It’s been a week since Robert Pattinson ended his steamy romance with Russian actress Anna Kournikova. And since then, the world has wondered: Is it really over? Has Pattinson found true love?
The answer might surprise you. According to some fans, Pattinson isn’t over Anna yet.
On Sunday night, the Sun published a story reporting that 22-year-old Sarah Marais is officially Pattinson’s new girlfriend. The two have been dating since January and seem to be perfectly matched—especially since Marais is the granddaughter of billionaire Pierre Marais. She previously dated fellow Frenchman Hugo Guinness for two years, and in 2014 she became engaged to record producer Jack Sussman. However, Marais has always denied that she is dating anyone, and in 2016 she tweeted that she was “terribly, terribly single.” Now that she’s reportedly closed the door on a serious relationship, it appears that the world may have finally accepted her “single” status.
Why Is Anna Kournikova Still On His Mind?
If you’re curious about why Anna Kournikova is still on Robert Pattinson’s mind even after a week, it’s probably because they have a lot in common. Both are high-profile, successful men in their 20s who were once married to beautiful, famous women. Both are known to be ambitious and driven — and now that they’re both single, it seems only natural that they’d want to explore a romantic relationship.
While it’s easy to assume that the two spent the last week getting to know one another, that’s not necessarily true. According to a source familiar with the situation, Anna and Robert didn’t meet face-to-face until last Friday. For the first time in over a year, they were able to finally get a long overdue lunch together.
Is This Really Pattinson’s New Girlfriend?
In light of Marais’ newfound fame as the “new girlfriend” of Robert Pattinson, it’s important to remember that this isn’t actually the case. While we’re sure that Marais is happy to be referred to as “Pattinson’s new girlfriend,” it’s not necessarily true. In fact, she’s always denied that she’s dating the “Twilight” starlet.
We don’t know the specifics of how or when the couple met, but according to Marais’ manager, Pattinson and Marais have only been dating for a couple of months.
“They were introduced to each other by mutual friends and have only been dating since January,” the manager told the Daily Mail, noting that the two had previously gone on a few dates but were always just friends. “They are both in a relationship with their friends right now.”
As adorable as it would be to see a photo of Pattinson with his arm around Marais, it might not be the best idea. The British actor has often said that he doesn’t want to get too close to anyone, especially not in a romantic sense. We don’t know how long his self-imposed bachelorhood will last, but for now, let’s just enjoy this fleeting moment of Twitter fame.