He may have stolen the heart of the world, but now that Robert Pattinson is finally single, the actor is focusing on his personal life and starting afresh. Alongside his life in London, where he splits his time between, the actor enjoys a social life in LA, spending time with old friends and making new ones. Now that his professional life is settled, it’s time for the actor to focus more acutely on what’s most important to him – namely, his family and his hobbies.

The first to benefit from Pattinson’s new status are the members of his personal staff, who’ve worked closely with him for years and now have the opportunity to travel Europe and the U.S. with him (and his entourage, of course). The 35-year-old’s two dogs, Harvey and Daisy, also have a new lease on life, as does the 33-year-old’s collection of cars, which he regularly shares on social media. With so much to look forward to, who is Robert Pattinson’s boyfriend and who is Bruce Wayne’s best friend now? Let’s take a closer look.

The Perfect Match

Pattinson came out of nowhere to become one of the most popular and well-known actors of our time, instantly becoming a sex symbol and a celebrity magnet. The English hunk went from being unknown to becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and popular leading men, starring in high-profile movies such as 2012’s The Tourist and this year’s The Batman (both of which are in theaters now).

More importantly, though, it seems that Pattinson’s career resurgence was entirely due to his dedication to married life, with the actor seemingly having learned his lesson from the likes of Johnny Depp and Richard Simmons, who endured heartbreak after heartbreak before finding the perfect match. Like them, Pattinson appears to have finally learned the value of a solid commitment, dedicating himself to his wife and family instead of his own selfish pursuits. A far cry from the wild lifestyle of his former drinking and drug-abusing days, Pattinson has channeled his famous good looks into a successful acting career and a bright personality, making him a welcome addition to any social circle. He may be dating the occasional beautiful woman, but it would appear that Pattinson’s heart has settled into a good place, staying there for the most part. This, in turn, has made him a better husband and father – a role that he’s clearly relished playing since becoming a father, as he gushed about his newborn daughter in an interview with Elle UK in September 2018.

“It’s been an incredible journey. I feel so fortunate that things turned out the way they did and that I was able to play such a vital role in helping my wife to give birth to our daughter. Having a family has changed my outlook on life completely. It has made me feel so grateful and thankful towards everyone that I encounter every day. I try and treat people with as much respect as I would like to be treated myself. Even when I’m struggling, I think it’s important to keep a positive mindset, because you never know what could happen in the future. I just want to be a husband and a dad that my family can be proud of,” Pattinson said at the time.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

While many of Hollywood’s most famous and well-known actors have publicly shamed themselves for their addictions and indiscretions, Pattinson has, in fact, managed to stay away from the spotlight. In fact, the majority of the public didn’t even know that he was married until his wife was featured on the cover of Vogue magazine, followed by a lavish wedding to complete the image. Since the wedding, which took place in 2015 and attracted A-list celebs, including Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, and Priyanka Chopra, the pair have been relatively quiet, though they did share a few adorable family photos on Pattinson’s Instagram page in 2018.

That same year, however, Pattinson was interviewed by Victoria’s Secret swimsuit model Stella Maxwell, discussing his new role as Maxwell’s boyfriend. The pair had met during a party in Madrid and clearly hit it off, sparking rumors that they were dating. While it’s not surprising that Maxwell would want to get in on the action, given that she’s one of the most recognized and highest-paid models in the world, it’s still a little disturbing that she’d flaunt such an intimate conversation with a complete stranger. While some might see this as a sign of how obsessed the 55-year-old super-model is with dating and her endless quest for new partners, it’s important to remember that this is an open secret – one that Pattinson’s friends and family are all too happy to share.

Stella’s choice to discuss her personal life in front of a journalist is, in fact, quite common, as many models and celebrities feel more comfortable sharing intimate details about their sex lives in the company of a respected stranger than in front of a group of acquaintances. For example, in 2017, Cara Delevingne (formerly of the One Direction band) opened up about her sex life in an interview with British Vogue, stating that she felt more comfortable discussing her private life in front of a journalist than friends and family. The 25-year-old model went on to say that she didn’t mind if people found her attractive, as long as they didn’t mind if she was married or had children. Cara also discussed how she liked being dominated during sex and how she craved a stronger personality. It seems that, for Cara, the attraction lies in the fact that the person she’s talking to doesn’t have an immediate connection to her, meaning that it’s a one-night-stand (or, at the very least, a brief fling) more than likely (though, of course, we’d like to think that this is a special situation and that Cara genuinely cares for and loves her husband, Sean Irvine, with whom she has two children, as well as her frequent collaborator, John Galliano).

The point is that, while there’s absolutely no question that Pattinson is one of the most attractive and sought-after men in Hollywood, his story isn’t exactly one of perfect life. Far from it, in fact. The English hunk has maintained a relatively low-profile since publicly apologizing for his addictions in 2015 and making amends with his family, though it was recently revealed that he’s been struggling with alcohol and drug addiction issues for much of his adult life. In 2017, the actor was even arrested for public intoxication, though he was later acquitted of all charges. While these events may never have been publicly documented, it’s clear that they shaped the man he is today.

Parental Approval

Another significant influence on Pattinson’s life was his parents, who were both well-known and respected artists in their own right and encouraged their son to pursue acting as a career. Even after his parents passed away, Robert continued to be close to them, often discussing his personal life and seeking their advice. The fact that he continues to value and seek out their opinions may be a reflection of how important and special they were in his life. It’s clear that, in the future, Robert hopes to be a role model to his younger siblings, Jack and Fionnuala, as well as any children he may have in the future. That being said, it’s still not clear what Robert’s plans are for the future, though he did discuss his passion for painting with Vogue Italy in 2018. He may not have found the answer to his quest for a perfect life yet, but, at least, he’s still searching. For now, though, let’s enjoy the ride, as they say.