In the wake of the tragic death of his wife, FKA TWIGS Jennifer Lawrence, last month, Hollywood star Robert Pattinson has opened up about his marriage and divorce in a new interview with Vogue. While the actor has said in the past that he doesn’t like to dwell on the “what could have been,” his recent answers to Vogue’s “Ask Me Anything” pose reflect an ambivalence about his former relationship. “I wouldn’t say I’m avoiding it completely, but it’s certainly not something I want to talk about either,” he told the fashion magazine. “I don’t think she would have wanted me to drag it out, especially after everything that happened.”
The break-up of Pattinson’s marriage to FKA TWIGS Jennifer Lawrence was one of Hollywood’s biggest scandals at the time. In the wake of the split, the actor filed for divorce in January 2018, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Despite their marriage only being a matter of months, Lawrence left behind a significant portion of her estate, including clothing, jewelry, and access to her personal bank accounts. A source close to the situation spoke to Vogue about the split, saying, “She got a huge amount of money from the movie and wanted to give him all of it, and he didn’t want to take it. So, they decided to go their separate ways — amicably.”
Though their divorce was “amicable,” the split rocked Hollywood. The insider continued, “They are still good friends and while he is obviously still heartbroken, they have both moved on. He has been focusing on his new marriage with Rose and they are both happy.”
The insider’s words ring true. Just this week, Pattinson married his longtime girlfriend Rose McCarthy. The couple met online and got engaged in December 2018. The wedding was attended by close family and friends, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Tom Hardy. The groom wore a suit by Georges Merchant, a British-born designer whose work embodies romance, and the bride chose a blue dress by MARNI Millinery. The happy couple enjoyed a honeymoon trip to Portugal before settling in Los Angeles.
In the wake of Lawrence’s passing, many of the questions surrounding the end of his marriage have been answered. Still, the questions surrounding Pattinson’s career and personal life remain. In light of this, Vogue has collected some of the most pressing questions facing the world’s most famous divorcee. For more “Ask Me Anything posts, check out Vogue’s website and social media accounts.
Allison: How Does Your Faith Influence Who You Are As a Couple And As Individuals?
After nearly a decade of working together, it’s no secret that Lawrence and Pattinson’s relationship was defined by its religious underpinnings. Before they were married, the couple attended several Catholic masses together, with the ceremony occurring at Saint Margaret’s Church in North London. Though the ceremony was private, it was later made public, with the two sharing a kiss at the end.
Their bond was mutual admiration, and though they faced some professional and personal challenges together, their shared Catholic faith made them stronger. Speaking with Vogue, Pattinson said, “I wouldn’t say my faith influences who I am as a husband or partner. It certainly influences the kind of person I want to be and the values I hold close to myself. But when it comes to my personal life, I’d say it’s more about being inspired by other people’s faith, rather than imposing my own.” This is not the first time Pattinson has spoken about his Catholic faith. In an interview with Vogue China, he said, “I feel like I have found the answers to all the questions in life. It’s given me a new perspective and I feel like I can treat everyone with more respect.”
Do You Enjoy Keeping Your Private Life Private?
Though Pattinson and Lawrence went public with their engagement in December 2018, the romantic lead has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. In fact, he often takes advantage of the attention, posting “selfies” of himself and his family on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. Inevitably, this raises the question: Does he enjoy keeping his private life private?
Pattinson doesn’t think so. He told Vogue, “If anything, I prefer my personal life to be brought into the light. I’ve always felt that there is so much more that we can learn about each other and our relationships when they are set against the backdrop of our daily lives.”
As for why he posts so many pictures of himself and his family, Pattinson explained, “I like to show the world how much my wife and I love each other. It’s nice to have these little glimpses into our relationship. We are so proud of our children. It’s nice to show the world what a happy family we make.”
What Is The Most Important Quality In A Partner/Spouse?
Vogue’s “Ask Me Anything” series seeks to get to the heart of the matter. The question-and-answer format encourages the interviewee to open up about the things they are passionate about, and allows the public to gain insight into what matters most to them.
After nearly a decade of working together as an on-screen romantic lead, it’s clear that Lawrence and Pattinson are committed to each other. Still, with so much public speculation surrounding their breakup, it’s clear that some parts of their life remain off-limits. What is the most important quality in a partner/spouse? Does religion play a role? Does trust? Does honesty? These are all matters that would have been difficult for the two to discuss in the past, but the “Ask Me Anything” format allows them to do so.
How Do You Feel About The “Matriarchal” Trend In Hollywood?
Though he has been romantically linked to a host of beautiful women, it’s clear that Pattinson’s heart belongs to Lawrence. Still, as Hollywood increasingly becomes a world of multi-generational families, it’s clear that some men are interested in adapting to this new world order. Are these men misguided, or is the idea of a “matriarchal” Hollywood trend more reflective of a changed cultural mindset?
When asked about the matriarchal trend in Hollywood, Pattinson was not exactly dismissive. He told Vogue, “Inevitably, I think, as our society becomes more and more diverse, we will see this reflected in the films and TV shows we love. I think it’s nice to see this gradual evolving of attitudes reflected in popular culture.”
Pattinson went on to say that the matriarchal trend in Hollywood is a good thing, noting that it’s about time women held more prominent roles in movies. Still, he cautioned that not everything about this trend is positive. He said, “I think there is definitely a downside to regarding your partner or spouse as your parent, rather than the person you love and trust. I think it can create unnecessary strife.” An important statement from one of Hollywood’s most prominent and respected romantic leads.
Looking to the future and seeking to place a positive spin on this evolving cultural narrative, Pattinson continued, “I hope that as a result of this trend, we can see more loving, committed, and stable families. This is the world we want to live in. It would be great to see more women stepping up and challenging the traditional gender roles in families and communities.”
How Do You Feel About Your Body?
Though he is one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, it’s clear that Pattinson is not afraid to speak his mind when it comes to his body. Does his frankness about his physical appearance make him a champion for the “average” Joe, or does he simply want to be liked?