There are few celebrity couples as in love as Robert Pattinson and Belal Thorne. The gorgeous pair first came together in 2010, when they were both part of the ensemble cast of the film [The Twilight Saga: New Moon]. Since then, they haven’t really been apart. In fact, they were the first to reveal their engagement in the fall of 2012, when they were both dressed in beautiful black dresses.
The couple met while filming the first Twilight movie in the UK. The British actor, 29, played the role of a vampire named Robert in the big-budget fantasy. Thorne, 26, played his human love interest, Bella. During production, Rob and Bella fell for each other and began a romance that was famously kept secret for years. But it was too convenient to hide their budding relationship from the press, and they’ve been married since 2014.
While they may appear to be an ideal couple, both stars have had to endure their fair share of heartache. In the past, they’ve been cheated on by their costars and had to deal with the unexpected deaths of loved ones. But through it all, they’ve stuck together, proving that true love does exist.
A Brief History Of Heartbreak
Before Rob and Belal were an item, the actor had an extremely turbulent relationship with his costar from How I Met Your Mother. While filming the comedy in 2008, Pattinson was photographed with an unidentified woman in a compromising position. The scandalous pictures were published by the Daily Mail, and Pattinson was forced to issue a public apology. “I can only hope that my personal life can prove a distraction while I work hard to complete the final seasons of How I Met Your Mother,” he said in a statement at the time. “I have tremendous respect for The Daily Mail and their journalists, and I want to reassure my fans that I am not hurt by these false stories.”
Even before the Daily Mail revelations, Pattinson had been through a hard time. His career took a hit in 2007 when he was cast as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. Diggory, a friend of Harry’s, dies in the epilogue of the book. Pattinson received an Emmy nomination for his role, but critics and fans weren’t kind to his performance. “I wanted to impress people with my acting chops, and this was a prime example of why it never worked out,” he told Parade magazine at the time. “I felt really bad about it. I wasn’t prepared for that sort of thing.”
Pattinson’s career rebounded in 2009 when he was cast as the lead in The Twilight Saga. He plays Edward Cullen, a gentle and reserved vampire who develops a crush on Bella (Thorne). When she rejects his romantic overtures, he turns deadly, which leads to the franchise’s most famous battle – the bloodbath in New Moon. That same year, Pattinson and Thorne announced they were both seeking permanent commitment, although they hadn’t set a wedding date at the time.
Thoughts of another breakup began floating around when Thorne was cast in the upcoming sequel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The movie is set for release on Aug. 30, 2014, and will pit Bella and Edward against a new vampire played by Pattinson’s Cosmo Canyon costar, Jared Leto. Thespians are sometimes difficult to replace, especially when there are so many plot lines to tie up, and Leto was definitely a bigger part of the movie than anyone expected.
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After the birth of their son, Tamworth Riley, in September 2013, Rob and Belal’s love grew even more intense. The proud parents made their son’s first appearance at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, where they accepted the award for Best Parenting Performance for Tamworth’s character, Hunter. The couple also showed off their son’s newest trick – how to kiss – during the ceremony. “It was amazing to share this experience with our son,” Pattinson said in a statement. “He’s been looking forward to this day for as long as he can remember and is proud to show off his newfound skills.”
While filming the next Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part 2, Pattinson and Thorne were determined to make their romance even more believable. They weren’t having intimate relations during those months, but they were getting extremely close. There were even rumors that the couple would marry during the making of the movie. Instead, the couple decided to skip down the aisle and wed in secrecy. They held a private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles in January 2015. Just four weeks later, it was officially announced that the actor had married Thorne.
Rob and Belal’s decision to conceal their nuptials was inspired, in part, by the media. The press has never shied away from poking its nose into the affairs of famous people and continues to do so even today. The idea behind keeping their wedding private was to prevent the media from finding out and reporting on it. Sadly, the media isn’t as interested in keeping secrets as you’d think. For example, after it was revealed that the couple had married, it was only a matter of time before paparazzi caught sight of them. In fact, the newlyweds were photographed as they made their way to dinner at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. This was shortly after their wedding day, so they were still under the veil of secrecy at the time.
Keeping quiet during the making of a movie is one thing. Keeping quiet after you’ve said “I do” is something else entirely. Hollywood power couples rarely, if ever, go through a honeymoon alone, so it wasn’t a completely surprising move for Rob and Belal to want to celebrate their union with their family and friends. They opened up about their married life to the media for the first time in September 2015, when they were both photographed attending the London premiere of the upcoming horror movie, Venus In Fur, wearing wedding outfits.
A Happy Marriage: How Do They Manage To Stay Together?
Pattinson and Thorne certainly aren’t hiding their relationship secrets anymore. The pair are very open about their marriage and are obviously proud to show the world their happy union. They’ve had to endure a lot of heartache in the past, but have managed to emerge stronger on the other side.
In 2013, they inspired one of the most iconic Halloween costumes of all time when they appeared as Edward Cullen and Bella Swan in a stunning display of true on-set passion. The costumes, worn by the stars while filming The Twilight Saga and [The Amazing Spiderman] parts, were auctioned off for charity, with all the proceeds going to breast cancer causes. The couple was also named by Elle magazine as one of the most stylish married couples in the world in 2015.
Even before they were married, Pattinson and Thorne were incredibly careful about what they put out in the public sphere. It wasn’t until 2013 that they began to share more intimate details about their lives with the press, and even then, they went through a lengthy process of negotiating, carefully wording, and approving each story. The resulting interview was one of the most highly anticipated in years, as it provided unprecedented detail into the private lives of Hollywood’s most beloved power couple. But while the interview was an important milestone for Pattinson and Thorne, it was also a major step into the press circus that surrounds famous romances.
Despite all the heartache, it’s clear that their romance has been a positive experience for both stars. While they may have had their share of ups and downs, they’ve always managed to come back stronger and more committed to each other. In 2015, Rob and Belal were honored with the Excellence in Entertainment Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, which celebrates the best in cinema and television. This is perhaps the highest accolade that either star could receive, as they’ve both been nominated for multiple Academy Awards. In 2017, they were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for their work on the movie, Wonder Wheel.
In the coming months, Rob and Belal will be attending a number of red-carpet events, including the upcoming Academy Awards, where they’ll be attending as guests of honor. But they won’t be showing off their impressive outfits once the cameras have stopped rolling. Instead, they’ll be staying far away from the spotlight, attending events as a couple, not famous individuals. Their relationship is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and romantic Hollywood stories you’ve never heard. And it’s certainly an inspiration for those who may be struggling through a difficult patch in their personal lives.