In 2015, there was an explosion of celebrity couples across the globe, with many famous romances. One of the most talked-about celebrity couples of the year was Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs. The famous British actor met the highly talented French singer, songwriter and DJ in the summer of that year and began a romance which was later made official. The couple were married on October 28th, 2016 in an intimate ceremony in Venice, Italy.
The actor has been open about his love for the 28-year-old French-English singer and said in an interview with Vogue, “She’s incredibly talented, with a great voice, and a beautiful soul. She’s everything I need in a partner.” The couple have been photographed regularly since their wedding and have been open about their romance, regularly posting about their relationship on social media. Since meeting, the couple have become even more invested in each other’s careers and have been behind the scenes of each other’s films. They’ve collaborated on several projects and have been constant supporters of each other’s work. But what was the path that led Robert Pattinson to fall in love with FKA Twigs? Let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of the key points in their relationship.
Key Points In Their Relationship
The year 2015 was a turning point in Robert Pattinson’s (RPattz) life. After years of portraying romantic lead characters in Hollywood blockbusters, he decided to shake things up and took on a range of challenging, supporting roles. He portrayed a priest in The Lost City of Z, a serial killer in Quentin Tarantulinu’s The Hateful Eight, and even a serial rapist in Steven Spielberg’s The BFG. The performances impressed audiences and critics alike and earned him a number of awards and nominations.
But it was his performance as a drug addict in David Mackenzie’s XXX: The Return of the X-Ploiters that really shone. The actor won a number of awards for his portrayal of real-life drug addict Lance Armstrong, and it was this role that cemented his status as an award-winning, critically-acclaimed leading man.
The Haunting Of Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong is one of the greatest all-time sportspersons and undoubtedly one of the most influential people of the 21st century. His incredible winning streak – seven times Tour de France winner and the first man to die during the course of the annual cycling race – made him an inspiration to millions. But behind the scenes, Armstrong was a completely different person – a self-serving, arrogant and extremely competitive man, who was determined to continue his winning streak at all costs. The film focused on Armstrong’s final years, from his battle with cancer to the final event, the 2009 Tour de France. We follow Armstrong and his story from his early days in a small French town to his rise to fame, to his fall from grace, as a cancer-stricken man living in disgrace. The film was an epic struggle between an incredible athlete and an addicted, cancer-stricken man, and it was undoubtedly one of the most talked-about, critical and commercially successful films of the year.
FKA Twigs’ Talent And Beauty
Since the very beginning of their romance, Robert Pattinson has praised FKA Twigs’ (FWogz) talent and beauty. The French singer is classically-trained and was even signed to a recording contract at the age of just 16. Her debut album, My Own Magik, went triple platinum in France and she has since released multiple platinum-selling albums. Aside from her music career, FKA Twigs is a pop culture commentator and has contributed to publications such as Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour. She is also a DJ and has spun at many of London’s most prestigious events. She has a unique, haunting voice which has been described as “a cross between Sade and Bjork”. When she sings, the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and you can feel yourself being drawn into the music. It is this talent which led to the couple’s romance. “She’s incredibly versatile and talented, with a great voice, and a beautiful soul. She’s everything I need in a partner,” says the actor in 2015.
Robert Pattinson’s Dark Passenger
But not all was perfect in the early days of the couple’s romance. In the summer of 2015, their relationship was thrust into the public eye when it was reported that Robert Pattinson had been seeing someone. The news came as a shock to the couple’s fans, many of whom believed that the two were an item. The rumors started when a photo of the couple kissing in Bali was allegedly circulated online. The star has been open about his struggles with addiction and the toll that it has taken on his life. He has previously spoken about his time in rehab and having to take a break from his career to focus on his health. He has said, “I’m not going to pretend like I’m okay, because I’m not. I feel like shit a lot of the time. Like, what is this, anyway? Why does this keep happening to me? I was in the right place at the right time and I met the wrong person. I thought she was the one. It was actually the other way around. She’s the one who got me into trouble.” The rumors made the headlines again in February 2016 when it was alleged that the couple were set to wed. The wedding was called off a few weeks later when it was announced that E! were set to award the “bride-to-be” an exclusive clip from David Mackenzie’s upcoming film, The Legend of Tarzan. The clip, which showed the actor in a romantic moment with the love of his life, was met with critical acclaim and reignited the interest of the press in the couple.
Looking back on their romance, Robert Pattinson admits that he did not see it coming. “I wasn’t expecting it because she’s very private and kept a lot to herself. I knew she was talented, but I didn’t know she was that talented. It has been such an incredible ride,” he says. “There is a lot more to come. Just because our relationship is private doesn’t mean we’re not thinking about or talking about the future.”
The future appears to be bright for RPattz and FWogz. On many levels. Not only is their romance one of the most talked-about celebrity couplings of the past year, but they’ve both carved out successful solo careers. With so much to look forward to, it’s no wonder that they couldn’t wait to share their exciting news with their fans.
As a lover of music and a keen student of celebrity relationships, I have to say that I’m extremely happy for the couple. They’ve both worked hard to sustain and grow their relationship and I have no doubt that their fans will be happy for them and their relationship as well.