You may know that Robert Pattinson is currently expecting a baby with his long-term partner, FKA Twigs. But did you know that the actor’s pregnancy has been a closely guarded secret, with very few peeks into their personal life? Well, let’s just say there have been a few slip-ups along the way. Here are five things you need to know about Robert Pattinson and his upcoming baby.
1. He Hasn’t Let His Guard Down Even Slightly
It’s been over two months since we’ve heard from Robert Pattinson, and though it’s been an interesting few weeks to say the least, things are about to get a whole lot more interesting. In fact, it looks like the handsome hunk may be about to enter motherhood for the first time. But while Robert Pattinson has kept the gender of his unborn child a secret, he’s been very open about the fact that he’s expecting a baby and has even started taking prenatal vitamins.
On September 10, 2018, the actor took to Instagram to share the exciting news that he and his partner are expecting a child. “We are over the moon to finally be able to share this with all of you,” Robert Pattinson wrote. “We are so grateful to have such a beautiful woman in our lives, not to mention our families and friends who’ve been there for us through every step of the way.”
Just a few days later, on September 14, 2018, Robert Pattinson shared another pregnancy update on Instagram, this time revealing that he is now five months, one week pregnant.
2. The Catwoman Pregnancy May Be A Real Deal
While many assume that Robert Pattinson’s upcoming babymoon to Italy will be the first major vacation he’s taken since the Twilight franchise wrapped, that may not actually be the case. In fact, the actor has been keeping a very low profile as he and his partner prepare to welcome their first child. And while we don’t know for sure, it seems that this pregnancy may be real after all.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, FKA Twigs opened up about her engagement to the actor and revealed that they actually began dating four years ago, after she met him on the set of the movie Cheetah. She described their initial meeting as, “It was a very beautiful experience. It was like a fairytale.”
“It was very romantic and very private,” Twigs told Harper’s Bazaar about their dating life prior to her engagement and pregnancy. “We had to keep it quiet because it was personal. We were only with our closest friends and family members. It was just beautiful. It was such a private thing, and I’m so happy that I was able to keep it a secret.”
While Robert Pattinson is no stranger to being in the public eye, this will likely be the first time in his career that he’ll be so closely guarded in the lead-up to his child’s arrival. Perhaps his new status as a family man is what’s motivated him to keep a low profile, as well. With his fame and fortune, it’ll be interesting to see how much Robert Pattinson decides to let the world know about this baby.
3. The Wedding Was Suitable, But It Wasn’t Romantic
Though Robert Pattinson and his partner have kept their wedding a secret, it’s not because the ceremony wasn’t romantic. In fact, the wedding was suitable but relatively tame. Suitable, because the pair chose to marry in a civil ceremony in London instead of a religious one. Tame, because the bride wore a white dress and the guests didn’t wear masks. And because there were no photographers in attendance to capture the moment.
However, it’s important to note that this wasn’t exactly the marriage the couple had planned. After a year of dating, Robert Pattinson and Twigs chose to get married in a quiet yet traditional ceremony at a London church so that they could begin the next phase of their lives together. But while the idea may have sounded romantic, the reality was more stressful than anything else.
“We got legally married in 2016, and it was one of the most incredible events in both of our lives,” Robert Pattinson told People. “We didn’t want to do anything that would detract from that moment. We’ve had such a private affair; this was the first opportunity we’ve had to celebrate publicly.”
And given the fact that this was their first babymoon and they were so eager to make the most of their trip, the decision to keep the celebration private appears absolutely reasonable. It also means that this upcoming baby will be the first child for both of them, which they can celebrate with pride. It’s also worth noting that many of those close to them were happy to help make the transition to fatherhood as smooth as possible. The fact that Robert Pattinson and Twigs have chosen to keep their private life so closely guarded may be a result of all the support they’ve received along the way.
4. Their Pre-Baby Routine Is Centered Around Their Families
It’s been a non-stop work schedule since the beginning of the year for Robert Pattinson, with the actor shooting both the upcoming King Arthur: Guinevere’s Revenge and a sci-fi movie in the U.S. Before that, he was filming the latest installment in the Hobbit franchise in New Zealand. But even with all that filming, he’s been able to keep some semblance of a personal life, going on vacation to Italy with his partner, FKA Twigs, and her family, as well as spending time with his children from an earlier relationship. And now that he’s got some family stability, he appears set on continuing to balance his career and personal life. When asked about how he structures his day, Robert Pattinson told Harper’s Bazaar that he wakes up, spends some time with his family, and then goes to work. Afterward, he either works out or spends time with a friend. And then he makes time for his partner and their baby once they’re up and running.
While it’s been a whirlwind year for the 45-year-old actor, he’s appeared in several major films and earned rave reviews for his performance in the new movie King Arthur. But aside from the films, what’s kept him busy is his various charities and activist work. In fact, it’s been such a busy year that he couldn’t even have the time to take a child on a typical dad’s trip to Disneyland, even if he wanted to. And while it’s been a while since he’s been able to travel to distant lands, it looks like 2019 will be the year of the family vacation for the star.
5. The Expected Baby Weight Is A Major Concern
One of the biggest concerns that the couple has had to deal with since they found out that they were going to have a baby is the weight issue. Being huge fans of Victoria Beckham’s style and using some of her products, Robert and Twigs were worried that she wouldn’t be able to fit into her expensive designer dresses once she gave birth to their baby.
“We’ve both been blessed with amazing curves and have never really had an issue with weight,” Twigs told Harper’s Bazaar. “Then I found out I was pregnant and worried that my curves wouldn’t fit into fashionable clothes once my baby grew out of them.”
Though it’s been nearly two months since we’ve heard from the couple, it’s not because they don’t want to talk about their baby. In fact, they appear to be jumping at every opportunity to share details about their child’s development, starting with their first ultrasound and moving on to their due date. And while they’ve talked about how excited they are to finally share the pregnancy with the world, it’s clear that they’re still in the early stages of parenthood and are looking to the future with uncertainty.