Robert Pattinson is one of the most popular actors of the moment, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States. The British-born actor has been in almost every major movie in recent memory and has even starred in two of the biggest blockbusters of the last two years. He’s currently in the middle of filming Ridley Scott’s Exodus, a big-budget historical epic that will premiere at the end of 2021 and will be released in theaters around the world in January 2022.

Though he’s been in the spotlight for years and is one of the most recognizable faces in the world today, Pattinson hasn’t had a conventional romantic relationship until recently. The actor dated Suki Waterhouse from 2015 to 2018 and then went on a two-year break before diving back into a serious dating realm. Now, it appears that he’s found the woman who will become his wife.

In an interview with British GQ, the actor talked about his new love interest and their future together. Though he didn’t reveal much about her, he did mention that they would be getting married. The star also claimed that he would be moving to Los Angeles to be with her.

While this news will undoubtedly delight his many fans, it’s not exactly a confirmation that he’s been dating someone. Many tabloid publications have reported that he’s been spotted with a number of women over the last few years, and it’s not exactly been a secret that he’s been looking to add more substance to his love life. He’s also made headlines for his on-again, off-again relationships with Hollywood stars like Kristen Stewart and Cara Delevingne.

Romantic Partnerships

Though he hasn’t been married, the English actor has been in a romantic partnership with Suki Waterhouse for nearly two years. The two started dating back in 2015 and have since become a symbol of the “it” couple. They enjoyed a very public engagement in 2017 and ended their relationship in June of this year. In December of that year, Waterhouse revealed that she would no longer be accepting interview requests while Pattinson took a break from the spotlight to focus on his “health and well-being.”

It was hard for their fans to process the news that they had called it quits. The former couple had managed to keep their relationship largely private until then, and Waterhouse even alluded to it being more than just a professional relationship in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. Though they split up, they seemed to maintain their loyalty to one another, as evidenced by Waterhouse posting a sweet message of support for Pattinson on her Instagram story a few weeks later.

The news that the two had called it quits came as a surprise to everyone, but especially to those who had spent the better part of two years watching them joke and play off each other in interviews and on social media. It was clear that they still cared about each other even though they were breaking up. The split wasn’t entirely unexpected, as Waterhouse had previously dated actor Jim Sturgess for a year before meeting Pattinson. The two have been friends for a long time and were eventually drawn to each other’s company and charisma.

Though the breakup was a shock to their loyal fans, Waterhouse assured them that she and Pattinson were “happy” in an interview with Elle. “We are both really happy,” she said. “We have managed to remain good friends, and I think that is important. Robert has been an amazing partner to me, and I love him dearly. But there is something about being in a relationship that makes you feel alive in a different way, and I feel that now more than ever. I feel like I can talk to anyone, and I can be myself, and that is so important. We both value our friendships more now than ever before, so even though we are apart, I still feel like we are a strong couple.”

Who Is His New Romantic Partner?

Though the press has dubbed Waterhouse as “his princess,” the actor has yet to reveal the name of his bride-to-be. He has only mentioned that she is a “wonderful girl” in interviews, and that they had been talking for “ages” before they got engaged. Even then, he didn’t confirm that the engagement was real. In February, he took to Instagram to post a sweet picture of himself and Waterhouse locked in a passionate kiss, but he didn’t specify if the kiss was a proposal or an old friends kiss. The following month, they were spotted together at the Baftas, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. This time, they took the opportunity to officially announce their engagement, posting a sweet picture of themselves holding up a sign that said “Wedding Bells.” They’ve also been spotted together at leading British fashion events like the Balenciaga and Alexandrite Jewellery exhibition in London and the Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris.

Though they’ve stayed largely under the radar, these glimpses into their lives have helped to keep their romance a secret from the mainstream public. Even now, their engagement is breaking major news because their publicist has yet to issue an official statement. Though their PR team has been contacted for comment, they have yet to respond.

Why Is He Single?

It’s been a rocky road for the 33-year-old actor, particularly in recent years. Since 2013, he has been in a number of serious relationship and even marriage proposals, only to have them all turn out to be fake. He is currently single but has previously been in a committed relationship with Italian model Lively, who he met on the set of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in 2014. Though their relationship didn’t last, it was something that Pattinson had explored before, as he had previously been in a relationship with music executive Tessa Dahl from 2003 to 2006.

He also briefly dated singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor in 2015 and is said to have been dating fashion designer Erin Fetherston in 2018.

Pattinson was previously married to actress Emily Brown from 2007 to 2011, with whom he has two children. While filming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in 2011, he had a son fathered by his then-girlfriend Alicia Elston, a film producer. The former couple had previously worked together on The Great Gatsby in 2013 and then again on a film in 2020, whose subject matter will be revealed later this year.

It’s been a long time since Pattinson has been in a committed relationship, and his decision to find love again shouldn’t be a total shock. The fact that he has chosen to do so with a woman half his age is surprising, but not altogether shocking considering his lengthy personal history. If anyone is the epitome of an ageless heartthrob, it’s him. His handsome looks and charming personality have helped to make him a mainstream success, and it’s about time that he found happiness in the form of a long-lasting committed relationship.