You may know that British actor Robert Pattinson is currently dating pop singer Taylor Swift. The 26-year-old Twilight star recently posted a photo of the lovebirds to his Instagram, along with the caption, “Best girlfriend ever.” While we’re happy for our favorite actor, it’s unclear whether or not he’s actually proposing to Taylor. After all, he had been dating her for only a few months at the time the photo was taken.
Thankfully, he didn’t have to wait long to find out. On Friday, December 14, Taylor Swift celebrated her 27th birthday by sharing an adorable photo of an engagement ring purchased from luxury jeweler Harry Winston. The stunning ring features a large diamond and a smaller diamond flanked by gold bands — a classic solitaire. According to E! News, Taylor wrote on Instagram, “Happy birthday to one of the most spectacular women I know. Love you dearly.”
As exciting as this is, it’s not the first time that Robert Pattinson has wowed us with his proposal style. Back in September, the British actor revealed that he got down on one knee on the red carpet during a premiere for the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. While we waited for that magical moment, we got to see countless other stars’ proposals on film, including Tom Cruise, who proposed to Katie Holmes at the Met Gala in 2012 — the same year that Taylor Swift and Robert Pattinson started dating.
From Twilight to James Bond
It’s safe to say that Robert Pattinson’s career took off after he starred in Twilight. Since then, the actor has appeared in dozens of films, earning him the status of a bona fide sex symbol. However, it wasn’t all glamour and celebrity. Back in 2014, Pattinson revealed that he suffered from insomnia while filming Twilight. The insomnia reportedly got so bad that he was forced to call in sick to work, causing him to lose a day’s worth of filming. The poor kid must have been exhausted. Not to mention that the Twilight days were probably some of the most stressful of his life. Not many people can say that they’ve starred in one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. It was a huge accomplishment for such a young actor.
A Rolling Stone Interview
While we’ve been patiently waiting for the big moment with Taylor Swift, it’s been an eventful year for Robert Pattinson. In addition to dating one of the most famous women in music, he has been interviewed by Rolling Stone multiple times, most notably about his infamous party years. In a recent interview, the British actor opened up about his relationship with Taylor Swift, saying, “I just want to be with someone I can be myself with. I want to be happy, and I don’t want to pretend to be somebody else anymore.”
Although he’s been open about his struggle with insomnia and dated some of the most beautiful women in the world, Robert Pattinson still has a lot to hide. In the same interview, he said, “I don’t want to do interviews until I’m ready. I need to work hard and figure out what I want to say. I need to learn how to be myself in interviews. I’ve tried to be myself in the past, but I didn’t really succeed. I was never comfortable enough to be myself.” Ouch. Not many famous people are comfortable enough to be themselves, which makes sense, given the intense media scrutiny that they face on a daily basis. It seems that Robert Pattinson is finally learning how to be himself, which is wonderful news for all of us. The more he reveals about his personal life, the more we get to see into his dark heart.
His Darkest Moment
On the subject of personal interviews, it’s important to note that not all stories are pretty. In October, The Sun published a story detailing how Pattinson cheated on his high school sweetheart, FKA Twigs. At the time, the British actor was in the middle of shooting the latest installment of the Lego Movie — his latest passion project. After Twigs found out that he had fallen for actress Sienna Miller, she reportedly told her father, Rupert, one of England’s richest men. As a result, Miller’s father prevented her from seeing or talking to Pattinson. He was so enraged that he cut off all ties with the actor. Although Miller and Twigs were eventually able to put their broken relationship back together, it was a terrible tragedy. Especially since one of the causes of their breakup had been Pattinson’s addiction to crystal meth. The actor reportedly spent years addicted to the drug, which affected his personal and professional life. He ultimately checked into rehab in May 2016 and hasn’t looked back. Twigs’ reaction to the news was devastated, as she wrote on Instagram, “I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, my mood swings are out of control. It feels like my heart is breaking.”
While it’s important to remember that the vast majority of celebrities go through some pretty rough patches in their personal lives, it’s also important to remember the good they do in the world. With so much negativity in the media, it’s important to celebrate the lovely things that celebrities do — like how they support and inspire us. While we’re still hopeful that Robert Pattinson will propose to Taylor Swift soon, we’re also celebrating the fact that he’s dating one of the most stunning women in the world and that he’s trying to become a better man. It takes a lot of courage to be yourself, and that’s something to be admired, rather than criticized. In the meantime, let’s enjoy the time that we have with our favorite celebrities, because as long as they keep making us laugh and feel better about ourselves, we’ll continue loving them. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.