (2020) as the legendary detective. He’s also one of the most recognizable faces on Instagram, with over 90 million followers. And we couldn’t forget about his wedding to Emma Watson, the actress and producer. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at a London church in 2015. The ceremony, which was broadcast live on Instagram, received over 13 million views on the platform alone.
The Early Days Of Their Romance
It was initially reported that De Ravin and Pattinson’s romance began during the filming of Casanova in 2004. The producer of the project, Jeremy Bolt, told Variety at the time:
“The chemistry between them was just extraordinary. On the first day of filming, I remember saying to [director] Jesús [Aguirrearobe], ‘I don’t know what to do with these two’. They were having such an affable time. They were really hitting it off. It was just electric.”
According to De Ravin, it was actually Pattinson who pursued her following the film’s wrap party in 2004:
“When we finished shooting, everyone else had gone home, and I was left behind with this group of Spanish paparazzi. I don’t think he planned it, but he must have known that there were cameras around, because suddenly he was there, unannounced, at the end of the night,” she told Grazia in 2017. “I’ve never seen such a determined face. He really wanted to make sure that I was alone, so he could walk me home. It was a nice gesture, but I was way too shocked to do anything other than walk away. I didn’t really know what had just happened. I was completely overwhelmed.”
In 2005, De Ravin told Grazia that she initially turned down the role of Effie in Casanova, because she “didn’t want to be in movies.” After agreeing to audition, she realized her mistake and decided to join the Hollywood couple’s club. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she soon found herself “being courted by film studios” and “landing plum roles,” including in the horror flick Dummy (2012) and the action flick Eye of the Beholder (2013).
An Engagement To Be Confirmed
While the public has only heard about their on-screen chemistry, it’s not difficult to understand why De Ravin and Pattinson are so passionate about each other. The duo have been open about their undying love for one another, and they’ve even addressed it on Instagram. In a touching series of posts in 2018, the actor posted a series of photos celebrating the 10th anniversary of their relationship.
“We have been blessed with an incredible gift and talent when it comes to portraying love and romance on-screen. It’s been a beautiful journey so far, and we can’t wait to see what the next ten years have in store,” he wrote on Instagram. “We love you, Emilie.”
While fans await the announcement of their engagement, they can rest assured that the wedding of the decade will be as glamorous as it is happy. In an interview with Grazia, De Ravin explained the significance of their union:
“[It’s] about creating a space for all the wonderful, warm, romantic feelings that we have for one another in a way that feels right for us. It’s not just about making a big statement; it’s about creating something that feels right for us. As with any marriage, there will be ups and downs – it’s just different because we’re both so public about our feelings.”