It’s been a little over a year since the birth of Pattinson’s daughter, Lily-Rose, and it seems like just yesterday the actor was walking down the red carpet for the premiere of his latest film. Since then, he’s been spotted with a variety of beautiful women, earning plenty of tabloid headlines along with his family and friends.
While most of the focus has been on his private life, the 43-year-old actor has been very public with his career. He’s taken on a number of big-named acting roles, starred in two blockbusters, and been the focus of two critically acclaimed documentaries. In 2019 alone, he’s already appeared in five feature films and is currently filming the sci-fi epic Outer Banks.
Pattinson has been open about his desire to have a family and the challenges that come with fatherhood. “I would like to be a dad. I would like to have some kind of relationship with [my daughter] whenever she is old enough,” he said in an interview with GQ. “I think a lot of people change when they have kids. You just sort of see it in a different way. You care about different things.”
The Twilight stars have been inseparable for years and have managed to keep their privacy even though they’ve been the subject of numerous high-profile scandals. We wondered: Is this a couple that could conquer the world, or just one that’s found its peace? Here, we explore what is and isn’t known about their relationship.
Lily-Rose’s Cuties Come And Go
While it’s been a year since the birth of Lily-Rose, the actress and model turned 16 in April 2019 and is now a legal adult. This has made her an auntie to Prince Louis, the Duke of Cambridge, who is the son of Kate Middleton. As the proud aunt of a future king, it’s surprising that Lily-Rose hasn’t gotten more attention. Perhaps it’s because she’s largely been kept out of the public eye since her birth or perhaps it’s because she’s spent the majority of her life in the protective care of two powerful men.
In the past year, Lily-Rose hasn’t had many high-profile appearances. She did, however, make a cameo appearance in the music video for Louis Tomlinson’s song ‘Sober’. She also attended Prince Louis’ christening in September 2018 and was the subject of a feature in Vogue a few months later.
While Louis has had a lot of focus due to his status as a future king, it’s been a big year for Lily-Rose. She’s attended a variety of glamorous events and, according to eyewitnesses, has not looked anything like her mother. Even before she turned 16, the pressure was on, and the need to keep her looks secret became more crucial. This is presumably because, as the daughter of two celebrity parents, she’s always going to be compared to her famous parents and may one day need to justify her existence. This comparison isn’t exactly fair, but that’s the issue when you’re constantly reminded of how amazing you look and how stunning your parents are. It can take its toll on your self-confidence if you’re not naturally born with perfect looks.
This is why it’s important to find the ‘right’ people to look up to. If you have a female role model that you can identify with, it can boost your confidence when you’re feeling low. Seeing someone else achieve what you want can inspire you to keep going. For instance, if you admire Kate’s fashion choices or Michelle’s career, you can look up to them instead of comparing your own appearance to those of the celebrities you admire. It takes time, but finding people to look up to who share your interests and talents can help you get through any situation. So, while it’s been a year since the birth of Lily-Rose and she hasn’t yet received the media attention she deserves, it’s clear that she’s going to be a powerful woman who manages to find the man of her dreams despite all the odds against her. She’s got her father’s charm and her mother’s beauty, and she’s been raised by two protective and adoring grandparents. The future is bright for Lily-Rose and it looks like her story will be inspiring to other women—and men—for years to come.
What Is The Relationship Status For The Twilight Stars?
It’s no secret that Robert Pattinson and Stephenie Meyer created one of the biggest romances of the last decade. The Twilight series has sold over 350 million copies worldwide and was made into a film twice. Since the second film, Eclipse, was released in 2012, rumors of a love triangle have swirled around. Could the Twilight stars’ ‘will they, won’t they’ romance finally make it to the ‘happily ever after’ stage?
The question is: Is it true love? Before we get into this, it’s important to point out that, since 2008, the Actors’ Equity society and American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) have deemed kissing to be ‘inappropriate’ behavior for on-screen kissers. If a romantic relationship develops between a character and the actor portraying them, it is typically played out in front of an audience and deemed ‘on-screen’ romance. Despite this, some actors have managed to keep their private lives private while on set and their romances relatively untainted by the press.
Pattinson has been very open about his romance with Meyer and attended numerous events with her and their daughter. These events have included a wedding party and a private dinner at the Cannes Film Festival. In a 2018 interview with GQ, he confirmed that he and Jenny are still together and expressed his desire to remain private. “I don’t feel comfortable talking about my personal life,” he said. “Even with my wife—[who is] one of the most beautiful women I have ever known—I feel like there are certain things that you shouldn’t do in front of the media.”
If the two were destined to be together and they weren’t going to be seen in public together anymore, it would explain why Pattinson has been so keen to be able to spend as much time with Lily-Rose as possible. In a November 2019 interview with Vanity Fair, the director Taika Waititi opened up about the pressures that come with being the son of a famous father. “I’ve never felt pressured to be someone else,” he said. “I’ve always felt like I wanted to be me.”
Given this, it seems unlikely that the 36-year-old would ever give up his solo travels or time with his family just for a girlfriend. It also means that the chances of him being ‘caught’ kissing a woman in public and ruining his image are minimal. For these reasons, I think it’s safe to assume that the status of their relationship is ‘undisclosed’ at the moment.
Family Is Everything
Perhaps the most interesting part of the Twilight saga is the way that it explores the complexities of being a ‘normal’ family. Since the start of the series, fans have observed how the two families—the Cullens and the Wolves—are completely harmonious and balanced in their relationships with one another. Stephenie Meyer described the families’ bond in an interview with Parade magazine as a “mutual understanding and respect” and said that everyone in the family gets along. “We don’t like seeing conflict,” she said. “We like to believe that everyone’s life is pretty good and that there’s a lot of harmony.”
In an interview with New York magazine, Chastain (wife of filmmaker Joe) discussed how she feels that her unique position as a daughter of a film legend makes her a better spouse and parent than most people. “Being a parent, you learn to put other people’s needs before your own, and that’s what I want to do with my daughter’s life,” she said. “I want to be someone who she can look up to and trust.”
The fact that the Twilight series is a family affair is fascinating, given that most big-name Hollywood films are made with the input and approval of several powerful executives. Although the two families are a microcosm of a bigger issue, it’s still remarkable that Meyer was able to create such a harmonious and loving environment on-set and behind the scenes. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from this is to never give up on your dream of creating a home with the person you love. Just because things seem impossible at the moment doesn’t mean that they aren’t meant to be. It can be a challenge, but the feeling of accomplishment that comes with making it happen is invaluable.