The couple have been romantically linked since 2013 but it was not until a year later that they started dating in earnest. The engagement and wedding were most exciting times for their respective fans and although their wedding was private, it was an emotional event. The pair have always been open about their love for each other and as a result, their relationship has been chronicled by the media on a number of occasions. We take a look at their relationship timeline from early days to present day to see how they’ve managed to stay so in-sync despite the constant media scrutiny.

Early Days

Robert Pattinson was born on May 19, 1986 in London, England. His father, Bruce, is a British stage and film producer and his mother, Sandy, is an artist who works in glass.

The youngest of three brothers, Mark went on to become a music producer and manager while Luke became an actor. At the age of 13, his family moved to Los Angeles where he began acting in commercials and made-for-TV movies. In 2005, he landed his first role in a major motion picture, the Twilight Saga: New Moon and then in 2008 he starred in the teen comedy Flicks. In his spare time, Pattinson enjoys music, painting, and designing. He currently lives in London with his wife, Erica, and their three children: Zahara, Milan, and Asta. 

Kristen Stewart was born in Los Angeles to an entertainment attorney, Diane, and a music producer, Keith. She began acting at a young age and won a Nickelodeon Young Artist Award for her performance in the 2007 movie, Twilight. The family relocated to London when she was 12 years old. Two years later, she made her Broadway debut in the play, Piccolo Means Little and then in 2010, she starred in the musical, Wicked. She has since then been featured in major films including Snow White and the Huntsman, Begin Again, and the Divergence series. Stewart has also worked with some of the biggest brands in fashion including Burberry and Louis Vuitton. She currently resides in New York City with her husband, Evan Low, and their young daughter, Liv. 

Dating (2013-present)

It was only a matter of time before the pair would begin dating. After meeting at a film festival in 2013, they began exchanging phone numbers and then met up a few weeks later at the BAFTA Awards in London. That night, Vanity Fair’s Tina Brown introduced them on stage and then a week later they were spotted on a double date with Emma Stone and Alicia Vikander. They’ve since been inseparable, spending as much time together as possible and, in January 2019, it was announced that they would renew their partnership for a fifth movie, The One.

The couple met with Vogue in April 2019 to promote The One and although they kept quiet about their personal life, we know that they’re both passionate animal advocates and have spent a lot of time supporting charities like WildCRU and the Humane Society.

In October 2019, it was announced that the pair were expecting their first child together, a baby girl, who they named Stormi Webster. The news was met with joy by their fans but also raised some eyebrows considering Robert’s previous relationships with other women. He has previously dated actress and musician Rose Leslie and they had a son, Boaz, in 2014. He also dated model and DJ Jemima Kirke in 2016 however this ended in 2018 after two years together. The former couple share joint custody of their son, Charles, with Robert having him on weekday mornings and Jemima in the afternoons. In 2020, it was also announced that Robert would be collaborating with fashion designer Stella McCartney to release a capsule collection of babygroves.

Wedding (2019)

In May 2019, it was announced that the couple would wed in an intimate ceremony in Italy this October. The venue will be revealed soon but in the meantime, pictures from the rehearsal dinner have been released. The event was a celebration of love and union for the couple’s fans who packed the streets of Venice for the big day. The wedding was a dream come true for Stewart who had long harboured a romantic vision of him and Pattinson tying the knot.

The wedding was a fitting celebration of the couple’s love and determination to be together. The theme, chosen by the bride, was ‘Voyage of Discovery’, inspired by Pattinson’s travel photography. The dress was a creation by Valentino and the bride’s father, Robert, was best man at the wedding.

The pair made their first public appearance a few days after the wedding as they opened a pop-up shop, Robert Pattinson, in Venice. They sold t-shirts, polka dots, and printed canvas tote bags to complement their new dresses.

How did they stay so in-sync despite the media scrutiny?

It’s fair to say that since their professional partnership, the media has followed them around the world, chronicling every aspect of their relationship. It’s fair to say that even before they began dating, the pair were very public figures and therefore attracting media attention. It was only a matter of time before the rumors about them began to circulate. Although their personal lives have now been broadcast on countless news outlets, it was not always the case. Before they began dating, they were a couple of handsome bucks who had already banked a sizable audience. They were a highly-publicized celebrity couple who had become icons of their time. The media frenzy did not begin until they took their relationship public and began dating. Since then, it’s been non-stop coverage.

The way in which they navigate this constant attention is something to behold. They’ve both embraced this role as icons of their generation and although they may not have always gotten along well with the media, they’ve certainly done their best to garner positive press. A quick scroll through their Instagram stories will reveal countless examples of this. Each snap is a carefully curated mix of content, designed to appeal to their followers and maintain their massive popularity. In addition to sharing their best bits on social media, the famous couple also make rare public appearances. In October 2019, they were interviewed by Vogue at the British Museum and although the interviewer had some harsh things to say about gossip columnist, Anna Wintour, the interview was a masterclass in media manipulation. In January 2020, they were interviewed by Stephen Colbert on the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival and although they didn’t exactly give the inquisitive journalist the answers he was looking for, they did make him laugh. On a more serious note, they’ve often spoken out against the exploitation of animals and natural resources and in April 2020, they were interviewed by the New York Times for a feature about their activism. They’ve certainly responded positively to all of this attention and have used their platform to speak out against social ills.


It’s been an amazing 18 months since the pair begun dating, they’ve made numerous public appearances and have spoken out about issues they feel strongly about. Although the spotlight has been on them for most of this time, it’s been a good period for animal rights and environmental causes as a result of their work. This is just the beginning however as they’ve only just scratched the surface of their ability to speak out on social issues. In the coming months and years, we can expect to see them devoting even more of their time to these issues.