Singer and actress Katy Perry is currently in the news for being photographed with her boyfriend Robert Pattinson. The two were spotted enjoying a candle-lit dinner at L’Autenticato restaurant in Los Angeles on Saturday (December 1). The couple has been dating for almost a year, recently celebrating Christmas with a romantic holiday at Disneyland. There have even been rumors swirling that the couple is expecting a baby. So, how did Katy get into bed with the Twilight star? Let’s take a look.

Early Days

Back in 2012, the couple was first photographed together at a Los Angeles nightclub. Since then they’ve been spotted kissing and cuddling at concerts and award shows, including the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2013 and 2014. It was only a matter of time until their celebrity attracted the paparazzi’s attention. When the couple went on a double date with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in New York City in September 2014, cameras flashed and news outlets reported on the celebrity couple.

Despite their personal life being well-documented by now, it appears that the couple has still kept some of their details private. They’ve made several appearances together only days before events that they’ve been honored at, such as the annual Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Christmas party at the Royal Albert Hall in London in December 2014. That same month they also attended the Hollywood Film Awards, where they were celebrated for their work on the movie The Rover (2014).

Why Is Katy Perry With Robert Pattinson?

The singer has been openly gay since 2010, when she came out in support of same-sex marriage in an interview with The Guardian. Katy revealed that she had been in a relationship with a woman for seven years and that she was determined to show the world that she’s not just about marriage equality. Soon after she began dating Robert, she told The Huffington Post, “I wanted to prove to the world that I’m not just about gay rights — I care about women’s rights, too. When we started discussing our relationship, it was always about creating a balance. There were definitely times when I had to put my foot down and say no to certain things.”

Katy added that she wanted to be with a man who was sensitive and caring, who respected her and loved her for who she was. She said, “I feel like I found that man in Robert. He’s so sweet and he’s made me feel so welcome. I’m glad I found him.”

Do They Have A Future?

Most importantly, does Katy Perry have what it takes to be the future Mrs. Robert Pattinson? It seems that the actress and singer is head over heels in love with her male companion. She gushed to The New York Times about how much she cares for him, “I love being with him. It’s nice to find someone you connect with and who connects with you. It makes for a good relationship.”

Despite their love for one another, the two haven’t publicly spoken about marriage. When asked about whether or not they were trying to make their relationship public, Katy said, “I think it’s best if we keep things private. We understand each other. We’re both very cautious people and we don’t want to do anything that might jeopardize our relationship.”

It’s clear that Katy Perry sees herself as Robert’s equal, someone who deserves to be treated with respect. Do they have what it takes to be married? Only time will tell.