It was only a matter of time before the ‘Twilight’ face got boring. After five films and nearly ten years, the Twihards have seen every incarnation of Rob Pattinson’s character. So when news broke that he had a new girl in his life and that this new love interest was a bit on the quirky side, they couldn’t help but feel a little insecure.

As it turns out, Pattinson is single now and finding love again, and he’s clearly happy to have rediscovered romance. After a very public split from his wife, Shanley, the actor has moved on and begun dating a 23-year-old vegan activist and environmentalist named Emily Ratajkowski. The pair were first photographed together in Venice in October, and while many fans may still believe that Pattinson is married to Emily’s older sister, Alarmed, who is also named Emily, that speculation is completely unfounded. Since their dating announcement in December, the couple has been spotted at all sorts of iconic Hollywood events, from premieres to Golden Globes to Comic-Cons. While many fans were initially confused by the odd couple, they’ve since embraced their unusual arrangement. “It’s pretty cool,” Ratajkowski told Mic in January. “There’s a lot of character in it. It’s been interesting to grow up with Rob as a dad.”

Why is Shannity Not Included in Emily Ratajkowski’s Family Tree?

While Ratajkowski’s family is originally from Poland, they moved to the United States when she was four years old. She grew up in Southern California and began modeling at the age of 15, quickly establishing herself in the industry. Over the years, she’s established herself as one of today’s most in-demand beauties. She’s worked with the likes of Gucci, Dior, and Chanel in their ads, and has appeared in magazine covers across the world.

But it was Rob’s decision to go low-tech that helped land him on the map. After struggling to establish himself as a serious actor following the success of the Twilight series, he began posting selfies on social media in an attempt to connect with fans more effectively.

“I want to find a better connection with my audience. I want to use social media not to just broadcast what I’m doing but to engage with my followers. So in my downtime, I spend a lot of time on Twitter trying to learn how to do that,” he told Mic in 2018. “That’s how I met my wife. She’s actually the person who introduced me to Twitter.”

The two have been married since 2014 and share a house in Los Angeles. They spend their time between the United States and Europe, where they both have family. Unfortunately, their happily ever after ended just a few months after their wedding day when Shanley filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the main reason. The couple had been growing apart for some time but were still married at the time of their split, making it legal. Their divorce was finalized in 2019, and since then, Rob has been single, enjoying life with Ratajkowski.

Why Are They Called ‘Twihards’?

The term ‘Twihards’ was coined by Alexis Mayfield, an author, speaker, and contributor to Elite Daily, to refer to the fans of the Twilight movie series. The term was first used in reference to the fan obsession that gripped the country after Twilight debuted in 2012. The latest installment, Eclipse, only further fueled this obsession, drawing millions of fans to their respective phones, laptops, and tablets to learn more about Edward Cullen and his pack of werewolves.

These days, the term ‘Twihards’ is more widely used to refer to Rob’s fans, many of whom travel from England to meet their idol. It’s an interesting turn of events, given that it was Edward who introduced the world to Bella and his friends in the first place. The fact that it’s Rob’s fans who are taking the lead in making this newfound connection is telling. Edward’s world had become Bella’s world, and Bella’s world had become Rob’s. As much as he may have enjoyed success, it didn’t always bring him happiness. Sometimes, it can feel like a chore to have to perform for an audience, and it was his own inner circle that he missed out on the most. This is what led him to want to find happiness outside of his career, something that didn’t require him to be famous.

What Does Emily Ratajkowski Need To Relax?

Since graduating from university in 2017, Ratajkowski has been working hard to establish herself as a serious celebrity. In fact, the womanizing actor has been referred to as a Renaissance man, or a real’man’s man’. In 2018 alone, he starred in a string of big-budget movies, filming in London and Milan as well as spending time in Croatia. In between acting gigs, he spends his time between the United States and Europe, working on his tan and spending time with his kids. In a recent interview with Hello! magazine, he discussed the importance of relaxation to his well-being. “I need to unwind after a really tough day of working hard… I like to go for long walks on the beach, go on random dates with friends or family, and be with my kids as much as I can,” he said. “My kids are my inspiration – I want to be the best dad ever. I want to do everything for them and show them as much love as possible.”

There’s no question that being famous and successful can put a lot of stress on an individual. While the work is certainly rewarding, it doesn’t come without its share of anxiety. It would be easy for Rob to just blend into the crowd once again – after all, that’s what he’s done for most of his adult life – but now that he’s rediscovered romance, he has a chance at happiness and doesn’t want to miss out. Being with Emily Ratajkowski offers him the chance to do just that. He may be able to satisfy his need to work hard and prove to the world that he’s still capable of having a good time, now that he’s in his 30s. While his fans may have wondered if he’d moved on emotionally, it seems that he’s found the person that he deserves to be with, and his life’s mission, as it was once described to Mic, seems clear.