Robert Pattinson and Jordan have had a tumultuous romance sparked by their passion for each other’s acting work. The couple has been linked to dating since at least 2009 and have remained inseparable since, even as their careers took them in different directions. While Jordan became somewhat of a superstar for her acting in the Harry Potter franchise, Robert went on to become one of Hollywood’s it-boys and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in 2012 for his role in the film, “Twilight.”
With such a long history together, it is no wonder that when Robert and Jordan finally took a break from dating, their fans were not entirely convinced. The media frenzy that followed led many to believe that their “bromance” was merely a publicity stunt. However, since returning to dating, the two have been seen in public together more than ever and have even gone on a honeymoon to Italy together. As their relationship continues to be discussed and debated, let’s take a look at the facts.
Facts You Must Know About Robert and Jordan’s Relationship
1. They’ve been dating since 2009.
While Robert was previously linked to Gwyneth Paltrow and Kirsten Stewart, it was his role in the 2009 film, “Takeaway” that officially brought him to the public’s attention. The movie focused on a young boy’s relationship with a newly divorced mother and starred Robert as the son’s best friend and confidant.
After the film’s premiere, Robert was immediately rushed off the stage at the Los Angeles premiere after the theater lights went up. In an interview with E! News, Robert joked that he and Jordan had “a big laugh” when they first saw the film together, but he needed the bathroom quickly afterward. The joke was on him though, as Robert went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor that year for his role in the film. His success led to a steady stream of movie offers, including a role in the upcoming “Legend” alongside Joaquin Phoenix.
Even before he was nominated for an Oscar, Robert had established himself as a bankable lead actor with films like 2009’s “The Twilight Saga,” for which he received an extraordinary array of accolades, including two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe. In addition to acting in several of Hollywood’s highest-profile films, Robert has also had a hand in shaping some of the films’ storylines. For instance, in 2010’s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” he helped write one of the major character arcs that would see him bond with another famous actor, Benedict Cumberbatch.
2. Their Relationship Is Public and Recognized.
While Robert’s previous relationships were mostly off-screen, his time with Jordan has been anything but private. The entire world knows how Robert and Jordan met, as she appeared in several of his films before being cast as Bella in the “Twilight” films. As Bella, she received worldwide attention for her stunning good looks and passionate performances. With her popularity came unwanted attention from fans who felt that she owed them something in return for their undying adoration. However, Jordan has never really felt comfortable playing into the public’s perception of her as Hollywood’s newest It-girl and has often spoken out about the inappropriateness of some of the coverage that preceded her work in the Harry Potter series.
While the media frenzy that followed their relationship didn’t hurt Jordan’s career, it has made her wary of her personal privacy. She has also spoken out about the dangers of overexposure, especially in an age where anyone can spread gossip and lies about you via social media. If you’re fortunate enough to escape the clutches of the internet’s mean girls, you can click here to see what Jordan has to say about them.
Regardless, in 2018, Robert and Jordan’s intimate relationship was thrust into the spotlight when they were photographed holding hands on a beach in Italy. The image caused an uproar on social media, with many viewers accusing them of staging the photo-op as a publicity stunt.
In the months that followed, the pair were linked to one another on multiple occasions and were even seen holding hands in public. However, in an interview with GQ, Robert denied that their apparent reconciliation was a stunt and said that he and Jordan were just “two friends who love each other and [were] trying to have some quiet time together.”
3. They Are Both Actors And Artists.
Like a lot of successful film stars, Robert and Jordan are also accomplished artists. In addition to his Oscar, Robert has received several prestigious accolades for his paintings and has exhibited his work internationally. In 2018, he released his first art book, “Pattinson: Paintings From the Brush.” However, it is as an actor that he is really considered among the greatest of all time. Without question, he is one of the most versatile and talented players to ever come out of Hollywood and has brought an artistic sensibility to every role he has played.
Jordan is also an acclaimed artist and has had several solo exhibitions in prestigious London galleries. In addition to her art, she is also the author of several bestselling novels and poetry collections. In 2020, she will publish a YA novel, entitled “Saving Francesca,” about a young woman who travels back in time to prevent her own conception.
As artists and authors, it’s no wonder that both Robert and Jordan are interested in the creative process and have been known to spend a lot of time in their respective studios. During a romantic getaway to Ibiza in 2019, the two were photographed working on their next film together, which will explore the creative process through a documentary-style lens. The film will be released in 2021.
4. They Are Both Intense Fans Of The Other.
Not only are Robert and Jordan talented artists and actors, they are both incredibly devoted fans of the other’s work. When they aren’t spending time in their private jets or on beach holidays, they are usually found in their Beverly Hills mansion, which doubles as an art gallery and shrine to their favorite film director, Steven Spielberg.
Indeed, Robert is such a devoted fan of Spielberg’s work that he named one of his private jets, the Spielberg, after one of the filmmaker’s most iconic films, “E.T.” He has also traveled the world in the company of several of Spielberg’s other famous cinematic personalities, including Frank Welchek, who was also his personal assistant and confidant in real life. As a child, Robert was fascinated by the work of legendary movie director, Walt Disney and would spend hours upon hours poring over Disney’s personal copy of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Today, Robert still maintains a personal collection of films by Disney and is a regular visitor to the company’s wonderful muse, Mickey Mouse. He has also been known to spend nights at the Palace, the director’s legendary Hollywood mansion.
Jordan is also a huge Spielberg fan and often visits the director’s homes and museums when she is in Hollywood. She was even in charge of the special effects for one of Spielberg’s most recent films, “The Dreamchild.” During an interview with Moviefone, Jordan discussed the thrill of being involved with such an esteemed filmmaker and admitted that when she first read about the role, she thought it was a “joke.” However, after meeting with Spielberg, who assured her that she would indeed get to work with him on the film, she knew that this was more than just a casual meeting.
As devoted fans of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, it’s no wonder that Robert and Jordan were able to collaborate on a film together. What is interesting is that they both approached the project from very different perspectives. While Robert’s artistic eye sees the film as a showcase for his paintings, Jordan wanted to tell the story of her journey as an actress and the difficulties she faced due to her celebrity. Ultimately, she viewed the project as a way to give back to fans who had supported her since the beginning and had been waiting patiently for her to give them something new to rave about.
While their collaboration yielded a powerful and emotional result, it is perhaps not the best representation of Robert’s work. For a more artistic take on a unique perspective, you can read my review of Jordan’s new memoir here.