It’s official: Robert Pattinson and Jamie Dornan are an item. The 30-year-old British actor, best known for his roles in the Twilight series, recently Tweeted a picture of the couple holding hands. The photo was seemingly taken at the premiere of the latest Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
The “It” couple has been rumored to be an item for some time. In November 2012, they were spotted leaving a London restaurant holding hands. A month later, Vanity Fair’s Richard Johnson alleged that there was more than one reason why Dornan had kept quiet about her rumored relationship with Pattinson.
Now that the pair have gone public with their romance, it’s a matter of debating the nature of their relationship. Are they dating or just good friends? Here’s a closer look at the burgeoning romance between Robert Pattinson and Jamie Dornan.
While we await the release of the highly anticipated Robsten sequel, Coming Out of the Woods, let’s examine the proposal that made international news. In early April 2013, Dornan Tweeted a picture of herself wearing a beautiful wedding dress, surrounded by beaming fans. The photo was presumably taken in front of the London Aquarium after the stunning actress had just wed Matthew Wilks in a fairy tale wedding.
Before the ceremony, an emotional Dornan told reporters: “I had to get down on one knee a few times during the service. It was absolutely nerve-wracking, but I’m so happy that it’s over now. I can’t wait to celebrate with my husband-to-be.”
As for their wedding night, a rep for Dornan told E! News: “They had a low-key ceremony at the end of April, and spent their first few hours as a married couple quietly, with just their closest family and friends. They are over the moon to finally have this day come. It’s been 12 years since they first met, and they couldn’t wait to share this moment with their loved ones.”
Ode To Rob
Pattinson’s next film, the thriller Ode to Rob, will be released this autumn. The movie is based on the 2010 documentary of the same name and is reportedly a love story about the filmmaker himself. In the movie, Pattinson plays an aspiring musician who moves to Los Angeles to be closer to the music industry. The actor has spoken about the project in the past, saying that he hoped it would humanize the public’s perception of him. He said: “I think it’s important for people to see that I’m more than just this bad boy who looks a little bit like Robert Pattinson. I’ve been through a lot in my life and this is just one of the stories that I’ve told. I hope it will make people understand me a little bit better.”
While the movie sounds like a vehicle for Pattinson to explore his tortured soul, it may simply be a vehicle to explore the music industry. According to People, the actor is set to begin shooting Ode to Rob in Los Angeles later this month.
Rumors of a potential friendship-turned-romance between the two first emerged in 2010, when Dornan was photographed arriving at the Los Angeles airport with a bouquet of flowers and a dog wearing a T-shirt that said “best friend zone”. The couple were later spotted eating breakfast together at the Chateau Marmont, further fueling speculation.
In 2011, Dornan was photographed with Pattinson at Glastone Castle in Ireland, where the actress was attending a costume party for the movie Dangerous Method. On that occasion, she wore an outfit which featured the iconic silhouette of Alice in Wonderland. At the premiere of the upcoming movie, The One I Love, in January 2013, Dornan looked absolutely radiant in a gorgeous ensemble which featured a plunging neckline and fitted bodice. She wore a lace wedding dress that showed off her gorgeous, creamy complexion and her long, elegant legs.
The One I Love is a coming-of-age romance about a 17-year-old girl who is falling in love for the first time. It will be released in October 2013 and is the actress’ first movie since Twilight. The film will reunite her with director David Yarovesky, with whom she shared an extraordinary bond during the making of The Twilight Saga (2012 – 2015). She told Variety: “I’m so excited to see his vision. It was just a very special moment to work with him again. We have this extraordinary energy between us that made things really easy. I just felt that we could go in so many different directions with this movie and have so much fun with it.”
Why now? The timing for Dornan and Pattinson’s romance couldn’t be more perfect. In addition to starring in two of the most successful cinematic franchises of all time, the actor is currently filming the highly anticipated Robsten sequel, Coming Out of the Woods. In it, he plays an aspiring musician who moves to Los Angeles to be closer to the music industry. Some have even suggested that the movie is a love story about the filmmaker himself.
The actor’s publicist confirmed to E! News that the studio had approved a pregnancy storyline for the movie, but declined to comment further. The news came as a shock to fans, who had grown to love Pattinson for his quirky sense of humor and boyish good looks.
With Twilight and the upcoming Rob movie, it’s as if the entire world has suddenly discovered Pattinson. He’s managed to carve out a niche for himself in the entertainment industry, becoming one of the most in-demand leading men in Hollywood. The only question now is: will this phenomenal success lead to a marriage proposal?