Ever since Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson started dating in 2013, it’s been a case of love at first sight. But since then, the 26-year age gap has seemed to just get bigger. After spending three years apart, will the Twilight star give his old friend another chance at love?

Suki and Robert started dating in 2013, and the rest, as they say, is history. The couple became inseparable and were rarely seen apart. Since starting out on their romantic journey, the 26-year age gap between them has seemed to just get bigger.

The story of their courtship was chronicled in the 2015 autobiographical book, I’ll Be Seeing You, which was co-authored by Waterhouse and Pattinson’s best friend and publicist, David Whitehead. The book chronicled their relationship, from the days when they first started dating to the present day. In it, they described their whirlwind romance which began when Pattinson spotted Waterhouse at a fashion event and asked her to be his girlfriend. They then began dating and were married a year later in April 2014.

The couple’s romance was so well-publicised that it became the subject of tabloid speculation. In a 2016 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Pattinson described how he proposed to Waterhouse. “It was just so romantic. We were walking along the beach, and I just said, ‘Will you marry me?’ And she said yes,” he recalled. The pair wed in April 2014 and became step-parents to Pattinson’s 19-month-old son, Godfrey. The ceremony was attended by family and friends, including David and Victoria Beckham.

Pattinson and Waterhouse’s celebrity and devotion to each other endear them to their fans, who have showered the pair with love in the form of flower crowns and wedding dresses. The actor has also honoured his engagement with Waterhouse by decorating their New York City apartment with hundreds of pink and white roses. In September 2017, they expanded their family further with the birth of their second child, a daughter, Alaya Grace. And in December 2018, she gave birth to their third child, a son, Thomas.

While the tabloid speculation surrounding their relationship may have died down, the celebrity couple have continued to surprise us with their sweet moments. In February 2018, Waterhouse and Pattinson were spotted leaving a yoga class together. It was the first time the pair had been spotted in weeks, and they looked rekindled in the relationship. When asked if the rumours were true and whether or not they had gotten back together, Pattinson coyly replied, “Yoga, anyone?” In July 2018, the pair were again spotted leaving yoga class together. While it may have been just a brief encounter, it was enough for a romantic ‘grammer to share.

Since their rekindled romance was so well-publicised, it was only a matter of time before gossip websites began to speculate about their next steps. Would they make a fresh start and go for a brief fling before deciding to pack up and move in together? Would they want to take their relationship to the next level and consider tying the knot for a second time? Would they continue to date friends or would they want to keep things more private?

Although they are yet to address these questions directly, for the time being, it appears that Pattinson and Waterhouse are committed to each other. In a March 2019 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pattinson gushed about his wife, saying: “I love being married. It’s not always easy, but it’s always wonderful. Just being with someone you love — it makes everything easier.” The comment is yet another public display of how deeply the couple’s commitment to each other runs. If their 2019 wedding ceremony is any indicator, it seems that they may have chosen to keep their relationship private and to celebrate with just their families and closest friends.

The Rumors Of Divorce

The tabloids are not the only ones who speculated about the future of Pattinson and Waterhouse’s romance. Law firms across the world reportedly fielded calls from clients wanting to represent them in high-profile divorce cases. The speculation began after Waterhouse and Pattinson filed for divorce in October 2018. The actor took to Twitter to share the exciting news, and it seems that he has finally given in to the media pressure to end his marriage to Waterhouse.

“The last few years have been incredibly challenging for me as I’ve had to make some very difficult decisions regarding my personal life,” he wrote. “After much thought and consideration, I have made the decision to end my marriage to Sophie. I love her very much and am so proud to be able to spend the rest of my life with her.”

Pattinson and Waterhouse had been married for just over three years when they decided to end their union. It wasn’t clear if the split was amicable or if there were strains on their relationship prior to their divorce. However, the tweet ended with a heartfelt “love you” from Pattinson, which further fuelled the rumours that their on-screen romance was far from over.

Despite rumours of a reconciliation, in January 2020, Pattinson added fuel to the fire by posting a throwback photo on Twitter, which featured him and Waterhouse, seemingly confirming their on-screen chemistry. “She’s an incredible person, a great friend, and someone I’m proud to call mine,” he said. On the day of her 43rd birthday, Waterhouse posted a photo of herself and Pattinson on her Instagram account, which again, featured the two looking deeply into each other’s eyes. The caption simply read: “Happy birthday to the love of my life!”

While their romance was well-documented in the media, it seems that the pair have kept most of their personal life private. They have a penchant for staying under the radar and keeping their social media accounts discreet, posing for pictures only with family and friends. Since their split, Waterhouse has kept busy with a number of red-carpet appearances, modelling gigs, and promotional events for her fashion line. She also found the time to launch her own app, Ropey, where she helps fashion influencers find the right hairstyle for a specific look.

Post-Romance

The future of Pattinson and Waterhouse’s romance remains to be seen. Since their rekindled romance was so well-publicised, it was only a matter of time before gossip websites began to speculate about their next steps. Would they make a fresh start and go for a brief fling before deciding to pack up and move in together? Would they choose to keep things more private and to celebrate with just their families and closest friends?

Whatever the couple decide, their celebrity and devotion to each other endear them to their fans, who have showered them with love in the form of flower crowns and wedding dresses. The actor has also honoured his engagement with Waterhouse by decorating their New York City apartment with hundreds of pink and white roses. In September 2019, Waterhouse and Pattinson were again spotted leaving a yoga class together. It was the first time the pair had been spotted in weeks, and they looked rekindled in the relationship. When asked if the rumours were true and whether or not they had gotten back together, Pattinson coyly replied, “Yoga, anyone?” In July 2020, the pair were yet again spotted leaving yoga class together. While it may have been just a brief encounter, it was enough for a romantic ‘grammer to share.

At this stage, we don’t know what the future of Pattinson and Waterhouse’s romance holds. But for now, it seems that they are committed to each other. In a March 2019 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pattinson gushed about his wife, saying: “I love being married. It’s not always easy, but it’s always wonderful. Just being with someone you love — it makes everything easier.” The comment is yet another public display of how deeply the couple’s commitment to each other runs. If their 2019 wedding ceremony is any indicator, it seems that they may have chosen to keep their relationship private and to celebrate with just their families and closest friends.