He has been dubbed “the Sultan of Seattle” and the “King of Comedy.” With close to 50 million fans across social media, the world knows who Robert Pattinson is. After a wildly successful film career, the English actor has devoted himself to philanthropy, sustainability, and his music. Here, we’ll explore the different facets of Pattinson’s life, from his iconic style to his charitable work.
Whether it’s filming his latest movie in Paris or walking the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, Pattinson exudes style. His unique blend of vintage and modern attire is striking and effortlessly cool. When he was named the Sexiest Man Alive in 2014, the style world took notice. In an interview with British Vogue, the actor shared his thoughts on style:
“I always say this about style: it’s not about what you wear or how you behave or what you say. It’s about the confidence that you have within yourself and how you feel. It’s not about what you wear. The way you carry yourself is more important. For me, style is about functional and being comfortable in what you wear. I believe that clothing should enhance your natural confidence rather than detract from it. If you feel good in what you’re wearing, you’ll feel good in anything.”
Pattinson’s love for animals is evident in both his personal and professional lives. In 2014, he became a full-time global ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society, an organization that seeks to end animal suffering by providing vital care to abandoned and homeless pets. In keeping with his humanitarian nature, Pattinson has also partnered with the World Wildlife Fund and the Wildfowl Trust to protect endangered birds. These charities are close to his heart — he’s been quoted as saying he’ll do anything to help animals — and he’s used his celebrity to encourage others to get involved as well.
Through his charitable work, Pattinson has become a driving force behind the movement to #stopanimalabuse. In 2014, he launched a petition that called on the U.K. government to classify animal abuse as a hate crime. The petition garnered more than 140,000 signatures, and three years later, the government finally agreed to make animal cruelty a hate crime. The legislation, known as the Animal Welfare Act, came into effect in May 2019.
Pattinson lives a private life, choosing to spend most of his time away from the limelight with his wife, Bella, and their children, Mia, 13, and Jack, 11. The couple met filming the 2006 movie, Twilight, and were married in October 2017. Because of Bella’s successful acting career — she’s appeared in British Vogue, Dior, and Ralph Lauren ads, among others — the family enjoys a high profile. They frequently travel the world with their children in tow, soaking up the luxury lifestyle that comes with being famous.
Pattinson has been repeatedly hailed as one of Britain’s most eligible bachelors since 2012, when he turned 30. That year, he became the youngest actor to appear on the cover of British Vogue and, on the magazine’s 2016 list of the 50 Sexiest Men of the Year, was named the fourth-handsomest man in the world. His good looks have inspired hundreds of famous women to ask him out on a date, including Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Marjorie Merriweather Post. Celebrities have also named their dogs after him.
Pattinson keeps a very low profile; however, when he does appear in public, he is often photographed with a beautiful woman on his arm. Despite his seemingly perfect personal life, he’s not immune to the tabloids. In 2018, he was linked to his Twilight co-star, Kristen Stewart, after being spotted at a Hollywood party in February. That same year, he was also linked to actress Katy Perry.
In 2019, the actor landed a brand new girlfriend, Camila Alves. They were rumoured to be dating for several months before confirming their romance in January 2020. This comes after Pattinson was linked to a model and actress Daisy Lowe in 2018, and with film producer and ex-wife of George Lucas, Jamison, in 2016.
In 2020, he will be featured in the next edition of British Vogue, celebrating his 24th birthday with an entire spread devoted to him. His fans can look forward to an intimate glimpse into the life of this talented star.