We’re not going to sugarcoat this – it has been a rough year for Hollywood’s newest hot couple, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. From the beginning, there were hints that things might not be kosher between these two young stars. Reports of on-set drama first surfaced in June 2016, and were soon followed by a messy breakup in October of that year. Since then, they’ve been relatively mum about their relationship status, but that all changed when they were spotted getting cozy at the 2018 Golden Globes.

The year 2018 was a tough one for Robert Pattinson, and it all started with the most anticipated movie of the year, the fantasy epic ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. In this adaptation of the popular book series, he plays an American expatriate turned secret agent who has to go up against the iconic Harry Potter to save the creatures from an evil group of people. At 56 years old, he’s the second-oldest person to ever play the role of Ron Weasley, and his age becomes more apparent whenever he has to do his “grandfather voice.”

The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship

After years of dating other people, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart met on the set of the fantasy film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. Directed by Rupert Sanders, the movie is an adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale about a beautiful princess who lives in a snowy forest and teams up with a huntsman to take on an evil queen and her cronies. It premiered in Russia in June 2016 and was later released in other parts of the world. While filming in the country, the British actor fell in love with the American actress, and they eventually got married in a secret ceremony in Italy in October 2016.

Their wedding was heavily guarded by paparazzi, and the couple remained relatively low-profile for the rest of 2016. By February 2017, whispers about their rocky relationship began to surface, and it wasn’t long before a high-profile wedding anniversary gift made all the speculation perfectly clear: Kristen Stewart had given Robert Pattinson a gold-rimmed hand mirror as a symbol of their enduring love. Two months later, in April, the couple finally settled on an engagement ring, which they designed together and had made in Italy.

It seems like a dream come true for both of them. After years of dating other people, they’ve found each other at last, and it’s evident in every way that they show it. Theirs is a romance that’s been decades in the making, and it’s captured the hearts and imaginations of millions.

And while their on-screen partnership has drawn praise and captivated audiences, their personal lives have faced enormous challenges. In the past year, Robert Pattinson has had to deal with the sudden death of his mother, Glorianna, and the health issue that caused his father, Bruce, to retire from acting. He’s also had to grapple with months of intense media scrutiny focused on his personal life and his relationship with Kristen Stewart. Through all of this, the actor has shown an amazing amount of strength and maturity. It’s been a tough road for the ‘Twilight’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ star, but one that has ultimately brought him and Kristen Stewart closer together.

Robert Pattinson’s Inspirational Speech

‘Fantastic Beasts’ was only the beginning. Since then, the actor has continued to appear in highly-anticipated films, while also expanding his repertoire to include more dramatic roles. In November 2017, he starred in the movie ‘Deadpool 2′ and took on the role of Mark David Chapman, the murderer of John Lennon. While the fictional Chapman may resemble Pattinson, the actor says that he does not necessarily see himself in the character, but that it’s important to explore the darker sides of human nature because that’s what makes us so interesting as individuals. One of the most important things Robert Pattinson has done in the past year is to publicly share his journey. He’s done this through a candid Instagram post series in which he addresses different aspects of his personal and professional life. It’s clear that he’s working hard to rebuild his life and career after so many years of living in the public eye.

For example, in his post about ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ he talks about the importance of facing your demons and how he plans to tackle his stressors head-on. He also opens up about the toll that the fame and pressure of being a movie star can have on your life. “I’ve always felt like I had to walk on eggshells,” he wrote. “Not just because I’m famous, but also because I’m usually filming at such a high-pressure time. You wake up, have your coffee, get into your costume, do your hair and makeup, and then shoot. Hopefully, you’ll get your clothes cleaned before the makeup goes smudgy, and then you have to run off to your next appointment.”

While he works hard to maintain his private life, Robert Pattinson also makes time for his fans, and he does so with enthusiasm. He seems to genuinely enjoy meeting people who enjoy his work, especially since he had to start meeting so many new faces due to his father’s health issues. In early 2018, he was even seen dancing with fans at the premiere of Quentin Tarantulinu’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’ Just last month, he posted an Instagram video of himself singing and dancing with fans at the world premiere of ‘Toy Story 4.’

One Big Reason To Be Thankful

It’s been a rough year for Hollywood, but the silver lining is that Robert Pattinson has been able to emerge from the shadows and share his story with the world. Thanks to social media, there are now millions who know what he’s been through, and they’ve responded with support. This has allowed him to continue doing what he loves, and it’s given him a new appreciation for the little things in life. In a world where so much negativity often prevails, it’s wonderful to see a celebrity speak so positively about everything from Brexit to gun control. It’s also great to see a celebrity who is willing to be so open about his personal life, acknowledging that he has mental health issues and taking responsibility for his past actions. Most importantly, it’s great to see a celebrity who is dedicated to giving back and is using his platform to help those who need it most. With his wife and kids by his side, Robert Pattinson is a stronger man than ever before, and he’s showing the world what a great role model and humanitarian he is. We couldn’t be more proud!