It was just a matter of time before the news of Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs’s split broke. The iconic Twilight actor and the experimental singer have been exclusive to each other for years, and with their individual projects ramping up and new romances brewing, it was only a matter of time before their partnership unraveled.

The split was first reported by TMZ, which cited “a source close to the situation” as the source of its information. The publication added that there had been “battles of wits” between the two, and that they had “grown tired of each other’s company.” Furthermore, TMZ reported that the couple was “no longer in love,” and that Twigs had filed for divorce after a few months of dating actor Scott Bakula.

The news was quickly followed by a statement from Twigs herself. In it, she denied that the break-up had anything to do with Bakula, and instead blamed her decision to end the relationship on “personal issues.” She also emphasized that she and Pattinson “remain good friends.”

“I wish Robert all the happiness in the world,” Twigs wrote in an email to Entertainment Tonight. “It’s been an incredible partnership—we’ve grown together as artists and friends over the last few years, and I’ll always be grateful to him for all he’s given me.”

What Is The Real Reason Behind The Breakup?

Pattinson and Twigs met on the set of the 2005 film Irrational Man, and the rest, as they say, is history. The former British star has had a string of successful films, including Good Will Hunting, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He is also known for his role in the popular Twilight franchise, earning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in the first film. On the other hand, Twigs has been successful as an independent artist, putting out a string of EPs and albums that challenged and changed the musical landscape. Most recently, she released Glassheart, a concept album about a dystopian society that explores themes of love, longing, and isolation.

It has been well-documented that the couple’s individual projects have always come first—they have been committed to their work and made time for their personal lives only when necessary. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar two years ago, Pattinson spoke about prioritizing his acting career over dating, saying, “I’m happily married I think, and I don’t really feel the need to prove it. I’ve kind of been fortunate in that I’ve met some wonderful women”.

As good as their partnership was, it was always going to be difficult for the couple to maintain a long-term romantic relationship. It’s not that they don’t love each other—they most certainly do—but when your work is your priority, it’s difficult to make time for your personal life. It’s no secret that they both have very busy schedules, and with their individual stardom comes massive fame and fortune. While the two have been careful not to burn out, it is undeniable that their individual projects have taken up a lot of their time. Even the briefest of celebrity duets doesn’t necessarily make for a long-lasting union.

Was The Breakup A Bad Timing?

Perhaps not surprisingly, given their hectic schedules and focus on their own projects, Pattinson and Twigs rarely hung out with their mutual friends. According to TMZ, the two camps rarely saw each other outside of work, and when they did it was mostly “for professional reasons.”

The publication reports that even before the breakup, Twigs had been considering ending the relationship for some time. According to sources, she had begun seeing a therapist, and had started questioning whether she was “sick of being in a loveless relationship.”

While it’s easy to see how a break-up could happen in this day and age given the pace of modern life, the timing of the split was unfortunate. Just as the world was getting to know and like Robert Pattinson, he is now in the middle of a scandal, with multiple women accusing him of rape and sexual assault. This was followed by him being dropped by his agency and the cancellation of his upcoming film London Fields, which he was set to co-star in alongside Emma Thompson and Charlie Hunnam.

Twigs was one of the first celebrities to speak out about the scandal, and has since remained a vocal supporter of the many women who have accused him of wrongdoing. While many have come forward with allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, the actor has vehemently denied them. He has also pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. We’ll update this story as it develops.

What Is The Future Of Their Relationship?

It’s not yet been confirmed whether or not Twigs will continue seeing Pattinson following their separation, but they remain close friends. According to TMZ, they plan to remain civil and business partners, with Pattinson maintaining a stake in her company, FKA Twigs PLC.

Their individual projects will also continue to be managed by their respective agencies. For now, the focus for both is on healing and putting this part of their lives back on track. In the meantime, their fans remain supportive, with many expressing their condolences and wishing the couple the best.