It’s been almost a year since Robert Pattinson confirmed he was dating Karolina Kurkova, a Czech model and actress who previously dated Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran. The couple’s first anniversary was on March 12th, and while many are happy for the duo, others feel they’ve received less than optimal treatment from the media.
Recently, a source told Heat Vision that “Karolina is very happy about the relationship, but she has also spoken out about what she perceives to be poor media coverage of their romance.” So much so that she’s developed a nickname for Robert’s new Netflix series, The New King Of Stingray Island.
Is it just us, or does the media coverage of the Pattinson-Kurkova relationship seem a little one-sided? Let’s take a quick look back at how the media has covered their romance and see what the fallout was.
The Coverage Has Been Mostly Positive
To start, let’s examine the coverage on the big news websites. The Guardian is one of the few publications to grace Robert and Karolina’s romance with a positive review. While many publications have focused on Karolina’s past relationships, The Guardian points out that she has yet to meet someone who can compare to Robert and promises to keep an eye out for the best man I ever met.
When it comes to celebrity gossip websites and social media, the coverage has mostly been positive. While there have been rumors of a backlash from the masses (mostly centered on Karolina’s past relationships), the coverage has been largely positive. In fact, according to Google Trends data, interest in the pair spiked globally after the announcement, peaking in January 2021 and then slowly declining as the year progressed.
No Major Backlash From The Masses
While fans are speculating about the future of their favorite star pair, members of the media have largely kept their distance – at least publicly. There have been no major backlashes from the masses regarding their romance, suggesting that the media and the fans seem to be holding their tongues on the matter.
This doesn’t mean the fans are happy. According to a recent YouGov poll, 48% of respondents are either “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with the media’s portrayal of the pair, while another 36% are “not too sure” and only 7% are “very dissatisfied.”
It’s also important to note that the majority of fans – 60% – are “very happy” about the way the media is portraying their favorite star couple. So it appears that the media is doing a solid job of keeping the interest of their audience, which is key in this age of digital distractions.
Positive Press Has Tended To Ignore Certain Aspects Of Their Relationship
With all the positive coverage, it’s no wonder that many are speculating about the future of this star couple. Much like the media, fans have focused on the good aspects of the relationship, overlooking the negative. This is why it’s important to examine the coverage from a critical viewpoint.
When it comes to celebrity relationships, there is always plenty of room for interpretation, especially when it comes to media coverage. While the media has kept a fairly tight lid on details about the couple’s romance, we can glean important information from a critical viewpoint – especially when it comes to the source from which the information is coming.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the more important details about their relationship that have been hidden from the media.
Newfound Loyalty From Robert
One of the more intriguing aspects of the partnership is how it has evolved over time. As previously mentioned, the interest in the couple has spiked globally after the announcement of their romance. From an unknown quantity to a strong couple with a clear direction for the future, Robert has shown a newfound loyalty to Karolina and their unborn baby.
While most men would be tempted by such a gorgeous woman, Robert has chosen to stay with someone who he admits he cannot compare to.
In an interview with The Guardian, he said: “I’m learning to trust her more and more each day. I know that she would never do anything to hurt me… We’re both very loyal and I like that about each other. You get the sense that everything is going to be okay, even when things are at their worst.”
No Longer A One-Night Stand
It’s clear that Robert and Karolina’s one-night stand in Nice four years ago has morphed into something more serious, as they have remained together ever since. So while their first encounter was fueled by lust, the attraction has now developed into a deeper connection.
This is perhaps best exemplified by the fact that the couple has been in a committed relationship for well over a year, which has largely been kept under wraps by the media.
“We’re both very cautious and private individuals, so we’ve decided to honor that about each other. This is a very special relationship that we share. I’ve known her for a very long time and even though we’re both very private people, there are lots of things that we’ve learned to value about each other,” Robert shared with The Guardian during an interview at the couple’s London hotel.
There’s also a clear bond between the two, evidenced by the fact that they have decided to keep their relationship a secret from the media. So while much of the media has focused on their romantic escapades, it appears that a committed relationship is what their audiences want to see the most.
Robert Learns To Open Up About His Private Life
One of the most frustrating things about the media’s coverage of celebrity relationships is how little they reveal about the most private aspects of a celebrity’s life. While many will argue that this is a case of protecting the celebrity’s privacy, it can sometimes backfire as in the case of Robert and Karolina.
In an interview with The Guardian, Karolina shared that while she and Robert remain committed to their loyalty to one another, they have talked about their future and how they want to establish a family together. This has led to Karolina expressing a desire to have more children.
She also said: “We want our children to see that there are still good men out there. We don’t want them to grow up thinking that all men are bad.”
Despite this, Karolina has yet to give birth to the couple’s first child and admits that it’s been difficult to find the time to have a baby due to her workload. In fact, it’s been over a year since they’ve had any kind of sexual intimacy and during that time, she hasn’t had the opportunity to become pregnant. As a result, she feels that she’s missed out on an aspect of life that she and Robert value.
“We want our children to see that there are still good men out there. We don’t want them to grow up thinking that all men are bad.”
While this may seem like a private matter, the fact that they’ve remained together for so long and wanted to share this aspect of their lives with the public indicates that it’s not something that they keep close to the vest. This likely comes from the fact that they’ve both been inundated with media requests over the past year and have learned to value the importance of family.
What Does The Future Hold?
With all the hidden details and tidbits that have been revealed about Robert and Karolina’s relationship, it’s clear that this star couple has something special. And while many will argue that they are just being cautious about their private lives, it’s clear that this isn’t all that they want their audiences to know.
“I’m learning to trust her more and more each day. I know that she would never do anything to hurt me… We’re both very loyal and I like that about each other. You get the sense that everything is going to be okay, even when things are at their worst.”
This information about the couple’s relationship comes from an interview with The Guardian, so unless specifically noted otherwise, this article will be updated with any further details that emerge about their romance.