We all know that Robert Pattinson is one of the most popular celebrities of the moment, known for his gorgeous looks and acting skills. The Scottish actor has been dating various women in the past, and now has a permanent girlfriend named Suki Waterhouse. If you’re not familiar, Suki is a New York model who is only 22 years old, while Robert is 32.
It started during the filming of his latest movie, a sci-fi thriller called Alien: Covenant. The couple was spotted holding hands and cuddling during a romantic dinner at an Italian restaurant in New York City, which was later revealed to be a publicity stunt for the movie.
Despite the tabloid media claims that Robert is already bored of being with the same woman for so long, the opposite seems to be true. The actor has recently bought a home in London with his girlfriend, and made headlines when he proposed to Suki there at the famous Stone Bridge.
Suki Is An Independent Woman
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Suki revealed how she felt about being compared to Taylor Swift: “I feel like I’ve never met Taylor Swift. I don’t feel like I need to prove anything to anyone. I don’t need to be famous to prove that I’m a good person or that my songs are any good. To me, being famous is never a good thing.”
Suki also dispelled the rumors that she was only dating Robert because he is a famous celebrity, and that she is his “trophy” girlfriend: “I’m not sure how many times I have to say this, but I will say it again and again. I’m not here for any trophies or to be anyone’s girlfriend. I’m here for the movie industry, and I’m here for the work.”
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Saving Private Ryan-Style Tricky Moments
The actress admitted that she and the 32-year-old Scottish heartthrob have to work really hard to keep their relationship private. They have been seen together multiple times over the past few weeks, with paparazzi constantly camped outside her apartment in New York. On one occasion, they were celebrating Halloween in a cemetery, and on another they were spotted kissing in Central Park.
However, the two haven’t been photographed together on a romantic date yet, which caused a lot of speculation among the press about whether or not they had finally declared their love for one another. The couple tried to keep their romance a secret until the very end, with Suki admitting that she “buried” her engagement ring several times before finally giving it to Robert.
The actress did reveal that she is committed to keeping their relationship private, explaining that while she appreciates the media scrutiny that comes with her job, she doesn’t want to put it entirely in the public eye just yet. “It’s a fine line,” she said. “I do appreciate and understand the appeal of a celebrity relationship, but at the same time, I’m not sure if I want to be publicly associated with someone just because we’re dating. It’s not about being fair to anyone, but mostly about what feels right to me.”
Ski is one of the few celebrities who can actually call herself a ‘private person’, as she doesn’t like being in the public eye and finds the attention difficult to deal with. Having been through a really rough patch in her life, she found peace when she moved to New York and began working on her craft. She made the right choice by dating a wealthy, 32-year-old Hollywood star, whose image can help her in her career. This is quite different to the majority of the individuals who date celebrities, for whom fame is usually the main goal.
The Engagement and Wedding Rings
It’s safe to say that both Suki and Robert have picked the right moment to pop the question. The Scottish actor bought a vintage engagement ring, designed by his mother, Elle, and is planning to propose to the model in a romantic ceremony at the Stone Bridge in London.
The couple began dating in secret in January 2017, when they were spotted holding hands at a dinner party in New York City. They kept the relationship a secret for a while, even going as far as getting fake engagement and wedding rings made to avoid any paparazzi scrutiny. Even now, they are still trying to keep their relationship a secret, though they haven’t been spotted together on a date yet.
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Suki’s parents, David and Elizabeth, are also very happy that their daughter has finally found her “person”, as her father put it. “We’re so proud of Suki and feel very happy for her. It’s taken a while for her to find the person she’s supposed to spend the rest of her life with, and we can’t wait to see what happens next,” David said in a statement. “Ski has always been a very private person and has kept us fairly well in the dark about her personal life. We’re looking forward to watching her emerge from this and being a part of her story.”
It seems that the pressure is now on Robert to make this relationship work. The couple have been through a lot of ups and downs in their short time together, with the actress having previously dated Jack Dalto and Tom Harding, among others. But if their commitment to each other and their desire to keep their relationship private is any indication, then it’s clear that they are happy to have found one another and are willing to fight for it.