Rob Pattinson has been in the news a lot lately, and it all isn’t good news. The 22 year old is currently filming the final movie of the trilogy he began with his breakout role in the 2011 movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. The final installment in the Breaking Dawn series is set to be released in December 2012. In the interim, he’s been hard at work on his next project, Water For Elephants, which was recently delayed until 2014. Breaking Dawn – Part 2 was originally set to be released in November 2012, but now it’s been pushed back to December.

Financial Problems

The most recent development in Rob’s tumultuous year was the publication of a Daily Mail story alleging that he has significant financial problems. According to the British newspaper, the star has amassed an estimated fortune of over $100 million in a very short period of time, yet he reportedly spends lavishly on extravagant items such as lavish gifts for friends and family, and expensive trips. The story alleged that Pattinson’s financial difficulties are due to his spending habits and heavy gambling. This is not the first time that the British tabloid has gotten involved in a story about Rob, though – they also reported that he was being sued by his ex-girlfriend for harassment. Unfortunately for Rob, the courts did not agree and tossed out the case, according to court records.

Personal Life

Not only has he had a turbulent year with his private life, but it’s been heavily covered by the media. In addition to the aforementioned litigation and tabloid reports about his finances, he has also been the subject of stories about his turbulent relationship with singer and actress FKA Twigs. They were first rumoured to be an item at the beginning of the year, but their reported relationship troubles first came to light in April. Their first public appearance together was reported to be at a tennis match in May, but they haven’t been seen together since then.

Movie Career

It’s been a pretty eventful year for the 22 year old star. He began the year as the breakout star of the year’s biggest movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which brought him international fame. Since then, he’s appeared in a number of high-profile movies, including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Robin Hood, and the aforementioned Breaking Dawn – Part 2. In addition, he was also named Sexiest Man Alive by Vogue in their December 2012 issue. Unfortunately, 2012 hasn’t been a good year for Pattinson’s career, and it seems unlikely that it will end on a high note – he’s currently in the middle of filming Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which will be his last movie for the foreseeable future.

What’s Next?

With a string of successful movies behind him and plenty of exciting projects in the pipeline, it’s unlikely that we’ll see much from Rob in the near future. 2012 was a significant year for the young star, and it seems that he’s learned from his mistakes – this time around, he’s decided to be more frugal with his spending. Additionally, he’s taken the time to focus on his personal life and work out his issues. He’ll be returning to the screen in a few months in the sequel to The Twilight Saga, but he’s making the right choice, and that’s what’s important. We wish him all the best in the future – hopefully, 2013 will be the breakout year to follow!