It’s been almost 20 years since Robert Pattinson made waves in Hollywood with his starring role in the popular vampire series, Twilight. Since then, the English actor has gone on to appear in numerous films and TV shows and even started his own production company. In today’s article, we’ll discuss the surprising aspects of his personal life.

He Has An Enormous Following On Social Media

If you follow celebrity politics on social media, you’ll know that Robert Pattinson is one of the most followed individuals today. In fact, his Instagram following alone is over 28 million, which is more than a million more than his nearest rival, Ariana Grande. While some of his followers may be interested in his personal life, the majority are there to witness his endless Hollywood exploits. With over 56 million followers across all his platforms, it’s clear he has countless fans who enjoy his work. But, despite his success, Robert continues to enjoy the down-to-earth lifestyle of a Hollywood recluse. In an interview with Esquire, he confessed:

“I don’t really enjoy social media that much… I find it distracting and ultimately pointless. I don’t know, maybe it’s the paparazzi [inhibiting me from having a normal life]. I prefer to keep my real Instagram [account] hidden from the paps… Maybe I’ll put a note on my main Instagram next to the ones of me with the dog, saying, ‘These are my private moments, I don’t want them to be published.'”

Since Robert Pattinson’s wife, Fiancee, doesn’t have an active Instagram account, he has been using his own private account to share photos of her. Even then, he has been careful not to share too many, worried about over-sharing and spoiling the surprise of their upcoming wedding.

He Was Initially Turned Down By All His Gown Candidates

One of the most interesting aspects of Robert Pattinson’s marriage to Fiancee is the fact that he was initially turned down by all his chosen wedding gown candidates. In the years leading up to their nuptials, the couple were engaged for almost three years before finding the perfect dress. Talking to Vogue, Fiancee shared some of the details behind their engagement and the subsequent search for the perfect wedding dress:

“We were engaged for three years before getting married. We knew that we wanted to put a formal on our wedding day but we didn’t want to do it within the constraints of a Hollywood wedding… So we looked into finding the most stunning and elegant dress that we could… [The designer] found the right dress for me and I couldn’t believe it… I felt like a princess… It’s been such a special dress to wear on our wedding day. It still is.”

It was once rumoured that Robert Pattinson had an affair with Kate Winslet while filming The Reader. Although Kate and her husband, Ewan, have always denied this, it didn’t stop the tabloids from dubbing them “the D-listers” and “Dyke Winslet” for years. Whether or not the story was true, it didn’t seem to phase Robert as he went on to marry Kate’s younger sister, Marion, a few years later.

Fiancee’s Family Are All Hollywood Stars Too

In addition to being Robert Pattinson’s wife-to-be, Fiancee is also the sister of Marion and the late Lucinda. The pair were raised in England before their parents emigrated to the United States, where they now live. Having been toasting the happy couple at numerous award ceremonies in the past, we were keen to learn more about Fiancee’s famous family.

“I’m so proud to be a part of such a famous family. I’m marrying into a wonderful family. My sister is the most incredible woman in the world. We’ve been through a lot together… As long as we’re a family, we’ll be ok.”

Talking to People, Fiancee confirmed that the family are very proud of their famous connections:

“I feel very blessed to have been given this platform, and to be a part of such a successful family. We’re all very proud of what our parents and grandparents have done. I love being a part of the family, especially now that things are starting to wind down. I feel like I can be myself more with the little ones around… I love spending time with my family. We still get together a lot, especially now that we’re all living in the same city. It’s wonderful to have them around.”

They Were Raised To Value Education

While there’s certainly no question that Robert Pattinson and Fiancee are both intelligent and accomplished individuals, it was clear from the beginning that they valued education and scholarship. In fact, they were both awarded full-ride scholarships to Oxford University. Upon graduation, Robert went on to read English Literature at St. John’s College and completed a Master’s in Education, while Fiancee focused on linguistics and French literature.

This commitment to education is something that comes across in their personal lives as well. Talking to The Telegraph, Fiancee confirmed that she is also taking the time to further her education while building a family:

“I’m a bit of a bookworm and I love learning new things, so I want to continue my studies while also spending time with my husband and children. I just want to be around to see them grow up.”

While we’ve seen plenty of celebrity engagements that were propelled by media coverage (hello, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner), it seems that the pair have found a deep connection and value commitment to each other and their future family.

His Film Career Spans Almost Four Decades

If you’re a fan of classic Hollywood films, you’ll know that Robert Pattinson has been acting for almost 40 years. After making his television debut in 1982, he went on to appear in numerous iconic films, such as Pillow Talk, Sense and Sensibility, and The Hunger Games. Perhaps most famously, he played the part of Edward Cullen in the Twilight series, which began in 2008 and went on to earn over $40billion at the box office worldwide.

With such a long film and television career behind him, it’s not really that surprising that Robert Pattinson would want to settle down and start a family. Talking to Esquire, he discussed his enduring love for acting and his desire to keep working:

“I’ve always loved acting – it’s such a vulnerable and revealing art form. It doesn’t matter what generation you are in – you always have the chance to expose something raw and private about yourself. I don’t see my acting career coming to an end anytime soon. It’s a craft that I’ve always valued and appreciated.”

Given that his film career spans over 40 years and he is still very committed to acting, it’s clear that Robert Pattinson is still very much in love with the art form and won’t be stopping anytime soon.

He Is A Real Homebody

Although he’s appeared in numerous big-budget films, it’s clear that Robert Pattinson enjoys staying at home. Not only does he not appear to enjoy going to the cinema, he doesn’t even like to cook a lot of meals. Talking to The Telegraph, Fiancee revealed that she and her husband enjoy spending time together while avoiding crowds and noise. It was also mentioned that she doesn’t mind doing most of the household chores while Robert goes to the gym or spends time with his friends. While this may not sound like a typical celebrity lifestyle, it’s pretty clear that being a husband and father are more important to him than continuing to be an active part of the entertainment industry.

“There’s a certain satisfaction in being able to spend more time with your family. I love being a husband and father, and there’s something very fulfilling about spending time with the people you love the most. Going to the gym or seeing friends often feels like an obligation rather than a pleasure… I feel very lucky to have found this phase of my life, and to be able to share it with my loved ones.”

It seems that Robert Pattinson has found true love and happiness with his fiancee, Fiancee. Despite their celebrity, they have managed to keep some of their relationship surprises private, perhaps wisely so, as there are a few facets to their story that are truly extraordinary.