Just when you thought things could not get more romantic and interesting, they do. Recently, on New Year’s Day, Hollywood actor and producer Robert Pattinson stated that he and his current girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, have spent the last year “just being happy.”
But as the saying goes, ‘fake news’ can be more harmful than the ‘news’ that is actually fake. For example, the actor’s comment came after the publication of a story in The Sun claiming that Rob and Kristen were now “more mature” and had “grown-up” relationships. The publication even went as far to ask if they had considered becoming parents. That same day, Rob denied being either “mature” or “grown-up” and stated that he and Kristen remain “happily” committed to their careers.
So what exactly did Robert Pattinson do, say, and share in 2014? Here is a recap of all the interesting news stories and rumours that cropped up about the famous Hollywood couple in 2014.
Rumours And Headlines
In 2014, Robert Pattinson did not escape the media glare that has followed him since his Twilight days. The British actor and producer was frequently in the headlines for all the right reasons, as he started a romance with Kristen Stewart and their pictures appeared frequently in the gossip columns.
The couple began dating in 2011, and soon after, it was announced that they would be starring in the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novella, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The film went on to become a huge success, grossing over $500 million worldwide and earning several prizes, including the coveted Golden Globe for Best Adapted Screenplay. In July 2014, People reported that the couple’s relationship had turned romantic, and several months later in January 2015, they became a couple legally bound through marriage. In April 2019, the publication reported that they were engaged to be married.
Mature, Intimate And Private
In October 2014, People reported that Rob and Kristen were taking their relationship to the next level by acting more maturely and intimately, and they cited sources close to the couple as saying that their sex life was better than it had ever been. The publication added that filming the couple’s steamy love scenes had been fun but also very demanding, as they had to find a way to make the romantic moment more realistic. The sources said, “They have started to explore each other’s minds and bodies in new ways, going into more intimate and private places to find answers.”
In the same month, a story in the Daily Mail quoted an ‘insider’ as saying that Rob was finally taking a step back from the limelight and focusing on being a hands-on father to his children, Louis, 12, and Apple, 10. The publication also reported that the actor was stepping out with Kristen for lunch and dinner on a regular basis and had even bought a fancy new engagement ring. While the source was unable to confirm whether or not the engagement was real, they did add that they were “very happy” for Rob.
Sharing Is Caring
In November 2014, Rob and Kristen were featured on the cover of People magazine, where they were posed together in an intimate and affectionate manner. Although the magazine’s headline framed their interaction as a ‘bromance’, a romance between two brothers, the photos of the pair were taken almost sixty years apart, and it was noted that it had taken that long for the magazine to get their photos together. Later that month, the publication ran a story titled ‘Rob And Kristen: The Most Romantic Date Night In History.’
The following month, on December 17, Rob shared a sweet holiday message to his fans on Instagram. He wrote, “Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas. I hope you all have many good days with your family and friends. And, of course, a lot of romantic time too. Love you all.” The post garnered 4.8 million likes as of January 2020.
Dealing With The Media And Exposures
In the summer of 2014, Rob and Kristen started to field questions about whether or not appearing in The Hunger Games was a good fit for the actress. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kristen stated that she did not want to be limited by the movie’s restrictive ‘Twilight Zone’-type atmosphere, and that she had even met with Lionsgate’s head of publicity to discuss her options. Ultimately, Kristen decided to take on the film because she thought it would be an interesting experience and a great opportunity to work with filmmaker Panos Cosmatos. The duo worked hard to ensure that audiences did not get the wrong idea about what their film was about, as they did not want to hurt the other’s reputation by association.
While promoting her new film, Suffragette, in the United Kingdom in November 2014, Kristen said that she and Rob had been receiving an “outstanding” amount of press in the country since the couple had begun dating in 2011. She also noted that journalists were now following them around Europe as a result of their work in The Hunger Games. However, she did not want to fuel the fire by appearing in interviews, as she wanted to keep her personal life private. As she said in one interview, “I think in 2014, we’re all a bit happier. You know, people have gotten to know us a bit better, and I think that’s wonderful, but it’s still an intensely personal relationship. So, I think I’ll leave it at that.”
As previously mentioned, Stephen King’s novella, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was adapted into a movie with the same name in 2014. The movie was a critical and commercial success, winning several awards and becoming one of the highest-grossing foreign-language films of all time. However, the majority of the film’s budget was reportedly spent on sex scenes, with the rest going to the CGI and special effects. The film became widely known for its steamy sex scenes and was even banned in some countries. In November 2014, Stephen King’s novel under which the film was based, was adapted for the big screen for the first time in thirty years. The 2017 film adaptation of Thirteen was released in August and was also critically and commercially successful, grossing over $30 million in its first weekend and winning the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. While many praised the gritty and shocking depiction of sex in the new film, some criticized it for being too close to the books and not being as imaginative as it could have been. Perhaps even more so than before, due to the #MeToo movement and the increased willingness of individuals to speak out about their own personal experiences, the themes of sex and abuse in stories seem to be more relevant than ever before.
In late 2014, it was revealed that Rob and Kristen were writing their own fair isle-inspired wedding song. The lyrics to “Sovereign” were written by the couple’s musical collaborators, Jack Antonoff and Pete Wentz. The song was performed at the couple’s wedding, which took place at London’s St. John’s Episcopal Church in January 2015. The following month, it was reported that the newlyweds’ families were over the moon about their decision to tie the knot. An insider told People, “The most amazing thing is how mature and how grown up they have become. No one could have predicted that they could have reached this point so quickly.” The couple has also reportedly hired professional wedding planners who helped them to “visualize [their] dream wedding.”
In a subsequent interview with E! News, Rob revealed that tying the knot had been a long time coming. The actor had previously been married to his high school sweetheart, Clara, from 2007 to 2012, when they adopted a son, Lyon. Since then, he had been linked to several other women, but had never married or had children. He also addressed the issue of fame, stating that he did not want to have children “too soon” because he did not want his son to grow up in the spotlight. He continued, “I don’t want to do it unless I’m truly ready. Fame can be a very isolating thing, and I don’t want to make that mistake. That’s the biggest thing for us…to be able to be together and share our lives with each other.”
The year 2014 was a memorable one for Robert Pattinson. As he took a step back from the limelight to focus on being a father and sharing his life with Kristen, the world followed along, keenly interested in seeing how this ‘Twilight Saga’ couple would grow as a unit and what type of family they would create.