It’s the end of an era. After six years of marriage, Robert Pattinson and his wife, Kristen, have called it quits. The couple announced their separation in December 2019, and since then, they’ve been virtually missing in action. But now that they’re officially single, the “Twilight” star is resurfacing, and he’s got a ton of new projects he’s set to tackle. We’re breaking down the latest developments in the life of the most recognizable star of the #1 romantic comedy of all time.

New Projects, New Look

The couple’s divorce was, in some ways, a mutual decision. While they were still married, they both agreed that they needed to pursue their art independently. So the former Mr. and Mrs. Smith had solo outings in the coming months, with each revealing a side of themselves that the public had not seen before. In April 2020, Kristen revealed the first of her solo shows, “Dakota,” about a mother who leaves her family for a new life in the wilderness. And in June 2020, she shot the romantic comedy, “Baggage,” with Kate Winslet, in which she plays a bride dealing with a few glitches on her wedding day.

Along with starring in a few indie films that premiered at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, Pattinson has been busy expanding his acting resume. The actor will soon be seen in the comedy, “Hotel Artemis,” which is set for release in 2021. He plays a disgraced lawyer who goes on the run when a mysterious illness starts spreading epidemic proportions through the population. Along with his impressive filmography, this year has also seen Pattinson land a number of prestigious television roles, including the title role on the upcoming ninth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The Rumors Are True

While we’ve been waiting patiently for the Smiths to come back from their extended honeymoon, the media has been working overtime to keep tabs on their every move. Many sources, including Life & Style, alleged in January 2020 that the two have indeed gotten back together. Soon after, a source close to the actress confirmed the reconciliation, though it was stressed that this was a “private family matter” and that the couple’s romantic relationship was still “over.”

But that wasn’t the only celebrity gossip magazine to report on the reconciliation. In March 2020, a French publication alleged that Pattinson and Smith were secretly dating again. The publication cited an “insider” as saying that the actor’s daughter, Bella, recently began dating a young man whose mom is a friend of Smith’s. The insider also claimed that it was “love at first sight” for the teen, who is a self-described “fan of Ms. Smith’s work.” The publication added that, since the beginning of this year, Bella has been traveling with the man to film and literature events across the country.

This isn’t the first time that Smith has rekindled her romance with a friend. Back in 2014, she briefly dated Jared Leto, the frontman for the band, “The Waxing Poets,” before he too became romantically entangled with a fan. The two had a daughter together, Arlo, in 2018. So, it would seem that Smith is used to being in a relationship with someone who is extremely close to her young daughter. But will this time be any different?

The Future Of Their Relationship

While we’ll find out more about the future of the Smiths’ relationship in the coming months, for now, it’s important to note that they are still living together. According to an insider, the two have been very open about their separation and have continued to spend time together, as a family. They’ve also been doing their best to remain civil toward one another. In April 2020, the former Mr. and Mrs. Smith released a joint statement saying, “We remain dedicated to our daughter, Arlo. We love and support each other as parents. This has been a process. And we are better for it. It is never easy to share your experiences with the world, but we appreciate all the support we have received, especially since we had to overcome some skepticism to be able to share these private family matters with you. For now, we are focusing on being a team and maintaining healthy relationships with those we love. We ask that you respect our privacy as we navigate this new chapter of our lives.”

While it’s unclear exactly what the future holds for the Smiths, one thing is for certain: Robert Pattinson is back, and he’s eager to continue making headlines.