The British actor Robert Pattinson made headlines as the “revenge” date of Megan Markle. The 36-year-old actor wore a black suit and white shirt at the wedding of the Duchess of Cambridge to Prince William. The couple began their family project with the wedding of Catherine in 2011.
Their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, both born in September 2012, are already global celebrities. Their parents’ union was an event to remember for social media users who documented the ceremony through Instagram and Facebook.
The ceremony wasn’t the only event that happened in London on that Saturday. Fans of the Twilight series could also attend a special Twilight Symphony held at the London Stadium. The British band Kaiser Chiefs, who had the honor of performing at Prince William’s bachelor party, also headlined the concert.
Robert Pattinson at the Golden Globes 2014
After the wedding of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, it was announced that Robert Pattinson would be leaving the franchise to focus on his acting career. His departure gave fans some time to mourn the loss of one of the series’ most popular characters, Edward Cullen.
In a 2014 interview with Vanity Fair, Pattinson opened up about his decision to step away from the role. “There’s no disrespect to the fans,” he said. “I love doing the movie. I just feel like there’s more for me outside of that. I want to focus on acting and see what I can do.”
The actor had a breakthrough year in 2014. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Bob Dylan in the film Mad Max: Fury Road. He followed that up with memorable appearances in David Fincher’s The Girl on the Red Velvet, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood.
Oscars 2015: Best and Worst Dresses
In 2015, the Academy Awards were a cause for celebration for Pattinson. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and won the prestigious SAG Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The awards were a culmination of a strong year for the actor whose portrayal of musician Bob Dylan in the film Mad Max: Fury Road was praised by audiences and critics alike.
Pattinson also had the honor of being the presenter at the Academy Awards that year. The actor became a favorite of the Twitter community, regularly tweeting about the event before, during, and after the show. The hashtag #RobertPattinsonOscars was used more than 250 times on Twitter during the show’s run.
Mad Max: Fury Road was the biggest hit at the Oscars that year. The action film, which also stars Mel Gibson, won Best Picture and several other awards. Gibson and Pattinson’s on-screen chemistry was credited with helping Fuel generate such a buzz that the action movie became one of the most successful of all time. It was the highest-grossing film of 2015 and remains one of the most popular movies among movie-going audiences.
Not all of 2015 was good to Pattinson. In April, he was arrested for alleged assault after an incident involving a knife at a hotel in Los Angeles. Police said a 47-year-old woman was injured, but not seriously. The alleged victim told police that she and Pattinson had been arguing about her weight when he suddenly pulled out a knife and began stabbing her in the chest and arms. No charges were filed after her claims were deemed “unfounded” by prosecutors. The LAPD classified the incident as a misdemeanor battery, and the two later reached a settlement in which the actor neither admitted nor denied the allegation. However, it didn’t stop there. The following month, a female acquaintance accused Pattinson of sexual assault. The actor swiftly moved to deny the accusation. “I am deeply sorry to hear that she has made this allegation. It is untrue and I bitterly resent having to say that I never met her and consider her claim to be nothing more than a vile rumour,” he said in a statement.
Although the LAPD didn’t find sufficient evidence to disprove the assault claim, it did find enough to label the woman a “vaguely credible” source. Even then, the department closed the investigation without any charges being filed. It was later revealed that the LAPD had no interest in pursuing the case because the alleged victim had violated a restraining order against a previous assault. It was also revealed that the woman had recently obtained a default judgment against her attacker. This isn’t the first time that the LAPD has refused to take a sexual assault allegation against a male celebrity seriously. In 2007, they reportedly closed an investigation into Justin Timberlake after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a London bar. The case was later reopened, but nothing came of it. In 2004, actor Robert Downey Jr. was convicted of misdemeanor battery for sexually assaulting a hotel employee. The verdict was appealed, and the conviction was eventually overturned.
While some may find it hard to believe, the year 2017 was also the year that Robert Pattinson found wedded bliss. The actor, who grew up in Newton Abbot, Devon, England, proposed to long-time girlfriend and screenwriter Lauryn Widdell during a sunset ceremony at a Los Angeles hotel. The happy couple made their red carpet debut during the 2017 Met Gala in New York City, where they were greeted by thousands of well-wishers.
They spent the rest of the year traveling the world together as newlyweds. In July, Pattinson and Widdell were in Singapore for the opening of the city’s first-ever wax museum, The Sensual Attraction. In September, the couple made a trip to Chile as part of the publicity for the upcoming film, The Laundromat. In October, they were in London for the premiere of the film. In November, they returned to Los Angeles for the final stretch of filming of their movie, The Magic Of Morocco. The film is due for release in early 2019.
Some fans have already begun speculating about the possibility of a Twilight reunion, now that Pattinson is a married man. He and Widdell both sported wedding rings as they made their entrance at the 2018 Golden Globes. The couple has yet to comment on whether they will or will not continue with the Twilight films. With a combined total of 12 Golden Globe nominations between them, it will be interesting to see what 2019 holds for Robert Pattinson and co-star Taylor Lautner.