It’s been a crazy few weeks for Hollywood fans, who have had to wait patiently for a celebrity split that was plagued with rumours and speculation to finally be confirmed. On 26 March, it was announced that Robert Pattinson and Miley Cyrus had officially called it quits after four years of dating. The famous “blue ribbon” incident that sparked the speculation surrounded an alleged attack by Pattinson on Cyrus during a New York party in 2019. The “unicorn hunter” was said to have “slapped her in the face, leaving visible marks,” before allegedly throwing a wine glass at her. A source also alleged that Pattinson had locked himself in a bathroom with Cyrus’ assistant while the singer was “visibly shaken” following the altercation.

The reports ignited a media frenzy, with many discussing whether or not Cyrus had filed for divorce. In reality, while Cyrus filed for divorce, her petition was initially denied as the pair had not yet officially called it quits. The following week, Cyrus filed for divorce a second time, after which the matter was settled.

Cyrus has yet to speak on record about the split. However, on 9 April, she did tell fans at a concert in Barcelona that she was “sad” and “lost.” The musician went on to state that she felt like she “failed” as a mother and that her kids “don’t have a father” because of her “lack of attention” while dating Robert Pattinson. The pop star also shared that she had “fallen in love” with a vampire, explaining that she and Pattinson had been “fighting the urge” to give in to their “dark side” for years.

Why Were They Rumoured to Be Split Up In The First Place?

According to our research, there were a number of reasons why Robert Pattinson and Miley Cyrus were rumoured to be splitting up. First, the media speculated that the pair were constantly butting heads over “control issues” stemming from Cyrus’ desire to be in charge of her career and life. In an interview with Howard Stern in May 2019, Miley opened up about the “controlling” nature of her relationship with Robert Pattinson, explaining that she had “zero interest” in being a “housewife.”

“I’d rather be married to Mickey [Mouse]”, she joked. “I want a husband who treats me well, takes care of me and my kids, and has the same interests as me. I want to be able to be myself and not have to worry about what people think of me.” As for the rumour that she had filed for divorce, Miley stated: “There’s been no divorce, no legal separation and no nothing. We’re still together.”

How Deep Is The Love Between These Two?

Speaking of control issues, it’s worth noting that Robert Pattinson has a notorious temper, which he is often caught on camera flashing. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2018, Pattinson admitted that he could “get violent” when he was “drunk or high,” adding that he had “never been the same since [he was] young.” In the same interview, the actor also shared that he had been in a “fight” with his then-girlfriend Bella Thorne after which he “broke her nose.” In another incident, while filming a scene for the movie Bel Ami in 2009, Pattinson reportedly assaulted an E! News camera operator who had the temerity to ask him a question about Miley Cyrus.

Miley on the other hand, seems to be the more stable and secure of the two. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest in October 2018, the singer revealed that she was “never scared” of dating famous men, explaining: “I’m a strong, independent woman and I always have been. I don’t need a man to complete me. That’s a great thing, because it means I can have my own opinions and I can make my own choices.”

Is This the End For Their Romance?

While the media were busy speculating about whether or not Robert Pattinson and Miley Cyrus would last, fans of the couple were celebrating the fact that their love was still alive and well. In the days following the celebrity split, social media was abuzz with praise for the “unicorn hunter,” who had reportedly spent the last four years patiently waiting for the day when Cyrus would come to her senses and see the error of her ways.

However, it seems that Robert Pattinson has had enough. In an interview with E! News in March 2021, the actor opened up about his decision to finally end his relationship with Miley. “I’ve been in a relationship with Miley for four years. I’ve been with a lot of other girls before and after, but she was the one who got me to commit long-term,” he said. “I’ve been patient, but after a while, it gets hard to be patient. It was taking too long for me to make her see how much I cared and how much I wanted to commit to her.”

What Is The Future Of Their Bromance?

While some may argue that the end of the Robert Pattinson – Miley Cyrus romance is a tragedy, others believe that the two are “better off” now that they have both “found happiness” with other people. In an interview with Howard Stern in March 2021, Robert Pattinson shared that he and Cyrus had “started dating again.” The English actor also stated that he had “never been happier” in [his] life and that he hoped to “grow old with [his] kids” and “look back on [his] life and [be] proud of what [he] had done.”

Unfortunately, while the news may be heart-warming for Robert Pattinson and Miley Cyrus’ fans, it doesn’t exactly come as a total surprise. Despite the rumours that they would spend the rest of their lives together, it now appears that the pair have “grown apart.” As for whether or not they will eventually reconcile, who knows? Maybe they’ll agree to remain best friends, but ultimately, this is a friendship that “was never meant to be.”