Do you remember the beautiful and talented actress Mia Goth? She was recently in the news because of an Instagram post involving her and Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson. The actress tagged the famous actor and director in a post featuring pictures of their hands-on-each-others’ faces. It is believed that their intimacy on-screen in the upcoming psychological drama Certain Women was fuelled by a combination of artistic and creative passion as well as love for each other. It seems that the two had a lot in common; they were both born and raised in England, they have both been in major Hollywood movies and they are both victims of intense media scrutiny.

While it was a joy to see these two brilliant and beautiful people share a screen again, it is tragic that their on-set romance was defined by the world of media. It would have been better if the spotlight had shone on their art and film rather than their private life. Unfortunately, the latter won out.

Why Did Robert and Mia Go Public With Their Affair?

It is not secret that Robert Pattinson and Mia Goth both publicly spoke about their admiration and affection for one another. The couple have been photographed holding hands numerous times and have even starred in a music video for each other’s band. However, they decided to keep their private life as private as possible and did not talk much about their romance. The media circus surrounding their affair began when Mia shared an Instagram post on 13 October; it was a picture of her and Robert kissing and the accompanying caption simply stated: “Someday….” She then linked to an article about their recent collaboration, which included a number of revealing pictures.

The next day it was reported that Pattinson had commented on the post, writing: “That was a lucky kiss. I love you.” This, of course, unleashed a round of media speculation about whether or not the comment was indeed written by Pattinson himself or if it was a script reading. It was later revealed that the actor had indeed commented on the post, but his comment was not original; it had in fact been written by Mia’s manager, Andrew Groffman. Groffman then decided to play his hand and send another message to fans, writing: “Thanks for all the love. This is definitely one for the books. Love you too.”

What Does This Mean For Their Future?

After three weeks of media frenzy, the romance between Pattinson and Goth has come to an end. The British actress has called off their engagement and filed for divorce. Her lawyers stated that the two had been struggling for a long time with infidelities on both parts and that the pressure of publicity had brought their private life out into the open. Certainly, Robert Pattinson’s name was bound to be linked to many other women after just a few months of marriage, and what’s more, he had already turned 39 years old.

In a statement to People, Mia stated: “After much thought and consideration, I have decided to end our romantic relationship. It has been a great experience for me and I hope the people who love me will understand.”

Many people will no doubt be relieved that this story has a happy ending. Still, it’s a shame that it couldn’t have been handled with more privacy and respect. As for Robert Pattinson, he will continue to be surrounded by women. While he may lose some of the headlines, he will undoubtedly continue to be one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood.