Everyone has their own definition of a good relationship. For Hollywood superstar Robert Pattinson, 30, his definition means being intimate with a woman he adores, spending as much time with her as possible, and making the most out of every moment with her. While the “Twilight” actor has had a rollercoaster ride of a personal life, he remains single and envious of those who find love – and happiness – with people they meet online. If you’re looking for the ultimate Cinderella story, it’s not going to happen for Pattinson. Here’s what you need to know.

A Sugar Daddy To Look After Him

After his girlfriend of three years, Kristen Stewart, broke up with him in 2014, the “Twilight” actor spent much of his time exploring Europe alone or with a friend. The solitude was far from easy, and a month after landing in Italy, Pattinson took to Instagram to share his feelings. “I don’t really want to be alone tonight,” he wrote. “I don’t really want to be without girlfriends tonight. Does that make me weak? I don’t know. I just miss them… I miss being able to look into someone’s eyes and see their soul.” In August of that year, it was reported that he had paid for several of his friends’ expenses, including Stewart’s, as a romantic gesture. While Pattinson never confirmed or denied the allegations, they didn’t exactly do him any favors in the dating community. It was difficult to determine whether or not he was genuinely spending his time trying to find love or was just treating his social media following to an expensive series of dates.

A One-Night Stand That Led To A Baby Sister

Three months after arriving in Italy, Pattinson had another one-night stand – this time with an actress named FKA Twigs who he met on Twitter. The result was the unplanned pregnancy of a daughter he named Stormi Webster. Since then, the parents-to-be have worked closely with experts to ensure that their daughter is raised in a stable environment. According to sources, the couple also attend parenting classes together as a way of demonstrating their commitment to Stormi. If all this sounds rather romantic, it’s worth noting that Twigs and Pattinson never actually dated. Their only connection was Twitter, and it was this that led to the unexpected pregnancy. Despite this, the pair remain determined to be together for the long-term. For now, they’re managing to keep their heads above water by leaning heavily on Twigs’ family and friends. As she puts it, “He’s helped me so much, I really don’t know where I would be without him.”

A Baby Groot

While on the subject of relationships, it’s important to note that not all bad relationships are created equal. Some are just bad for different reasons. The point is that you can’t judge a book by its cover. You have to go inside and see what’s written on the inside. With this in mind, it’s important to point out that Robert Pattinson is not in a bad relationship. He’s in a very good relationship. The reason for this is that he finds the strength to be alone and happy every day. He credits his longtime friend Ed Sheeran with helping him find this strength. “Ed has really helped me a lot,” he said in 2018. “He’s been a shoulder to cry on, a sounding board, and someone who’s supported me through thick and thin.” Now, as a father, Sheeran is lending a helping hand to the father of his friend’s baby. “[Stormi] is part of our family now, and it’s an extension of my own love for her,” Sheeran said. For someone who’s supposedly seen it all, Pattinson is certainly acting like a loving father. He’s even gone so far as to share tips on child care with fans via Instagram.

Romantic Trips To Look Forward To

Back in August 2018, the “Twilight” actor announced on Instagram that he was taking a break from dating to focus on raising his daughter. It was a decision that came after months of speculation regarding his personal life. On Thursday, August 16, the 33-year-old posted an image of himself and his daughter Stormi wearing sunglasses, sitting on a rooftop terrace in what appears to be the Greek islands. In the caption, he wrote, “I’ve decided to take a break from dating to focus on being with Stormi. I’m looking forward to getting to know her better and being the best father I can be.” It seems that Pattinson’s decision to slow down and be with his daughter is what led him to finally accept that he was indeed, still single. “It’s nice to have someone to share your life with, your experiences with,” he told Wonderland magazine. “It’s nice to have someone to help you raise your daughter, to be there for you in hard times, and to be able to confide in them.” In the meantime, he’s using his break from dating to travel and become a more active father. He and Stormi recently returned from a road trip across America with her nanny. On Tuesday, August 21, the pair were seen out in New York City as he continued to be a hands-on dad. He posted a photo of himself holding his daughter while out with friends, writing, “Glad to have my baby girl with me tonight! She’s still growing!”

Why Dating Is Sometimes Hard

While it’s always great to have a stable relationship, it doesn’t always feel that way. Sometimes, it can feel like a burden more than anything else. If you’re in a good, healthy relationship, it’s normal to feel sad or blue at times. This is especially so if you’re in a committed, long-term relationship like Robert Pattinson. There’s no denying that he’s been through a lot over the years, but he wouldn’t change a thing about how he’s raised his daughter. “I wouldn’t trade the pain for anything,” he said in 2018. “It made me who I am today, and I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything.” Now that he has his daughter, everything else – from politics to love – seems insignificant. “I just want to be a good dad,” he said. “I want to be the best dad I can be.”