Robert Pattinson, the 26-year-old son of Tom and Katie and the actor-turned-director of the upcoming film, said that he wouldn’t hesitate to give his baby to just about anyone. He explained, “It’s always been my dream to be a father, and I feel like I’m finally able to give it a shot. It would be an opportunity to grow up as a family and not feel like we’re a burden on society.”
The young star became a father for the first time last month when his girlfriend, FKA Twigs, gave birth to their son. Since then, he’s been busy taking care of his newborn and promoting his new film, Twilight – Part 2. He plays the role of Edward Cullen, the vampire father of Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart). In a recent interview, he addressed a number of subjects, including how he feels about being a father, parenting, and more.
How Does He Feel About Being A Father?
Pattinson said that being a father for the first time was both “natural and surreal.” He described being a father as “the most amazing feeling ever” and stated that he can’t wait to experience more family gatherings and holidays with his son. He continued, “It was such a surreal moment when I held my son for the first time, and I knew right away that he was the most beautiful baby ever. I’ve always known that I’d love kids, and this just proves it.”
The actor also gushed about his girlfriend and their on-again, off-again relationship. He said, “I want to be with [FKA Twigs] for the rest of my life and raise my son by her side. She’s an amazing person and has helped me so much with being a dad. She’s been my rock, and I know that she’ll help me be the best father I can be.”
Does He Feel More Confident Being A Dad?
“I feel like I can finally be myself as a father,” Pattinson said. “Before, I always felt like I had to be more mature and calm, but now that I have a son I can be as crazy as a kid again.”
Pattinson’s newfound confidence and happiness are clear in the videos and photos that he’s shared with fans since the child’s birth. In one Instagram post, he is seen holding his son while wearing a “Daddy’s Little Helper” T-shirt, the same one that Stewart wore in Twilight – Part 2.
What’s His Daily Routine As A Dad?
Pattinson spends his days taking care of his newborn and promoting his new film. He recently completed a ten-day trip to New York City where he attended the premiere of Twilight – Part 2. His Instagram story from the event shows him sitting next to Stewart, while proudly displaying a photo of their son on his smartphone. It also shows twined hearts with the words, “Family Day.”
The actor’s Instagram page is filled with photos of him with his son, including one of them sitting together on a couch, holding hands. The photos show that father and son get along famously. In another picture, they are both seen sitting in a stroller, looking adoringly at each other.
What Is His Relationship With Stewart?
Pattinson said that he doesn’t see Stewart as competition, and that he’s looking forward to building a relationship with her as his son’s surrogate mother. “I don’t want to compare myself to anyone,” he said. “Kristen is such an incredible person, and, as a new dad, I can’t wait to spend time with her and my son.”
However, the pair’s relationship is not always picture-perfect. They’ve been at odds since 2014 when Stewart accused Pattinson of stealing her ideas for the character of Bella. The actress claimed that she had conceived the idea of the “empowering” vampire heroine while on a bus ride to Tucson, Arizona, where she was shooting On the Road. In her book, Stewart claims that she told Pattinson about her idea, and that the actor then proceeded to mimic her vocal delivery and walk-and-talk mannerisms, leading her to believe that he had stolen her idea and was trying to pass it off as his own.
Does He Want A Spacious Family Home?
Pattinson said that he’d like to have a home with enough space for him, Stewart, and their son to have a good head-space. Currently, he and Stewart are living together in an Airbnb while he works on the set of Twilight – Part 2.
However, since his girlfriend gave birth to their son, Pattinson said that he’d like a home of his own as soon as possible. “I’d like to have a big family home with lots of bedrooms so that we can all be comfortable,” he said. “I love having my son around, and it’d be great to have more room for us all to grow up together.”
How Does He Feel About Parenting?
Pattinson is grateful for all of the support that he received from family and friends after the birth of his son. “Being a parent is the most amazing experience ever, and I can’t wait to do it again,” he said. “It was truly amazing to see all of my friends and family supporting me and wanting to be a part of this experience. I feel so blessed to have such loving people around me. It makes me feel confident that I’m doing the right thing as a parent.”
As a first-time father, what advice would Pattinson give to future parents? “Just enjoy it and be yourself,” he said. “Don’t compare yourself to other parents. I’ve seen parents come together and be themselves, and I think that’s the best way. Be yourself and try not to compare yourself to others. It will make you a better father.”
Does He Want To Be More Of A Supportive Parent?
Pattinson understands that being a parent is not always easy, and that he will have to be there for his son, no matter what. “I want to be there for my son as much as I can. It’s going to be an incredible transition to have a baby around. It’ll be fun but also challenging,” he said. “It’d be great to have someone there to support me and make sure I’m doing the right thing.”
Pattinson has been open about his struggles with depression, which he battled after being diagnosed with the illness at the age of 22. Since then, he’s led an incredibly open and honest life, and revealed that he wants to be a father to provide some stability for his son. He wants to be there for his son to comfort him when he’s upset or scared, and he also wants to be a positive role model for his child.
How Does He Feel About The Future Of LGBTQ+ Rights?
Pattinson said that he is proud to support equality for all citizens, especially for the LGBTQ+ community. “It’s great that more people are becoming comfortable with embracing their sexuality, and I want to be a part of that,” he said. “I think that there’s been a lot of progress made in regards to LGBTQ+ rights, and I’m proud to be a part of it. I’ve always been open about my sexuality, and I want to continue that.”
Pattinson’s openness extends to his private life as well. He’s been in a long-term relationship with model and actor FKA Twigs since 2015. It was initially reported that they had met on the set of Robin Hood, but they have since stated that they first connected while working on a music video with director Johan Renck. Since then, they’ve been a couple and frequently post photos of themselves together on Instagram and Twitter.
What Does He Think Of The Rumors And Tensions Surrounding Twilight?
Pattinson said that he doesn’t get involved in the drama that surrounds the Twilight franchise, nor does he try to convince people to either love or hate the series. “I just want to make the best movie that I can and live my life the way that I want to live it,” he said. “People can talk about the show and all of its terrible things all they want, but at the end of the day, I just want to make the movie that I set out to make, and nothing else matters.”