Robert Pattinson is definitely one of the most famous and interesting actors of our generation. He rose to fame after starring in the Twilight film series as the main protagonist, Edward Cullen. He went on to star in other hit films such as House of Gucci and Remember Me. Most people may know him from movies, but this year he surprised his fans by confirming that he is, in fact, in a relationship!
The actor went public with his relationship news in a chat with Entertainment Tonight, and he didn’t hold back about how they met or how long they’ve been dating. Here’s what we know so far.
He Confessed To Being In A Relationship After All
After years of being the subject of many a gossip article, Robert Pattinson finally took the plunge and made his relationship with singer and actress Priyanka Sharma public. The couple started dating in 2014 and became engaged that same year. The celebrity couple’s first appearance together was at an Indian wedding last July, where they were seated next to each other.
So far, the relationship seems to be going well. The actress, who is of Indian origin, co-starred with Robert Pattinson in 2016’s The Mandrake Root, and the two look like they’re enjoying each other’s company. If this is the case, it will come as no great surprise to those who know Robert Pattinson: the actor has always been very open about his sexuality.
How Did The Two Meet?
According to reports, Robert Pattinson first approached the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto about acting in a feature film about the band. Leto then introduced him to the director of his band’s 2012 movie, The Songs of Jeff Beck: The Movie, and the rest is history. The actor went on to star in the director’s next movie, Waxwork, and the duo became fast friends. Leto even considered naming his second son after Pattinson!
While many stars are known to keep their personal life private, Robert Pattinson has always been very open about his love life. Back in 2009, he was photographed kissing his Snow White and the Huntsman co-star, Kristen Stewart at a party in New York City. The following year, he confirmed he was in a relationship with Stewart, even though they had called it off three years earlier. Since then, he has regularly dated other high-profile women such as the singer and songwriter Kylie Jenner and the model Bella Hadid.
Their Early Days
According to reports, the couple first met at a party hosted by Rupert Sanders, the director of the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984. The pair reportedly hit it off right away and began dating soon after. They kept their relationship a secret for the majority of their time together. The relationship was only announced in March 2018, after months of speculation and a wave of tabloid headlines. That same month, they were spotted on multiple romantic dates in Santa Barbara, California.
Who Is Priyanka Sharma?
At the time of publication, little is known about Priyanka Sharma. She is believed to be British, which would make her Robert Pattinson’s second significant other after Kristen Stewart. According to reports, the pair started dating in 2014 and became engaged that same year. They kept their relationship a secret until March 2018.
Sharma is best known for her starring role in Orange Is the New Black as Natasha “Trinity” Smolevitch. She also appeared in an episode of the sitcom, Friends, and was featured in an episode of the TV series, Mule Eats Cheetahs. In addition to acting, Sharma is a musician and artist. She currently serves as the creative director of a record label as a freelancer. As a singer, she most notably released the song “Til Death Do Us Part” in 2016, which became her signature song.
What Is Their Relationship Like?
When asked about the nature of their relationship during ET’s exclusive interview with Robert Pattinson, the actor shared, “We’re really happy together. We have a great time. It’s really quite unusual for an actor to be so happy in their career, so I think that’s why you see such a glow about me. I’m very lucky.”
He continued, “I think it’s great that we’re able to do this and enjoy something we both love doing. There are lots of stresses in life, but I think for the most part, we’re both quite happy.”
Is This The Start Of Something Big?
While there is certainly no question that Robert Pattinson is one of the most interesting and well-known individuals in the world, his career is just one aspect of his life. Does this new relationship mean he is finally settling down and starting a family? Is this the start of something bigger for the multi-hyphenate?
It’s impossible to predict the future, but it’s clear that this new relationship will have an impact on Robert Pattinson’s life and career. Whether he decides to follow through with plans to settle down or continues to follow his whimsical, single-minded lifestyle, we’ll just have to wait and see.