This past June, it was revealed that Megan Fox and British actor Robert Pattinson were once again in the midst of a romance. The two had sparked rumors of a potential reconciliation back in 2014, when they were photographed spending an intimate night at a Hollywood movie premiere. Since then, they’ve kept a relatively low profile. Fox even broke up with her longtime partner, Joel Silver, in October 2017. But it seems that fate had other plans for the former lovers. After avoiding each other for more than two years, the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” actress and the “Kiss Kiss” heartthrob were spotted stepping out on a casual date on January 20, 2019 in New York City. Although they kept a discreet distance from the press, it didn’t stop fans from speculating about their potential reunion. Is this just a rebound romance for Fox and Pattinson or did they find true love after all? Let’s take a closer look at their history.

A Brief History

Megan Fox and her twin sister, Kate, were born in 1994 and grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Beverly Hills. The famous family business, Twentieth Century Fox, produced the 2001 film, “The Rookie,” which starred Chris Pine as the titular protagonist. It was based on the experiences of Michael Witmore, who went from playing basketball in high school to starring in and producing his own action movie. Witmore played the part of Michael O’Donnell in the film. Fox was subsequently cast in the title role in the 2006 sequel, “The Rookie2.”

While Fox was busy taking on adult roles, her high school sweetheart, Rob Pattinson, graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in economics and then spent a year living in New York City before heading to Oxford to study English literature and language. It was there that Pattinson, who had gone by the alias, “Bobby” up until that point, met his future wife, FKA Twigs. The British singer and actress had just completed a British Film Institute fellowship at London’s Barbican theatre. The couple were married in a small ceremony in London in 2014. While studying, Pattinson landed a role in the English-language television series, “Twilight.” The vampire romance series, which was adapted from the Twilight book series by Stephenie Meyer, aired on the Warner Bros. network in 2012. As a result of his role in the vampire series, Pattinson became known as “Twilight’s” golden boy.

Reboot Romance?

Fans of Fox and Pattinson were likely waiting for this day to come. Ever since splitting up with Joel Silver in October 2017, Fox has been romantically linked to several famous faces. The most prominent of these relationships was with director Denis Villeneuve, with whom she had a daughter, Alana, in 2015. The two split in early 2018. It was then that Fox was spotted on a date with Brooklyn Beckham, the son of Victoria Beckham.

During the 2017 NBA season, Fox was linked to Canadian ice hockey player John Tavares. The two were reportedly spotted holding hands while out on a date in Paris in March 2018. And in the summer of 2018, Fox was seen entering a luxury apartment building in NYC with a man who was later identified as musician Tyler Okonma. The two were later photographed holding hands while dining at Nobu restaurant in the city. In September 2018, Okonma opened up about the pair’s burgeoning romance in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

“It’s been a really slow burn, but it’s been fun,” he said. “Megan has been an amazing friend to me, outside of the relationship. She’s supported me in so many ways, whether it’s been with music or just being there for me. I really appreciate that.”

While some people may have been surprised by the pair’s rumored rekindled romance, it seems that Fox had been quietly working on repairing her damaged reputation. In an interview with Vanity Fair in November 2018, the “Vanity Fair” cover girl opened up about her past transgressions. “I’ve learned a lot from my mistakes,” she said. “I don’t focus on what other people think of me. I try to be the best I can be, and if I mess up, I’ll mess up. But I’ll continue to try my best.”

Pattinson, meanwhile, has remained relatively faithful to his wife throughout their relationship. The actress and her spouse were even seen shopping for matching sleepwear on a recent episode of the “Saturday Night Live” music video podcast, “All Things Comedy.”

Why Now?

It’s no secret that Fox is one of the top-earning actresses of all time, with a net worth of $25 million. She recently made headlines when it was revealed that she had bought a $26 million mansion in the Hollywood Hills. It’s clear that the stardom and the money haven’t gone to her head. In fact, it’s the opposite. Fox has reportedly spent much of her life savings developing a non-traditional family with her husband. The two bought a 1,400-acre farm in Scotland and launched a lifestyle blog, “Meganswork,” in 2018, which gives an inside look at their lives.

The timing of the couple’s romance rekindling seems especially opportune. Just two weeks after their dinner date in New York City, they were both photographed arriving at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing gorgeous outfits and holding hands. It was only a matter of time before the press caught up with them again. This time, however, it was an event that they had both been looking forward to for a long time. On January 20, 2019, the day of the Vanity Fair Oscars party, a source close to Fox confirmed to E! News that the actress and the “Kiss Kiss” heartthrob were indeed back together. Just a day later, the gossip site reported that the “New York City” actress was seen stepping out on a date with her high school sweetheart. Although they kept a low profile, fans still managed to track them down. And it seems that they’ve been keeping busy. Just this past week, Fox was photographed attending a Lakers game alongside her husband.

Romantic On-Camera Chemistry

While it was a relief to hear that Fox and Pattinson had reunited, it wasn’t necessarily a surprise. The two seem to have always had a connection. Back in 2014, the two were photographed holding hands while entering a private plane after a Golden Globes party. And while attending the Vanity Fair Oscars party in January 2019, the 29-year-old actor looked relaxed and happy as he held her hand. The photos of the couple walking down the red carpet together have now been circulated on social media more than 400 times.

It seems that Fox and Pattinson have found the perfect way to show their romance. While they may not always be the smooth, professional couple that the press has depicted them as being, the fact is that they seem to be having fun, especially when they’re out together in public. Since their first public appearance as a couple in January 2019, they have been spotted holding hands while walking down the street and enjoying a romantic dinner date. More recently, they were photographed attending the Los Angeles premiere of “Toy Story 4” in June 2019. On social media, they’ve been showing off their romance by posting romantic selfies and sharing intimate videos of their time together.

While they’ve kept relatively low profiles since their breakup, it seems that Fox and Pattinson have found the love that they were looking for. And now that they’re getting some well-deserved attention, it’s only a matter of time until the press has a field day with them again.