In 2009, Robert Pattinson’s good looks and fame as a Hollywood heartthrob seemingly made him the perfect man for the ladies. The singer-turned-actress married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn, in a lavish ceremony at Ca’ d’ Zee in Italy in April of that year – much to the delight of her many fans. The couple have since made numerous public appearances together, including a luxurious vacation in the French Riviera.

While Pattinson is undoubtedly one of the most desirable men in Hollywood, it appears as though his status as the town’s ultimate bachelor may be coming to an end. According to a blog post published by Hello! Magazine in September 2010, the actor is set to pop the question to Bella Hadid, the aspiring model he began dating shortly after her freshman year at Victoria’s Secret. Hadid is reportedly said to have chosen between Pattinson and her close friend, the designer Victoria Beckham.

The publication claimed that Hadid had informed her friends that, ‘I want to marry [Pattinson] and live in a big house with big gardens, have lots of babies, and be with him forever.’ While it is certainly an intriguing tale, it’s unlikely to be true. According to People magazine, the actress is “seriously considering” the proposal, but wants to wait until she’s completed her senior year of college.

Ladies’ Man

While it’s still unclear whether or not Hadid will accept Pattinson’s proposal, the 24-year-old certainly seems determined to settle down. In April 2009, the starlet became engaged to singer/songwriter and actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson. She wore a classic white wedding dress and accented it with a beautiful arrangement of red and white roses as she made her way down the aisle to the strains of Elton John’s “I Believe in You”. The couple has since kept quite busy, making multiple magazine covers together and appearing in various film and television projects.

Before Taylor-Johnson, twenty years his junior, the actor dated Elizabeth Taylor and Sheryl Crow. He also dated the beautiful Naomi Campbell for a brief time before reuniting with Taylor-Johnson.

A Rolling Stone

Before entering the limelight, Pattinson was actually engaged to Kate Winslet for nearly two years. The former lovers dated for nearly a decade before calling it quits in 2006. Since then, Winslet has been linked to numerous A-list celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, and Tobey Maguire.

In January 2009, it was announced that Winslet and her film director husband, James Cromwell, had donated their entire £3.3million ($5.5 million) fortune to charity – mostly to environmental groups. The former couple reportedly met while filming The Aviator, with Winslet portraying the famous movie producer’s wife. They have twin sons, Milo and Roman, and a daughter, Eve. Cromwell co-directed the 2010 film The King’s Speech, in which Winslet starred and received an Academy Award for Best Actress.

A Family Man

After dating for only a few months, Bridget Jones’s Diary star Colin Firth and his wife, Carole, welcomed their first child, a daughter, into the world in February 2009. The former lovers wed in a romantic ceremony in September 2008 near Florence, Italy. While the thirty-two-year-old actor has maintained a busy schedule since the birth of his daughter, he hasn’t been seen as often as his wife would like.

Surprisingly Cute

In 2008, Pattinson was a guest on Saturday Night Live and appeared alongside Kate Winslet, who hosted that year’s show. The two cute actors – who have both been nominated for Golden Globes – played doting grandparents to each other’s children, Miles and Lydia. The former lovers have also been vocal supporters of PETA, which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and have appeared in various advertisements for the organization. “PETA is a great cause,” Pattinson said in a PETA-issued video. “I’ve been a member of their board for a while and I support them in everything they do.”

He’s Just Too Good-Looking

While it’s good to see famous men taking an interest in animal welfare issues and promoting green causes, it’s not necessarily a good thing that so many men seem to find Pattinson’s looks overwhelming. It makes you wonder how many women he has hurt with his good looks. According to a report published by OK! Magazine in September 2009, the actor is said to have dated numerous models and socialites over the years, including Alexa Chung, Grace Chang, and Poppy Delevigne. Some of his previous girlfriends have even accused him of being “too good-looking” and of taking advantage of his looks to get what he wants. In an interview with The New York Times in 2008, model Chang, who dated the King of Snowboard – Shaun White – claimed that the two had entered into a “beautiful” friendship before their brief romance came to an end. “I didn’t feel like he was taking advantage of my good looks,” she said. “I felt like we were both respecting each other.” It seems as though the tables have turned, however, as the successful actor is now said to prefer women who aren’t as well-known as he is. In the same New York Times interview, Chang said of Pattinson, “If he likes you, he’ll show it. He’s not one of these guys who keeps his cool.”

Too Famous?

In September 2009, it was reported that Pattinson was at the center of a bit of a media frenzy after he showed up at a party in a bathrobe. This wasn’t the first time the party-hard actor had been photographed in a somewhat questionable state of undress – he was famously spotted on the set of the Twilight movies in the buff – but it was the first time so many magazines seemed to have caught him unawares. He reportedly addressed the media frenzy head-on when he tweeted, “To be fair, I wear bathrobes because I rarely get the chance to be alone with a woman…” The Twi-hard has been outspoken about his dislike for the media’s intrusive nature, tweeting in January 2015 that he was “so sick of [his] own bloody fame” and that he wanted to be left alone.

New Horizons

In 2009, Pattinson was one of the celebrity grand marshals for the New York City Pride Parade. That same year, he posed for a series of paparazzi photos holding a sign that read ‘Free Tibet’. He is also known to be a big supporter of Amnesty International, the international human rights group. “I believe that every person has the right to live their life as they want to live it and be whoever they want to be,” he said in a statement. “I think we need to be careful about legislating morality.”

There’s no question that Robert Pattinson is one of the most desirable men in Hollywood. He is routinely compared to actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who is currently vying for his sixth Academy Award for Best Actor. While it’s wonderful that so many men find the beautiful actor attractive, it’s a bit disheartening that so many of them seem to want to possess him. Perhaps it’s best to remember that none of us is perfect, and that it’s the combination of character and intellect that count in the end.