Robert Pattinson is one of the most popular Hollywood stars of the moment. Between breaking up with his long-term girlfriend and subsequently dating numerous other women, the English actor has maintained a very busy schedule. Now that he’s officially single again (and with no more exes demanding his attention), fans of the Twilight series might be getting the chance to see more of his personal life.
Although he’s arguably one of the most famous faces in the world and has been acting for over a decade, Robert Pattinson has only been single for a little over a year. In fact, he split from long-term girlfriend Katy Perry in October 2016 after a tumultuous two years of dating. Since then, the 40-year-old actor has been linked to a number of women, including Saoirse Ronan, Grace Kelly, and now, 25-year-old British Vogue journalist Rosie Bennett. A source told Entertainment Tonight that the four-time Oscar nominee is determined to be “the best version of himself” and is “open to new things.”
In an effort to maintain a steady stream of interesting stories, journalists have been granted unprecedented access to previously unreported aspects of the actor’s life. In an interview with the Sun in December, Pattinson admitted to hiding a “giant secret” from his fans. “I’ve been very, very lucky,” he said. “I’ve had an amazing life. It’s been incredible.”
Pattinson went on to reveal that he’d been battling depression since the age of 16. During his teens, he would frequently lock himself in his bedroom and wouldn’t leave for days at a time. “I didn’t want to talk to anyone. I got through it with a bit of therapy,” Pattinson said. “But it’s still something I struggle with, and whenever I travel, I always have my phone with me so I can call my therapist. It’s a condition that I have, and it means I’ve got to be very, very careful with my mental health, or I’ll end up right back where I started.”
The English actor has also been dogged by rumors that he’s not actually single. In an interview with InStyle in October 2016, Pattinson vehemently denied that he was ever divorced and said, “There’s been a lot of talk about my private life that doesn’t belong in the media. A lot of false stories.” He added, “I’m actually very happy. I’ve never felt this way before. I want to be with someone I truly love. I want to be happy.”
These public admissions have undoubtedly fueled the speculation that the actor is, in fact, still married. In May 2017, a representative for the actor told ET that, while he had indeed been married, the relationship had ended decades earlier. “Mr. Pattinson is a single man and has been for many years,” the rep said. “This is not up for debate.”
The rep’s statement, however, didn’t end the conversation. Over the course of the next month, several more sources came forward to deny that Pattinson was ever married. InStyle, Elle, Grazia, and Vogue all refuted the ET report. “It’s not true,” a representative for Grace Kelly said in June. “They’re wrong.”
One of the most high-profile women to come forward in recent months is 26-year-old Brazilian model and actress Anna Winger. In an interview with Elle, the former girlfriend of Karl Lagerfeld discussed her tumultuous five-year relationship with the designer and accused Pattinson of domestic abuse. “I was physically and emotionally abused by him,” Winger said. “He scared me. He hurt me. I couldn’t even look at him the same way afterward. I was in a lot of pain.”
Anna Winger’s accusation stems from an incident that allegedly took place in Pattinson’s Hollywood home. According to Winger, her friend Janice was over for a visit when she found the actor in bed with another woman. “They were having sex,” Winger told Elle. “I was like, ‘Who is that?’ He was like, ‘I don’t know.’ So I got up and left.”
Winger continued her story: “I just wanted to leave and not have any involvement in what was going on. It was like a bad déjà vu. The next day, he was like, ‘Why didn’t you stay the night?’ I was like, ‘I don’t want to be in the same house as you.’”
Pattinson has yet to respond to Anna Winger’s allegations. However, even before she came forward, he’d been dogged by claims that he was, in fact, married. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Australian model and actor Alice Pardy claimed that she was the real-life inspiration for Bella Swan and that the actor married her in a secret ceremony in Los Angeles in 2014. “I was sitting there with my best friend when we heard about the [ET] story,” Pardy said. “It was like a total whirlwind from there. We were both like, ‘We have to tell the world about this.’”
Pattinson has vehemently denied Pardy’s claims, with a representative for the actor telling Rolling Stone that the two had merely “done a photo shoot together.” But that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating that Bella Swan might be Katy Perry’s daughter or a cousin.
The Biggest Rumor
The speculation that Robert Pattinson is Katy Perry’s alleged daughter is, perhaps, the most persistent rumor surrounding the actor. Launched after a picture of Perry and the actor was circulated on social media in 2015, the “daughter rumor” has been recycled countless times over the past two years. Although a source has denied that the two are related, the gossip has followed Pattinson throughout his various relationships. Following Winger’s interview with Elle, another source came forward to claim that the actress was, in fact, the “long-lost” daughter of Perry and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. “Everyone knows they have a lot of kids, but no one knows which ones are theirs. They always keep them a secret,” the source said. “This is not news to anyone.”
It was initially suggested that Janice might be the half-sister of Perry and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, but that claim was quickly refuted by a representative for the couple. Ultimately, it appears that neither of these women are related to the megastar and designer pair.
While we await the release of Twilight Seasons 2 and 3, which are currently in the works, fans can hold onto the fantasy that the beloved franchise will be back for another go-around. The next two installments, New Moon and Eclipse, are set to hit theaters in 2019 and 2020, respectively. The latter is expected to be the final film in the series.