Wondering what all the excitement is about? Perhaps you caught the news that actor Robert Pattinson and his girlfriend, FKA Twigs, welcomed their first child into the world last month. Or maybe you’re just curious about the latest tabloid stories surrounding the famous face and his relationships with the famous and the infamous. Whatever your reasons for wanting to know more about the baby boy and/or Rob Pattinson, this post is for you. Here are some interesting tidbits about the actor and his life leading up to the birth of his child.

Rob’s Childhood Was Raised By His Mother

As previously reported, Robert Pattinson was born and raised in London, England. His mother, Sandy, was a waitress and his father, Keith, worked in an insurance company. The actor grew up in a small, two-bedroom apartment in Acton, West London. Despite their modest surroundings, he and his family always made the most of what they had. While attending Bushey Mead Primary School, he would often spend his pocket money on comics and trading cards. And, just like that, he grew up a fan of the legendary Stan Lee. The American writer, editor, and publisher is best known for creating the Marvel Comics franchise. He has been called the “Godfather of Comic Books” for his significant contribution to the field. Rob’s childhood sweetheart, FKA Twigs, also grew up in London and attended the same school as him. She shared a photo on her Instagram account showing her proudly holding up a sign that reads “I’m going to be a mommy”. She revealed that she and Pattinson had been together for ten years and had been secretly married for the past five. They had decided to make the momentous news public in order to inspire other young couples to be their “brave warriors”. She went on to say that, even though she had put on a brave face for everyone, she was “too emotional” to actually tell anyone the news until recently.

He Was First In Line At The Grand Opening Of A Coffee Shop In London

During the 2016 London Olympics, the 43-year-old Robert Pattinson was a regular at a nearby coffee shop. One day, he was in line waiting to purchase a cup of coffee when he noticed an open sign in the window of the shop. Curious, he decided to enter and found that the shop owner, a regular at the coffee shop, was actually opening up a whole other side of the shop in order to celebrate the Olympics. The coffee shop owner had been following the exploits of the “Bard” on social media and saw his photo in line at the coffee shop, so he decided to make a special gesture and offer him the grand opening special. Coffee enthusiasts will recognize the name “Bard” as it was previously used by Starbucks to advertise its special, smaller-batch, organic coffee. When the coffee shop owner learned that Stephen Colbert was in town, he invited him to be part of the opening celebration as well. So, not only did the coffee shop owner see Rob in line, but he also got to enjoy a special appearance by one of his favorite comedians. The owner even gave Colbert a T-shirt that says “I own @StephenColbert.” The “Colbert” in question is Stephen Colbert, the creator of the TV series, “The Colbert Report.” And, yes, Stephen Colbert was in town for the opening of the coffee shop and had no idea that it was all a publicity stunt until the end. When he found out, he was visibly excited and even shed a tear or two.

He Has A Girlfriend Whose Favorite Band Is The Beatles

As previously reported, Rob has been dating actress and singer Emily Brown for the past year. However, they kept their relationship a secret until recently. Emily’s favorite band is The Beatles. When the famous English band broke up back in 1969, she became obsessed with them. She owns all of their albums and has been quoted as saying, “I love John, Paul, George, and Ringo, and I want to marry one of them.” Although she is only kidding, the 45-year-old actress and musician does have a type – she had a crush on the curly-haired John Lennon when she was just 12 years old and has been waiting for him to come back to her ever since. When the Beatles’ drummer, Ringo Starr, came out with his own cookbook a few years ago, she was elated. In the introduction, he thanked his fans for their support over the years and said that he is so grateful to have been able to live a life dedicated to music. He also promised that he would continue to make music and provide fans with new content. So, it seems that the wait is finally over and John Lennon has returned to Bellamy Park to propose. This year, she celebrated her 45th birthday with a bang – literally. As reported by Metro, friends and family members surprised her with a cake decorated with over 30 fans holding up letters spelling out “Emily”. The guests then gave her a big hug and she shed a tear or two. Rob, meanwhile, seemed to be enjoying the attention that his girlfriend was getting and posted a photo to Instagram, showing off his best grin. He also posted a throwback picture of him and Emily with the inscription “Happy 45th Birthday to the most beautiful woman in the world” written on the photo.

He Made A Spectacular Comeback In 2011

Eleven years ago, Rob was almost done for. The 43-year-old actor had been suffering from severe depression and alcohol addiction for years. He made a spectacular comeback in 2011 with the dramatic film, “The Way, Way Back.” Based on the 1993 novel by Nick Hornby, the film tells the story of a former high school football star who is struggling with addiction. In an effort to get clean, he agrees to take part in a wilderness treatment program. Over the course of the five-week program, he realizes that he needs to accept help from those around him in order to achieve his goal. At one point, he is taken to court by his parents, who are worried about his state of mind. Although the actor received some good reviews for his performance, the role still didn’t come easy for him. “I tried my best and I mean it,” he said in an interview with Metro in 2011. “Telling the truth is always the best way to go. What’s important is getting the message across. I had to overcome my ego a bit and realize that I wasn’t in control. You can’t control what’s going on in your life no matter how much you want to. You have to let it go and trust the process.” So, in the end, he did just that and worked through his problems. He eventually got clean and managed to juggle his career and his personal life successfully. He credited his sobriety to his mom, who he described as his “best friend” and “biggest fan.” She died of breast cancer in October 2015, just one month before Rob’s 45th birthday. He made a heartfelt speech at her funeral and dedicated the speech to her. “I feel so lucky that my mom saw something in me that no one else saw,” he said. “She saw the real me and never judged me. I know that now. I feel so blessed to have had her as a mom. She would flip for me if I ever acted like a kid again. I miss her so much.” On a personal note, I feel so fortunate to have known Sandy. She always made me feel like I was the most important person in the room even when we were chilling together. She was that kind of person. So, when I think of Rob’s mother, I think of warmth and love. She is an extraordinary woman and an amazing role model. Rest in peace, Mrs. Pattinson.