We’ll never know exactly what happened between Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, but we do know that their on-off romance was one of the most talked-about stories of the past few years. Their undeniable chemistry and magnetic personalities made for one of the most fascinating celebrity relationships of the 2010s. And while their romance was incredibly popular, it was also shrouded in a lot of mystery. We may never know what really happened between these two mega-star power couples, but that hasn’t stopped them from shining brightly in the media spotlight. Here are all the important things you need to know about Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner’s friendship.

They’ve Been Through a Lot

While Rob and Taylor may have started their relationship as teen idols, they’ve since gone through some major trials and tribulations. Taylor’s mother committed suicide when he was just 12 years old, and he grew up in the public eye, often appearing on screen alongside his famous actor father. As a teen, Robert struggled with drugs and alcohol, and he even spent time in rehab. But he hasn’t stopped moving forward, maintaining a strict upbringing, which has helped him progress in his career as an adult. He famously turned down the role of James Bond, due to the pressures of fame, and he’s used his position in Hollywood to help other actors and musicians advance their own careers. In turn, Taylor benefited from his friend’s success, breaking into the industry as an actor and then moving into film production. He also became a co-owner of a movie theater in Los Angeles, named after his mother. While their friendship started out strong, it was rocked by tragedy when they were both tragically injured in a private plane crash in late 2018. The loss of their mothers is still incredibly fresh in the minds of the public.

They Have More Than One Tool In Their Toolbox

While the world was still reeling from the shock and grief of losing his mother, Taylor decided to attend the Academy Awards, where he was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the crime drama Black Swan. But he wasn’t there to accept the award alone – he brought his friend Rob along with him. It was a sweet moment, but it also made for one of the more awkward acceptance speeches we’ve ever seen. Taylor thanked his mother and then his friend, whom he called his “guardian angel.” You can tell that the two had some affectionate relationship already, as Taylor often calls Rob by his first name. It was also a touching moment for the audience, cheering for the pair.

They’re Both Confident And Stylish

Besides being great friends, Rob and Taylor are also fantastic dressers. So much so that they’ve often been seen out and about together, looking chic and stunning. They have a real knack for matching and complementing outfits, which is something that comes from years of practice. Their fashion partnerships have included Marc Jacobs, Burberry, and more recently, JOVANI, with whom they launched a capsule collection of fall dresses. The best part is that they always seem to keep a part of their wardrobes in storage, so no matter what, they can always pull an outfit together.

They Both Have Mature Styles

Let’s be honest – this celebrity friendship was never really about being a teen idol, was it? While Rob may still go on stage as a teen idol, he’s now 43 years old. He’s maintained a squeaky clean image ever since leaving rehab, so it’s no longer about being a child star. Taylor’s career has evolved alongside his friend’s, moving from starring in TV shows to making major motion pictures. Taylor is known for his stylish yet understated aesthetic, and he often expresses his admiration for older men, appearing in bed with many of his famous friends and collaborators, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and more recently, Michael Douglas. While he may have started his career as a child star, Taylor appears to have blossomed into an adult with all the responsibilities that that entails. He now has a beautiful wife and three children, and he’s become a prominent voice on issues relating to diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. It’s no longer about Rob and Taylor being teen idols – it’s about them being a perfectly matched pair, whose friendship has transcended the years and continues to delight fans around the world.