It’s been a rough couple of years for Robert Pattinson. In 2014, he released his first full-length album in 5 years, featuring the hit single “Fool’s Garden.” The album debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Top 200. Then, just last year, he released another album, titled, “Dangerous Animals.” That album didn’t sell well and spent just three weeks on Billboard’s Top 200.
The “Dangerous Animals” tour was met with critical praise. However, it was clear that Pattinson was still searching for the right mix of songs to promote. So, when he reached the end of his tether, he decided to take a break and figure out what went wrong. The break turned out to be a significant one, as Pattinson took time off to focus on his mental health. He took a break from music, too. In fact, he only made one brief appearance at a music festival in the United Kingdom last year.
The Reasons For The Breakup
There are a number of reasons why Pattinson and Bebe had to split up. Let’s take a look:
1. The singer’s health
In November 2017, Pattinson revealed on Twitter that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He hasn’t spoken publicly about his diagnosis since. While this type of condition isn’t usually associated with music stars, it’s a condition that artists, athletes, and entertainers are often found to be struggling with. Music, especially rock music, has been known to be a trigger for those with the condition. For those who are unfamiliar, bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme mood swings. In general, people with the condition can be easily overwhelmed by stressors in their life. These can include problems with finances, family, friends, or work. The person can go from being extremely high to feeling extremely low within a matter of minutes. There is currently no cure for the condition.
2. Family Issues
Another issue that contributed to the break-up of Pattinson and Bebe is family. The singer grew up in a large household with his parents, Jane and David, and older sister Siobhan. After high school, he attended Oxford University to study English literature. While there, he met and eventually wed his long-term partner, Bebe Rexha. The pair have two children: a daughter, Apple, and a son, Rilletter. Rexha is a Muslim singer and songwriter. She was previously married to actor and comedian Jim Carrey from 2014-2017. After their break-up, the pair entered a committed relationship once more in March 2018. They officially married in an Islamic ceremony in Venice in September 2018. It was Carrey’s first legal marriage, and the couple have been inseparable ever since.
3. The Materialistic Lifestyle
Pattinson is a well-known English gentleman who doesn’t like to show off his wealth. He’s been known to drive the same cars his whole life and doesn’t care much for materialistic things. This was apparent even before he became famous. While on the “Pattinson Brothers: Life on the Road” tour in 2015, he wore plain T-shirts and jeans instead of designer clothes. Despite his apathetic attitude towards luxury, he does enjoy being photographed in luxury settings. This is likely because being photographed in such settings boosts his popularity and allows him to sell more records and T-shirts. Interestingly, he doesn’t seem to have a problem with being photographed in such settings when accompanied by his partner, Bebe.
4. The Partner’s Mental Health
It’s not just Pattinson’s mental health that became an issue after the couple tied the knot. Bebe’s parents, Pete and Lisa, live in France and weren’t exactly psyched about the idea of their daughter marrying a guy from England who doesn’t speak French. They attended the wedding in Paris and had to rely on an interpreter for the ceremony. However, things didn’t work out as planned and Bebe’s parents filed for divorce in September 2017. They cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. Pete, who is a photographer, took this opportunity to document the emotional family reunion that followed the ceremony. It’s clear that Bebe and Pattinson’s partnership was a happy one. However, there were obviously some deep-rooted issues that led to the divorce.
5. Career Limiting Decisions
Pattinson decided to take a step back from the music industry in an attempt to explore other options for his career. He has said that he feels creatively stifled by the industry and that he doesn’t feel like he can express himself fully through creating music.
The Future Of Robert Pattinson
Pattinson has said that he wants to focus on exploring other creative outlets such as writing and directing. He has also stated that he wants to be known simply as a “singer” and wants to avoid any type of title or descriptor that implies he is a specific genre or type of artist. He wants to make it clear that he is simply an “artist” who happens to be a singer. However, whether or not Pattinson will be able to make the transition to a successful career in other areas is yet to be determined.