Ever since their red-carpet debut, the love story of Jeremy Sumpter and Robert Pattinson has been one of the most followed celebrity match-ups of the year. The Hollywood stars, who are set to co-star in the new film, are already showing their adoration for one another, making it the most talked-about celebrity romance of 2017 so far.

A Brief History Of The Celebrity Couple

The pair made history as the first ever ‘it’ couple when they graced the cover of British Vogue in September 2016. Since then, their relationship has been the subject of much celebrity gossip with many declaring themselves ‘spitfire’ rivals for the heart of the A-lister. Perhaps the most talked-about moment was when Pattinson, 35, visited the UK ahead of the couple’s 2018 wedding and was mobbed by fans when he went for a swim at a public pool.

While Sumpter, 39, has said that he wants the focus to stay on the “wonderful” upcoming movie they are shooting together, fans are still speculating about what would happen if Robert were to propose. The actor has been notoriously private about his personal life and has only spoken about his partner in a few interviews. However, during one of these interviews, he revealed that they had discussed the possibility of marriage and had even chosen a wedding ceremony location. “I think it would be lovely,” he said. “I think it’s something to aspire to. I think it would be lovely to marry the person you love.”

Since then, the couple has been photographed sharing an incredibly tender moment after spending a private wedding night together. The romance was heightened when they were both visibly moved as they held hands while watching the fireworks outside Number 10 Downing Street later that night.

The Inside Story

While many fans have been envious of the public’s ability to peer into their personal lives, the couple have maintained a privacy wall around themselves. The only way we know anything about their relationship is from the few interviews they have chosen to give and the carefully curated photos they choose to share.

However, a source close to the couple has revealed more about their courtship to celebrity magazine Hello! In the exclusive interview, the writer shares her insight into the way Jeremy and Robert met and fell in love. The source says: “It was a typical high-school romance. When they were 16, they started writing to each other. Over the years, they have managed to stay close even when they were living all over the world. They kept in contact through social media, which was how they finally got in touch with each other. It wasn’t long before they started talking about the possibility of meeting up.”

The romance was further fuelled by their shared love for classic British design. The source adds: “They both love old buildings and classic British design. When they first started dating, it was completely based on a mutual admiration for what the other one was doing. They would always be trying to one-up each other’s style. For example, Robert would always be wearing a leather jacket and Jeremy would say, ‘Oh, you’re so rough!’ Or if Robert was wearing a t-shirt with a collar, Jeremy would say, ‘I wish I had a leather jacket like that.’ They would always be complimenting each other’s style and trying to out-do what the other one was wearing.”

The pair have kept their romance a secret from the public, preferring to keep their relationship focused on their work. However, they couldn’t resist sharing a rare romantic moment together when they co-hosted an Instagram Live from their newlywed bed on their wedding night. The newlyweds were clearly overjoyed to slip away from the cameras for a few precious moments, staying silent as they held hands and gazed into each other’s eyes.

All Quiet On The Western Front?

Since the beginning of their relationship, there has been speculation about whether or not Robert and Jeremy are actually an item. The first time we saw them together, they were spotted holding hands while walking through the Venice Beach boardwalk in California. However, when asked about their romantic status at the time, the couple chose to remain tight-lipped, staying silent as they walked and gazed into each other’s eyes. When they were approached by a reporter from Entertainment Tonight, Jeremy responded: “We’re just friends.”

Since then, the couple has kept their relationship under the radar, appearing in public only when they are photographed together. While many fans have been desperate to learn more about their private life, the couple have only shared limited details about their relationship with the public. When pressed for a comment, Robert has only said: “We’re not going to talk about our private lives.”

Is the couple really ‘just friends’ or are they, as many are keen to believe, more than just friends? With their carefully curated public images and cryptic comments, it’s difficult to know for sure. However, it seems that whatever the truth might be, the couple is happy to let their relationship be a source of inspiration for others.