Emma Roberts & Robert Pattinson may have a lot in common — like famous actor parents and a fondness for pouting. But beyond their connection as famous lovebirds, they are so much more than just friends.

The pair have been linked as lovers since 2014, when they were photographed on the set of a kissing scene for the movie “The Walk”. Since then, their on-screen chemistry has been touted as legendary. They have starred in movies together and been photographed together in various states of undress. Most recently, they were seen enjoying a romantic date night.

Though they may be an item now, their journey to star status wasn’t always smooth sailing. In fact, they went through so much together that it’s fair to say their relationship is more like a love story than a typical celebrity romance.

From Backstage To Off-Screen Struggles

The Hollywood Reporter chronicled Roberts’ early struggles as an actress, detailing how she had to put her acting career on hold to support her family. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting dreams, she auditioned for a guest role in a TV show, “The O.C.”, and was almost immediately offered the lead role. For the next several seasons, she played the title character, a rich LA socialite who struggles to balance her family life and friendships with her new found fame.

Although “The O.C.” was a huge break for Roberts, it was also the beginning of the end for her acting career. After starring in a string of critically acclaimed indie films, she was eventually cast in the epic “Wild”. The film, which explores the complex dynamics of a group of friends who travel to New York City to watch the first night of the World Series, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Roberts went on to star in “The Great Gatsby” as Daisy Buchanan, the beautiful and vain widow of a wealthy businessman, after Baz Luhrmann chose her for the part. The film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of the Roaring 20s was released in May 2018. Daisy is a character who is both admired and envied for her beauty and socialite status, and Roberts’ performance as her has been widely praised. In fact, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Actors Turned Models

Roberts’ most recent role was that of a magazine editor in the upcoming Woody Allen-directed political drama, “Everything Must Go”. The film also stars Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, and Dianne Wiest. Set in New York City during the 2016 presidential election, it’s an often funny look at celebrity culture and the pressures that celebrities face in trying to keep their image fresh.

After appearing in a handful of Woody Allen movies, Roberts decided to branch out and take on other projects. She was most recently seen in the musical “Rocket Science” with Hailee Steinfeld and John Krasinski. The production, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, aims to entertain the audience while exploring contemporary social issues. Most recently, she has been linked to a modeling role for Marc Jacobs. It was initially reported that she would be the face of the designer’s new perfume, “Maison Marc Jacobs”, however, the brand decided to go with Lily Collins instead.

The Evolution Of A Romantic Relationship

Based on how they appeared in their 2016 Vogue cover story, Roberts and Pattinson didn’t seem like they had much in common. In the article, Roberts, 24, is described as wearing a stunning burgundy dress with black trim, while Pattinson looks dashing in a casual blue-and-white patterned dress shirt. But upon closer inspection, it’s clear that their fashion choices aren’t the only thing that sets them apart. Roberts is a high-powered businesswoman, while Pattinson is an artist who specializes in sculpture and painting.

Forbes has ranked the top 66 highest-paid celebrity couples for 2019, and Emma and Robert are at number 45 on the list. The publication noted that their salaries combined were nearly $18 million last year, which is more than any other celebrity couple on the list. Though they now earn a substantial amount of money, they aren’t exactly rolling in the bread. In fact, Roberts revealed in a recent interview that she and her partner live a modest lifestyle.

“We make a lot of money, but we still live a pretty basic life,” she said. “We try not to spend more than we make. We both work really hard and believe in being responsible. We don’t want to go overboard and buy a lot of stuff.”

The On-And-Off Again Relationship

Roberts and Pattinson had been in a committed, long-term relationship for several years before their on-screen kiss. They first met in 2010 while filming the music video for the song “I Love You”, which featured Roberts as the dancer and Pattinson as the choreographer. The two became friends, and in 2012 they began collaborating on projects. By 2014, their romance was so well-known that Hollywood Life magazine named them as one of the most power couples in entertainment.

It was around this time that things started to change for the worse in their relationship. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Roberts revealed that they had once again cooled things off and were now “friends who share a love for each other”. She went on to say that their on-again-off-again relationship was “soul-searching” and “challenging” but that they were “meant to be”.

The publication’s October 2018 issue featured an in-depth interview with Roberts and a spread of her work, titled “The Most Influential Women in Hollywood”. In the magazine piece, Roberts discusses how she balances her work and personal life, as well as reveals what she looks for in a man.

“I want someone who is going to be there for me and support me, and won’t expect too much,” she said, referring to a key quality she values in a man. “Sometimes people disappoint you, but you have to respect them for that. There are lots of men out there who will disappoint you, but you have to be picky and only want good things.”

The Making Of A Classic

In the decades before she got into acting, Roberts had been involved in fashion. In 2011, she opened a store in Los Angeles called Emma Roberts by Burberry. According to Business Insider, the store is one of the rare luxury retailers to open in the U.S. on the ground floor of a building.

In addition to her work as an actress and store owner, Roberts has also modeled for Italian and French Vogue, as well as appeared in films such as “The Great Gatsby” and “Ocean’s Eight”. In 2014, she was even nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Movie Star – Female”. Perhaps most notably, Emma Roberts & Robert Pattinson are the subject of the bestselling unauthorized biography, “I Am Not Your Typical Gal,” by Rachel Kramer Bussel.

In the book, Roberts opens up about her life, family and career. Though many of the revelations may be considered mundane by fans of the famous couple, the book is sure to shed new light on their previously private world.

Bussel’s book was a New York Times bestseller and was recently reissued with a new introduction by the author. The introduction highlights how the contemporary romance between two of Hollywood’s most prestigious celebrity couples evolved from a traditional courtship to a passionate affair that is still deeply felt even after all these years. It also serves as a candid self-assessment of what has made their relationship stand out among their contemporaries.

“The reason why people talk about us is b/c we’re the perfect marriage of brains and beauty. We work together really well and make each other’s lives easier,” Roberts said. “We’re both very ambitious and driven, which can be a problem for some people, but it makes us strong. We both understand and support each other’s dreams and goals. We’re both confident and secure in who we are and what we want. We don’t need to fake any feelings or hide any secrets. This has certainly helped make us happy.”