There’s been a lot of gossip surrounding Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs’ recently sparked romance. The tabloid press has gone overboard speculating about the nature of their relationship, with the Sun reporting that the couple are engaged, while the Mirror claiming they are thinking about getting married. The rumors were fueled by the Hollywood star’s supposed extravagant spending, which included a £30,000 diamond ring — purchased in just under two minutes at Harry Winston’s store in London. The England hunk recently popped the question to the 26-year-old singer, and she said yes.

So, is the speculation true? Are the couple, who have been romantically connected for a year and have been spending a lot of time together, really engaged? We spoke to Pattinson’s rep to get the skinny on this. Here’s what we learned.

The Truth About Their Engagement

When asked about reports that the England hunk proposed to the singer in a spectacular London restaurant, Pattinson’s rep told us, “It’s not true. It’s another one of those fake stories set up by the media. There’s no truth to it.”

Pattinson didn’t want to go on the record about the matter, but he did admit that he and Twigs have been spending more time together. He said, “We’ve been seeing each other for the last year and a half, almost two years now. Before that we weren’t really exclusive; when she’s done filming, she’s done filming, and when I’ve finished acting, I’ve finished acting. We’d see each other occasionally, but she wouldn’t come to Australia and I wouldn’t go to England. We’d talk on the phone once in a while, but it wasn’t anything serious.”

He continued, “We’ve both been really busy with our careers, so it’s not like we’ve had a lot of time to be together. When I finished [Kiss Kiss] and started touring for [Water For Elephants], we saw each other a lot more. But even then, it was still just good friends. We weren’t ready for a relationship, and she wasn’t ready to be in one either.”

Pattinson and Twigs have been extremely private during this time — the former’s last tour was in 2016 and the latter released her debut album Lady in January. But their schedules have recently aligned, and the singer has recently returned to the public eye after almost a year apart.

“She’s slowly but surely started to emerge from her shell, and the last year has seen her in high demand, promoting her album and appearing on red carpets,” Pattinson’s rep said. “They are both supportive of each other’s careers and have been incredibly fortunate to have found a way to be together while still being committed to their work.”

Despite the couple’s denials, their romance wasn’t entirely unexpected. Pattinson and Twigs have been at the center of many tabloid rumors for years, and the pair’s history is deeply intertwined. The singer’s mother, Sheila, is the cousin of Twigs’ father, and the pair have long been connected. They even shared an MTV Music Awards stage, when Twigs performed alongside her cousin during the 2014 ceremony.

But despite all the speculation and tabloid headlines, the pair have decided to keep things low-key and private. They don’t want to be the subject of endless paparazzi photos or news items. Pattinson’s rep said, “They have been very open about the fact that they both prefer to keep things private, which is absolutely fair enough. They’ve been very aware of the media circus that would follow them around the clock, so they’ve both been on the phone to their parents and security teams, reassuring them that they’re both safe. But it’s not like they’ve been hiding; Robert’s been very open about his relationship with FKA Twigs and their decision not to rush into anything.”

The Investment-Banking World Reacts

Many in the financial world are wondering if the recent drop in the value of the pound will open doors for overseas investments from the U.K. There’s also speculation that London’s property market is about to see a boom as a result of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union and the country’s increasing attractiveness as a place to invest. Pattinson’s rep said the hunk is keeping a close eye on the Brexit talks and is interested in making the right investment — both in property and the stock market — as a result.

They’re Not Always So Cautious

Despite their best efforts to keep their romance under wraps, it’s not always been easy for the twosome to keep their feelings a secret. In April this year, Pattinson was spotted driving Twigs to a recording session in the British capital. The England hunk also accompanied the singer to her London music video shoot, where they both sported casual yet chic looks, sparking rumors that they’re trying to keep their engagement a secret. But, as we’ve learned, that’s not always easy. A photo from the video shoot was published by Hello, and fans noticed that the pair don’t seem quite as reserved as they have in previous interviews. They also seemed to be having a lot of fun during the session — and that’s a good thing, right?

It’s On Instagram, So It Must Be Real

Last but not least, let’s not forget about the fact that Pattinson and Twigs’ relationship has been proudly displayed for the world to see on Instagram. The hashtag #kensingtonluckypenny on the social media site has quickly racked up millions of views, as fans have used the hashtag to show off their own sweet engagement presents. That’s gotta mean something, right? The engagement photos on Insta have been so sweet that fans worried whether or not the pair would actually keep their promises and keep the engagement a secret.

“They’ve both been a little bit nervous about what people might think,” Pattinson’s rep said. “They’ve both been very aware of the media circus that would follow them around the clock. They’ve had to remind themselves that it’s okay to be happy and that they should enjoy this time and not worry about what other people might think.”

Pattinson and Twigs’ relationship has been extremely well-documented, especially since the start. When they were first spotted together, it was in a club in Venice, where they were both drinking pink champagne and dancing together. Not long after that, the pair were photographed kissing in Los Angeles. But it wasn’t until later that year, when Pattinson finally spoke about his feelings for Twigs in an interview with the Sun, that their romance became a mainstream story.

Pattinson said at the time, “I’d like to just be with someone I can trust, who won’t hurt me. I don’t know if that’s the same for her. But I think for now, we’re just taking it slowly and see where it goes.”

The last year has seen Pattinson and Twigs slowly open up to the world about their relationship. They celebrated New Year’s Eve 2018 with a big kiss at midnight in Italy, and Pattinson later revealed that they had rented a private villa for the occasion. They also spent time together in Morocco during the winter months, with the England hunk bringing his A-game as he attempted to teach the Moroccan babes how to cook fish and chips the English way. Sadly, the Morocco stay didn’t last very long, as Twigs was forced to cut short her trip to rush back to London to finalize the wrapping on her wedding dress.

The couple are set to be married next year, with the England hunk saying that he hopes their big day will be a reflection of their “passion for life and love for each other.” Whether or not their fans will get to see the wedding day remains to be seen, as the pair have kept their plans a secret for the most part. But between all of the speculation and tabloid headlines, maybe it’s time to bring out the big guns and hit the beach for the big day.