Two of Hollywood’s most gorgeous and charming individuals, Robert Pattinson and Emma Watson, have been paired up on-screen many times, and now it appears that it’s happened for real.
The Twilight star revealed last week that he’s engaged to the Harry Potter actress, and they reportedly plan to wed in the fall.
But just how did their relationship start? Let’s take a closer look at their remarkable story.
Robert Pattinson’s Early Life
The son of actor David Pattinson and fashion icon Diane Lunden, Robert grew up in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Topanga and attended Topanga Canyon Middle School and High School, which he attended alongside his Twilight co-star, Kristen Stewart.
At the age of 15, Robert started modeling, and over the following three years, he appeared in over 20 magazine editorial spreads and over 30 advertisements, including a Calvin Klein fragrance campaign. He also booked a gig with Revlon as their youngest model in a campaign for their Ultra Violet lipstick.
In 2002, Robert was spotted by a Hollywood talent agent who promptly signed him up to become a male model. As one of the top 15 male models in the world at the time, he graced the covers of prestigious magazines like GQ, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. The following year, he was chosen to be the face of Marc Jacobs’ menswear collection.
In 2005, Robert co-founded luxury lifestyle brand Fendi with a business partner and in 2007, he was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in Luxury Brand Management.
Early Stage Of Robert Pattinson & Emma Watson’s Relationship
In 2005, while still representing some of the world’s most reputable luxury brands, Robert began to work with a stylist who specialized in working with A-list celebrities. The stylist, who has remained anonymous, recalls that while the two were working together to style a Marc Jacobs collection, their conversations turned romantic.
Three years later, in 2008, Robert and the stylist worked together to style Rupert Sanders, CEO and Founding Partner of the luxury group, Harvey Nichols and the future Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The designer selected a brownstone in New York City’s fashionable NoMad neighborhood as their wedding venue. Guests included Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, and Lily Collins.
The following year, the stylist confirmed to Wonderland Magazine that he’d been seeing Robert for quite some time. By then, they were already planning to wed. While promoting The Duchess, a film in which she plays Elizabeth Taylor, Emma revealed that she and Robert planned their wedding for October 2013. A week before the big day, the couple announced their engagement. As is traditional in Hollywood, cameras were there to capture every moment.
The Wedding And Honeymoon
On October 24, 2013, Robert and Emma wed at St George’s Church in South Kensington, which is a part of the larger Chelsea Barracks complex and not far from London’s Victoria Station. The ceremony, which was attended by over 100 guests, was followed by a reception at London’s Cafe Flore.
On their wedding day, Robert and Emma wore cream-colored outfits and matching wedding bands, each studded with diamonds. Later that night, they celebrated their union in a dazzling performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. They also posted a number of heartfelt messages on social media regarding their love for one another and the importance of family and friendship.
The following day, the newlyweds traveled to Italy for their honeymoon. They had a private ceremony at the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence and then spent the remainder of their wedding trip sightseeing and relaxing in the Eternal City. The couple ended their trip with a visit to Venice, where they took a gondola ride and were serenaded by musicians on stage at the Grand Canal.
Robert Pattinson & Emma Watson’s First Anniversary
Less than a year after their wedding day, on January 15, 2014, the Pattinson’s celebrated their first anniversary. The actress sported a stunning white dress while her bridegroom donned a black suit, white shirt, and red pocket square.
Although their first date was kept secret, it was revealed a few days after their anniversary that Emma and Robert spent Halloween 2014 together. Emma shared a pic on Instagram of the pair cuddling and watching a horror movie. On the big day, the couple didn’t reveal any memorable wedding gifts, instead opting to shower each other with gifts and kind words. That same week, Emma also revealed that she and Robert had decided to keep the gender of their future children a surprise.
The Birth Of Their First Child
One of the biggest news stories of the year in 2014 was the birth of Emma’s first child. The actress and her husband announced in April that they were expecting their first child together, and on September 17th, she gave birth to a baby girl. The child was named Suki, after Robert’s late mother, Florence. As with their wedding day, the couple kept their baby’s gender a secret until the birth. Emma and Robert attended the private ceremony in a baby blue dress and their daughter’s hair was pulled back in a bun.
The following day, the family got up early and took a stroll down the streets of London before settling into an expensive and luxurious apartment in Mayfair.
The Post-Wedding Hiatus
For their honeymoon, Robert and Emma stayed in Italy, which proved to be a vacation of a lifetime for the newlyweds. However, the couple quickly went back to work, and in the years since their wedding, they’ve been busy juggling their careers and family life. While on the surface, their schedules seem to be full, the two have been found time to enjoy some of the perks that marriage provides. They’ve kept busy appearing in major magazine spread and campaign ads for Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, and others.
The break between their wedding day and their first anniversary proved to be a short one, as the couple were spotted in Marrakech a few days later. Since then, they’ve been photographed in Paris, Venice, and other major cities throughout Europe. They’ve also visited a number of countries, including Thailand, which is one of Emma’s favorite destinations and one that she credits for helping her relax and destress after her hectic schedule. In addition to his wife, Robert is father to a five-year-old daughter, Alice, from a previous relationship. The family, which also includes a dog named Chloe, live in a 13th century villa in Venice.
While Robert Pattinson & Emma Watson’s relationship has been heavily covered by the media, it’s clear that their off-screen chemistry is just as strong as their on-screen presence. The question is: will this celebrity couple make it to the end? We’ll have to wait and see.